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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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Just a Taste Book Club
6:30 pm
 Just a Taste Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 2, 6:30 pmJust a Taste Book Cl
Explore a different genre each month! From fantasy to horror to historical fiction and more, you will get "just a taste" of a variety of genres and maybe discover that you like one that you never tried before!View the reading list on the Book Discussion Groups page.
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Winter and Christmas Themed Take and Make Craft Bag
9:00 a.m.
Winter and Christmas Themed Take and Make Craft Bag
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:00 a.m.Winter and Christmas
Children in 5th grade and under stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a Christmas themed craft bag or a winter themed craft bag. One bag per child. Bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required. 
Deck Your Diorama!
11:00 a.m.
 Deck Your Diorama!
Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m.Deck Your Diorama!
Children in grades 4th through 8th are invited to create their own holiday or winter themed diorama! Spend time decorating a festive scene using a variety of craft supplies. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. December programming attendance numbers wil...read more

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Board Game Club
1:30 - 3:30
 Board Game Club
Sunday, Dec. 5, 1:30 - 3:30Board Game Club
Drop in from 1:30 to 3:30 on the first Sunday of each month to play board games with other enthusiasts.  Bring a friend or make new ones.  No registration required.  For ages 18+.
Concert Series: Tina Bergmann and Bryan Thomas
2:00 pm
Concert Series: Tina Bergmann and Bryan Thomas
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2:00 pmConcert Series: Tina
Enjoy listening to Tina Bergmann and Bryan Thomas, a northeast Ohio duo playing American Old Time, Celtic, and South American music on hammered dulcimer and bass instruments. No registration required. All ages are welcome. The concert will be held on the second floor balcony.The Concert Series is ge...read more
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No Shelf Control Book Club
11:00 am
 No Shelf Control Book Club
Monday, Dec. 6, 11:00 amNo Shelf Control Boo
Join the newly reorganized Monday Morning book group, No Shelf Control, which will meet the first Monday of each month at 11:00 am.  No registration required. For adults ages 18+.See each month's titles on the Book Club page.
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Winter Read: Season’s Readings
9:00 a.m.
Winter Read: Season’s Readings
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 9:00 a.m.Winter Read: Season&
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth from birth to age 17 are invited to participate in winter reading! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Winter Reading Record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of the books you read between December 1, 2021 and February 28,...read more
Elf School
4:00 p.m.
 Elf School
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m.Elf School
Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games, make crafts, and everyone will receive a special treat to take home! The final 15 minutes of the program will also include a sp...read more

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Elf School
4:00 p.m.
 Elf School
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 4:00 p.m.Elf School
Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games, make crafts, and everyone will receive a special treat to take home! The final 15 minutes of the program will also include a sp...read more

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club
2:00 pm
 Thursday Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pmThursday Afternoon B
Enjoy a lively discussion of popular books with other book lovers the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm. Copies are available at the checkout desk. For adults ages 18+.Visit the Book Club page for monthly selections.
Elf School
4:00 p.m.
 Elf School
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:00 p.m.Elf School
Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games, make crafts, and everyone will receive a special treat to take home! The final 15 minutes of the program will also include a sp...read more

Tween and Parent Gingerbread Soap Making Night
7:00 p.m.
Tween and Parent Gingerbread Soap Making Night
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m.Tween and Parent Gin
Students in grades 3 through 5 and their adult are invited to join us for holiday soap making fun! We'll be making festive gingerbread man soaps. Tweens are required to have one adult attend this program with them. 
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Friday Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Friday Family Story Time
Friday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.Friday Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for stories, songs and more! This story time will be held in the Meeting Room. Registration is required for each weekly story time. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Story times will be smaller this sessi...read more

Chess Club
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Chess Club
Friday, Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Chess Club
Students in grades 2 through 12 may join us for a monthly club for those interested in playing Chess or learning how to play. Registration is required for each monthly meeting and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Masks are required for all attendees ages 2 and up. 

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Paws to Read
11:00 a.m.
 Paws to Read
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:00 a.m.Paws to Read
Children in grades K – 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing. Bing is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read
11:15 a.m.
 Paws to Read
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:15 a.m.Paws to Read
Children in grades K – 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing. Bing is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read
11:30 a.m.
 Paws to Read
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m.Paws to Read
Children in grades K – 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing. Bing is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read
11:45 a.m.
 Paws to Read
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:45 a.m.Paws to Read
Children in grades K – 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing. Bing is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

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M-Spot: Winter Paintings
7:00 p.m.
 M-Spot: Winter Paintings
Monday, Dec. 13, 7:00 p.m.M-Spot: Winter Paint
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for monthly meetings! Each meeting we'll feature a different activity. This month, you'll create your winter themed painting!Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. December programming attendance will be lim...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 6.
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Winter Read: Season’s Readings
9:00 a.m.
Winter Read: Season’s Readings
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9:00 a.m.Winter Read: Season&
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth from birth to age 17 are invited to participate in winter reading! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Winter Reading Record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of the books you read between December 1, 2021 and February 28,...read more
Holiday Music Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Holiday Music Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.Holiday Music Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a morning full of holiday cheer! We will read stories and sing holiday songs along with a ukulele! This story time will be held in our large meeting room. Registration is required for each weekly story time. Registration begins ...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 7.
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Music & Movement Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Music & Movement Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.Music & Movement Sto
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a lot of songs, movement activities, and a story. This story time will be held in our large meeting room. Registration is required for each weekly story time. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting.Story times t...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 8.
Pokemon Club
6:00p.m.
 Pokemon Club
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:00p.m.Pokemon Club
Pokemon Club is back! Whether you like to battle, trade, or just discuss all things Pokemon, this club is for you! Bring your cards and decks and join us for an hour of poke-tastic fun! This program is for preschool aged children through 8th grade, and will be held in the large meeting room.&nb...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 8.
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Diverse Voice Book Club
7:00 pm
 Diverse Voice Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 16, 7:00 pmDiverse Voice Book C
Discuss books from authors who have been historically sidelined due to discrimination. Find the ebook in Hoopla and the Ohio Digital Library. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. For adults 18 and up.
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Cookies and Canvas for Teens
6 to 8 p.m.
 Cookies and Canvas for Teens
Monday, Dec. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.Cookies and Canvas f
Teens in graes 9-12 are invited to join us for a holiday painting event! Paint your very own winter masterpiece and take home some hot chocolate and cookies, too!

Registration required, begins Dec 13.
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Winter Read: Season’s Readings
9:00 a.m.
Winter Read: Season’s Readings
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 9:00 a.m.Winter Read: Season&
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth from birth to age 17 are invited to participate in winter reading! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Winter Reading Record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of the books you read between December 1, 2021 and February 28,...read more
Holiday Pajama Story Time
7:00 p.m.
 Holiday Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m.Holiday Pajama Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for an evening full of holiday cheer! Wear your festive pajamas and come for holiday-themed stories, songs and more! This story time will be held in the Meeting Room. Registration is required for each weekly story time. Registration...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 14.
Read the Classics Book Club
7:00 pm
 Read the Classics Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7:00 pmRead the Classics Bo
Enjoy reading classic literature with fellow book enthusiasts every third Tuesday at 7:00 pm.Pick up a copy at the Check Out Desk. No registration required. For adults ages 18+.
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Winter Read: Season’s Readings
9:00 a.m.
Winter Read: Season’s Readings
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 9:00 a.m.Winter Read: Season&
Celebrate the winter by reading! Youth from birth to age 17 are invited to participate in winter reading! Participants may visit the library to pick up a Winter Reading Record. Each record has strips of paper for you to write the titles of the books you read between December 1, 2021 and February 28,...read more
Game Night: Holiday Trivia
7:00 pm
 Game Night: Holiday Trivia
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 7:00 pmGame Night: Holiday
Test your knowledge of holiday trivia! Play as a team or compete as an individual. In keeping with our theme of Do Good December, the winner(s) will get to choose a charity to receive a donation.  No registration required.  For adults 18+.
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Creative Crafters: Pet Toys
6:30 pm
 Creative Crafters: Pet Toys
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 6:30 pmCreative Crafters: P
Join us as we celebrate the season of giving by making toys to donate to our local animal shelter. Make a dog or cat toy to give to a shelter animal, and make an extra to take home to your own special animal!  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 am.  For adul...read more

Registration required, begins Dec 15.
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