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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.

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm: Fall Leaf Votives.  Registration begins August 30.

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 pm: Shrinky-Dink Jewelry.  Registration begins September 27.

Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm: Holiday Greeting Cards.  Registration begins November 1.


String ArtString Art

Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm

Make a cool string art project!

This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins August 2.


Dried beans in a mason jarGiftable Mason Jar Soup Mix

Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 pm

Using dry ingredients, we will make a delicious soup mix. Take it home to share with the family on a cold winter’s night. Or, better yet, make a gift for someone special.  All supplies are provided.

This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins October 5.


Man PaintingAdult Paint Night

Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm

Adults are invited to channel their inner artists during our fall paint nights. By the end of the evening you will have a frameable canvas to take home. This program is for adults.

Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins October 16. Choose from session one or two; each will create the same painting.


Indian cornIndian Corn Thanksgiving Favors: Make & Take

Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 pm

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with festive favors you will make and take home. All supplies are provided.

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

Copali Music GroupCopali Concert

Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm

Copali is an original instrumental jazz fusion band based in Northeast Ohio. Their shows consist of a unique and exciting blend of musical styles. Copali, formed in the summer of 2014, maintains an active presence in the Northeast Ohio music scene. In addition to performing regularly at venues in Akron, Canton, and Kent, they have also performed at the Medina and Highland Square Porch Festivals, First Night Akron, and Akron’s SquareFest.

This program is family friendly. 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.


KSU Woodwind Ensemble Concert

Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

This program is family friendly. 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.

Joe the Coupon Guy's LogoTravel Affordably with Joe the Coupon Guy

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

Learn how to travel affordably during this brand new class from Joe the Coupon Guy!  Find out how to get the best deals on car rentals, flights, cruises, lodging, and transportation. Once you get to your destination, find out how to save on entertainment and restaurants. You’ll learn where to find bus trips to Chicago for $2 round-trip, cruises for 80% off or more, free flights, the best places to economically travel, and more travel saving secrets.

This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins August 15.


Cover of How to Speak MidwesternLearn ‘How to Speak Midwestern’

Author Talk & Book Signing with Edward McClelland

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Kent Free Library

Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm

The Pittsburgh toilet. Squeaky cheese. Devil strip. City chicken. Shampoo Banana. Chevy in the Hole. Find out what they mean in New York Times Bestselling author Edward McClelland’s talk on Midwestern speech and sayings. Ohioans, historians, casual linguists, culturalists, and readers will all enjoy this entertaining program about why we talk the way we talk.  This program is family friendly and registration is requested.

Spaces are limited; registration begins August 31. Copies of McClelland’s book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation by cash or check.


Photo of haunted houseOhio Hauntings: Stories From Haunted Ohio Places

Presented by Jim Kleefeld

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm

Ohio Hauntings is a collection of stories and legends taken from real life accounts of ghostly investigations and haunted happenings. The audience will see strange antiques, learn about spiritualist powers, and hear stories of scary events from the spirit world. Jim tells carefully researched tales like The Boy Who Loved Checkers, The Four Civil War Brothers, and more. The audience will see Jim Kleefeld’s personal collection of ghostly and unusual artifacts and will try to initiate contact with spirits.

This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins September 13.


Portrait of Victorian LadyI’ll Read Your Head Now: Victorian Phrenology

Presented by Laura Loew

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm

What does your skull reveal about you? Learn about the lost ‘art’ of divining personality types from historical presenter Laura Loew. Phrenology is a process that involves observing or feeling the skull to determine an individual’s psychological attributes. Laura Loew presents fun and informative programs that include historical and social contexts but are geared to modern audiences!

This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins September 20.


Ohio State logoOhio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn

Author Talk & Book Signing with Robert J. Roman

Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm

How did the football team at The Ohio State University steal the hearts of the entire state? How did the humble team ultimately develop into the dominance and pageantry known today as “Ohio State football”? In the 19th century OSU was not the largest school in Ohio. Its students were not the first to form a local college team. What set the students apart was an underdog complex, a chip on their shoulders, and the drive to prove themselves. Author Robert J. Roman explores the forgotten history of a little 19th century football team and the birth of a football dynasty.

This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins October 12. Copies of Roman’s book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation by cash or check.

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330.673.4414
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Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
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