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AdultCraftHourSaturday Adult Craft Hour

Get crafty at your library! Adults 18+ are invited to join us on select Saturdays for an hour as we create a free and easy craft. All supplies 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.

Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 pm: Watercolor Napkins.  Registration is underway


scarfMake it Pinteresting

Calling all Pinterest fans! This winter 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, March 25, 7:00 pm: Pallet Coasters.  Registration is underway


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.

Resume Workshops with Mick Rogers M.Ed. of Goodwill Industries of Akron

Kent Free Library is partnering with Goodwill to offer classes on resume writing and online job searching. Patrons will have three opportunities to attend these 4-day, 1 hour each workshops taught by Mick Rogers, Community Relations Specialist of Goodwill Industries of Akron. The courses will be taught Monday-Thursday during the last week of January, February, and resumeMarch from 5:00 -6:00 pm in our computer lab. The workshop includes the following:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

Registration is requested and begins four weeks ahead of each workshop session; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Session 3: Monday, March 23-Thursday, March 26. Registration is underway


Community Job Club with Diana Miller

2nd Thursdays of Each Month

The Community Job Club (CJC)  is open to job seekers and career changers, as well as professionals who wish to offer advice and support to job seekers.   CJC’s goal is to improve the job search experience of professionals in the NEO area by providing resources, connections, and motivation.

CJC’s Professional Networking and Job Search Assistance provides members with the information, support, and tools they need to take charge of their careers, find jobs they love, and earn what they deserve.

Photo of Diana MillerJoin Diana Miller on the 2nd Thursday of the month for exciting programs and opportunities to network.  Please contact the library to register or register through the CJC Meetup Page.

Thursday, March 12, 3:30 – 6.  Registration is underway
Thursday, April 9, 4:30 – 7.  Registration begins March 9
Thursday, May 14, 4:30 – 7.  Registration begins April 14
Thursday, June 11, 4:30 – 7.  Registration begins May 11

cmaThe Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: Art-to-Go

A world of great art comes to you! See and touch amazing works of art up to 4,000 years old when museum staff and trained volunteers visit you with genuine art objects from the museum’s collection. Interactive sessions offer a unique hands-on experience, engaging learners of all ages in exciting exploration and lively discussion about diverse cultures, time periods, materials, and techniques.

Registration is requested and begins four weeks ahead of each presentation; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm: Native North American Art. Registration is underway


Health & Wellness Series with Sarah Kwon, Pharm.D., CDE, AE-C

Kent Free Library is here to help in your resolution to be healthier in 2015. Board certified Diabetes Educator, Asthma Educator, and Clinical Pharmacist Sarah Kwon will be at your library on select Saturdays to educate patrons on the following topics.

diabetesRegistration is requested and begins four weeks ahead of each presentation; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Saturday, February 28 at 3:00 pm: Diabetes Management. Registration is underway

Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 pm: Asthma. Registration begins March 28


tiffanyThe History of Clara Wolcott Driscoll and the Tiffany Glass Studio with Linda D. Alexander

Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30pm

AlexanderDid you know that a Tallmadge-based artist was responsible for designing many of the famous lamp shades produced by the Tiffany Glass Studio? Her name was Clara Wolcott Driscoll and the story of her work with Tiffany Studios and the infamous ‘Tiffany Girls’ from 1888-1909 is fascinating. We invite you to join historian and fourth cousin of the artist, Linda D. Alexander, as she shares the history and beautiful art of Clara Wolcott Driscoll.

Registration is requested and is underway; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


teaJapanese Tea Ceremony with Tensetsu-do-Snowflake Tearoom

Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm

The mission of Tensetsu-do is to educate people on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and to share their love of Japanese Tea and culture. Join us for this unique and memorable experience. Come and experience this traditional art that has been passed down throughout the ages.

Registration is requested and is underway; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.


Spelling to Recovery: Tony Suschil’s Journey from Stroke to the National Spelling Bee Competition

Friday, April 10 at 1:00 pm
Cosponsored by the Kent Area Orthography Society (KAOS)

After having what was described as a “massive” stroke in July of 2010, Tony Suschil spent six months in a series of local hospitals before coming home in February of 2011.  Suschil had won the Northeast Ohio Senior Spelling Bee in 2008 and had gone on to compete in the National Senior Spelling Bee in Cheyenne, WY that year, placing 14th.  He had also competed in 2009.

After his stroke, Suschil faced more than a year of physical, occupational, and speech therapy.  He then set himself a goal of returning to the National Senior Bee, if only to prove to himself that he had regained his abilities. He started on a study program with a series of word lists, which even included reading through the entire 11th edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.  In 2013, he competed again and placed 7th. In 2014, he tied for 10th place.

The Kent Free Library and the Kent Area Orthography Society (KAOS) invite the public to hear Suschil’s inspiring story of how his Bee preparation and participation helped him come back from the effects of his stroke.  Learn how he believes spelling and spelling competition can help you and your loved ones recover from major illnesses and stave off  age and medical related decline.

Registration is requested and will begin March 10; spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

chinesemusicensCleveland Chinese Music Ensemble Live in Concert

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm

Formed in the fall of 2008, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble performs a wide variety of Chinese music on traditional string, wind, and percussion instruments. The Ensemble will perform a brand new show featuring solo and ensemble pieces from a variety of regions in China. This critically acclaimed music ensemble has previously performed at the Akron Civic Theatre, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Kent State Folk Festival and the Cleveland Asian Festival.

No registration required. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the concert for an event pass.


Glauser String Quartet in Concert

Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Kent State University’s Glauser String Quartet performs a free, all-ages concert of classical music in the library’s meeting room. The accomplished members of this group are Mingyuan Song, Wong Tak-Kin, Man Wing-Sun, and Vincent Leung.

Violinist Mingyuan Song studied at Tianjin Conservatory of Music and Bowling Green State University.  He is continuing his graduate studies at KSU with Cathy Meng Robinson and Amy Lee.

Wong Tak-Kin is a violinist with a Bachelors Degree in Music from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts who is earning his Masters in Performance at KSU under Cathy Meng Robinson, Amy Lee, and Ivan Chan.  Wong toured internationally with the Asian Youth Orchestra, and has been the concertmaster of the Blossom Music Festival Orchestra and the KSU Orchestra.

Violist Man Wing-Sun received his Bachelors Degree in Music Performance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is now pursuing a Masters Degree in Music performance at KSU.  An active chamber music player, Man has trained with several famous quartets, including the Miami Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet and the The Penderecki quartet.

Cellist Vincent Leung is pursuing the Master of Performance Degree in Kent State University under Keith Robinson. He also studied at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has received several scholarships.  An active chamber musician, he has performed internationally and has worked under several renowned conductors, including Lorin Maazel.

No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor information desk beginning ½ hour before the concert.

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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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
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