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Main Event: Many Voices

Sarah Eagle Heart, Tyler Merritt and Temple Grandin

2022-10-03 18:30:00 2022-10-03 20:00:00 America/New_York Main Event: Many Voices Our Main Event returns with an exciting range of voices. Join us for evenings with an Emmy award-winning storyteller, an actor-comedian and viral sensation, and a scientist and autism spokesperson. Main Library - Auditorium

Monday, October 03
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-03 18:30:00 2022-10-03 20:00:00 America/New_York Main Event: Many Voices Our Main Event returns with an exciting range of voices. Join us for evenings with an Emmy award-winning storyteller, an actor-comedian and viral sensation, and a scientist and autism spokesperson. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Our Main Event returns with an exciting range of voices. Join us for evenings with an Emmy award-winning storyteller, an actor-comedian and viral sensation, and a scientist and autism spokesperson.

Sarah Eagle Heart: Emmy award-winning storyteller focused on education and advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples

October 3, 6:30 pm: Main Library Auditorium

What is Mitakuye Oyasin? Mitakuye Oyasin is the Lakota amen. It means we are all related; we are all connected… to the two-legged, four-legged, winged, and Mother Earth. This knowledge is inherent from the time you are born; you are constantly reminded that the world is bigger than yourself. Sarah is a strong advocate on behalf of Indigenous Peoples whose deep perspective is rooted in her life story as an Oglala Lakota activist raised on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Sarah is currently Co - CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation, an Indigenous women-led organization, focused on resourcing innovative Indigenous women-led initiatives in the ecosystems of narrative change, healing, climate justice, civic engagement, and restorative and regenerative development. Join us as we learn Indigenous worldview and collectivity from Sarah Eagle Heart. Presented in partnership with the Portage Path Collaborative

Tyler Merritt: Actor, comedian, viral sensation, activist, & founder of The Tyler Merritt Project

October 17, 6:30 pm: Main Library Auditorium

In his memoir, "I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America," Tyler tells hilarious stories about his life as a black man in America. As a 6'2" dreadlocked black man living in the South, Merritt is well aware of stereotypes and their potentially dangerous consequences. In response, Merritt has devoted his creativity to bringing his ethos of "Love. Learn. Create." to life through his words and videos as part of The Tyler Merritt Project. Merritt takes his audiences along with him on a journey of contradictions: at turns both funny and sad, mysterious, and relatable, commonplace, and dangerous, he shines a light on "full-spectrum humanity" (The New York Times) that makes an impactful and relevant message. Merritt's emphasis on humility and connection provides an urgent roadmap during turbulent times, challenging audiences to see our differences as a unifying force for humankind.

Temple Grandin: World-Famous Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

October 24, 6:30 pm: Main Library Auditorium

**9/16/22 Update: This event is full. Registration is closed.**

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, with signs of severe autism, Temple Grandin spent many hours in speech therapy and intensive teaching, enabling her to learn speech. Life was hard growing up but inspired by her high school science teacher and aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Now, Temple is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and she has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. Through many years of hard work, several published books, and international recognition Temple presents her latest book "Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions." With her genius for demystifying science, Grandin draws on cutting-edge research to take us inside visual thinking, proposing new approaches to educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with visual thinkers. In a highly competitive world, this important book helps us see that we need every mind on board.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9015.

These programs are presented with generous support from the Friends of Main Library

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 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

Sat, Oct 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sun, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Oct 03, All day
Culture & AV

Mon, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Oct 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

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

Wed, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

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

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

Fri, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Fri, Oct 07, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Special Collections

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

Sat, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Mon, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

Mon, Oct 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Oct 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tue, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Via Zoom

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

Thu, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

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

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

Mon, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
This event is full

Tue, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TechZone

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

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

Fri, Oct 21, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 3,Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sat, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Sat, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Sun, Oct 23, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium
This event is full

Tue, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Oct 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full