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Think and Drink Book Club

“Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf

2023-12-14 20:00:00 2023-12-14 21:00:00 America/New_York Think and Drink Book Club Join us for a spirited discussion! Explore current topics and ideas through the non-fiction graphic novel "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio" by Derf Backderf. Drink discount available. Akronym Brewing -

Thursday, December 14
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-14 20:00:00 2023-12-14 21:00:00 America/New_York Think and Drink Book Club Join us for a spirited discussion! Explore current topics and ideas through the non-fiction graphic novel "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio" by Derf Backderf. Drink discount available. Akronym Brewing -

Join us for a spirited discussion! Explore current topics and ideas through the non-fiction graphic novel "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio" by Derf Backderf. Drink discount available.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9020.

Meet the second Thursday evening of every month at Akronym Brewing to think and drink like the ancient Greek philosophers! The Library does not provide food and drink; however, a drink discount for beer/wine on tap is available.

In November, we will be reading and discussing “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf. Named a “Best Book of the Year” by New York Times, Forbes, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and NPR, the Eisner and ALA/YALSA Alex Award-winning author explores the events, city, and lives leading up to the killing of 4 unarmed students protesting the Vietnam War on the campus of Kent State University in 1970.

Click here to reserve your copy from our Catalog. 

For questions, additional information, or to register, contact the Culture & AV division at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org.

Look ahead: January 11 at 8 pm, "An Admirable Point" by Florence Hazrat

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
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Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 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

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 06, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 07, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Garden Trio Corridor,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 1

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TechZone

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 13, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Mar 14, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 14, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 20, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 21, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 2

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room 2AB

Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Mar 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Mon, Mar 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am

Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am

Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Mar 27, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am

Wed, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, Mar 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 28, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Mar 28, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am

Thu, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Mon, Apr 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Apr 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am

Tue, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2024 at 12:00am