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October 19 – 21: Friends of KFL Book Sale

The Friends of Kent Free Library will hold their fall book sale on Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21.  Adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs will be sold, with proceeds supporting the library’s programs and services.  Materials are either withdrawn from the library’s collection or donated by community members.

Members of the Friends of KFL are invited to a preview sale on Thursday, October 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Memberships may be purchased at the door for $5 for Individuals, $3 for Students or Seniors, and $10 for Households

The sale will open to the general public at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 19 and close that day at 8:00 pm.  The sale also runs Friday, October 20 from 10:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Cash and checks are accepted.

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm: Victorian Phrenology Presented by Laura Loew

What does your skull reveal about you? Learn about the lost ‘art’ of divining personality types from historical presenter Laura Loew on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Phrenology is a process that involves observing or feeling the skull to determine an individual’s psychological attributes. Laura Loew presents fun and informative programs that include historical and social contexts but are geared to modern audiences!

This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins September 20.I’ll Read Your Head Now: Victorian Phrenology Presented by Laura Loew

Board of Trustees Position Open

Applications are now being accepted by the Kent Board of Education from people interested in being considered for appointment on the Kent Free Library Board of Trustees.

The Board of Education makes one appointment annually to the seven-member library board.  Kent residents interested in the non-paying position may obtain an application at the Kent Free Library Information Desk during regular library hours.  The term now filled by Karen Beck expires on December 31, 2017.

Application should be returned to the Kent Free Library no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, October 13, 2017.

The Board of Trustees serves as a supervisory body overseeing the general operations and budget of the library.

September 24 – 30: Library Celebrates Banned Book Week

Kent Free Library is taking part in Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, with displays and a coloring contest.  Libraries and schools receive challenges to items in their collections,  but are committed to intellectual freedom and anti-censorship.

Check out a banned book!  Some of the titles might surprise you (see a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books for the last few years).  Also pick up a coloring sheet, enjoy coloring it, then return it for a chance to win (what else?) free new and upcoming releases!

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the official website.

Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm: How to Speak Midwestern with Edward McClelland

Don’t miss an entertaining evening with bestselling author Edward McClelland!  He will talk about his latest book, How to Speak Midwestern, which explains the meanings and origins of local expressions such as the Pittsburgh toilet, squeaky cheese, devil strip, city chicken, shampoo banana, and chevy in the hole.

Ohioans, historians, casual linguists, culturalists, and readers will all enjoy this entertaining program about why Midwesterners talk the way we do.

Copies of McClelland’s book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation by cash or check.  The program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with Copali

CopaliCome to the Kent Free Library for a free all-ages concert by Copali on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Copali is an original instrumental jazz fusion band based in Northeast Ohio. Their shows consist of a unique and exciting blend of musical styles. Copali, formed in the summer of 2014, maintains an active presence in the Northeast Ohio music scene. In addition to performing regularly at venues in Akron, Canton, and Kent, they have also performed at the Medina and Highland Square Porch Festivals, First Night Akron, and Akron’s SquareFest.

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.

Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 am: Dear Evan Hansen

Teens in grades 6 – 12 who love the Broadway musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ are invited to the Kent Free Library on Saturday, September 23, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for a celebration.

Sing along with favorite songs from the Tony Award-winning musical, and bring a t-shirt to decorate with favorite quotes from the show.

Please register for this free event by calling the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Saturday, January 13: Last Day to Return Acme Community Cash Back Receipts

Again this year, the Kent Free Library will be collecting Acme Fresh Market Store receipts for the Community Cash Back Program.  Bring in your Acme receipts dated August 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to help the library earn money to support services and programs!

Community Cash is earned when you purchase the Acme store brands listed to the left.

Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 pm: Paws to Read with Lupin

Reading to certified therapy dogs can benefit reluctant or self-conscious readers, and the Kent Free Library partners with two certified therapy dogs to provide opportunities for children in grades K-5 to “Paws to Read.”
Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to Lupin, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes the day before.

Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am: Balloon Bash

Do you love balloons?  We do too!  Join us as we have an hour of balloon fun at the Balloon Bash!  The fun will include balloon science experiments, parachute play, balloon rockets and more!  Children in Preschool through grade 4 are welcome!

Registration is required and begins September 9. Registration closes at 6 pm the Friday before this program.

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00