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create&discover(1)Monday, June 2 – Friday, August 29

This summer when you experience everything your library can offer, you can also win prizes.  Register for Create & Discover @ Your Library, then for each book that you read and review or event you attend, you’ll be entered to win a weekly prize or the grand prize: an iPad Mini!


Make it Pinteresting

Calling all Pinterest fans!  This summer, come to your library to create interesting projects we’ve found on Pinterest.  All supplies are provided.

Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 pm:  Pebble Coasters.  Registration underway.

This program is for adults and registration is requested.  Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Photo of AlyssaBeginner Oil and Salve Workshop with Alyssa D’Amico

Saturday, August 9, 2:00 pm or Saturday, August 16, 2:00 pm

This summer you’ll have two opportunities to attend this hands-on workshop. Alyssa D’Amico of Niche Wellness will show you how to create unique body care items in your own home. Learn how to make natural and healing body care products using pure ingredients and plant materials found locally. In this workshop, participants will discover the basics of making salves and oils and get to take home samples made in class.

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

Photo of MickSongwriting Workshop with Mick Rogers

Mondays, July 21, 28 and August 4, 7:00 pm

This is a 6 week course, ending with a concert of the participants’ work.  It’s geared toward beginning to intermediate songwriters, or anyone with an interest in songwriting.  Each session will have two segments: The first part is a presentation and discussion of a songwriting element, and the second part of each session will consist of participants sharing their songs with the group.  Read a more detailed description.

Participants will each perform one or more songs at the final concert on Sunday, August 10, 2:00 pm.

Registration for the workshop is requested and is underway; spaces are limited. The concert is free and open to all.

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.


Book Group @ The Market

Celebrate summer by reading great books on the themes of gardening, farming, local food, and seasonal cooking, then joining a group of like-minded readers for an interesting discussion.

avmLed by a Kent Free Library librarian, the discussions will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12—1 at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on the corner of Franklin and Summit under the Haymaker Overpass. Please bring a lawn chair if you’d like a seat.

Pick up a copy of each month’s book at the library’s Check Out Desk.  No registration is required. For information, please call 330.673.4414.

Saturday, August 9, 12:00 pm: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Author Kingsolver spent a year attempting to feed her family only animals and vegetables raised locally—“from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air.” Experience why Kingsolver has inspired so many to become “locavores.”

glauserGlauser String Quartet in Concert

Sunday, July 27, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free concert by Kent State University’s Glauser String Quartet.  The ensemble will be performing Haydn String Quartet No. 63 in B flat Major, Op. 76, No.4;Bartok String Quartet No. 2 Op. 17, Sz 67; and Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1.

No registration is required for this all-ages program; however space is limited.  Passes will be available at the 2nd floor Information Desk beginning at 1:30 pm the day of the concert.

Read more about the Glauser String Quartet

Hospice worker talking with patientThe Art of Living Well: Hospice Cares

Monday, August 11, 7:00 pm

While hospice has roots going back thousands of years, it has only been in the United States since 1967.  Taking the approach that the quality of life should be as important as the length of life, hospice has touched thousands of families.

Do you have questions or are interested in learning more about what hospice care can provide to your family? Bernadette Thomas, Coordinator of Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Volunteer Services and Leigh Herington, former State Senator and Hospice Volunteer, will provide a history of hospice, the services it provides to individuals and families, and information for those interested in volunteering.

Registration requested and is underway.

Cover of Hard Day's NightA Hard Day’s Night with Beatles Scholar Aaron Krerowicz

Sunday, August 17, 2:00 pm

Join Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film A Hard Day’s Night.  The only Beatles album to feature exclusively Lennon/McCartney songs, A Hard Day’s Night is both the product of Beatlemania and the beginning of its end.  This 90-minute multimedia presentation will observe and analyze the album and film, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the band’s development through excerpts from interviews with the members and clips of discarded takes.

Registration requested and begins July 20.

Jeff Byce With AntiqueAntique Appraisals with Jeff Byce

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 pm

Do you have an heirloom at home you’ve always felt was worth a fortune?  Bring up to 3 of your treasured antiques to the library and Jeff Byce, auctioneer and appraiser, will be here to tell you what they’re worth. Antique owners will be admitted and given numbers starting at 5:00 pm and the program will officially commence at 5:30.  Objects for appraisal may include items small enough for one person to carry without difficulty.

Space is limited and registration begins August 26.

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

Art Exhibit Application

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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