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Treat yourself every month with this free book subscription service! Each lit bundle includes three library books to borrow and extra goodies to keep. Teens and their caregivers can fill out the form by the 20th of each month to indicate their book preferences. On the first of the next month, their lit bundle will be waiting for them at the Youth Services desk. Books must be checked out with a valid library card and returned by their due date, but the goodies are all yours!

Teen Events 

Library events are free and for most, you do not need to register. Click through to see details about specific events.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Learn the basics of sewing and make a craft to take home!

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Computer Lab
Discover the basics of designing and cutting patterns using a Cricut.

Fri, Mar 01, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Create fun projects using basic sewing techniques!

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker/Jenkins Room
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax... more
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax and recharge.

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Computer Lab
Put on your thinking caps and join us for an evening of investigation while we learn how to use... more
Put on your thinking caps and join us for an evening of investigation while we learn how to use open source technology to solve puzzles and win prizes!

Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Carlin Room
Calling all poets and writers interested in networking with other poets, and sharing their work.

Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Stop by and make a fun card to mail to a pen pal!

Wed, Mar 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Get creative using different art styles and techniques!

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join us for Contemporary Artist Hour and learn about Banksy, one of the most prolific street... more
Join us for Contemporary Artist Hour and learn about Banksy, one of the most prolific street artists working today.

Fri, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Compete with fellow gamers for a small prize and the title of Super Smash Bros. Champion!

Sat, Mar 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Reed Memorial Library - Computer Lab
Introductory class for Ancestry.com users.

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Akron-based poet and University of Akron professor of English will read from her recent poetry... more
Akron-based poet and University of Akron professor of English will read from her recent poetry and prose, and discuss her new essay collection on self-care for writers.

Tue, Mar 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker Room
Open to all writers interested in learning new techniques, networking with other writers, and... more
Open to all writers interested in learning new techniques, networking with other writers, and sharing work and feedback.

Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join fellow artists and crafters who need motivation to finish projects they've tossed by the... more
Join fellow artists and crafters who need motivation to finish projects they've tossed by the wayside.

Thu, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Carlin Room
Meet other crafters and share your projects and knowledge

Sat, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Stop by and make a fun card to mail to a pen pal!

Tue, Apr 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Carlin Room
Join us for a discussion of international best selling classic The Kite Runner by Khaled... more
Join us for a discussion of international best selling classic The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Copies will be available one month in advance at the Public Services desk.

Wed, Apr 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join us in making a simple eclipse painting to celebrate the total solar eclipse happening April... more
Join us in making a simple eclipse painting to celebrate the total solar eclipse happening April 8, 2024.

Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Children's Room
Calling all poets and writers interested in networking with other poets, and sharing their work.

Fri, Apr 05, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Create fun projects using basic sewing techniques!

Mon, Apr 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker/Jenkins Room
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax... more
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax and recharge.

Wed, Apr 10, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker Room
Join us and express yourself by combining ink drawing with haiku to learn about the Japanese... more
Join us and express yourself by combining ink drawing with haiku to learn about the Japanese haiga tradition.

Wed, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Get creative using different art styles and techniques!

Thu, Apr 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join fellow artists and crafters who need motivation to finish projects they've tossed by the... more
Join fellow artists and crafters who need motivation to finish projects they've tossed by the wayside.

Sat, Apr 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Learn the history of the Portage County courthouse and the men who made it.

Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Whether you've been a trainer since the very beginning or just recently began playing, this... more
Whether you've been a trainer since the very beginning or just recently began playing, this event is for adults who love Pokémon!

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Stop by and make a fun card to mail to a pen pal!

Tue, Apr 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker Room
Open to all writers interested in learning new techniques, networking with other writers, and... more
Open to all writers interested in learning new techniques, networking with other writers, and sharing work and feedback.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Carlin Room
Meet other crafters and share your projects and knowledge

Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Compete with fellow gamers for a small prize and the title of Super Smash Bros. Champion!

Sat, Apr 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join us for a community art supply swap.

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Carlin Room
Calling all poets and writers interested in networking with other poets, and sharing their work.

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Create fun projects using basic sewing techniques!

Sat, May 04, 9:00am - 10:00am
Hike and Bike Trail on Cleveland Rd.
Please register for this event on the portageparkdistrict.org website.

Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reed Memorial Library - Haymaker/Jenkins Room
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax... more
Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax and recharge.

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Get creative using different art styles and techniques!

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Teen Room
Stop by and make a fun card to mail to a pen pal!

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Reed Memorial Library - Jenkins Room
Join us for another Contemporary Artist Hour where we'll learn about the artist Yuji Agematsu.