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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:
Season’s Readi
Monday, Jan. 18
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth ranging in age from birth to 17 are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Season's Readings record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of books you read between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Fill in your name and phone number on the back of the slips of paper. Once you've completed an entire page of strips, bring it back to the library. Each completed strip will be added to our Season's Readings paper chain at the library; and will be entered to win a grand prize! Grand prizes include two Amazon Kindles and $25 Target gift cards. Participants may complete as many strips as they would like between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Participants may only have one record at a time. On March 1, 2021 there will be a Facebook Live event where we randomly select eight strips from the chain as the grand prize winners of the program! Each participant can only win one grand prize. 
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:00 PM

Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read a few chapters of Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great tale! You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working. 

Read the Classics Bo
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of The Mill on the Floss with other literature lovers. Pick up a copy at the Check Out Desk. Registration is required on the Library Events page at www.kentfreelibrary.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting. For adults ages 18+.
Virtual Pajama Story
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7:00 p.m.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Brunch Bunch
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 3 - 6 years old are welcome to tune in for BRUNCH BUNCH at 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday! Share your breakfast or lunch with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, and watching shenanigans! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Minecraft Streaming
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for our Minecraft stream to help us create our own Minecraft world. Participants can join in on the fun with their own Minecraft accounts or help Miss Caylee figure out what she should build next! You will receive an email at 4:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Ready, Set,
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join us for a fun art program! Complete an art project in your own home along with other Kent Free Library friends! A supply list will be emailed the Monday prior to the meeting. You will also receive an email at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the program to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 21, 3:40-4:00 p.m.

Young readers ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 21, 4:00-4:20 p.m.

Young readers ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 21, 4:20-4:40 p.m.

Young readers ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 21, 4:40-5:00 p.m.

Young readers ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:00-5:20 p.m.

Young readers ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.

Diverse Voices Book
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm
Discuss books from authors who have been historically sidelined due to discrimination. This month we are reading Deacon King Kong by James McBride. Physical copies are available at the Check Out Desk and digital copies are available in the Ohio Digital Library. For adults 18 and up.
Friday Virtual Famil
Friday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Season’s Readi
Monday, Jan. 25
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth ranging in age from birth to 17 are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Season's Readings record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of books you read between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Fill in your name and phone number on the back of the slips of paper. Once you've completed an entire page of strips, bring it back to the library. Each completed strip will be added to our Season's Readings paper chain at the library; and will be entered to win a grand prize! Grand prizes include two Amazon Kindles and $25 Target gift cards. Participants may complete as many strips as they would like between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Participants may only have one record at a time. On March 1, 2021 there will be a Facebook Live event where we randomly select eight strips from the chain as the grand prize winners of the program! Each participant can only win one grand prize. 
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Books and Co
Monday, Jan. 25, 4:00 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us virtually and make a recipe! Registration begins on January 18. Registrants will receive an ingredient list on the Friday before our meeting and a Zoom link to the meeting an hour before the meeting starts. Registration is required.

Treat Your Shelf Boo
Monday, Jan. 25, 6:30 pm
Join this adult book group to discuss a variety of diverse "anything goes" fiction titles. Pick up your copy of this month's book, When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald, at the Check Out desk. For adults 18 and up. Registration required.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4:00 PM

Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read a few chapters of Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great tale! You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working. 

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