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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:
Virtual Family Story
Friday, Jul. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us on Zoom for stories, songs and rhymes! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Wizardly Weekend Owl
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us at Fred Fuller Park as we celebrate Wizardly Weekend with an Owl Show presented by The Ohio Bird Sanctuary! The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Main Stage of Fred Fuller Park. No registration is required. (The rain location will be the Kent Free Library 2nd floor meeting room, and attendance limited to 50, first come first served, starting at 1:30 p.m).
Virtual Pokémon Palo
Saturday, Jul. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Calling all Pokémon fans ages 14 and under, join us on Zoom on Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. for Pokémon Palooza! Have you missed Pokémon Club as much as we have? Join us to talk about Pokémon, show and tell your coolest cards and more! Registration is required and begins one week prior to the meeting. Registrants will receive an email containing the Zoom link 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. 
Walk and Talk for Pa
Monday, Jul. 26, 9:00 a.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Monday mornings at Tannery Park. We will meet at Tannery Park and complete a 30 to 45 minute walk. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents with small children and get in some exercise! Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrants will be notified via telephone or email if meetings are cancelled due to inclement weather. 
Virtual Family Story
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for virtual story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes! Weekly registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Virtual Books and Co
Monday, Jul. 26, 4:00 p.m.
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us via Zoom to make a recipe together! Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrants will receive an ingredient list on the Friday before our meeting and a Zoom link to the meeting 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time. Registration is required. 
Treat Your Shelf Boo
Monday, Jul. 26, 6:30 pm
Join this adult book group and discuss a variety of diverse "anything goes" fiction titles. Pick up a copy of this month's book, Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith, at the check out desk. For adults 18 and up.  Registration is required.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 4:00 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade in the 2021-2022 school year are welcome to join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. During the 30-minute program, a librarian will read a few chapters from a book to you, then you'll play a game or complete an activity together. You will receive an email containing the Zoom information 30 minutes prior to the program start time. Registration is required each week. 
Virtual Pajama Story
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for evening story time on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Virtual Brunch Bunch
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Children ages 3 to 6 years old are welcome to join us on Zoom for story time fun! Share your breakfast or lunch with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, counting and more! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrants will receive an email containing the Zoom link 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. 
Virtual Backyard Bir
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Youth entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us on Zoom to learn all about birds! Each week participants will learn facts about a different bird and complete a variety of fun activities! Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to the meeting date. 
Minecraft
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Students enter 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. Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to each meeting. Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. 
Mocktails & Masterpi
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 6:30 pm
Pour a glass of your favorite beverage and create a beautiful painting in the comfort of your own home by following along with a Facebook demonstration.  Kits containing a canvas and painting supplies will be available at the Information Desk for registered attendees.  Supplies must be picked up by Tuesday, July 27 at 9:00 pm.   Any supplies not picked up will be offered to patrons on the waiting list.  Registration starts on Wednesday, July 14 at 9:00 am.

Look for the filmed video tutorial on the Library's Facebook page on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 pm or on the library's YouTube channel after that.

 
Story Time in the Pa
Thursday, Jul. 29, 10:30 a.m.
Families are invited to join us for story time in person at the Backwoods Stage in Fred Fuller Park! Grab your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and join us for stories, songs and sunshine! Participants can use musical props-shakers and scarves-that the library provides, or bring their own from home. Registration is not required. 
Virtual Animal Tails
Thursday, Jul. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Students entering grades 2-5 are invited to join us for some virtual animal fun! At Animal Tails and Treats, we'll explore the seven continents by reading about some of the animals that live on each one and enjoying a treat from one of its countries. Particpants can come pick up the weekly themed treat from the Youth Services Department after registering for the meeting. 
Story Slam: Telling
Thursday, Jul. 29, 7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of live, in-person story telling about our intricate relationships with animals. Story tellers of all experience levels are invited to prepare a 10 minute or less true story about a time when they had an encounter with a non-human creature that affected their life or understanding of the world. Subject matter and language of stories should be appropriate for a general audience. The order of storytellers will be at random and as many as possible will be included during the program. Those wishing to just listen are welcome. For adults ages 18+. 
Virtual Family Story
Friday, Jul. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us on Zoom for stories, songs and rhymes! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Bring the Farm to Yo
Saturday, Jul. 31, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages, are invited to join us for a specai visit from real life farm animals! Interact with chickens, ducks, rabbits, turkeys, sheep goats and more! Penguin Ice Cream will also be here from 1 to 3 p.m. dishing up eight different ice cream flavors and toppings! This event will be held outside in the grassy area surrounding the library parking lot. Ice cream will be available on a first come first served basis. 
Virtual Board Game C
Sunday, Aug. 1, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Enjoy playing board games that work particularly well virtually. Registration is required.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.
Walk and Talk for Pa
Monday, Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Monday mornings at Tannery Park. We will meet at Tannery Park and complete a 30 to 45 minute walk. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents with small children and get in some exercise! Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrants will be notified via telephone or email if meetings are cancelled due to inclement weather. 
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312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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Monday 9:00-8:00
Tuesday 9:00-8:00
Wednesday 9:00-8:00
Thursday 9:00-8:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays closed

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