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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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African Ensemble
3:00 pm
 African Ensemble
Sunday, Feb. 17, 3:00 pmAfrican Ensemble
Enjoy traditional and modern drumming, dancing, and singing from various African cultural groups as performed by Kent State University’s African Ensemble. Participation in dance will be led after each selection.

The Kent...read more
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Feb. 18, 10:30 amToddler Story Time
For 2 and 3 year olds with their favorite adult. 
Pokemon Battle Training
3:30 pm
 Pokemon Battle Training
Monday, Feb. 18, 3:30 pmPokemon Battle Train
Do you want to learn how to battle your Pokemon deck? Or are you already battling and looking to practice? Either way, spend part of your President's Day at the library for this battling only Pokemon program! We will spend time going over the rules of play, and then practice b...read more

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Music Story Time
10:30 am
 Music Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 amMusic Story Time
For children of all ages with their favorite adult. 
Toddler Art Zone
11:15 am
 Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:15 amToddler Art Zone
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the craft room for laidback, artsy fun! We'll explore different art materials and discover new ways to create! 
Club 4 & 5
2:00 pm
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:00 pmClub 4 & 5
Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for 45-minutes of storytime fun! Each week we will read different sthemed storeis, sing songs, and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. 

3D Printing Class: Keychains
2:00 pm
 3D Printing Class: Keychains
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:00 pm3D Printing Class: K
Learn how to design your own keychain using TinkerCAD. Keyboarding/mouse skills are required.  Learn about the library’s new 3D printing service.

Registration begins Tuesday, February 5.  Space is limited to 10 people for each session.  Projects will be printed out in...read more
Tales and Treats
4:00 pm
 Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:00 pmTales and Treats
Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for Kate DiCamillo's charming classic, The Tale of Despereaux! Listen to the story and enjoy games, activities, and a snack! 

3D Printing Class: Keychains
4:00 pm
 3D Printing Class: Keychains
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:00 pm3D Printing Class: K
Learn how to design your own keychain using TinkerCAD. Keyboarding/mouse skills are required. Learn about the library’s new 3D printing service.

Registration begins Tuesday, February 5.  Space is limited to 10 people for each session.  Projects will be printed out in ...read more
2019 Environmental Film Series
6:00 pm
 2019 Environmental Film Series
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:00 pm2019 Environmental F
The Kent Sustainability Commission and the Kent Free Library present an environmental film series.  Screening are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Due to licensing restrictions, titles of films may not be publicized, so the following are descripti...read more
Read the Classics Book Club
7:00 pm
 Read the Classics Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 pm
For 11 years, this all-ages group has been meeting to discuss classic and award-winning novels, nonfiction, and plays, such as A Tale of Two Cities, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Charlotte's Web, and Midsummer Night's Dream. Join this energetic group on the third Tuesday ...read more
Pajama Story Time
7:00 pm
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 pmPajama Story Time
For children of all ages with an adult.
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Toddler Story Time
 Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 20Toddler Story Time
For 2 and 3 year olds with their favorite adult. 
Baby Story Time
11:15 am
 Baby Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:15 amBaby Story Time
For children 6 to 24 months with their favorite adult. 
Builders Club
4:00 pm
 Builders Club
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00 pmBuilders Club
Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for creative construction featuring different types of building toys. Display your creations at the library between meetings for everyone to enjoy!
Pokemon Club
6:00 pm
 Pokemon Club
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:00 pmPokemon Club
Children ages 4-14 are invited to come trade cards, battle Pokemon, and more!
Jason Prufer: Small Town, Big Music
7:00 pm
Jason Prufer: Small Town, Big Music
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:00 pmJason Prufer: Small
Author Jason Prufer’s book, Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll, features first-hand stories of big-name musicians traveling through Kent, as well as the local music scene where Joe Walsh, Patrick Carney, Chrissie Hynde, and DE...read more
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Tween Zone
7:00 pm
 Tween Zone
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:00 pmTween Zone
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us for games, crafts and other fun activities! 

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Friday Family Story Time
10:30 am
 Friday Family Story Time
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 amFriday Family Story
For children of all ages with their favorite adult. 
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Ballet Excel Ohio Performance (Snow Date Rescheduled Performance)
11:00 am
Ballet Excel Ohio Performance (Snow Date Rescheduled Performance)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 11:00 amBallet Excel Ohio Pe
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a perforamce from Ballet Excel Ohio. The group will be performing a portion of Peter Pan. As always, Ballet Excel Ohio performances are original works for children by children. 
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*New* Sunday Family Story Time
2:00 pm
 *New* Sunday Family Story Time
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00 pm*New* Sunday Family
For children of all ages with their favorite adult. Held the last Sunday of each month.
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Story Time
Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 amToddler Story Time
For 2 and 3 year olds with their favorite adult. 
Books and Cooks
4:00 p.m.
 Books and Cooks
Monday, Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.Books and Cooks
Junior chefs ages 7-12 are invited to join us for a story followed by making a simple recipe. 

Registration required, begins Feb 18.
Treat Your Shelf Book Club
6:30 pm
 Treat Your Shelf Book Club
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 pm
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 am
 Music Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 amMusic Story Time
For children of all ages with their favorite adult. 
Toddler Art Zone
11:15 am
 Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11:15 amToddler Art Zone
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the craft room for laidback, artsy fun! We'll explore different art materials and discover new ways to create! 
Club 4 & 5
2:00 pm
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2:00 pmClub 4 & 5
Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for 45-minutes of storytime fun! Each week we will read different sthemed storeis, sing songs, and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. 

Registration required, begins Feb 19.
Tales and Treats
4:00 pm
 Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:00 pmTales and Treats
Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us for Kate DiCamillo's charming classic, The Tale of Despereaux! Listen to the story and enjoy games, activities, and a snack! 

Registration required, begins Feb 19.
Pajama Story Time
7:00 pm
 Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00 pmPajama Story Time
For children of all ages with an adult.
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Toddler Story Time
 Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 27Toddler Story Time
For 2 and 3 year olds with their favorite adult. 
Baby Story Time
11:15 am
 Baby Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:15 amBaby Story Time
For children 6 to 24 months with their favorite adult. 
Creative Crafters
2:00 pm
 Creative Crafters
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2:00 pm
Crafters will embellish discarded book pages using a variety of materials & techniques. Frames will be provided for the finished product.

Space is limited to 20 people.  Registration begins Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00 am. Register online or call the Information Desk at 330.673...read more

Builders Club
4:00 pm
 Builders Club
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00 pmBuilders Club
Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for creative construction featuring different types of building toys. Display your creations at the library between meetings for everyone to enjoy!
Ready, Set, Draw!
6:00 pm
 Ready, Set, Draw!
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:00 pmReady, Set, Draw!
Children ages 6-12 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 Feb 20.
Creative Crafters
7:00 pm
 Creative Crafters
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:00 pm
Crafters will embellish discarded book pages using a variety of materials & techniques. Frames will be provided for the finished product.

Space is limited to 20 people. Registration begins Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00 am.  Register Online or call the Information Desk at 330...read more
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Tween Zone
7:00 pm
 Tween Zone
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:00 pmTween Zone
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us for games, crafts and other fun activities! 

Registration required, begins Feb 21.
  
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