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Library Seeks Student Pianists for Open Concert

pianoPiano students ages 17 and under may sign up to play in the library’s open piano concert on Saturday, November 12 at 2 pm. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music. Students may play up to two pieces.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance. Space is limited.

November 1 through 8: Youth Services Election Week

Election2016Children ages 3 and up are invited to the Dubois Children’s Reading Room to cast their vote in our voting booth for their favorite book character candidates! The winning character candidate will be announced at a celebration party in their honor on Saturday, January 21, 2017!

Be sure to stop by, vote, and get an official “I voted” sticker!  Character candidates will be announced November 1, 2016 on the Children’s Room bulletin board.

Sunday, November 6 at 2 pm: Free Concert with Box of Squirrels

BoxofSquirrelsLocal 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.

Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 pm: How To Create Vegetarian Side Dishes with Chef Giulia

vegeAre you getting bored of meals with the same side dishes prepared the same way? Do you need some new ideas for making your accompaniments more exciting? Join Chef Giulia, local Vegetarian/Vegan Personal Chef, Cooking Instructor, and Food Coach, for a free program on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 pm.

Chef Giulia will provide inspiration for delicious and healthful plant-based side dishes that even novice cooks can make in their own 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.  Based in Stow, Chef Giulia’s focus is on inspiring others to prepare meals in their own kitchens in order to eat more healthfully.

This program is for adults only. Please register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Thursday: October 28 at 6:30 pm: TEDx Talk, “What Are You Afraid Of?”

tedxThe Library’s next TEDx event, “What Are You Afraid Of,” will be held on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 pm. Watch three engaging TED Talks on how fear drives American politics, what fear can teach us, and how to overcome fear in order to learn. After the screening, participate in a moderated discussion.

TED (Technology, Entertainment Design) Talks have become a popular way for people to learn about and share “ideas worth spreading.” The Kent Free Library is one of the few public libraries in Ohio that has received a TEDx program license to host TED-style events, designed to spark deep conversation and connections at the local level.

Spaces are limited for this free program. Please register by calling the library Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 am: Cooking Caravan, Found Sounds

cooking-caravanFamilies with children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join The Cooking Caravan  on Saturday, October 22 at 11 am. for a highly interactive morning of fun!

The Cooking Caravan is a group of chefs, artists, actors and musicians devoted to enriching health and feeding artistic hunger. They will turn the audience into a percussion ensemble in order to explore sound and rhythm.

No registration required for this free program. Boarding passes can be picked up at the Youth Services desk up to 30 minutes prior to the program. For more information, please call 330.673.4414.

Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with the Gospel Wonders

Gospel WondersLocal music group, The Gospel Wonders will visit the library to perform a selection of songs for patrons on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 pm. This Gospel group is 11 members strong! Come to hear a selection of songs rooted in the Black oral tradition.

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.

Seat on Library Trustees Available

pablo-9Applications are available beginning on Friday, September 16 for residents interested in serving a 7 year term on the Board of Trustees. Pick up an application at the library’s Information Desk during regular library hours. Deadline to apply is October 14.

Fall ‘How To’ Festival Underway

The 2016 Kent Free LibraryThe Kent Free Library is again offering its fall ‘How To’ Festival, with more than a dozen programs about learning interesting skills, from bellydancing to home brewing, from chord progressions to animal communication.  Some programs are for all ages.

View the full schedule here!

Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am: Titanic: Tragedy of Errors

titanic-313353_640All ages are invited to enjoy a presentation about the Titanic at the Kent Free Library on Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am performed by local storyteller Tom Phoolery. Phoolery uses special effects to reveal the incidents, events, and errors that caused the great maritime disaster.

Phoolery is a family entertainer who has been delighting audiences throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for decades, presenting nearly 300 shows a year.

Please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register.

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