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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 - Library Park/Amphitheater

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 - Library Park/Amphitheater

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, Feb 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 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, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Computer Lab 2
Registration is now closed

Wed, Feb 08, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Science & Technology

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1,TechZone

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Feb 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, Feb 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 2

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

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Science & Technology

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Canceled
Sat, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Canceled
Sat, Feb 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Wed, Feb 22, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Science & Technology

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TechZone

Thu, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

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

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

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

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

Fri, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

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

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

Mon, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 04, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Mon, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Mar 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Wed, Mar 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone

Thu, Mar 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 09, 8:00pm - 9:00pm