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Akron Book Fest

Where Ohio Readers Meet Ohio Writers

2023-03-11 11:00:00 2023-03-11 15:00:00 America/New_York Akron Book Fest Celebrate books and writing at Main Library’s literary showcase featuring area authors, illustrators, and publishers. Main Library - Atrium

Saturday, March 11
11:00am - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-11 11:00:00 2023-03-11 15:00:00 America/New_York Akron Book Fest Celebrate books and writing at Main Library’s literary showcase featuring area authors, illustrators, and publishers. Main Library - Atrium

Main Library

Atrium

Celebrate books and writing at Main Library’s literary showcase featuring area authors, illustrators, and publishers.

Join us in downtown Akron for the inaugural Akron Book Fest!

Meet over 50 writers from our community, learn how to get your creative work into the world, mingle with fellow readers, and shop for books!

The Akron Book Fest will include:

  • Over 50 area authors sharing, selling, and signing their work
  • A roundtable for new writers to gain insight and advice from published authors
  • A roundtable for writers to learn from publishers and other literary experts how to safely and effectively share their work
  • A poetry workshop with the Wick Poetry Center
  • An interactive story trail activity for the youngest book lovers
  • Information about how to have your book printed with available self-publishing tools
  • Book giveaways
  • and more!

Free and open to the public.

Are you an area author looking to share your work with the community? Apply to participate in our inaugural Akron Book Fest on March 11. No fee to participate. Apply by Jan. 31 at http://akronlibrary.org/akron-book-fest.

For additional information, contact the Culture & AV Division at cadiv@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9015.

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 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, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

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

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jun 20, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

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

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Microbusiness Center

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

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

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

Thu, Jun 27, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jun 27, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Culture & AV

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

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

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone

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

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

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Jul 11, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 12:00am

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, July 31, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Thu, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium