New Fantasy

deaDead Ringers by Christopher Golden. With a deep history that threads back to the days of Alistair Crowley and an ancient house, the spirits of some long dead magicians live on by possessing the lives of others in the present day.

Wake of Vultures: Shadow #1 by Lila Bowen. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard peoplelil and hard ground dusted with sand. She’s a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don’t call her a slave but use her like one.

denMystic by Jason Denzel. For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst. Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe.

Black Wolves: Black Wolves Trilogy #1 by Kate Elliott. Twenty two years have passed since Kellas, once Captain of the legendary Black Wolves, lost his King and with him his honor. With the King murdered and the Black Wolves disbanded, Kellas lives as an exile far from the palace he once guarded with his life.


Closed Thanksgiving

All Library locations will close at 5 pm

Wednesday, November 25 Thanksgiving Eve.


All Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day.   

Online access and the catalog are available 24/7.



New Science Fiction

adamMade to Kill: L.A. Trilogy #1 by Adam Christopher. Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, as good as he ever was at being a true Private Investigator, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency–except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray’s inner ear.

This Gulf of Time and Stars: Reunification #1 by Julie E. Czerneda, set in the samejul universe as the Clan Chronicles.

Planetfall by Emma Newman. Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war.

leSolar Express by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. You can’t militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. However, increasing resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth’s surface is causing some interested parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation.


By Women and For Women

bateToo Many Cooks by Dana Bate. When Kelly Madigan is offered a job abroad right after reading a letter from her late mother urging her to take more risks, she sees it as a sign.

When Secrets Strike by Marta Perry. Amish quilter Sarah Bitler’s dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, alone place once tarnished with deadly secrets.

Lone Star by Paullina Simons. Chloe is just weeks away from heading off to college and starting a new life far from her home in Maine when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to keep an old family promise.

allAll of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher. When the sisters Esme, Liv, and Ru were young, their eccentric mother, Augusta, silenced all talk of their absent father with the wild story that he was an international spy, always away on top-secret missions. But the consequences of such an unconventional upbringing are neither small nor subtle.


December 12 Poetry Hour

Do you like to write poetry? Read and share it with others?

Or listen to local poets read their work?

Join us:

Poetry Hour

at the Akron Summit County Public Library

Main Library, Meeting Room 1

Saturday, 3 – 4pm

December 12, 2015

Please email or call 330-643-9015 to register to read and share your poetry for a 5 minute interval. Reserve a seat to relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.

Registration is requested. Coffee and cookies provided. Adults ages 18 and over.

Poems read at the Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.

Meeting Room door opens at 2:00 pm. Parking in the High/Market deck is free on Saturday.


New American Historical Fiction

goldWherever There Is Light by Peter Golden. Julian Rose is only fifteen when he leaves his family and Germany for a new life in 1920s America. Lonely at first, he eventually finds his way–first by joining up with Longy Zwillman and becoming one of the preeminent bootleggers on the East Coast, and later by amassing a fortune in real estate.

Bloodline by Warren Murphy. The Falcones are an immigrant family living in New York City in 1920. Their patriarch, Tony, is a respected policeman. His sons, Tommy and Mario, both served in the Great War and are now upstanding citizens–a cop and a But their cousin Nilo has a dark past, after fleeing to America after a violent fight in Italy.

White Collar Girl by Akron native Renee Rosen takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist coastruggles with the heavy price of ambition—until establishes a secret source inside Mayor Daley’s office and gets her hands on some confidential information.

Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman explores one young woman’s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town. . .


New Romance

fallFalling Into Bed with a Duke: The Hellions of Havisham #1 by Lorraine Heath. After six unsuccessful Seasons, Miss Minerva Dodger chooses spinsterhood over fortune-hungry suitors. But thanks to the Nightingale Club, she can at least enjoy one night of pleasure. At that notorious establishment, ladies don masks before choosing a lover.

What Happens Under the Mistletoe. Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran come together for a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology.wh

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas. Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises.

Autumn Thorns: Whisper Hollow #1 by Yasmine Galenorn. Fifteen years ago, Kerris Fellwater ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave.


December 2 First Wednesday Book Group

prayer for owen meanyOur selection for December is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

For more information on our lively group call 330-643-9015. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Copies of the discussion books are available at the Culture & AV desk.

Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1. Door opens at 6pm.


Get Crafty

babyBaby Beasties: Monster Mittens, Hats & Other Knits for Babies and Toddlers by Debby Ware.

25 Stylish Knitted Slippers: Fun Designs for Clogs, Moccasins, Boots, Animal Slippers, Loafers, & More by Rae Blackledge.

Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts

DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting by Joselyn Hughes.

5-Gallon Bucket Book: DIY Projects, Hacks, and Upcycles by Chris

A-Z of Thread Painting by Country Bumpkin Press.

Country Living Christmas Joys: Decorating * Crafts * Recipes

Wanderlust Quilts: 10 Modern Projects Inspired by Classic Art & Architecture by Amanda Leins.

Paper Goods Projects: Coffee Filter Flowers, Doily Butterflies, Cupcake Paper Cards, and 57 More Crafts Made with Supermarket Finds by Jodi Levine.

Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas: 101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials by Hiroe Miyaoka.

American Homestead Christmas: 21 Felt & Fabric Projects for Homemade Holidays by Ellen Murphy.


Library Closed for Staff Development Day

All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Staff Development Day.

There will be no bookmobile or library delivery services.

Fines will not be assessed and no library items will be due that day. 

The mobile app, online website and resources, and the library catalog are available for use.

Library service will resume and all locations will reopen Thursday, November 12 during regular business hours.