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Free Celtic Holiday Concert by Akron Ceili Band

Photo of Akron Ceili BandOn Sunday, December 7 at 2 pm at the Kent Free Library, bring the family for enjoy a free all-ages concert by the Akron Ceili Band.

These local musicians perform Celtic renditions of holiday songs and traditional Irish tunes with a unique and lively sound that is all their own. Enjoy a variety of traditional instruments including fiddles, guitars, tin whistle, bass and bodhran (Irish drum).

Free Concert by Guitarist Philip Logan

David Hansen 3Enjoy a free concert on Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm by guitarist and University of Akron music student Philip Logan.  Logan was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation.  After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson.  While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar.

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in Orange City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up. Outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in various groups and styles of music, including Rock, Pop, and Jazz.  Since then, he has been awarded a full scholarship to the University of Akron as a Teaching Assistant, and is currently working towards his Master’s under the tutelage of Stephen Aron. Philip has performed many times for the School of Music, including their annual collaborative event, “Collage”. He has has played a number of feature concerts and has played in masterclasses with David Russell, Andrew York, Dusan Bogdanovic, Roland Dyens, Michael Chapdelaine, and many other great artists.  Recent performances include the Investiture for the new president of The University of Akron.

No registration required. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the concert for an event pass.

What’s Adoption All About? FAQ Drop In

kidsFamily Adoption Consultants, an adoption agency with offices in Kent, will have representatives available to answer your questions about adoption on Monday, November 10 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Kent Free Library.  In Ohio alone, there are over 2500 children without a family to call their own. Stop by to learn more about the many options available to support these children or to build your family through adoption.

Have you ever thought about becoming parents through adoption? Have you ever wanted to talk with someone about what would be involved in placing your child with an adoptive family? This is your opportunity to stop, ask, and inquire. Contact Family Adoption Consultants for further information at (330)-296-2757, www.facebook.com/familyadoptionconsultants or www.facadopt.org.

Healing Power of Our Voice with Pilar Farnsworth

pilarJoin Pilar Farnsworth on Tuesday, November 4, at 7:00 for a meditative class that will explore using your voice to connect to your inner sounds.  Practice breath-work, movement, guided imagery, chanting, toning exercises, and mantra.

Farnsworth will also explore brain synchronization and chakra attunements through the use of the solfeggio tuning forks, Tibetan bells, and singing bowls and the dream piper (a musical instrument).

Registration is requested and begins October 7; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Free Concert of Klezmer Music

waltEnjoy a free concert of traditional East European and Jewish music on Sunday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. Violinist Steven Greenman and accordian player Walt Mahovlich are known for their passionate performances of folk music combined with virtuoso flair and technical precision.

No Registration required for this all-ages program. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the concert for an event pass.

GreenmanGreenman is a multi-talented musician well-versed in a multitude of musical styles and genres, and is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners, composers and teachers of traditional East European Jewish Klezmer violin music in the world today.

Mahovlich has played extensively at traditional events throughout the US and Canada and has made tours of Europe. His career has included performances at the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural, and the Rededication of Ellis Island, and has played in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

New Afternoon Book Club Meets This Month

roomsCome check out our newest book club on Wednesday, October 29 at 3:00 pm and discuss Rooms by Lauren Oliver.  Led by Adult Services Librarian Jane Whitehurst, the aptly named Last Wednesday Book Club will meet the last Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm to discuss a variety of fiction titles in a fun, laid-back setting.  This is an “anything goes” book club and the selections will be diverse.  If you’ve been looking for a book club, this is it!

You can pick up a copy of each month’s title at the Check Out Desk.  No registration is required.

 

Free Concert by Mustache Yourself!

moustacheAll ages are welcome to attend a free concert by local gypsy jazz quartet Moustache Yourself! on Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m. at the Kent Free Library. Enjoy an afternoon with this returning favorite’s unique, energetic, highly infectious mix of jazz with “Gypsy” flavor.

No Registration required. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the concert for an event pass. For more information, please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

The Kent Free Library serves the residents of the Kent City School District and the surrounding area by providing educational and entertainment materials, interesting programs for children, teens, and

KFL Hosts Play Date

babiesChildren and babies, ages 6 months to two years old, are invited to a big, unstructured play date in the Kent Free Library’s Meeting Room on Saturday, October 18 from 11 – 12 p.m.

Activities and toys from the library’s Kent Rotary Early Literacy Center will be available to encourage early learning experiences, socialization, and imaginative play.

Registration is required and begins on Saturday, October 11. Please contact the Youth Services Department at 330-673-4414. Space is limited.

Star Wars Reads Day

swAll ages are invited to drop by the library’s Craft Room to celebrate the third annual Star Wars Reads Day from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars.

At KFL’s event, make Star Wars inspired crafts. Registration is not required but supplies are limited. For more information, please contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Origami Crafts for Kids

origamiChildren ages 5 and up are invited to visit the library on Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m. to make origami crafts and play games. Come learn about origami and enjoy sushi-inspired snacks.

Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 27. Please drop by or call 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

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