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GreenmanFree Concert: Steven Greenman and Walt Mahovlich

Sunday, November 2, 2:30 pm

Violinist Steven Greenman and accordian player Walt Mahovlich are known for their soulful renditions of East European Jewish music and passionate performances of folk music combined with virtuoso flair and technical precision.

waltSteven 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.

Walt 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.

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

The Healing Power of Our Voice with Pilar Farnsworth

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 pm

Experience Toning in this meditative class. Join Pilar as she teaches you how to use your voice to connect to your inner sounds. Practice breath-work, movement, guided imagery, chanting, toning exercises, and mantra practice. 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.

crayonSaturday Craft Hour

Get crafty at your library! Please join us on select Saturdays for an hour 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, November 15, 3:00 pm: Melted Crayon Art. Registration requested and is underway

Saturday, December 6, 3:00 pm: Holiday Ornament Make & Take. Registration requested and begins November 8

David Hansen 2Free Concert: Guitarist Philip Logan

Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free concert 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.

calledtoriseLast Wednesday Book Group

Beginning this October, meet with us the last Wednesday of the month at 3pm to discuss a variety of fiction titles in a fun, laid-back setting. This is an “anything goes” book club and our books will be diverse in their range. Find copies of each month’s title at the Check-Out Desk.

No registration required.

Wednesday, November 26, 3:00 pm: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

ceiliFree Concert: Akron Ceili Band with Celtic Holiday Music

Sunday, December 7, 2:00 pm

The Akron Ceili Band is a group of musicians that perform traditional Irish tunes in Northeast Ohio with a mixture of traditional and non-traditional songs, to add a unique and lively sound that is all their own. The group performs with a variety of instruments including fiddles, guitars, tin whistle, bass and Irish drum (bodhran). Please join them for his special concert of Celtic renditions of holiday songs.

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

Free Concert: Blues Tones

Sunday, January 11, 2:00 pm

More information coming soon!

Cultured Purls

Every first Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Grab your double points, a hank of yarn, and join your fellow knitters for informal discussion and to share current projects. All skill levels welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

Art Exhibit Application

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

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