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, July 18, 2:30-4:00 pm: Handmade Eye Pillows. Registration begins June 20.
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, 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, July 2, 6:45 -7:45 pm
Thursday, August 6, 6:45 -7:45 pm
No registration necessary.
Family Friendly Special Events
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. In this class you’ll create a fairy garden fit for even the most finicky fairy.
Registration is underway; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.
Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: Art to Go
A 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.
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 is underway.
Enhance your experience by reviewing the museum’s resource packet before the presentation.
Sunday, July 19 between 1 and 4:30 pm
We’re transforming the library into a 16-hole mini golf course! Golfers of all ages are invited to join us for a drop-in to play a round.
Registration is not required.
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 underway. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.
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.
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.
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.
Retirement Has Changed: What’s Your Next Move?
Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm
Paul D Sweeney II, a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones will talk about defining retirement goals and creating a strategy to get there in today’s times. Learn how changing variables, such as investing more, choosing the right investments, and waiting to retire, will impact savings.
Adult Summer Reading Program
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.
Art Gallery Exhibit
Artists wishing to exhibit original, two-dimensional works of art may submit an application to the library’s Program Committee.