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Upcoming Events

KFL's Make It Pinteresting logoMake it Pinteresting Adult Crafting Hour

Calling all Pinterest fans! This fall 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, January 25 at 6:30pm: Anything Goes!
Registration is underway

Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm: DIY Bath and Body Potions
Registration begins January 25

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm:  Spring Wreaths
Registration begins March 1

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm: Paper Bead Bracelets
Registration begins March 29.

Calling all Pinterest fans! 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. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins March 1.


Paint and brushesAdult Paint Night

Monday, March 6 at 6:30 pm

Celebrate national craft month during our first adult paint night. Adults are invited to channel their inner artists during our first paint night. By the end of the program you will have a frameable canvas to take home.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins February 6.


ScarvesCreating Tissue Dyed Silk Scarves

Saturday, March 25 at 1pm

Wrap yourself in a hand-dyed silk scarf. Attendees will use special tissue papers to dye beautiful, color rich silk scarves.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins February 25.


Zentangle DesignZentangle Renaissance Tan Tiles with Tangled Ink

Saturday, April 8 from 1:00-3:00pm

Zentangle instructors Cathy and Michelle of Tangled Ink are returning to Kent Free Library this spring. They will teach you how to create these fun renaissance themed tiles, using black ink along with incorporating other colors such as brown, blue, white or gold inks. This class is geared for beginner Zentangle artists.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins March 4.

Photo of a cup of coffeeCoffee Tasting

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 pm

Sample locally brewed coffees and explore flavors, roasts, and brewing methods.

This program is for adults and spaces are limited; registration is underway.


Photo of Jen ShopeLearning Meditation with Jen Shope

Monday, February 13 at 6:30 pm

Meditation not only reduces stress and promotes relaxation and peace, it also lowers blood pressure, boosts your immune system and improves memory and concentration.  Regular meditation also improves emotional health, easing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.  There are many ways to meditate, but the basis of the practice is about pausing and coming into stillness, connecting with the present moment.  In this class with Jen Shope of Zen Path Healing Arts, you will be guided through a variety of simple meditation techniques.  No experience necessary.

This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.


Chef GiuliaPlant Based Eating for Older Adults with Chef Giulia

Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm

This program with Vegetarian/Vegan Personal Chef, Cooking Instructor and Food Coach Chef Giulia will address the benefits and challenges of incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet, taking into account the health, physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes after middle age. The focus will be on nutrient-dense, simple to prepare, tasty foods you can make in your own kitchen from common ingredients found in local groceries, with an emphasis on foods that are lower in salt, sugar, and fat, and higher in fiber and pre- and probiotics. Ideas for updating familiar recipes will be offered. Helpful resources will be provided and samples of health-providing plant-based foods will be available for tasting.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins February 23.


Person holding vegetablesBeginning Vegetable Gardening with Don Abbott of Kent Food Not Lawns

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm

Discover the joys of growing your own vegetables in this presentation by Don Abbott of Kent Food Not Lawns. Don will cover plot selection (including indoors), plant families, when to plant, planting seed versus purchasing plants, and the benefits of gardening.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins March 21.


Laura LynMeet the Medium: An Evening with Psychic Laura Lyn

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm

Laura Lyn is a renowned psychic medium, paranormal investigator, teacher and author, who works primarily with angels, spirits and guides. She first began having experiences with angels and spirits as a small child.  In her early twenties she decided to pursue working with these enlightened beings as a career to help others in their search for healing and personal development.​Laura’s focus is to bring forth the awareness of healing through love, while teaching many how to open up to their own spiritual potential.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins March 23.

Cartoon of media surrounding a groundhog with cameras and microphonesGroundhog Day Movie Marathon

Thursday, February 2, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

A weatherman covering Punxsutawney Phil finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over. You can feel the same way as we marathon this modern classic film all day long!

This is a family friendly event. No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor information desk.


Bins of different types of seedsSeed Packaging Party

Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join volunteers from Kent Food Not Lawns for a seed packaging party to organize the seeds that have been donated. Drop in at any time and stay as long as you’d like. Seeds will be ready for check-out by March 15.

This program is family friendly. No registration is required.


Free Violin Concert: Alejandro Luengas, Accompanied by Sunny Yoo

Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free family-friendly concert by violinist Alejandro Luengas, accompanied by pianist Sonny Yoo.  They will be performing the Violin Sonata No. 26 in B-flat major, K.378 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Violin Sonata in G minor by Claude Debussy.
Alejandro Luengas-Ramirez, Colombian violinist, graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ).  Currently, he is a member of the Tierradentro String quartet and attending Kent State University as student of its Chamber Music Master Degree Program.  Read more.
Pianist Sonny Yoo was born in Gumi, South Korea, 1988.  He is finishing his Master’s degrees in both Piano Performance and Composition at Kent State University this spring. Read more.

This is a family friendly event. No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor information desk beginning 30 minutes before the event.


Free Concert: Goslee Reed and Kean

Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm
Goslee Reed & Kean will perform a mix of originals and covers of traditional folk and country songs, Irish and fiddle tunes, with an emphasis on harmonies and instrumental improvisation. The songs run the gamut from beautiful ballads to toe-tappers, with a healthy helping of humor as well. If you enjoy duos like Tim and Molly O’Brien, and Jay Unger and Molly Mason, you’ll love Goslee Reed & Kean!

Sarah Goslee Reed is an accomplished singer/songwriter and violinist with many years of performing under her belt and six cds of original music to her credit. Originally from Cleveland, where her father was principal bassoonist with the Cleveland Orchestra for many years, Sarah lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and performs throughout the Ohio Valley.

Kerry Kean is a well-known area instrumentalist and singer/songwriter and makes his home in Kent, Ohio. Kerry has played solo and as a sideman and leader with bands of all kinds for many years, sharing a stage with performers as varied as Tom Paxton, Nanci Griffith, Karen E. Reynolds, John Fahey and many others. Sarah and Kerry were aware of and admired each other’s music for years, and they finally met and performed together at Folknet’s 2012 Rootstock concert. The decision to make it a regular thing followed and the results have been delighting audiences throughout central and northeast Ohio.


Band members of Mustache YourselfFree Concert: Moustache Yourself

Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 pm

Moustache Yourself is proud to be known as Akron, Ohio’s premier Gypsy Jazz Quartet! Gypsy jazz, also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or by the French name, “Jazz Manouche,” is a style of jazz music made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s. Its infectious rhythm and entrancing melodies will capture your soul and transport you to a different time and place.

This is a family friendly event. No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor information desk beginning 30 minutes before the event.

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Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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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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