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Kent Free Library Events

Join us for upcoming events at Kent Free Library. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Winter Reading Progr
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Get YETI for Winter Reading! Sign up for the Winter Reading Program starting January 6 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and attending library programs. We'll keep track of your point total, which you can use to spend on all kinds of cool prizes! Different prizes cost different point amounts, so you can save your points up for big grand prize entries, or use them on lots of smaller prizes - it's up to you! The last day to earn and redeem points is Friday, March 13. Ask a Youth Services Librarian for more information. Supplies are limited.

But why should the kids have all the fun?  We have an Adult Winter Reading Program too! Pick up a bingo card at the Information Desk starting Monday, January 6.  Color in one Bingo Yeti for each book read and program attended between January 6 and March 13.  A bingo card is complete when 5 squares in a column or row are filled in.  Return the card for a KFL reusable straw, while supplies last.  Complete additional cards to enter a drawing for Grand Prizes. 

The Adult Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Kent Free Library Foundation.
Music Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:30 am
Children of all ages, with their favorite adult, are invited to join a ukele playing librarian for songs and stories! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of story time. 
Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in any time between 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to explore different art materials and create masterpieces.  Toddler Art Zone meets every Tuesday between January 7 and March 31.

Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m.

Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited to join us for 45-minutes of stories, songs and a craft! Each week we will read different themed stories and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently.

Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.

Children in grades K - 2 are invited to join us for a story, a snack, games, and crafts! This session we will be reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday from January 7 to March 31.

Film Series: Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 pm
Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, Rector, Christ Episcopal Church in Kent shares fascinating background on the life of Harriet Tubman. Best known as an abolitionist and Conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman was also a Civil War scout who participated in the rescue of 750 slaves in South Carolina, and an activist for women’s suffrage. Learn more about this fascinating hero.

For adults ages 18 and up. No registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Middle school students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for weekly programming. Each week we will have a different theme focusing on a craft, game or science experiment. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Pajama Time Story Ti
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to wear their pajamas for an evening story time. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
What is Autism?
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Are you a parent or caretaker of a child with autism? Come to this interactive presentation to learn more about autism in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenter and to the group. During the presentation, participants will learn about core signs of autism, medications, interventions and additional resources. This presentation will be offered two times and is for adults. 
Winter Reading Progr
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Get YETI for Winter Reading! Sign up for the Winter Reading Program starting January 6 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and attending library programs. We'll keep track of your point total, which you can use to spend on all kinds of cool prizes! Different prizes cost different point amounts, so you can save your points up for big grand prize entries, or use them on lots of smaller prizes - it's up to you! The last day to earn and redeem points is Friday, March 13. Ask a Youth Services Librarian for more information. Supplies are limited.

But why should the kids have all the fun?  We have an Adult Winter Reading Program too! Pick up a bingo card at the Information Desk starting Monday, January 6.  Color in one Bingo Yeti for each book read and program attended between January 6 and March 13.  A bingo card is complete when 5 squares in a column or row are filled in.  Return the card for a KFL reusable straw, while supplies last.  Complete additional cards to enter a drawing for Grand Prizes. 

The Adult Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Kent Free Library Foundation.
Toddler Tales Story
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 am
Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Baby Time Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11:15 a.m.
Babies ages 0 to 24 months, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for a lapsit story time featuring songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Builder’s Club
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Children ages 4 - 14 are invited to join us for Builder’s Club every Wednesday! Build creations with your preferred material following the prompts for each session. Participants can bring their own materials or use the ones available at the library. Participants may also leave their creations to display at the library between meetings. 

Ready, Set, Art!
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m.

Are you a serious artist? Maybe you have never picked up a drawing pencil. Either way, come explore and develop your artistic talents at the library. Each one-hour session will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece. This class is for ages 6 – 12. All art materials will be provided by the library.

Winter Reading Progr
Thursday, Feb. 27
Get YETI for Winter Reading! Sign up for the Winter Reading Program starting January 6 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and attending library programs. We'll keep track of your point total, which you can use to spend on all kinds of cool prizes! Different prizes cost different point amounts, so you can save your points up for big grand prize entries, or use them on lots of smaller prizes - it's up to you! The last day to earn and redeem points is Friday, March 13. Ask a Youth Services Librarian for more information. Supplies are limited.

But why should the kids have all the fun?  We have an Adult Winter Reading Program too! Pick up a bingo card at the Information Desk starting Monday, January 6.  Color in one Bingo Yeti for each book read and program attended between January 6 and March 13.  A bingo card is complete when 5 squares in a column or row are filled in.  Return the card for a KFL reusable straw, while supplies last.  Complete additional cards to enter a drawing for Grand Prizes. 

The Adult Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Kent Free Library Foundation.
Kindermusik - Babies
Thursday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a 30-minute music and movement class led by Kindermusik! Babies and Toddler class is for children ages 0 to 2 years with an adult.
Kindermusik - Presch
Thursday, Feb. 27, 11:15 a.m.
Join us for a 30-minute music and movement class led by Kindermusik! The Preschooler class is for children ages 3 to 5 years independently. 
Loom-ineers Knitting
Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Calling all young knitters! Join us for an hour each Thursday this winter and learn how to knit your own hat! Looms, tools, and yarn will be provided to participants. Come each week and we will progress through the pattern together. When ready, participants will bind-off their hats and be able to wear them home! Any knitters in grades 3 – 8 that want to bring a project from home to work on with the group, are welcome to join as well!

Our History through
Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 pm
Storytelling is a vehicle by which history and traditions are passed from one generation to the next. Storytelling breathes life into the past and gives the listener a sense of belonging and an understanding of what came before. Dr. Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, President of the Portage County NAACP, leads a celebration of Black History Month with an evening of storytellers who will share their stories reflecting the ever changing African American community in Portage County.

For adults ages 18 and up.  No registration necessary.
Tween Zone
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:00 p.m.

Join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. from January 9 - April 2 for a different activity each week. Activities range from science experiments, crafts, games and more! Kids in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to attend. 

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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Tuesday 9:00-9:00
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Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
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