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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:
Job Seekers Online:
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12:00 pm
Learn simple tips and practice strategies to help you present your best self during your interview in this half-hour zoom session.

Registration required.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom link.
Virtual Read Togethe
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Students entering grades 3 through 6 are welcome to participate in the Read Together Book! Each month partcipants read one book, selected by the group members the month before. On the first Wednesday of the month we meet to discuss and choose a book for the next month. Adults are welcome to read the selections as well and join in on the meetings and discussions! As we cannot have in-house programming at the library, we will hold our meetings through Zoom. A link will be sent to you at 6:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. The book selections for this meeting are listed below.

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America's Test Kitchen Kids
-The group decided it would be fun if each participant selected one recipe from this cookbook to make and then show to the book group at the August meeting. This book is available for immediate download through Hoopla.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
-When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

This book is available in audio format for immediate download through Hoopla. There are also hard copies available.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 4:00 PM
Children entering 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 Roald Dahl's The BFG 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. 
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Aug. 17, 10:30 AM
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 story time to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4:00 PM
Children entering 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 Roald Dahl's The BFG 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, Aug. 18, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of Booth Tarkington's classic The Magnificent Ambersons with other literature lovers via Zoom. You can find ebook or digital audiobook copies using the library's Hoopla or Ohio Digital Library (Overdrive/Libby) services or can place a hold on a copy using SearchOhio after July 27.

Registration is required on the Library Events page. Registrants will receive a confirmation email including the Zoom link.

For adults ages 18 and up.
Virtual Pajama Time
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 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.
Job Seekers Online:
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12:00 pm
Learn how a well-written cover letter can help you land that interview in this half-hour zoom session.

Registration required and begins on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00 am.
Wednesday Virtual Lu
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12:00 PM
Children ages 3 - 6 years old are welcome to tune in for LUNCH BUNCH at 12:00 p.m. every Wednesday! Share your lunchtime with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, and watching shenanigans! You will receive an email at 11:00 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 story time to make sure your technology is working.
Minecraft Streaming
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:30 PM
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 will teach Miss Caylee, a complete Minecraft beginner, how to set things up and have input as to how she plays the game. 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.
Ready, Set, Art!
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join us for a virtual monthly meeting featuring a different art project each session. 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, Aug. 20, 4:00-4:20 PM
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 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, Aug. 20, 4:20-4:40 PM
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 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, Aug. 20, 4:40-5:00 PM
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 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, Aug. 20, 7:00 pm
Discuss books by authors that have been historically sidelined due to discrimination. This month, readers can choose between Pushout by Monique Morris and Why They Marched by Susan Ware (eBook & audiobook available via Hoopla). For adults 18 and up.

Registration is required and begins on Thursday, July 30. Registrants will receive a Zoom link in a confirmation email.
Friday Virtual Famil
Friday, Aug. 21, 10:30 AM
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 story time to make sure your technology is working.
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Aug. 24, 10:30 AM
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 story time to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Books and Co
Monday, Aug. 24, 3:00 PM
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to follow and make a recipe virtually.  You will receive an email at 2:00 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.
Mocktails and Master
Monday, Aug. 24, 6:30 pm
Grab your favorite beverage and a canvas, and create a Rainbow Starry Night in the comfort of your own home by following along with a Facebook Premiere demonstration. Look for the event on the Library's Facebook page to get a reminder about the event.

Supplies:
A canvas
2 paint brushes (1 large and 1 small)
1 cup of water
1 paper towel
1 paper plate
Paint colors- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:00 PM
Children entering 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 Roald Dahl's The BFG 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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330.673.4414
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