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	 A postcard showing a destroyed home on N. Howard Street in Akron, Ohio from the Flood of 1913..

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Summer at the Great Lakes

Flood of 1913

2022-07-16 14:00:00 2022-07-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Summer at the Great Lakes Join a park ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and volunteer actors to hear the real-life tales of one of the worst natural disasters the state has ever seen. Main Library

Saturday, July 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-16 14:00:00 2022-07-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Summer at the Great Lakes Join a park ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and volunteer actors to hear the real-life tales of one of the worst natural disasters the state has ever seen. Main Library

Main Library

Library Park/Amphitheater

Join a park ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and volunteer actors to hear the real-life tales of one of the worst natural disasters the state has ever seen.

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

Celebrate Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading theme with a local connection: the Great Lakes!

Topics, speakers, and times are below:

12 pm: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes, Auditorium. A speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes will present a historical examination of piracy. No parrots or peg legs included but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny, and other unsavory tales.

1 pm: Paranormal Great Lakes, Auditorium. Local author Charles Cassady, Jr. will share fantastic sailors' tales, mysteries, and legends of the five majestic freshwater seas. Presented for the ghost-buster, skeptic, or the just plain curious.

2 pm: The Flood of 1913, Library Park Amphitheater. A park ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and volunteer actors will recount real-life tales of one of the worst natural disasters the state has ever seen.

The Flood of 1913 with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is part of our all-day Summer at the Great Lakes program. This program will be held outside at the Library Amphitheater. For questions or additional information, you can reach the Business, Government, and Science desk at 330.643.9020 or stdiv@akronlibrary.org.


For more assistance or further reading, check out these resources:

[Image used is "Flood - North Howard Street," a postcard showing a destroyed home on N. Howard Street in Akron, Ohio from the Flood of 1913. Image was accessed from Summit Memory's General Photography Collection of the Akron Summit County Public Library. To view more images from the Flood of 1913 in Summit Memory, click here.]

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 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, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Park/Amphitheater,Children's Library Programming Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1
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Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Registration is now closed

Tue, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Aug 17, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, Aug 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3,Atrium

Sat, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Sun, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Park/Amphitheater,Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Aug 23, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tue, Aug 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Aug 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Tue, Aug 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Aug 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Aug 24, 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Aug 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom

Thu, Aug 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Aug 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Sun, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Park/Amphitheater,Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Aug 29, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Aug 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Aug 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Aug 31, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Sep 01, All day
Culture & AV

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Sep 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Sep 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Sep 04, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Sep 06, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Sep 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Wednesday, August 17 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 07, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Sep 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Wednesday, August 17 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Sep 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, Sep 10, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Sep 11, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Sep 12, All day
Culture & AV

Mon, Sep 12, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Wednesday, August 17 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Sep 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Wednesday, August 17 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Science & Technology Patent Alcove

Wed, Sep 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Sep 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Wednesday, August 17 2022 at 9:00am