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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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Toddler Tales Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Tales Story Time
Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.Toddler Tales Story
Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Monday Family Story Time
2:30 p.m.
 Monday Family Story Time
Monday, Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m.Monday Family Story
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for our NEW Family Story Time. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Cookies and Crafts
4:00 p.m.
 Cookies and Crafts
Monday, Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.Cookies and Crafts
Children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to drop in, between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., for craft fun! Participants create their own craft using library supplies Enjoy a cookie treat while you create your masterpiece!
Paws to Read with Raven!
6:00 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Raven!
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m.Paws to Read with Ra
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Raven. Raven is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Raven!
6:15 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Raven!
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:15 p.m.Paws to Read with Ra
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Raven. Raven is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Raven!
6:30 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Raven!
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.Paws to Read with Ra
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Raven. Raven is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Raven!
6:45 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Raven!
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:45 p.m.Paws to Read with Ra
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Raven. Raven is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!
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Music Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Music Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.Music Story Time
Children of all ages, with their favorite adult, are invited to join a ukele playing librarian for songs and stories! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of story time. 
Toddler Art Zone
11:00 a.m.
 Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.Toddler Art Zone
Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in to explore different art materials and create masterpieces. Toddler Art Zone meets every Tuesday between Augsut 20 and November 19. REgistration is not required. 
Club 4 & 5
2:00 p.m.
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m.Club 4 & 5
Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited to join us for 45-minutes of stories, songs and a craft! Each week we will read different themed stories and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration...read more

Tales and Treats
4:00 p.m.
 Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m.Tales and Treats
Each week a librarian will read a chapter from the book, Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. Following the chapter we will play a game or create an art project, and enjoy a snack. This program is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Children attend this program independently. Registration is re...read more

Cookbook Club
6:30 pm
 Cookbook Club
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 pmCookbook Club
Do you love cooking? Join us as we explore food themes through cookbooks. Select a recipe to make from the library's cookbook collection or make a recipe from one of your cookbooks. No Internet recipes please. Bring your dish to share along with a copy of the recipe.The Cookbook C...read more
Pajama Time Story Time
7:00 p.m.
 Pajama Time Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.Pajama Time Story Ti
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to wear their pajamas for an evening story time. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
M-Spot : Halloween Party
7:00 p.m.
 M-Spot : Halloween Party
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.M-Spot : Halloween P
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for crafts, science experiments or games each week. Registration is required each week and begins one week ahead of each meeting. 

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Toddler Tales Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Tales Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.Toddler Tales Story
Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Baby Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Baby Time Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 11:15 a.m.Baby Time Story Time
Babies ages 0 to 24 months, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for a lapsit story time featuring songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Crafter-Noons
1:00 p.m.
 Crafter-Noons
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00 p.m.Crafter-Noons
Children ages 6 and under are invited to join us for a drop-in craft! Each week we will create a new masterpiece. Registration is not required. 
Builder’s Club
4:00 p.m.
 Builder’s Club
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.Builder’s Club
Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for Lego and K'Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material. Particpants use the materials supplied by the Library. Creations are then displayed in the Library for patrons to view between meetings. 
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Kindermusik for Babies and Toddlers
10:30 a.m.
Kindermusik for Babies and Toddlers
Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement class led by an instructor from Kindermusik. This class is for babies and toddlers ages 0-2 years old. 

Kindermusik for Preschoolers
11:15 a.m.
 Kindermusik for Preschoolers
Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m.
Join us for a 30-minute music and movement program led by a Kindermusik instructor. Children ages 3 to 5 years old attend the program independently. 

Tween Zone
7:00 p.m.
 Tween Zone
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.Tween Zone
Children in grades 3,4 and 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. Activities range from science experiments, crafts, games and more! Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Wednesday before each program. Space i...read more

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Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Photo Contest
Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Photo Contest
Friday, Oct. 25
Kids ages 3-14 are invited to participate in the Kent Free Library's first Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Photo Contest! Participants simply have to send a photo of their best-carved or decorated pumpkin to shelley.hall@kentfreelibrary.org by Friday, October 25 to enter. Entries must include the...read more
Friday Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Friday Family Story Time
Friday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.Friday Family Story
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for  songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
A Bewitching Night at the Library
6:30 pm
A Bewitching Night at the Library
Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30 pmA Bewitching Night a
Experience the magical evening with henna tattoos, palm reading, virtual reality, black & white horror movies, a selfie station, and a costume contest. Light refreshments will be served.This program is for adults 18 and up. Registration is required and opens at 9:00 am on Friday, October 11.
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American Sign Language and Deaf CultureS Program for Kids
11:00 a.m.
American Sign Language and Deaf CultureS Program for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:00 a.m.American Sign Langua
Children in grades 3 through 6 are invited to learn about the Deaf community and basic American Sign Language from the KSU Deaf CultureS Club! 

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Paws to Read with Lupin!
2:00 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Lupin!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:00 p.m.Paws to Read with Lu
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Lupin. (Since this is an hour before Kent Trick or Treat, feel free to wear your costume) Lupin is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Lupin!
2:15 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Lupin!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:15 p.m.Paws to Read with Lu
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Lupin. (Since this is an hour before Kent Trick or Treat, feel free to wear your costume) Lupin is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Lupin!
2:30 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Lupin!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m.Paws to Read with Lu
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Lupin. (Since this is an hour before Kent Trick or Treat, feel free to wear your costume) Lupin is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

Paws to Read with Lupin!
2:45 p.m.
 Paws to Read with Lupin!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:45 p.m.Paws to Read with Lu
Children in grades K - 5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Lupin. (Since this is an hour before Kent Trick or Treat, feel free to wear your costume) Lupin is a certified therapy dog and loves listening to stories!

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Toddler Tales Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Tales Story Time
Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.Toddler Tales Story
Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Monday Family Story Time
2:30 p.m.
 Monday Family Story Time
Monday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.Monday Family Story
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for our NEW Family Story Time. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Books and Cooks
4:00 p.m.
 Books and Cooks
Monday, Oct. 28, 4:00 p.m.Books and Cooks
Junior chefs ages 7-12 are invited to join us for a 45-minute program featuring a simple recipe and a story. 

Treat Your Shelf Book Club
6:30 pm
 Treat Your Shelf Book Club
Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 pmTreat Your Shelf Boo
Meet with us on last Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to discuss a variety of fiction titles in a fun, laid-back setting. This is an “anything goes” book club and our books will be diverse in their range. No registration is required.  Find copies of each month's title at the Chec...read more
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Music Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Music Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.Music Story Time
Children of all ages, with their favorite adult, are invited to join a ukele playing librarian for songs and stories! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of story time. 
Toddler Art Zone
11:00 a.m.
 Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11:00 a.m.Toddler Art Zone
Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in to explore different art materials and create masterpieces. Toddler Art Zone meets every Tuesday between Augsut 20 and November 19. REgistration is not required. 
Club 4 & 5
2:00 p.m.
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m.Club 4 & 5
Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited to join us for 45-minutes of stories, songs and a craft! Each week we will read different themed stories and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration...read more

Registration required, begins Oct 22.
Tales and Treats
4:00 p.m.
 Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:00 p.m.Tales and Treats
Each week a librarian will read a chapter from the book, Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. Following the chapter we will play a game or create an art project, and enjoy a snack. This program is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Children attend this program independently. Registration is re...read more

Registration required, begins Oct 22.
Pajama Time Story Time
7:00 p.m.
 Pajama Time Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m.Pajama Time Story Ti
Children of all ages, with a favorite adult, are invited to wear their pajamas for an evening story time. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up from the Youth Services Desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
M-Spot
7:00 p.m.
 M-Spot
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m.M-Spot
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for crafts, science experiments or games each week. Registration is required each week and begins one week ahead of each meeting. 

Registration required, begins Oct 22.
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Toddler Tales Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Tales Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.Toddler Tales Story
Children ages 2 and 3 years old, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Baby Time Story Time
11:15 a.m.
 Baby Time Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11:15 a.m.Baby Time Story Time
Babies ages 0 to 24 months, with a favorite adult, are invited to join us for a lapsit story time featuring songs, stories, fingerplays and more! Registration is not required. Boarding passes may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time. 
Crafter-Noons
1:00 p.m.
 Crafter-Noons
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:00 p.m.Crafter-Noons
Children ages 6 and under are invited to join us for a drop-in craft! Each week we will create a new masterpiece. Registration is not required. 
Builder’s Club
4:00 p.m.
 Builder’s Club
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4:00 p.m.Builder’s Club
Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for Lego and K'Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material. Particpants use the materials supplied by the Library. Creations are then displayed in the Library for patrons to view between meetings. 
Ready, Set, Draw!
6:00 p.m.
 Ready, Set, Draw!
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:00 p.m.Ready, Set, Draw!
Children ages 7-12 are invited to come explore and develop their artistic talents at the library. Each meeting will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece! 

Registration required, begins Oct 23.
Movie Night: Hocus Pocus
7:00 pm
 Movie Night: Hocus Pocus
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:00 pmMovie Night: Hocus P
It's not just a bunch of hocus pocus!  Enjoy watching the 1993 Walt Disney Studios film, Hocus Pocus! Refreshments will be provided.This program is for adults ages 18+.  Registration is not required.
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Tween Zone: Halloween Party
7:00 p.m.
 Tween Zone: Halloween Party
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:00 p.m.Tween Zone: Hallowee
Children in grades 3,4 and 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. Activities range from science experiments, crafts, games and more! Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Wednesday before each program. Space i...read more

Registration required, begins Oct 24.
  
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