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Main Event Many Voices: Amanda Flower

2024-02-12 18:30:00 2024-02-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Main Event Many Voices: Amanda Flower Main Event Many Voices series returns with new captivating authors sharing their stories and most recent work. This month's speaker Amanda Flower joins us to discuss "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died." Main Library - Auditorium

Monday, February 12
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-12 18:30:00 2024-02-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Main Event Many Voices: Amanda Flower Main Event Many Voices series returns with new captivating authors sharing their stories and most recent work. This month's speaker Amanda Flower joins us to discuss "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died." Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Main Event Many Voices series returns with new captivating authors sharing their stories and most recent work. This month's speaker Amanda Flower joins us to discuss "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died."

Amanda Flower

Local Author and former Akron-Summit County Public Library Employee Amanda Flower is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author of over forty-five mystery novels. Her novels have received starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times, and she had been featured in USA Today, First for Women, and Woman’s World. Her first Emily Dickinson Mystery, "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," was a Agatha Award winner and Mary Higgins Clark Nominee. She currently writes for Penguin-Random House (Berkley), Kensington, and Sourcebooks. A former librarian, Flower and her husband own a farm and recording studio, and they live in Northeast Ohio with their eight adorable cats, Editors Cheeps and Tummy and Studio Cats Cheddar, Michelangelo, Dr. Z, Fender, Marmalade, and Colby Jack.

Amanda Flower joins us for a fun evening to share her latest novel, "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died," the second installment of her historical Emily Dickinson Mystery Series.

This is a free event. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you wish to purchase a Main Event: Many Voices speaker's recently released title during their event, you will find The Friends of Main Library located in the Atrium before and after each event. Author book signing will follow each event located in the hallway beside the auditorium.

Titles available for purchase through Friends of Main Library:

February 12: "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died," by Amanda Flower

March 25: "Under Alien Skies: A Sightseer's Guide to the Universe,"  by Dr. Philip Plait

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Auditorium doors will open at 6:15 pm for early seating. If you have any questions, please contact the Culture & AV Division by phone at 330.643.9015 or email at cadiv@akronlibrary.org.

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