Enjoy a good book at Kent State University festival

The Kent State University Bookstore in the Student Center off Risman Drive will host its second Book Festival. Some 20 authors will be on hand including Angela Johnson, Irv Korman, James Renner, Les Roberts and TV personality Neil Zurcher. The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.

See ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ on the big screen

Speaking of books, Tim Burton’s twist on the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs hits the big screen this weekend. The story spins the yarn of Jake who follows clues left behind by his grandfather to a mystery that spans different worlds and times. He finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.

Take in Streetsboro Quilt Guild’s judged show with 200 for viewing

The Streetsboro Quilt Guild annual Judged Quilt Show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Baptist Church, 9890 state Route 43 in Streetsboro. The show features more than 200 quilts for viewing. There will be 10 vendors at the show, including quilt shops from Northeast Ohio, and other related businesses. The entry fee for quilts is $3.