Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm: Cookbook Club

Salad with FigsReaders who also love cooking are invited to the Cookbook Club!  July’s theme is “It’s Too Hot To Eat Anything But Salad.”

Select a salad recipe from a cookbook in the library’s collection or make a salad from a recipe in one of your own cookbooks (no Internet recipes, please). Bring your dish to share along with a copy of the recipe.

This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Please register online or contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm: Practical Astrology

Horoscope SignLocal Astrologer Luna Hart will share her insights on astrology at a free program at the Kent Free Library on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm.

Learn how astrology can help you make choices in your life. A limited number of free moon journals will be given away to program attendees.

This program is for adults ages 18 and up. No registration required.  For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm: Water, Life, Mars, Earth

As part of our Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories,” the library will offer a program on the search for water on Mars . Water is essential for life on Earth, which is why NASA’s motto in its hunt for extraterrestrial life has been “follow the water.” Learn why water is so essential for human life and the implications for life on Mars if scientists do—or don’t—find water on the planet. Participants will design their own water bottles.

For adults 18 and up. Register online or by calling Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00: Summer Story Slam, ‘To Boldly Go’

In celebration of the Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” the library will host a story slam on the theme “To Boldly Go.”

Story tellers are invited to tell a 10 minute or less true story related to the theme: a time when the story teller got out of his or her comfort zone, tried something new, or made a discovery in the great, wide universe or in his or her own neighborhood. As many stories as possible will be shared during the hour-long event. Those just wishing to listen to the stories and not tell their own are welcome to attend as audience members.

Story tellers and attendees must be 18 or over. Subject matter and language should be appropriate for a general audience. New story tellers are encouraged to plan out and time their story before the event.

No registration is required. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Thursday, July 4: Library Closed for Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day, the library will be closed on Thursday, July 4.  As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no fines will be assessed on overdue items.

​​​​​​​For your convenience, materials may be returned either in the book returns to the left of the parking lot entrance or by using the drive through.

The library will resume regular hours on Friday, July 5 at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm: Knot Just for Knitters

Are you a needlework enthusiast? Do you love to knit, bead, tat, spin, crochet or embroider? If so, grab your project and join other stitchers on the first Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:15 pm in the cozy Woodward Room on the second floor.

No registration is required.

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm: Interactive Movie!

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to watch a movie and participate throughout using fun props, which the library will provide.

The movie is a 2015 hit about an alien misfit and his human friend, Tip. Together they journey to find their way home (due to licensing restrictions, the library cannot publish the titles of feature films).

Registration is required. Please register online or call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm: Living and Working in Space

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live and work in space? Robert LaSalvia, Division Chief, Office of Education, NASA Glenn Research Center, will describe the adventures astronauts experience.

Learn what astronauts do, hear about current and future missions, and be amazed by incredible space discoveries.

No registration is required. This program is for adults, 18+. For more information, please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm: Stories of the Universe

James Guilford, Director of Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College, will offer a free program as part of the library’s Summer Reading Theme, A Universe of Stories.

From the mythology about the constellations to the history of planetary exploration, Guilford will share some of the stories that the universe


inspires and that are revealed as we explore space.

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

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm: Outrageous Ohio!

Colin Publicity photoJoin paranormal researcher Colin Schneider for a free program to learn about Ohio’s history of unusual occurrences. Learn how the Buckeye State is a well known refuge for strange creatures, unidentified objects, and other oddities.

Schneider, also known as the Crypto-Kid, is a cryptozoologist, a regional representative for the Centre for Fortean Zoology, and hosts a radio show on the WCJV Digital Broadcasting Network. Adults and teens are welcome.

No registration is required. For more information, the library at 330.673.4414.