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The Tao of Qi with Pilar Farnsworth

pilarPilar Farnsworth returns to the library on Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to offer patrons a unique experiential workshop. “The Tao of Qi” is inspired by philosophical underpinnings of ancient Chinese wisdom and is choreographed in artistic ways of imagery, movement, voice and breath.

Farnsworth will lead the audience through a relaxing meditative session. It is suggested that participants wear loose comfortable clothing.

Beat the Blues at Our Beach Party!

beach-ballWe invite families with children in preschool through grade 5 to a Beach Party on Saturday, March 28 from 11 -12.  Shake off those winter blues with summer-themed games, crafts and snacks.

Registration is required for this free program and begins on Saturday, March 21. Please stop in or call the Dubois Children’s Reading Room at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Spring Break at the Library!

kidsStaying home for spring break? Visit the library this week for great drop-in activities!

Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm: Spring Crafternoon
Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 pm: Drop-in Games
Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 pm: Mystery Seeds Drop-in Science
Friday, March 27 at 11 am: Movie (TBA)

Kent Rotary Early Literacy Center Spring Break Hours

New for 2015, the Early Literacy Center will have special hours during spring break:

March 23 through March 26: 9 am to 8:30 pm
Friday, March 27: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, March 28: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 29: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Library Offers Services for Job Seekers

resumeThe Kent Free Library has partnered Mick Rogers of Goodwill Industries of Akron to present a resume workshop on Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 6 pm. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

Registration is requested and spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

In addition, Diana Miller of the Community Job Club, Inc. (CJC) will be offering a monthly meeting for job seekers. The group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month 4:30 – 7 pm.

CJC is open to job seekers and career changers, as well as to professionals who wish to offer advice and support to job seekers. CJC’s goal is to improve the job search experience of professionals in the NEO area by providing resources, connections, and motivation.

Please contact the library to register, or register through the CJC Meetup Page.

In addition, the Kent Free Library will offer its third Resume Workshop led by Mick Rogers of Goodwill Industries of Akron on Monday, March 23 through
Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 6 pm. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

Registration is requested and spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk to register.

Free Concert by Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

cmeCelebrate Chinese New Year (belatedly) with a free concert by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. The Ensemble will present a program of graceful and festive music, interspersed with historical Chinese stories and poems, especially about this year’s symbol, the Goat.

Formed in the fall of 2008, the Ensemble plays on an assortment of traditional Chinese musical instruments, including bamboo flutes, mouth organs, fiddles,
lutes, gongs, drums, cymbals, and other percussion. They even invite audience members to try out some instruments on a few numbers.

CMA Presents Native North American Art

CMAWe are pleased to announce the third program in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s popular “Art to Go” series, “Native North American Art,” on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm.

Museum staff will visit the Kent Free Library, bringing genuine art objects from the museum’s collection. These engaging, interactive sessions offer a unique hands-on experience and lively discussion about diverse cultures, time periods, materials, and techniques. All ages are welcome to attend.

Registration is requested and spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register.

Health and Wellness Series Continues

diabetesWe’re pleased to welcome back Sarah Kwon on Saturday, February 28 at 3 pm for a presentation on managing diabetes. Dr. Kwon is a Board certified Diabetes Educator, Asthma Educator, and Clinical Pharmacist.

Registration is requested for this free program and spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register.

Free Resume Workshops at Library

resumeThe Library is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Akron to offer workshops on resume writing and online job searching this winter. These 4-day, 1 hour workshops will be taught by Mick Rogers, Goodwill’s Community Relations Specialist.

The next workshop is offered Monday, February 23 through Thursday, February 26 from 5 – 6 p.m. in the library computer lab. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Introduction to Resume Basics
Tuesday: Writing a Resume Using Microsoft Word
Wednesday: Using the Ohio Means Jobs Website
Thursday: Uploading Your Resume & Resume Tweaks

Registration is requested and spaces are limited to 14. Please visit or contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register.

All-Ages Pre-Oscar Party!

Red carpet and Oscar statueFamilies are invited to get ready for the 87th Annual Academy Awards by coming to a Pre-Oscar party at the library on Sunday, February 22 at 1:30 pm.

When you arrive, walk the red carpet, have your picture taken in the paparazzi photo-booth, and enjoy movie-themed games and free refreshments.

At 2 pm, sit down for a screening of an Oscar-nominated movie projected on the meeting room’s oversized screen. Because of licensing restrictions, the library cannot publish the title of the movie, but it’s about Hiccup and Toothless discovering an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, and finding themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

No registration is required for this free event. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the event for a pass. Hurray for Hollywood!

Changes to Tax Form Distribution

TaxesWhile in previous years, the IRS has used many libraries as distribution centers for tax publications and forms, this year it is drastically reducing the variety and number of publications and forms that the IRS distributes in printed form.  The library will make all forms that the IRS sends available in the Copy Center near the Check Out Desk on the first floor.

Other publications may be ordered from the IRS or printed out from the IRS website, and we have created a web page in order to help our community find additional publications.

Below is the message the library received from the IRS regarding the distribution of forms:

While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed.  As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.

Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options.  We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.

Because Form 1040EZ was not on this year’s order form, we will send you 75% of your Form 1040 A order quantity. For example, if you ordered 3000 Form 1040 A, we will send you 2250 Form 1040EZ.  It is not necessary for you to place an order for Form 1040EZ; we will automatically ship Form 1040EZ to you once the form becomes available.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ

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