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Learn Bellydancing with Elianae

Blue 1Join Elianae, a professional dancer trained in Raqs Orientale, or Bellydance, for this fun, family-friendly demonstration on Saturday, September 26 at 3:00 pm. Elianae will talk about the history of bellydance, and offer up exciting objects for attendees to view and touch such as finger cymbals, veils, coin scarves and more!

After learning about this exciting and beautiful cultural art form, all ages can enjoy a movement demonstration and try out a few moves with Elianae themselves!

Please call to register

Animal Communication with Judith Wade

Woman hugging 2 dogsCommunicating with your pets is not only fun for the owner, it benefits the pet!  Join Judith Wade on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 to gain insight into your pet’s inner thoughts and memories.  Judith has over 8 years of experience in animal communication and teaching pet parents how to enhance their connection to their fur babies.

Please call to register.

Asthma Topic of Heath Talk

p_breathe-time-out_1698116cThe library is pleased to offer a series of monthly health programs presented by board certified Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Diabetes and Asthma educator Sarah Kwon, PharmD, CDE, AE-C.

The program on Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m. will provide information about asthma. Please register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

St. Nicholas Balalaika Orchestra Concert

BalalaikaThe Kent Free Library’s series of free music concerts kicks off on Sunday, September 13 at 2 p.m. with the St. Nicholas Balalaika Orchestra from Mogadore, under the direction of Mary Jane Malackany.

Dressed in traditional Russian folk costumes with traditional Russian instruments, the orchestra will perform songs ranging from poignant romances, adaptations of the musical classics, and rousing folk dance music. Expect to favorites, such as “Somewhere My Love,” or “Laraʼs Theme” from the movie Dr. Zhivago and “Brightly Shines the Moon” (“Svetit Mesyats”).

No registration is required and all ages are welcome; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the library’s 2nd floor

Library Friends Group Organizing

KFL_Icon_CMYKAll library supporters are invited to come to an Information Meeting about a new Friends of the Library group for the Kent Free Library on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 in the 2nd floor meeting room.

Director Stacey Richardson and Community and Special Services Manager Kristen Pool will host the meeting.  Representatives from Friends groups at other local libraries will talk about their experiences and answer questions.

If you would like to attend, please contact the Information Desk.

Beverly Lewis to Speak

blewisNew York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit the Kent Free Library for a book talk and signing of her newest title The Photograph on Friday, September 11 at 11:00 am. Her appearance is made possible by Logos Bookstore of Kent, which will provide copies of Lewis’s books for sale through the Kent Free Library Foundation (cash or check only).

No registration is required for this free program; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the library’s 2nd floor information desk beginning 30 minutes before the event.

Lewis has written over 80 books for adults and children, many of them set in Old Order Amish communities in Pennsylvania.

Fall ‘How To’ Festival Kicks Off with Reiki Program

Photo of Jen ShopeInterested in exploring new interests and hobbies?  The library invites families to attend a series of free programs this fall to learn exciting new skills!  From animal communication to bellydancing, roasting coffee to retirement planning, these programs should inspire anyone.

The first program offered on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. focuses on Reiki and Healing Meditation. Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, and Certified Body Wisdom™ Practitioner Jen Shope will explain how life force energy, or chi, flows through us, then will lead the class through a guided meditation to strengthen inner light and restore balance. Leave feeling better and ready to thrive and enjoy life more!

No meditation experience is necessary. Space is limited; register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Fall Story Times Begin

Logo for Fall Story TimesOur 15-week Fall Story Time Session starts this week! Nine different story times will be offered for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers, and several story times are geared for all ages. Story Times are led by professional librarians, all of whom have been trained in early childhood literacy.

No pre-registration is necessary for Story Times; arrive a few minutes early to pick up a “boarding pass.” Some sessions have limited space.

Additional programs are offered through the week for children, tweens, and teens.  View Upcoming Children’s Events or Upcoming Tween/Teen Events online or stop by the Dubois Children’s Reading Room or the Benedik Teen Area for a flier.

Adult Coloring Party Filled

adultcoloringThis month’s Adult Coloring Party is already filled, so if you missed out on registering, mark your calendars to sign up for the fall party, which will be on Saturday, November 14 at 3:00 pm.  Registration will begin on October 17.

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided.

Beatles Scholar Returns

beatles-511417_640Aaron Krerowicz, the only full-time professional Beatles scholar in America, returns on Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m. to present ‘From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America.’

According to Krerowicz, February 1964 was the single most important month of the Beatles’ entire career, firmly establishing Beatlemania in the United States with three performances on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Krerowicz’s multimedia program puts the Beatles’ first U.S. visit in historical context, with particular emphasis on the recent assassination of John F. Kennedy and how that tragedy actually helped Beatlemania flourish.

Please register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

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