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AdultCraftHourSaturday Adult Craft Hour

Get crafty at your library! Adults 18+ are invited to join us on select Saturdays as we create a free and easy craft. All supplies provided. This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register. Registration begins 4 weeks ahead of each event.

Saturday, May 16 2:30-4:00 pm: Envelope Books. Registration is underway.

Saturday, June 20, 2:30 – 4:00 pm: Marbled Flower Pots.  Registration begins May 23.

Saturday, July 18, 2:30-4:00 pm: Handmade Eye Pillows.  Registration begins June 20.


pinterestingMake it Pinteresting

Calling all Pinterest fans! This summer adults 18+ are invited to the library to create interesting projects we’ve found on Pinterest. All supplies are provided. This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register. Registration begins 4 weeks ahead of each event.

Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 -8:00 pm: T-Shirt Tote Bags–Please bring a t-shirt to repurpose into a tote bag.  Registration is underway.

Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 -8:00 pm: Bath Bombs. Registration begins May 27.

Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 -8:00 pm: Pandora Style Leather Bracelets.  Registration begins July 1.


The Cultured Purls Knitting Group

Every first Thursday from 6:45 – 7:45 pm

Join fellow knitters for informal discussion and to share current projects. This group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:45pm in our meeting room. No registration is required and all ages are welcome!

Thursday, June 4, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, July 2, 6:45  -7:45 pm
Thursday, August 6, 6:45 -7:45 pm

No registration necessary.

Community Job Club with Diana Miller

2nd Thursdays of Each Month

The Community Job Club (CJC)  is open to job seekers and career changers, as well as 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.

CJC’s Professional Networking and Job Search Assistance provides members with the information, support, and tools they need to take charge of their careers, find jobs they love, and earn what they deserve.

Photo of Diana MillerJoin Diana Miller on the 2nd Thursday of the month for exciting programs and opportunities to network.  Please contact the library to register or register through the CJC Meetup Page.

Thursday, May 14, 4:30 – 7.  Registration is underway

Thursday, June 11, 4:30 – 7.  Registration begins May 11


Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: Art to Go

CMAA world of great art comes to you! See and touch amazing works of art up to 4,000 years old when museum staff and trained volunteers visit you with genuine art objects from the museum’s collection. Interactive sessions offer a unique hands-on experience, engaging learners of all ages in exciting exploration and lively discussion about diverse cultures, time periods, materials, and techniques. Registration is requested and begins 4 weeks ahead of each presentation; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Cool Knights: Armor from the European Middle Ages and Renaissance

Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm

Attend this Art-To-Go and you will see real pieces of armor used by Medieval knights and Renaissance noblemen that can be touched and sometimes tried on. Objects include a breastplate, a gauntlet, a piece of chain mail, a vambrace and a close helmet.  Registration begins May 6.

Enhance your experience by reviewing the museum’s resource packet before the presentation.

Classical Art: Ancient Greece and Rome

Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm

A discussion of Greek and Roman art with an emphasis on its cultural connections to modern Western culture. Genuine artifacts that will be passed around for viewing included ancient Greek pottery and sculpture, and Roman implements used in daily life activities.  Registration begins June 10.

Enhance your experience by reviewing the museum’s resource packet before the presentation.


Basket of vegetablesShade Food Gardening with Kent Foods Not Lawns

Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 -8:00 pm

Just because you have a shady yard doesn’t mean you can’t grow food. Come to this presentation by Kent Food Not Lawns to learn about the best fruits and vegetables perfect for a shady bed. Free seed packets will be given to all that participate.

Registration is requested and begins May 13; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


DSCN2174Fashions of the Titanic, Splendor and Struggle with Laura Loew

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Guest speaker Laura Loew returns to show you original antique clothing and accessories. The Edwardians elevated ladies’ dressmaking to a fine art. Silk, velvet, beading, and lace were used used, sometimes on the same garment. Learn the difference in clothing between First Class passengers and those not so fortunate.

Registration is requested and begins May 26; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Photo of Fairy Garden in broken potFairy Garden Fancies Workshop with Laura Berichon

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:00 pm

Enjoy the whimsical magic of your very own fairy garden. Learn to make a clay pot fairy garden using things from around the house or your own garden from local craft enthusiast Laura Berichon. In this class you’ll create a fairy garden fit for even the most finicky fairy.

Registration is requested and begins June 9; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Photo of honeybeeCreating a Buzz Factor: A Talk on Beekeeping in Ohio

Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

Come and hear how beekeepers are working with Ohio businesses to create pollinator habitat in our communities.  You too can change your grassy desert into a healthy pollinator haven.

Registration is requested and begins June 27. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Photo of mobile tech labState Library of Ohio Mobile Technology Training Center

Thursday, July 30, beginning at 10am

Come to the library to learn about tablets and troubleshoot your devices. The State Library of Ohio’s Mobile Technology Training Center now features the most popular mobile devices, updated desktop computers with touch screen monitors, and trainers to provide on-site instruction.

Registration is requested and begins July 2; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Photo of seeds in little potsSeed Saving Workshop with Kent Foods Not Lawns

Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Help the Kent Free Library start a Seed Library!  Seed saving is easier than you think.  Don Abbott from Kent Food Not Lawns will explain how to save vegetable seeds including tomatoes, peppers, beans, cabbages, and cucumbers.  Free seed packets will be given to all participants.

Registration is requested and begins July 15; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Royalty Free Photo of the Beatles from PixabayFrom the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America with Aaron Krerowicz

Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 pm

February 1964 was the most important month of the Beatles’ entire career.  It firmly established Beatlemania in the United States, highlighted by three performances on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Popular guest speaker Aaron Krerowicz returns with this 60-minute multimedia program that will put the Beatles’ first U.S. visit in historical context, with particular emphasis on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and how the president’s death helped Beatlemania flourish, in order to explain why that month proved to be the single most pivotal month of the band’s existence.

Registration is requested and begins July 19; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Every Hero Has a Story!

Monday, June 1 – Friday July 31

Adults 18+ are once again invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. For each book read or adult program attended, participants can submit entries to win prizes. Registration is requested and begins June 1; please visit the Information Desk to register.

Artists wishing to exhibit original, two-dimensional works of art may submit an application to the library’s Program Committee.

Art Exhibit Application

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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www.kentfreelibrary.org

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00

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