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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

Free Concert by Muszikat-Shalom

musicdoveThe Kent Free Library is pleased to welcome Muszikat-Shalom for a free, all-ages concert called “Sing for Freedom” on Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 pm.

To celebrate Black History Month, Muszikat-Shalom, which translates to Music for Peace, will perform music of the Civil Rights Movement. Hear the history of songs such as “We Shall Not Be Moved,” “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round,” “Buses Are a Comin,” and “This Little Light of Mine,” and how these songs provided the soundtrack for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Riders Movement and the Greensboro sit-ins.

Muszikat-Shalom was formed in 2006 and features Drene Ivy on piano and Nancy Bernstein on vocals.

No registration is required for this free, all-ages concert in the meeting room. Stop at the second floor Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the concert for an event pass. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Cleveland Museum of Art Presents 2nd “Art To Go” Program

cmaThe Kent Free Library is pleased to announce that three programs in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s popular “Art to Go” series will be presented this winter. The second, “Early America: Artistry of a Young Nation,” will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm.  1 more program is scheduled in March.

Museum staff will visit the 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.

Registration is requested and spaces are limited. Please visit or contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register for the February 4 program.

KFL Offers Health and Wellness Series

Man and nurse fist bumpingThe Kent Free Library is pleased to welcome Board Certified Diabetes Educator, Asthma Educator, and Clinical Pharmacist Sarah Kwon, Pharm.D., CDE, AE-C, for a series of wellness programs this winter.

At the first program on Saturday, January 24 at 3:00 pm, the topic will be diabetes & pre-diabetes.

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

Upcoming Programs:

Saturday, February 28 at 3:00 pm: Diabetes Management. Registration begins January 31

Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 pm: Asthma. Registration begins March 28

Historic Puppet Troop Visits KFL

Photo of scene from Sleeping Beauty from http://stevenspuppets.com/shows/sleeping-beauty/Stevens Puppets will perform the fairy tale classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for children of all ages at the library on Saturday, January 24 at 11:00 am.

Founded in 1933, Stevens Puppets brings fully-staged productions, featuring hand-carved wooden marionettes in front of colorfully hand-painted scenery. The charming puppets come alive in their miniature worlds, transporting their audiences through magical journeys of endearing stories, raucous laughter, and artistic beauty.

Registration is not required but space is limited. Tickets will be passed out 30 minutes before the program in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room. For more information, contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Take the 2015 Reading Challenge!

readingchallengeWant to read more this year, and need some ideas about what to read? Take the KFL Reading Challenge!  Stop by any desk for a copy of our list of suggestions for books to read–ideas like “A book written by someone under 30,” “A humorous work of nonfiction,” “A book with a one-word title,” or “A book over 100 years old”–and check them off.  You can also print the list yourself.

Like our Facebook Page for inspiration, sharing what you’ve read, and getting recommendations and ideas from librarians and other patrons.

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