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Start the New Year in a New Light

Explore alternative healing methods.

2023-01-28 10:30:00 2023-01-28 14:40:00 America/New_York Start the New Year in a New Light Explore journaling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), herbal preparations, and yoga in this kick-off to our Fit February+ health and wellness series for all ages. Main Library -

Saturday, January 28
10:30am - 2:40pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-28 10:30:00 2023-01-28 14:40:00 America/New_York Start the New Year in a New Light Explore journaling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), herbal preparations, and yoga in this kick-off to our Fit February+ health and wellness series for all ages. Main Library -

Explore journaling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), herbal preparations, and yoga in this kick-off to our Fit February+ health and wellness series for all ages.

Join local experts introducing evidence-based healing therapies. 

Finish the day with a beginner yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or borrow one of ours for the class.

10:30-11:30 AM

Luciana Adams, Effectiveness of Journaling 

Developing a journaling habit can help you grow your personal skills and enhance your health through enhanced forgiveness, honesty, goal-setting, self-care, self-affirmations, accomplishments, creating a gratitude list, creating good habits to replace the bad ones.  

11:30-12:30 PM

Mary Beth Stevens, Alternative Therapeutics

Join us for a discussion with Mary Beth, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is BCIA trained and certified in providing neurofeedback and EMDR Therapy. Mary Beth specializes in treating trauma through the combination of EMDR and neurofeedback, along with IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Polyvagal Theory. Many who have been in traditional talk therapy for years find Mary Beth's holistic approach to be highly efficient for healing the nervous system as they root out deeply entrenched issues from the past.

12:30-1:30 PM  

Nurse Bridgette, Home Herbal Preparations

Learn about the benefits of using coconut oil topically and how to make your own healing balm with coconut oil infused with herbs that are easy to grow and wildcraft in Ohio.

1:45-2:30 PM     

Kevin KarasElevate Akron Yoga      

Explore basic yoga poses, yogic breathing, and other techniques. Beginners are welcome!

Please contact the Business, Government & Science Division for questions or additional information at 330.643.9020 or bgsdiv@akronlibrary.org


New Year, New You? Main Library’s Fit February series will help you honor your resolution for fitness and exercise in 2023.

Afternoon Tai Chi | https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/7450301 

Wed, 12:15 | 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22

Stay active this winter! Slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for all ages and physical abilities. This program is part of our Fit February+ programs.

Spend your lunchtime at Main Library with the smooth, relaxing movements of Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise to improve health, balance, focus, and much more. This four-week series will be taught by Nancy Gardner and will meet in the Business, Government, & Science Division on the 1st floor.

Yoga After Work | with Kevin Karas of Elevate Akron | https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/7456483 

Tue, February 14 | 5:30 pm

Kevin Karas from Elevate Akron will teach this six-week series at Main Library. Each class will explore basic yoga poses, yogic breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.

20 & 30 Somethings Meet & Greet | Repairing with Self-Care | https://services.akronlibrary.org/event/7458682 

Tue, February 21 | 6:30 pm

Socialize with other twenty- and thirty-somethings while relaxing with facemasks and nail kits.

For questions and registration information contact the Business, Government & Science division at 330.643.9000, bgsdiv@akronlibrary.org or visit us online at akronlibrary.org.


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Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 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

Thu, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Feb 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Thu, Feb 22, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Feb 29, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Feb 29, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

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

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

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

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

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 20, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

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

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