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Regina Brett Presentation, Book Signing

ReginaBestselling author and popular Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett will discuss her latest book of essays, God Is Always Hiring: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. In this inspiring collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work. She encourages readers to seek something deeper and more meaningful in their career and life.

Learn how through Brett’s vision of life experiences, tales of discouragement turn into hope, and persistence pays big dividends. Those facing challenges in their jobs or job search will find solace and advice.

Come experience Brett’s special brand of uplifting, yet practical advice to find fulfillment in your work . . . and to deal with unexpected challenges.

Brett will sign copies of her book following the presentation and copies may be purchased that evening through the Kent Free Library Foundation.

This program is cosponsored by Logos Bookstore in Kent.

No registration is required, but space will be limited. Please stop by the Information Desk after 6:30 for a pass.

Easy Lazy Food Gardening with Kent Food Not Lawns

Photo of Don Abbott

Don Abbott, “The Snarky Gardener,” using his broadfork “Big Blue.”

The Kent Free Library begins a series of monthly programs focusing on backyard gardening with a presentation by Don Abbott of Kent Food Not Lawns on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.

Abbott, a gardener, educator, and blogger, says that the biggest complaint most people have about gardening is that it’s too much work. He will suggest useful strategies you can start using this summer to have a productive food garden without all the hassle year after year.

All participants will receive free seed packets. Please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register. Visit Upcoming Events for information about future gardening programs.

Pete the Cat Party

pete-logo-smFamilies with children ages 3-12 years old who love Pete the Cat, the inspiration for author and artist James Dean’s popular books, is invited to a party at the Kent Free Library on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 am.

Celebrate everyone’s favorite blue cat with crafts, games and more.

Registration is required and begins one week and begins on Saturday, April 11. Please stop by or call the Dubois Children’s Reading Room at 330.673.4414.

Student Musicians Sought for Concert

Young Girl Playing PianoThe Kent Free Library will host an Open Music Concert on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 am. Students ages 17 and under who are currently taking musical instrument lessons may sign up to play. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and each student should prepare one or two short pieces.

The concert will be held in the meeting room and will be open to the public.  Interested musicians should contact the Dubois Children’s Reading Room at 330.673.4414.

Spelling to Recovery: Tony Suschil’s Journey from Stroke to the National Spelling Bee Competition

suchilThe library and the Kent Area Orthography Society (KAOS) invite the
community to an inspirational free presentation by spelling bee competitor and
stroke survivor Tony Suschil on Friday, April 10 at 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting
room.

After suffering a massive stroke in July of 2010, Suschil spent 6 months in the
hospital, then faced more than a year of physical, occupational, and speech
therapy. Before his stroke, he had competed in the National Senior Spelling Bee
twice, placing 14th in 2008. Suschil set a goal: Returning to the Bee, if only to
prove to himself that he had regained his abilities.

Hear Suschil’s inspiring story of how preparing and going to the Bee—he placed
7th in 2013 and tied for 10th place in 2014—helped him come back from the
effects of his stroke. Learn how he believes spelling and spelling competition
can help you and your loved ones recover from major illnesses and stave off age
and medical related decline.

Registration is requested. Please visit or contact the Information Desk at
330.673.4414 to register.

The Tao of Qi with Pilar Farnsworth

pilarPilar Farnsworth returns to the library on Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to offer patrons a unique experiential workshop. “The Tao of Qi” is inspired by philosophical underpinnings of ancient Chinese wisdom and is choreographed in artistic ways of imagery, movement, voice and breath.

Farnsworth will lead the audience through a relaxing meditative session. It is suggested that participants wear loose comfortable clothing.

Beat the Blues at Our Beach Party!

beach-ballWe invite families with children in preschool through grade 5 to a Beach Party on Saturday, March 28 from 11 -12.  Shake off those winter blues with summer-themed games, crafts and snacks.

Registration is required for this free program and begins on Saturday, March 21. Please stop in or call the Dubois Children’s Reading Room at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Spring Break at the Library!

kidsStaying home for spring break? Visit the library this week for great drop-in activities!

Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm: Spring Crafternoon
Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 pm: Drop-in Games
Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 pm: Mystery Seeds Drop-in Science
Friday, March 27 at 11 am: Movie (TBA)

Kent Rotary Early Literacy Center Spring Break Hours

New for 2015, the Early Literacy Center will have special hours during spring break:

March 23 through March 26: 9 am to 8:30 pm
Friday, March 27: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 28: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 29: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Library Offers Services for Job Seekers

resumeThe Kent Free Library has partnered Mick Rogers of Goodwill Industries of Akron to present a resume workshop on Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 6 pm. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

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

In addition, Diana Miller of the Community Job Club, Inc. (CJC) will be offering a monthly meeting for job seekers. The group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month 4:30 – 7 pm.

CJC is open to job seekers and career changers, as well as to professionals who wish to offer advice and support to job seekers. CJC’s goal is to improve the job search experience of professionals in the NEO area by providing resources, connections, and motivation.

Please contact the library to register, or register through the CJC Meetup Page.

In addition, the Kent Free Library will offer its third Resume Workshop led by Mick Rogers of Goodwill Industries of Akron on Monday, March 23 through
Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 6 pm. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

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

Free Concert by Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

cmeCelebrate Chinese New Year (belatedly) with a free concert by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. The Ensemble will present a program of graceful and festive music, interspersed with historical Chinese stories and poems, especially about this year’s symbol, the Goat.

Formed in the fall of 2008, the Ensemble plays on an assortment of traditional Chinese musical instruments, including bamboo flutes, mouth organs, fiddles,
lutes, gongs, drums, cymbals, and other percussion. They even invite audience members to try out some instruments on a few numbers.

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