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Upcoming Events

Creative Crafters

Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm:  Mini Pumpkin Decorating (Registration begins 10/17)
Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm:  Beaded Silverware (Registration begins 11/14)
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 pm: Wooden Ornaments (Registration begins 12/5)

Create a fun project each month!  All supplies are provided.

Registration is required for each event and begins two weeks in advance at the Information Desk or by calling 330.673.4414.  Space is limited.


Mocktails and Masterpieces

Monday, November 12 at 7:00 pm (Registration begins 10/29)
Monday, January 14 at 7:00 pm (Registration begins 1/2)
Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm (Registration begins 1/9)

Enjoy refreshing, non-alcoholic mocktails while painting your own artistic masterpiece to take home.  All supplies are included.

Registration is required for each event and begins two weeks in advance at the Information Desk or by calling 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Tarot CardsTarot Card Basics

Presented by William Richardson

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm

A reader since 2007, William Richardson will give a brief overview of the history of Tarot, the basic breakdown of the deck, how a reading works, and resources for those interested in further study!

No registration required. Please pick up a ticket at the Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

Enjoy a free concert with the whole family, anywhere in the library. Musicians perform on the 2nd Floor balcony so music can be enjoyed throughout the building. Limited seating is available on the balcony.  Concerts are generously sponsored by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

No registration required for music concert events.  

Effarus String QuartetEfferus String Quartet

Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free all-ages classical concert with the Efferus String Quartet.

Created in March 2014, the Efferus String Quartet brings together four young professional musicians who share a deep interest in chamber music. Shortly after its foundation, the Efferus Quartet was selected by the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the Teatro Libre of Bogota to participate in the 2nd Chamber Music Festival of the Teatro Libre.

In 2014 they premiered the work “Dynamics of a Meteoritre” by the young Colombian composer James Diaz, later recorded, edited and published by the National University of Colombia. In 2014 and 2016 they attended Festiqartetos Festival where they were coached by the Miami String Quartet and the Avalon String Quartet. In 2015 and 2016 they were selected by audition to study with the Arianna String Quartet at FEMUSC in Brazil.

Recently they won a scholarship of the Master Class program of the XI International Music Festival of Cartagena to work with the Latinoamericano Quartet during the festival.

Efferus is currently its first year of master’s studies in chamber music at Kent State University with Keith Robinson and Cathy Meng-Robinson.


IN2ATIVE

Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free, all-ages concert with IN2ATIVE.

Although classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music,  IN2ATIVE’s vibe strays from the traditional flute and cello stereotype.  This avant-garde duo, consisting of Kimberly Zaleski (flute) and Trevor Kazarian (cello) specializes in a fusion of musical genres, combining the street rhythms of beat-box with classical, rock, and electronic music, creating its own unique genre. All of their pieces are original compositions, inspired by events and experiences, both past and present.

Currently, IN2ATIVE is part of the Musicians-in Residency Program at the Cleveland Clinic, an honor garnered from their consistent outreach initiative through both the Clinic and University Hospitals.  They are Performing and Teaching Artists on the roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency (CAL).  Through CAL, they have programmed both performances and workshops for children ranging in age from pre-school through high school.  IN2ATIVE enjoys inspiring music students and has been a recurring Guest Artist, along with Cleveland Orchestra members, at the Western Reserve Chamber Music Festival and has worked with college level music students at Arizona State University and Penn State University.
IN2ATIVE has performed at a variety of venues in Ohio including Nighttown, The Bop Stop at the Music Settlement, Lakewood Public Library, Ingenuity FEST, Heights Music Hop, LAURELIVE Music Fest, Larchmere Porchfest, Wildwood Cultural Center, Lorain County Community College, to name a few.  A proponent of interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, IN2ATIVE  has worked alongside the Dancing Wheels Company & School,  in a joint production entitled, “Bloom” where their music was channeled through dance.  This past year, they collaborated with renowned dance company, Verbs Ballets in a program which premiered at the Cleveland Public Theatre.  Fun fact- they were invited to perform for the Executive Producers of the acclaimed television show, “America’s Got Talent.”
IN2ATIVE was the first prize winner for the 2014 Young Artist Initiative Competition as part of the Ohio Arts Presenters Network Conference.
Quoted by Jim Walker, former principal flute of the LA Philharmonic: “[IN2ATIVE] is one of the freshest concepts in today’s music scene.  The musicians are first rate and their music is only innovative, but appealing to all listeners.”
IN2ATIVE has also been reviewed in CMUSE music news by Andrea Caccese: “The music created by avant-garde, flute and cello duo, [IN2ATIVE]  offers a great example of how two apparently different musical cultures can come together and create something truly astonishing.”

Mary Shelley Movie

Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm

This new feature film directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and starring Elle Fanning tells the story of Mary Shelley and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. At Lord Byron’s house party on Lake Geneva, guests engage in telling ghost stories, and Shelley creates an incredible character, which impacts literature and popular culture for centuries to come. (PG-13) *Due to licensing restrictions, titles of feature films may not be published.

No registration required. Please pick up a ticket at the Information Desk beginning at 6:00 pm.

This event is part of the Community Reading Program sponsored by Hiram College.

The Frankenstein community reading program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending Humanities Scholarship and Learning Throughout Our Community.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the national endowment for the humanities.  WKSU is the media sponsor for the program.

For more information about related events in the community, visit www.hiram.edu/frankenstein.

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Frankenstein's Creature portrayed by Boris KarloffStory Slam: I Am Not a Monster!

Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm

“Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?”
The Creature, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Have you ever been misunderstood? Your motives misinterpreted? Have you been judged? Or have you been the one whose perception of another was way off? Maybe you were even responsible for someone’s behavior or very being, although you couldn’t quite recognize the person they’d become.

Come prepared to share a true, personal story, 5 – 10 minutes long on the theme of I Am Not a Monster!  Stories and language should be appropriate for a general audience.  As many story tellers as time allows will get to tell their story.  Listeners are welcome.

No registration required. Please pick up a ticket at the Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

This event is part of the Community Reading Program sponsored by Hiram College.

The Frankenstein community reading program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending Humanities Scholarship and Learning Throughout Our Community.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the national endowment for the humanities.  WKSU is the media sponsor for the program.

For more information about related events in the community, visit www.hiram.edu/frankenstein.

Logos of Hiram College, NEH, and WKSU


3D PrinterExperience 3D Printing

Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 – 11:30 am

See the library’s new 3D printers in action and learn more about the 3D printing process.  Drop by to watch a demonstration and discuss 3D printing with library staff and learn about public printing of 3D projects coming soon.

No registration is required for this drop in activity.


Board GameTabletop Gaming with the Malted Meeple

Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion on board games presented by the Malted Meeple of Hudson, OH.  Following the presentation there will be playing time using the library’s new board game collection.

Registration is required and begins October 30 at the Information Desk.  This program is for ages 18+.


Chocolate Bar

Chocolate Tasting

Monday, December 10 at 7:00 pm

Chocolate lovers are invited to join us as we try a variety of chocolate flavors and chocolate combinations.

Registration is required and begins November 26 at the Information Desk. This program is for ages 18+.


Pop Culture Trivia Night

Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm

Play trivia in a fun and relaxed environment. Bring a team or sign up on your own and connect with others. Participants compete for prizes by answering a range of questions on pop culture. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required and begins December 26 at the Information Desk.  This program is for ages 18+.


Spilled coffee cupEscape Room: Café Catastrophe

Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm

There’s a new barista at Le Café Livres and they’ve made a mess of things! Find clues and solve questions with friends in order to get a perfect cup of coffee! Participants may sign up as a team or on their own.

Registration is required and begins January 15 at the Information Desk.  This program is for ages 18+.

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Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
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