Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: Think & Drink Book Club

Registration now closed

Think & Drink Book Club

"How to Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell

2023-03-09 20:00:00 2023-03-09 21:00:00 America/New_York Think & Drink Book Club Join us for a book discussion over a drink at Akronym Brewing. This month's title is "How to Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell. The Library does not provide food and drink. Registration required. Akroynm Brewing -

Thursday, March 09
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-09 20:00:00 2023-03-09 21:00:00 America/New_York Think & Drink Book Club Join us for a book discussion over a drink at Akronym Brewing. This month's title is "How to Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell. The Library does not provide food and drink. Registration required. Akroynm Brewing -

Join us for a book discussion over a drink at Akronym Brewing. This month's title is "How to Do Nothing" by Jenny Odell. The Library does not provide food and drink. Registration required.

Meet the second Thursday evening of every month at Akronym Brewing to think and drink like the ancient Greek philosophers!

In March, we will read and discuss "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" by Jenny Odell. In this New York Times Bestseller, Odell advocates for shifting our attention away from the profit-driven economy through personal creative exploration and mindful activities like bird-watching.

Click here to reserve your copy from our Catalog.

Book summary from the publisher.

For questions or additional information, contact the Business, Government & Science Division at 330.643.9020 or bgsdiv@akronlibrary.org. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9020.

Look ahead: April 13 at 8 pm, Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman.


For additional reading, check out:

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000

Hours
Mon, Mar 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Mar 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Mar 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Mar 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 22, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Thu, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 25, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Tue, Mar 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Mar 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Wed, Mar 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Thu, Mar 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Mar 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Apr 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Science & Technology

Canceled
Sun, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Apr 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Apr 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Apr 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Apr 06, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3,Atrium

Thu, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Apr 08, 10:30am - 4:00pm
TechZone

Sat, Apr 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Apr 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Apr 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Apr 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Wed, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, Apr 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Apr 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone
This event is full

Thu, Apr 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Apr 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Apr 13, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sat, Apr 15, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 2AB

Sun, Apr 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Apr 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Mon, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Tue, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Tuesday, March 28 2023 at 9:00am

Tue, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Park/Amphitheater

Wed, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Wed, Apr 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Wed, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Tuesday, March 28 2023 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 20, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Thu, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium