Akron Ellet Branch Library Adult Programs

ELLET Library Branch Adult Programs 330.784.2019 http://www.akronlibrary.org/locations/ellet
2470 E. Market Street, Akron, 44312
Book Clubs
Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

Rabid Readers Book Discussion
Third Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm

March 21 NAPOLEON’S LAST ISLAND by Thomas Keneally
April 18 THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE by Kristy Cambron
May 16 MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book Club On The Run
New books on the second Monday of the month
No meetings…no deadlines…just GOOD books! Perfect for someone crunched for time. Book
selections each month include author information and other interesting things about the book.

March 13 THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbit
May 8 LOVE WARRIOR: A MEMOIR by Glennon Doyle Melton

Ellet Needle Crafters
First and third Monday of the month, March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 4-5:30 pm
Do you like to share techniques, ideas and suggestions? All levels of expertise and all ages welcome.

How To Spot and Stop A Scam
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm
The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs covers popular scams that victimize consumers. Learn
various ways to identify a scam and avoid losing money. Handouts are provided to attendees that detail
the various scams. Related topics also covered are identity theft and personal credit.

Financial Literacy
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 pm
The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs deals with setting goals; developing a plan to achieve
those goals; finding ways to shave the budget to free up more money for those goals; personal credit;
restoring credit and understanding the credit score. The discussion will also cover employment and
financial scams. Time is allowed for questions and answers and handouts are provided for attendees.

Social Security: How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 pm
Retirement Planning Specialist Paul Bernier’s presentation will help all who are in or nearing retirement
and are interested in making informed decisions about the foundation of their retirement income plan.

Providing Help, Creating Hope: An Art Therapy Workshop
Tuesday, March 28, 1 pm
Join us to learn about Art Therapy and its benefits in a workshop sponsored by the counseling division
of Catholic Charities.

Medicare 101 with Sharon Honroth
Tuesday, March 28, 6 pm
Are you new to Medicare or losing your retiree benefits? You’re not alone! Sharon Honroth will help
you understand what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t. You will learn about Medicare
Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans.

Doodling for Stress Relief
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm
Unwind, draw, and learn tips and techniques for extemporaneous pattern doodling. Turn “mistakes”
into a design you love! Leave with a framed work of art. Please register beginning Monday, March 20
as space and supplies for this program are limited.

Chess Exhibition With National Champion Kristopher Meekins
Saturday, April 8, 11 am
This event will start the event with a lesson for beginners on the basics of chess and practical tips on
how to gain an advantage on your opponent. Afterward, put your skills to the test and take part in a
simultaneous exhibition against Kristopher Meekins, a National Chess Master who is ranked in the top
1% of the nation’s players. Any winners will receive a free lesson with him at a later date.

Adults With Aging Parent Drivers
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Matt Gurwell, Founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe LLC, shows how you can help when a loved
one’s ability to drive safely as a result of the natural aging process becomes a concern. A roadmap will
be provided so families can address the issue with tact, compassion and empathy so that the older
driver’s dignity and independence are never unnecessarily jeopardized.

Harriet Tubman, the Woman – Real Stories from the Life of Araminta Ross Tubman Davis
Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 pm​
Harriet Tubman’s extraordinary accomplishments have created a “mythological” image of a woman
about whose real life we know very little. Jewell Jones will share some of the “human interest” stories
from Tubman’s life and share photographs from her experience visiting Tubman’s home in Auburn, New

ROMEO & JULIET with Rubber City Shakespeare Company
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm
This program is part of the Rubber City Shakespeare Company’s Community Reading Project. Learn
about William Shakespeare’s masterpiece and then watch the play come to life through an interactive
dramatic reading where those who attend will have the opportunity to join in the play.

Coping With Stress as a Caregiver
Tuesday, April 25, 1 pm
Caregivers who receive encouragement and guidance to bolster their own mental well-being increase
the likelihood for successful care of their loved one at home. Join us for a discussion on understanding
the stress often associated with being a caregiver, its impact, and techniques to manage it. Sponsored by
Catholic Charities Summit Adult Day Services, in operation since 1977, the first of its kind in the Akron

Cashing Out: Your Guide to Maximizing the Value of Your Business
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm
Retirement Planning Specialist Paul Bernier addresses the unique challenges and opportunities small
business owners face as they plan for retirement. Business owners within 10 years of retirement will find
this program to be full of useful information and directions.

Odd Ball Ohio
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 pm
Bill Brauning will share some peculiar but fascinating facts about the great state of Ohio. He will also
share ideas on one-day trips that you can enjoy by yourself or with your family.

Energize Your Day with Nancy Gardner
Tuesday, May 9, 6 pm
For those who sit at a computer for hours at a time and for those who are on their feet all day, several
de-stressing, healing and re-energizing applications are taught. This program incorporates movements
from martial arts, Yoga, Qigong and Polarity Therapy as well as self-massage, acupressure and eye
care. Seminar includes handouts of the exercises covered.

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesdays, March 1, April 5, May 3, 1 pm
Stop the world and embrace your inner child! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the
adult mind and help promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as
coloring utensils and refreshments will be provided.

Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program
Wednesdays, March 29, April 26, May 31, 1 pm
Memory Cafe offers a relaxing and comfortable way for people living in the early stages of memory loss
to build a social network and connect with like individuals in their own community. Meaningful social
and educational activities promote social interaction, companionship, and learning.

The Memory Cafe is a collaboration between The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area
Chapter and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Advance registration is requested. To register,
please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

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