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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 (PG-13) *Due to licensing restrictions, titles of feature films may not be published.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.

Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 – 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.

No registration is required for this drop in activity.

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm: Estate Planning and Child Protection Plans for Families with Children

Parents of children under the age of 18 are invited to a presentation by Kristen Boone of Boone Legal. Learn about the important legal documents families may need to ensure the financial safety and protection of children.

Please register for this free program by calling Youth Services at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm: Kid Friendly Vegetarian Lunches and Snacks

Chef CuiliaHave you made a back to school resolution to pack healthful lunches your kids will actually eat? Do you need new ideas for delicious after school snacks that are lower in sugar and simple to make? Join Chef Guilia for fresh and inspired ideas for portable and make-ahead foods that can be customized to individual tastes.

Learn how to involve kids in planning and preparation, and recommendations for packing and transporting foods. Chef Guilia will provide recipes and resources and samples of plant-based foods will be available for tasting. No food preparation will be done during the program.

This program is geared toward adult patrons; however, children are welcome to attend. Contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414 to register for this free program. Space is limited.

Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm: Book Donation Day

Are you ready to free up your bookshelves for new books? The library always accept donations of books, dvds, and music CDs, and on September 15, you can donate from the comfort of your car!

Pull into the parking lot and look for the signs to pull up curb where Friends of Kent Free Library will retrieve your donations.

Items not added to the library’s collection will be gifted to the Friends for future book sales to raise funds for the benefit of the library.

Acceptable donations include popular hardback or paperback fiction, new (2 – 3 year old) non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and unabridged audiobooks on CD. The library cannot accept items in poor condition or that are dirty or mildewed, textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, or cassette or VHS tapes.

For more information, contact the Information Desk or visit the Friends page at www.kentfreelibrary.org.

Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm: Celtic Rush

Celtic RushEnjoy a free, all-ages concert with Celtic Rush, a traditional Irish band with a non-traditional twist.  The performance is on the 2nd Floor balcony so music can be enjoyed throughout the building. Limited seating is available on the balcony.

Celtic Rush is a group of friends who have enjoyed performing throughout Northeast Ohio and surrounding states. Blending fiddles, guitars, tin whistle, upright bass, mandolin, and Irish drum (bodhran), their music repertoire includes Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and polkas, and even some unexpected non-traditional favorites.

Concerts are generously sponsored by the Friends of Kent Free Library.

 

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