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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:
Thursday Afternoon B
Thursday, May 13, 2:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for a lively discussion about popular fiction books! The May pick is The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner. Copies are available at the checkout desk.  Registration is required.  Registrants will recieve an email confirmation with a Zoom link.  For adults ages 18+.
 
Walk and Talk for Pa
Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings 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 canceilled due to inclement weather. 
Read the Classics Bo
Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 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+.
Diverse Voices Book
Thursday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Discuss books from authors who have been historically sidelined due to discrimination. This month we are reading Everything Sad is Untrue, by Daniel Nayeri. Physical copies are available at the Check Out Desk and digital copies are available in the Ohio Digital Library. For adults 18 and up.
Walk and Talk for Pa
Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings 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 canceilled due to inclement weather. 
Mocktails and Master
Wednesday, May 26, 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. The first 20 people to register starting Wednesday, May 5 at 9:00 am will receive a free canvas and painting supplies, which can be picked up at the Information Desk.  For adults ages 18+.

To attend the program, sign in to Facebook on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm and go to the library's page to watch the demonstration.

If you do not get the supplies from the library, you will need to have:

Canvas
Paintbrush
Cup of water
Paints: white, yellow, fuschia, green, blue, and teal
 
Ready, Set, Art!
Wednesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Students entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join us for a fun art program! A supply list will be emailed the Monday prior to the meeting. The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed at 6 p.m. the evening of the meeting. Registration is required for each meeting and begins one week in advance. 
Youth Animal Photo C
Monday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.
Get ready shutterbugs! our 14th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5-8 will begin on Monday, July 5. Take pictures of your favorite animal, and submit the photos via email to leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Tuesday, June 29. Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: student's name, parent/guardian name, grade entering, phone number and title of the photograph. Photos will be on display in the Youth Services Department from July 5 through July 30 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 6. 
Walk and Talk for Pa
Tuesday, Jun. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings 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 canceilled due to inclement weather. 
Virtual Read Togethe
Wednesday, Jun. 2, 7:00 p.m.
Students entering grades 3 through 6 are welcome to participate in the Read Together Book Group! On the first Wednesday of the month, we meet to discuss and choose a book for the following month. Adults are welcome to read the selections as well and join in on the meetings and discussions! A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants at 6 p.m. the evening of the meeting. 
Take-And-Make Bird F
Thursday, Jun. 3, 6:00 pm
Spring migration is in full swing! Join us from home as we make an adorable bird feeder, perfect for inviting feathered visitors to your backyard. Stop by anytime that week to pick up your free kit, which includes everything you need to make a bird feeder. Then, join KFL and Jennifer White from the Portage County Park live on Zoom as we teach you how to assemble your bird feeder, identify native birds, and turn your yard into a bird-safe oasis.

Supplies available for the first 40 registrants. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, May 13. Supplies must be picked up by 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1.  Registrants on the waiting list are welcome to attend, but will not receive supplies.  All registrants will receive an email confirmation containing a Zoom link. For adults ages 18+.
Thursday, Jun. 3, 7:00 pm
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Youth Animal Photo C
Monday, Jun. 7, 9:00 a.m.
Get ready shutterbugs! our 14th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5-8 will begin on Monday, July 5. Take pictures of your favorite animal, and submit the photos via email to leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Tuesday, June 29. Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: student's name, parent/guardian name, grade entering, phone number and title of the photograph. Photos will be on display in the Youth Services Department from July 5 through July 30 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 6. 
Treat Your Shelf Boo
Monday, Jun. 7, 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, Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan at the check out desk. For adults 18 and up.  Registration is required.
Treat Your Shelf Boo
Monday, Jun. 7, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of a variety of diverse "anything goes" fiction titles. Pick up a copy of this month's book, French Exit by Patrick DeWitt, at the Check Out desk. Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. For adults 18 and up.
Between the Covers B
Tuesday, Jun. 8, 6:30 pm
Join this adult book group to discuss a variety of diverse romance novels with other romance lovers. Pick up a copy of this month's book, The Roommate by Rosie Danan, at the check out desk. For adults 18 and up.  Registration is required.
Walk and Talk for Pa
Tuesday, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings 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 canceilled due to inclement weather. 
Thursday Afternoon B
Thursday, Jun. 10, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of popular fiction books with other book lovers the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm. Our June pick is Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. Copies are available at the checkout desk.  Registration is required.  Registrants will receive an email containing a Zoom link.  For adults ages 18+.
Virtual Visit with t
Thursday, Jun. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun and interactive 30-minute vist with staff from the Toledo Zoo! Get an inside look of the zoo when we get up close and personal (from a distance) with the animals from the Toledo Zoo. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of the program date. Zoom links will be emailed 30-minutes prior to the start of the program. 
Youth Animal Photo C
Monday, Jun. 14, 9:00 a.m.
Get ready shutterbugs! our 14th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5-8 will begin on Monday, July 5. Take pictures of your favorite animal, and submit the photos via email to leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Tuesday, June 29. Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: student's name, parent/guardian name, grade entering, phone number and title of the photograph. Photos will be on display in the Youth Services Department from July 5 through July 30 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 6. 
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