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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:
Fiction To Film Book
Monday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Meets the 4th Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm to explore books that have led to or were adapted from movies.

Library book clubs are held in the Bumphrey Room and do not require registration (except Diverse Voices which meets on Zoom and requires registration).  Pick up a book at the Check Out desk a few weeks before the discussion; some books may also be found in digital format.  Book clubs are for adults ages 18+.
Read the Classics Bo
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of classic literature with other book lovers on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Check Out Desk. No registration required. For adults 18+.
Kent Rotary Early Li
Wednesday, May 22, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
Ready, Set, Art!
Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m.

Are you a serious artist?  Maybe you have never picked up a drawing pencil. Either way, come explore and develop your artistic talents at the library.  Each one-hour session will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece. All art materials provided by the library. For kids in grades 1 through 6. 

Creative Crafters: G
Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 pm
Come make a card to send to a loved one or friend. Ages 18+ welcome to attend. Registration begins on May 15 at 9:00 am.

This class will be repeated on Wednesday, June 26 and registration will begin on June 19. Register for only one class. Those who register for the May class will not be permitted to register for the June class, regardless of whether they attended the May class or not. Those on the May waiting list who do not get to attend may register for June.
17th Annual Youth Ph
Thursday, May 23
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. Each photographer may submit two entries.

Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Adult Travel Photo C
Thursday, May 23, All Day
Share your travel photos with the community! Each photographer may submit up to two entries via email to kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph file(s) attached: Name, Phone Number, Title of Photograph. and the location at which it was taken.

Photos must be received between May 23 and June 16. Photos will be on display in the case in front of the Information Desk July 1 - 31 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three vote winners will receive a Tree City gift card. Photos must be appropriate to be viewed by children and adults. For ages 18+.
Kent Rotary Early Li
Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
Game Night: Telestra
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm
Come play Telestrations, the hilarious game of telephone but with drawing. Join us for this laid back, friendly competition for small prizes. Registration required and begins Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 am. For adults 18+.
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.
Children in grades 3 through 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. This week, we'll have popsicles and make creations using a variety of objects and paint. Registration is required for each weekly meeting. 
17th Annual Youth Ph
Friday, May 24
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. Each photographer may submit two entries.

Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Adult Travel Photo C
Friday, May 24, All Day
Share your travel photos with the community! Each photographer may submit up to two entries via email to kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph file(s) attached: Name, Phone Number, Title of Photograph. and the location at which it was taken.

Photos must be received between May 23 and June 16. Photos will be on display in the case in front of the Information Desk July 1 - 31 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three vote winners will receive a Tree City gift card. Photos must be appropriate to be viewed by children and adults. For ages 18+.
Kent Rotary Early Li
Friday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
17th Annual Youth Ph
Saturday, May 25
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. Each photographer may submit two entries.

Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Adult Travel Photo C
Saturday, May 25, All Day
Share your travel photos with the community! Each photographer may submit up to two entries via email to kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph file(s) attached: Name, Phone Number, Title of Photograph. and the location at which it was taken.

Photos must be received between May 23 and June 16. Photos will be on display in the case in front of the Information Desk July 1 - 31 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three vote winners will receive a Tree City gift card. Photos must be appropriate to be viewed by children and adults. For ages 18+.
Teen Book Boxes
Saturday, May 25
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoor Adventure! Boxes will include an adventure book and supplies to paint rocks as well as an outdoor scavenger hunt.
Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Saturday, May 25
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoor Adventure! Boxes will include an adventure book and supplies to paint rocks as well as an outdoor scavenger hunt.
Kent Rotary Early Li
Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
17th Annual Youth Ph
Sunday, May 26
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. Each photographer may submit two entries.

Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Teen Book Boxes
Sunday, May 26
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoor Adventure! Boxes will include an adventure book and supplies to paint rocks as well as an outdoor scavenger hunt.
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Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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