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Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm: Story Slam: I Am Not a Monster

Photo of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monsterAs part of Hiram College’s Community Reading Program celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the library, will host a Story Slam on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm.

Adults are invited to come prepared with a true, personal story, 5 – 10 minutes long on the theme of I Am Not a Monster. As many storytellers as time allows will get to tell their story. Those who just wish to listen are welcome.

The evening’s theme of I Am Not a Monster encourages storytellers to share a time when, like Frankenstein’s creature, they have been misunderstood or their motives misinterpreted. Storytellers could also approach the theme by telling a story about when they, like Victor Frankenstein, were responsible for someone else’s behavior or very being.

Stories and language should be appropriate for a general audience. No registration is 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.

Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm: Haunted Gingerbread Houses

The Kent Free Library will again hold 2 sessions of its popular Haunted Gingerbread Houses program on Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House together. A donation of one bag of candy would be appreciated. There will be a limit of one house per family.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.

Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Experience 3D Printing

3D PrinterSee 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. N

o registration is required.

Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with Efferus String Quartet

Effarus String QuartetThe Efferus String Quartet, a Kent State University graduate student chamber group, will perform a free concert on the 2nd floor balcony on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.

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.

Monthly concerts at Kent Free Library are generously sponsored by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21: Friends of KFL Book Sale

The Friends of Kent Free Library will hold their fall book sale October 18 – 21 on the first floor of the library. For sale will be books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs, and DVDs for adults and children that have been donated by community and that have been withdrawn from the library’s collection.

Friends of KFL members are invited to a preview sale on Thursday, October 18 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  Memberships may be purchased at the door and are $5 for individuals and $3 for students or seniors.

Regular sale hours are Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00, and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.  Cash or check are accepted.

All proceeds go to the Friends of KFL and support library programs and services.

Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm: Movie on Life of Mary Shelley

As part of the Hiram College Community Reading Program, the Kent Free Library will show a film about the life of Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley on Thursday, October 11 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.

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.

Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm: Meet the Psychic

Renowned psychic medium, paranormal investigator, teacher and author Laura Lyn visits the Kent Free Library on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm.

In this free program, Lyn will share her experiences with and ideas about tapping into spiritual and emotional energy.

No registration is required. Please pick up a ticket at the 2nd floor Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm. Space is limited.

Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 am: Stevens Puppets Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Icabod Crane and the Headless HorsemanFamilies with children of all ages are invited to a marionette puppet show by Stevens Puppets. In this silly and non-scary version of Washington Irving’s classic piece of literature, children of all ages will follow the lanky school master, Ichabod Crane, as he sings, dances, and falls in love with a giggly Katrina Van Tassel. Stevens Puppets bring this ever-popular classic tale delightfully to life with beautiful wooden marionettes. The entire production is underscored by classical music and a fun time is had by all! Adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Daniel Raynor.

Registration is not required, but space is limited. Pick up a boarding pass in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room starting at 10:30 a.m. that morning.

Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm: Frankenethics: An Exploration of Scientific Creation

Frankenstein's Creature portrayed by Boris KarloffAs part of Hiram College’s Community Reading Program celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the library will host a lecture on Frankenethics by Erin Lamb, Professor of Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College.  Dr. Lamb will explore Frankenstein’s legacy in contemporary ethical debates about biomedicine and biotechnology.

No registration required for this free program. Please pick up a ticket at the 2nd floor Information Desk beginning at 6:30 pm.

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.
The program is also sponsored by WKSU.

For more information about this and other programs, visit www.hiram.edu/frankenstein.

Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 am: Paws to Read with Bing

Bing

Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing, a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories.

Please contact Youth Services to register.

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