Big Foot: Fact or Fiction?

Image of Big Foot by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Join author Doug Waller from the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigations (SOSBI) on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 pm for a discussion and slide show presentation including witness reports and evidence found during investigations.  Q&A session following presentation if time permits. Share your own witness experience if you have one!

Spaces are limited; registration is requested.


Heath Series Continues with Diabetes Talk

hospiceBoard certified Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Diabetes and Asthma educator Sarah Kwon, PharmD, CDE, AE-C, will be at our library on Saturday, October 17 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. with information about avoiding and treating diabetes. 

Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register. Registration begins 4 weeks ahead of each event.


Introduction to Medicare

Medicare LogoJoin Chris Boring, an independent health insurance agent, on Monday, October 12 at 6:30 pm for an educational meeting about Medicare. Boring will outline the various Medicare plans and explain how people can sign up. The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) takes place from October 15 to December 7, so get informed before joining or switching plans.


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Party

mouse_cookieFamilies with children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to celebrate the picture book series written by Laura Numeroff at a party on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am.  Numeroff’s series includes If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin and more. Children will visit a variety of game, snack and craft stations.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance.


Retirement Planning Workshop

Photo of sign that reads Retirement Just AheadFinancial adviser and independent insurance broker Paul D. Sweeney II will offer a free program about retirement planning  on Tuesday, October 6, from 6 – 7 pm.

Sweeney will review the four parts of Medicare and what it does and does not cover, as well as the different Medicare related insurance choices and how each one works. He will also discuss the prescription drug plans and how they work.

In addition, Sweeney will talk about defining retirement goals and creating a strategy to meet them in today’s times. The talk includes scenarios to show how variables such as investing more, choosing the right investments, and waiting to retire will impact savings. Attendees may ask questions during the last part of the program.

Please register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.


Joe “The Coupon Guy” Returns

Photo of Joe the Coupon Guy

Joe Daugirdas, better known as the “The Coupon Guy,” will come to the library’s “How To Festival” on Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm to offer a free presentation on how to use coupons to save money.

Daugirdas consistently saves 70% and more on his grocery shopping and 90% and more on toiletry shopping. He’ll also share his strategies for saving money on utilities, travel, restaurants, gas, cell phones, prescriptions, and much more.

Space is limited for this program and registration is required by contacting the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.


Paws to Read Returns

readingtodogChildren in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot on Saturday, October 3 between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to read to Nugget, a certified therapy dog.
Registration is required.

NEOMED Presentation on Brain-Muscle Interfaces

mindmuscleThe Northeast Ohio Medical University will offer a free program on brain-muscle interfaces and new technologies in movement and regeneration on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 pm.

Come learn about recent advancements in implanted microchip stimulators that induce new muscle activity in cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscle cells.  Harvested adult stem cells and laser-printer generated scaffolds that hold promise for creating entire new organs like a heart, will also be discussed.

Preserved hearts, skeletal muscles and examples of smooth muscle harvested from the human gastrointestinal tract will be available for viewing and handling.

Space is limited for this free all-ages program. Call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to sign up.


HOLA Ohio Folkloric Dancers Perform

Photograph of dancerAs part of the Hiram College Big Read, the library will host a colorful performance of Mexican regional dances by the HOLA Ohio Folkloric Dancers of Painesville, Ohio. Under the creative direction of Salome, the troupe of children and adult dancers has developed a repertoire that reflects the vast diversity within Mexican culture. They have performed throughout northeast Ohio over the last 2 years.

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.

The Kent Free Library, along with the other public libraries in the county, are partnering with The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College to present a community-wide reading program, or a “Big Read.” Many programs and events will center on the book Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea in September and October thanks to a $15,000 Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.



KFL Joins Acme Cash Back Program

acme-logoHelp the library earn 5% cash back to support our programs and services with Acme Fresh Market’s Community Cash Back program!  Between now and January 6, 2016, buy store brands at your local Acme Fresh Market and save your register receipts.  Place your receipts in the collection box at the Check Out Desk by January 12, 2016.

Brands include Acme Fresh Market, Food Club, TopCare, Full Circle, Sweet P’s Bake Shop, Over the Top, Paws Premium, Wide Awake Coffee Co., @{ease}, Valu Time, Nostimo, Cape Covelle Seafood Market, Buckley Farms, and Domestix.