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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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Job Seekers Online:
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2:00 pm
Learn how to navigate and search some of the biggest job websites like a pro to find your ideal job in this half-hour zoom session. For adults ages 18+.  Registration required.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.
Virtual Read Togethe
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m.

Students entering grades 3 through 6 are welcome to participate in the Read Together Book Group! Each month participants 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 following 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 selection for this meeting is listed below.

Keeper by Kathi Appelt
To ten-year-old Keeper this moon is her chance to fix all that has gone wrong ... and so much has gone wrong. But she knows who can make things right again: Maggie Marie, her mermaid mother, who swam away when Keeper was just three. A blue moon calls the mermaids to gather at the sandbar, and that's exactly where Keeper is headed - in a small boat, in the middle of the night, with only her dog, BD (Best Dog), and seagull named Captain. When the riptide pulls at the boat, tugging her away from the shore and deep into the rough waters of the Gulf of mexico, panic sets in, and the fairy tales that lured her out there go tumbling into the waves. Maybe the blue moon isn't magic and maybe the sandbar won't sparkle with mermaids and maybe - Oh, no ... "Maybe" is just too difficult to bear.

This book is available in audio format for immediate download through Hoopla. There are also hard copies available.

Virtual Board Game C
Sunday, Dec. 6, 1:30 - 3:30
Enjoy playing board games virtually via Zoom with friends! The Virtual Board Game Club meets the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30. Registration is required at www.kentfreelibrary.org under events. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email.
Season’s Readi
Monday, Dec. 7
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth ranging in age from birth to 17 are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Season's Readings record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of books you read between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Fill in your name and phone number on the back of the slips of paper. Once you've completed an entire page of strips, bring it back to the library. Each completed strip will be added to our Season's Readings paper chain at the library; and will be entered to win a grand prize! Grand prizes include two Amazon Kindles and $25 Target gift cards. Participants may complete as many strips as they would like between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Participants may only have one record at a time. On March 1, 2021 there will be a Facebook Live event where we randomly select eight strips from the chain as the grand prize winners of the program! Each participant can only win one grand prize. 
Take and Make Craft
Monday, Dec. 7, 9:00 a.m.
Beginning December 7, families with children in grades 6 and under are invited to stop in the Youth Services Department to pick up a craft kit to take home! There are two kit options: a Christmas option and a seasonal option. Please choose only one option. One kit per child. Kits are available on a first come first served basis. 
Monday Morning Book
Monday, Dec. 7, 11:00 am
Enjoy a lively discussion of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land with fellow book lovers. Pick up a copy of the book at the Check Out Desk.

Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing a Zoom link.
Virtual Holiday Tale
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4:00 PM
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for a holiday edition of Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read a few chapters of Ryan Tubridy’s The First Christmas Sweater together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great holiday 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. 
Between the Covers B
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6:30 pm
The adult book group for romance lovers will discuss The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgensthalen and share our holiday favorites!  Pick up a copy at the Check Out desk or download the ebook from Hoopla. 

Registration is required.  For adults 18 and up.
Thursday Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen with fellow book lovers. Pick up a copy at the Check Out Desk.

Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing a Zoom link.  For Adults ages 18 and up.
Season’s Readi
Monday, Dec. 14
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth ranging in age from birth to 17 are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Program! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Season's Readings record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of books you read between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Fill in your name and phone number on the back of the slips of paper. Once you've completed an entire page of strips, bring it back to the library. Each completed strip will be added to our Season's Readings paper chain at the library; and will be entered to win a grand prize! Grand prizes include two Amazon Kindles and $25 Target gift cards. Participants may complete as many strips as they would like between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021. Participants may only have one record at a time. On March 1, 2021 there will be a Facebook Live event where we randomly select eight strips from the chain as the grand prize winners of the program! Each participant can only win one grand prize. 
Virtual Elf School
Monday, Dec. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Master the skills it takes to be an elf with new training videos released each day at 4:00 p.m. on the Library's Facebook page and YouTube channel! Registration is required. A supply list will be emailed to all registered patrons prior to the first Elf School training! The final Elf School will be a live Zoom meeting! We will have a holiday costume contest, participants will receive their official elf name and more! 
Virtual Books and Co
Monday, Dec. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us virtually and make Puppy Chow! Registration begins on December 7. Registrants will receive an ingredient list the Friday before our meeting. Registrants will receive the link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the meeting. Registration is required. 
Virtual Elf School
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Master the skills it takes to be an elf with new training videos released each day at 4:00 p.m. on the Library's Facebook page and YouTube channel! Registration is required. A supply list will be emailed to all registered patrons prior to the first Elf School training! The final Elf School will be a live Zoom meeting! We will have a holiday costume contest, participants will receive their official elf name and more! 
Virtual Holiday Tale
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4:00 PM
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for a holiday edition of Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read a few chapters of Ryan Tubridy’s The First Christmas Sweater together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great holiday 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. 
Holiday Story Time L
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:00 p.m.
Visit our Facebook page to watch our LIVE holiday story time! Enjoy songs, stories, flannel boards and maybe even a visit from Santa!
Read the Classics Bo
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of Puddn'Head Wilson by Mark Twain with fellow literature lovers. Copies are available at the Check Out Desk.

Registration is required. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. For adults ages 18+
Virtual Elf School
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Master the skills it takes to be an elf with new training videos released each day at 4:00 p.m. on the Library's Facebook page and YouTube channel! Registration is required. A supply list will be emailed to all registered patrons prior to the first Elf School training! The final Elf School will be a live Zoom meeting! We will have a holiday costume contest, participants will receive their official elf name and more! 
Virtual Ready, Set,
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join us for a virtual art project-holiday style! We will be learning to make two different holiday pop-up cards! A supply list will be emailed the Monday prior to the meeting. You will also receive an email containing the Zoom login information at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the program. We suggest logging in a few minutes prior to the program to make sure your technology is working. Registration is required. 
Virtual Elf School
Thursday, Dec. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Master the skills it takes to be an elf with new training videos released each day at 4:00 p.m. on the Library's Facebook page and YouTube channel! Registration is required. A supply list will be emailed to all registered patrons prior to the first Elf School training! The final Elf School will be a live Zoom meeting! We will have a holiday costume contest, participants will receive their official elf name and more! 
Diverse Voices Book
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion about books by authors who have been historically sidelined due to discrimination. December's title is They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei. Pick up a copy at the Check Out Desk. Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link.
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