Saturday, December 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Adults, join us as we create a variety of festive ornaments and get into the holiday spirit. All supplies will be provided.
This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins November 14.
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:00pm
We’re cleaning out our craft supply closet so it’s an anything goes crafting hour. Adults, bring your creativity as the projects will require some innovation.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins December 30.
Saturday, February 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins January 23.
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Calling all Pinterest fans! This month 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 January 27.
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, December 3, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, January 7, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, February 4, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a free, all ages concert by Kent State University’s Stopper String Quartet. The quartet was founded in 2014 by Tak-Kin Wong (violin), Ming-yuan Song (violin), Wing-Sun Man (viola), and Vincent Leung (cello), all of whom are pursuing their Master of Performance at KSU. They are coached by current and former members of the Miami String Quartet, including Cathy Meng Robinson, Keith Robinson and Yu Jin. Members of the Stopper String Quartet participated in numerous music festivals throughout America including Texas Music Festival, Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Heartland Chamber Music Festival.
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.
Wednesday, January 6, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Did you know imbalances in our chakras can manifest as physical or emotional symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and illness? The chakras are the main energy centers of our bodies. As they accumulate unhealthy energy through our experiences, thought patterns, habits, etc., these imbalances may manifest in unpleasant ways until we can heal and clear that energy.
Join Jen Shope, Certified Chakra Therapy Practitioner, for this educational, relaxing and enlightening workshop that will include information on the chakras and a guided meditation to help you heal your chakras. Please bring a journal or notebook.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins December 9.
Free Concert: Kent Shindig All Stars
Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 pm
Tap your feet as the Kent Shindig All-Stars bring the infectious sounds of the Appalachian Mountains to the library. The performance will feature fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, and washtub bass along with the dancing feet of legendary clogger Dancin’ Dennis Copley of Mogadore.
No registration is required for this free, all-ages program; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor information desk beginning 30 minutes before the event.
Saturday, January 16, 2:00-3:00pm
Calling all Downton Abbey Fans! Join popular historical speaker Laura Loew for her brand new presentation. Loew will showcase the fashion of the 1920s as captured by the latest season of the PBS show Downton Abbey. This talk will focus on the style changes of the 20s and the role of women, while spotlighting everyone’s favorite characters and their onscreen fashions. Laura will bring real antiques from the time period including gowns, hats, parasols, shoes, gloves, purses, and antique paper ephemera.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins December 12.
Wednesday, February 3, 6:30pm
We all have life force energy flowing through us. This energy is known as chi, prana, or ki. Unfortunately, we often also carry energy that no longer serves us, or even belongs to us. This energy may manifest negatively in our lives. Reiki strengthens our light and restores balance so we can feel better, enjoy life more, and thrive.
In this class with Jen Shope, you will receive Reiki during a guided meditation focused on healing at the deepest level. You may want to bring a notebook or journal. No meditation experience necessary.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins January 6.
Sunday, February 21, 2:00pm
In honor of Black History Month, historical presenter Paul Goebbel will feature stories about the brave men and women who helped free slaves along the underground railroad in the four corners and center of our state. He will also highlight an Ohio connection to the passage of the 13th amendment to the US Constitution.
Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins January 24.
Tablet and eReader Help
Did you get a new tablet or ereader this holiday? Let our knowledgeable librarians help you download free ebooks, music, and magazines from our digital library! Bring your device and your questions on the following dates and times:
Monday, January 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 6, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 7, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Monday, January 11, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Registration is requested and begins on December 7. Walk-in help will be also be available during these sessions.
Art Gallery Exhibit
Artists wishing to exhibit original, two-dimensional works of art may submit an application to the library’s Program Committee.