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Upcoming Events

pinterestingMake 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, October 26, 6:30pm: Coiled Clay Votives
Registration is underway.

adultcoloringColoring for Grown-Ups

Saturday, November 5, 3:00 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, gel pens, markers, and crayons will be provided.

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

TEDx logoTed X: What Are You Afraid Of?

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm

In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program offers a license for TED-style events that will spark deep conversation and connections at the local level.  At TEDx Kent Free Library events,  we will screen 3 TED Talks videos.  Join us for our third TEDx event, “What Are You Afraid Of?” and enjoy TED Talks on how fear drives American politics, what fear can teach us, and how to overcome fear and learn anything. After the videos, we will have a moderated discussion.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.

BoxofSquirrelsBox of Squirrels: Free Concert

Sunday, November 6, 2:00 pm

Local band, Box of Squirrels infuses folk, Americana, indie, blues and rock music. Come listen as they put a squirrely spin on popular songs. Harmony vocals and acoustic instrumentation including banjo, mandolin, guitar, washboard, and upright bass combine to make the easy sound of this special band.

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.

Interested in exploring new interests and hobbies? The library invites families to attend a series of free programs this fall to learn exciting new skills! Registration is required and begins four weeks before each event.


Photo of vegetarian side dishesHow-To: Vegetarian Side Dishes with Chef Giulia

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30pm

Are you getting bored with the same side dishes prepared the same way? Do you need some new ideas for making your accompaniments more exciting? This program will provide inspiration for delicious and healthful plant-based side dishes you can make in your kitchen. Helpful resources will be provided and samples of health-providing foods will be available for tasting. No food preparation will be done during the program.

Chef Giulia is a Vegetarian/Vegan Personal Chef, Cooking Instructor, and Food Coach based in Stow. Her focus is on inspiring others to prepare meals in their own kitchens in order to eat more healthfully.

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

Girl playing with catHow-To: Animal Communication with Judith Wade

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30pm

This presentation will explain the details of animal communication and its benefits to our pets. You will learn insight to your pet’s inner thoughts and memories. Judith Wade has over 9 years of experience in animal communication and teaching pet parents how to enhance their connection to their fur babies.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.

gablerHow-To: Creative Lettering with Larry Gabler

Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm

If you can write your name you can make your own handwriting a personal expression! Learn to work with basic design elements, line variation, shape, size and patterns to develop your own artsitic lettering style. Creative lettering is useful for signs, greeting cards, journaling, scrapbooking and any other artistic expression.

This is a family friendly event–if you can write, you can attend.  Spaces are limited; registration is underway.

Indoor garden in potsHow-To: Indoor Gardening with Don Abbott

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 pm

One of the biggest gardening complaints from people is that they can’t garden because they live in an apartment or condo. Don Abbot of Kent Food Not Lawns will show you how you can grow food indoors. Free seed packets will be given to all participants!

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.

Sour dough bread on cutting boardHow-To: Homemade Sourdough Bread

Thursday, November 17, 6:30pm

Are you confused about the gluten controversy?  Come to discuss the health aspects of gluten and bread, and learn how to start and keep a sourdough starter for baking your own healthful breads.  Participants will receive a rye and wheat starter to take home, and samples of bread will be provided. Join us for this yummy event on National Homemade Bread Day!

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

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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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