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Sign Up Now for Appalachian Trail Talk

Bob Grau, author of Five Million Steps on a Journey of Hope: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail, will give a discussion on his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 pm.

A non-hiker, Grau began his journey in 2011, and completed the 2,181 mile hike in 170 days. Learn about Grau’s unusual personal story, the history of the trail, and the equipment and gear he used to make the journey. He will show photos taken along the trail, and take questions from the audience. Copies of his book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation.

Registration is requested for this event, and is underway. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Sign Up Now for Beatles Program

On Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm, enjoy a magical tour of The Beatles’ music spanning the ’60s, from the band’s famous visits to Hamburg, through the Beatlemania years, and concluding with Abbey Road, presented by Beatles scholar and blogger Aaron Krerowicz.  His presentation will be enhanced with music clips, excerpts from interviews with band members, and more.

Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz earned a Bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from Butler University in 2008, a Master’s degree in music composition from Boston University in 2010, and a Graduate Artist Diploma from the University of Hartford in 2012.  He maintains a daily Beatles blog at www.AaronKrerowicz.com.

Registration is requested and is underway.

More Reviews from KFL Readers

Adults have really dug our Dig into Reading! Summer Reading Program!  They’ve read hundreds of books and reviewed them–some they enjoyed; some . . . not so much.  Check out what they read and their reviews below!

Summer Reading for adults wraps up on July 31, but there are still lots of summer days left to find a hammock, a cold drink, and a good book!

KFL Readers Share Book Recommendations

Looking for a great book to read this summer?  Check out what other people in the community are reading!  We’re publishing reader reviews on our Book Recommendations page.

Each adult patron who signs up for our Summer Reading Program, then reads and reviews books earns entry slips for a drawing for great prizes!  Plus they can share their favorites with others!

Friday Movies Continue

ticketsWe’re showing family friendly movies in our air-conditioned Meeting Room this summer on Fridays!  June 21 at 3 pm, we’ll show a movie bout a timid clownfish who sets out on a journey to find and bring home his son, who was captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney (due to licensing restrictions, the library can’t publish the titles of feature films, but is permitted to give a description–can you guess?).

Camp KFL

On Saturday, June 22 from 11 to 12, the Kent Free Library will become “Camp KFL.” All ages are invited to celebrate summer at the library by participating in a variety of outside games and activities.

Registration is required for this free program and begins June 15 and closes on Friday, June 21 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited. Stop by or contact the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.

Sarata & Lempner Duo in Concert

Enjoy a free concert by the Sarata & Lempner Duo on Sunday, June 23, from 2 – 3.   Adam Sarata on guitar and Tom Lempner on saxophone delight audiences with a mix of swing, bossa, jazz standards, and even classical compositions.

Adam is a guitar instructor at the University of Mount Union, Ashland University, and the Community Music School of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has released three classical guitar recordings, Guitar

Tom serves on the music faculty at Cleveland State University, Kent State University (Geauga campus), Western Reserve Academy, and Lorain County Community College. He is also a full-time Music Therapist working at both a center for autism and a day treatment center. at Akron, Cavata, and Sul Tasto, as he has also written articles published in Soundboard Magazine and Basically Bohlen.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

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