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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.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Downton Abbey Tea Pa
Saturday, Sep. 21, 2:00 pm
Enjoy hearing about the fashions of Downton Abbey from Sara Hume, Curator of the Kent State Fashion Museum while banqueting on finger sandwiches, dessert, and tea.  Attendees will also play a Downton Abbey Trivia and may participate in a costume contest. Bring your own special teacup if you would like. 

Registration is required and begins on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 am.  This program is for ages 18+.
Tween Zone
Thursday, Sep. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Children in grades 3,4 and 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. Activities range from science experiments, crafts, games and more! Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Wednesday before each program. Space is limited. 
Friday Family Story
Friday, Sep. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Children of all ages, 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 from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Toddler Tales Story
Monday, Sep. 23, 10:30 a.m.
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. 
Monday Family Story
Monday, Sep. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for our NEW Family 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. 
Books and Cooks: App
Monday, Sep. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Junior chefs ages 7-12 are invited to join us for a 45-minute program featuring a simple recipe and a story. 
Travel Affordably pr
Monday, Sep. 23, 7:00 pm
Joe Daugirdas, better known as Joe the Coupon Guy will share tips for how to travel affordably, by finding the best deals on car rentals, flights, cruises, lodging, and transportation. Learn how to find flights to Hawaii and Europe for around $300, bus trips to Chicago for $2 round-trip, cruises for 80% off or more, and free flights, plus the best places to travel economically, and how to save on entertainment and dining at your destination.

No registration is required.  This program is for ages 18+.
Music Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:30 a.m.
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, Sep. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in to explore different art materials and create masterpieces. Toddler Art Zone meets every Tuesday between Augsut 20 and November 19. REgistration is not required. 
Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 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. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Monday before each program. Space is limited. 
Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Each week a librarian will read a chapter from the book, Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. Following the chapter we will play a game or create an art project, and enjoy a snack. This program is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Children attend this program independently. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Monday before each program. Space is limited. 
Finding Your Roots w
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 7:00 pm
Are you interested in exploring your genealogy?  Learn how to get started using FREE library resources to create your family tree!  Databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, African American Heritage, and Fold3 (for military records), will be demonstrated. Handouts will be provided.

No registration is required.  This program is for ages 18+.
M-Spot: Left, Right,
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for crafts, science experiments or games each week. Registration is required each week and begins one week ahead of each meeting. 
Pajama Time Story Ti
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 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. 
Toddler Tales Story
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10:30 a.m.
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, Sep. 25, 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. 
Crafter-Noons
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 1:00 p.m.
Children ages 6 and under are invited to join us for a drop-in craft! Each week we will create a new masterpiece. Registration is not required. 
Creative Crafters: B
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2:00 pm
THIS IS THE 2:00 PM SESSION

Get crafty, and make a beaded wine cork keychain.  The library will provide all supplies.

This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Registration opens Wednesday, September 11 at 9:00 am.
Builder’s Club
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for Lego and K'Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material. Particpants use the materials supplied by the Library. Creations are then displayed in the Library for patrons to view between meetings. 
Ready, Set, Draw!
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Children ages 7-12 are invited to come explore and develop their artistic talents at the library. Each meeting will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece! 
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312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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Tuesday 9:00-9:00
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