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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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Virtual Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Family Story Time
Friday, Jun. 18, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us on Zoom for stories, songs and rhymes! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

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Youth Animal Photo Contest Entries
9:00 a.m.
Youth Animal Photo Contest Entries
Monday, Jun. 21, 9:00 a.m.Youth Animal Photo C
Get ready shutterbugs! our 14th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5-8 will begin on Monday, July 5. Take pictures of your favorite animal, and submit the photos via email to leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Tuesday, June 29. Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include ...read more
Interactive Movie Kit Pick Up
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Interactive Movie Kit Pick Up
Monday, Jun. 21, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Interactive Movie Ki
Enjoy a great animal themed movie at home, but with a twist! Family with children ages 13 and under are invited to pick up an interactive movie kit from the Youth Services Department on Monday, June 21. Each kit will include enough items and props for four people. You can use each of the items in th...read more
Virtual Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Family Story Time
Monday, Jun. 21, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for virtual story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes! Weekly registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Virtual Builders Club
4:00 p.m.
 Virtual Builders Club
Monday, Jun. 21, 4:00 p.m.Virtual Builders Clu
Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join us for virtual building fun! During each meeting a librarian will provide a theme of the day. Participants may then use any blocks, Legos or building toys that they have at home to create something based on the meeting's theme. The final portion of the m...read more

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Virtual Tales and Treats
4:00 p.m.
 Virtual Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 4:00 p.m.Virtual Tales and Tr
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade in the 2021-2022 school year are welcome to join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. During the 30-minute program, a librarian will read a few chapters from a book to you, then you'll play a game or complete an activity together. You will receive an email co...read more

Walk and Talk for Parents and Small Children
6:30 p.m.
Walk and Talk for Parents and Small Children
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 6:30 p.m.Walk and Talk for Pa
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings at Tanner Park. We will meet at Tannery Park and complete a 30 to 45 minute walk. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents with small children and get in some exercise! Registr...read more

Virtual Pajama Story Time
7:00 p.m.
 Virtual Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 22, 7:00 p.m.Virtual Pajama Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us fro evening story time on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

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Virtual Brunch Bunch
11:00 a.m.
 Virtual Brunch Bunch
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Brunch Bunch
Children ages 3 to 6 years old are welcome to join us on Zoom for story time fun! Share your breakfast or lunch with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, counting and more! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrant...read more

Virtual Backyard Birds
2:00 p.m.
 Virtual Backyard Birds
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2:00 p.m.Virtual Backyard Bir
Youth entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us on Zoom to learn all about birds! Each week participants will learn facts about a different bird and complete a variety of fun activities! Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to the meeting date. 

Minecraft
4:00 p.m.
 Minecraft
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 4:00 p.m.Minecraft
Students enter grades 1 through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for our Minecraft stream to help us create our own Minecraft world. Participants can join in on the fun with their own Minecraft accounts. Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to each meeting. Zoom links will be em...read more

Animal Communication with Judith Wade
7:00 pm
Animal Communication with Judith Wade
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 7:00 pmAnimal Communication
Animal Communicator Judith Wade explains how to have heart-to-heart conversations with your pet using images, feelings, thoughts, emotions and even words. Learn how to gain insights on your animal’s well being, add clarity and understanding to health and behavioral challenges, assist in unders...read more
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Story Time in the Park
10:30 a.m.
 Story Time in the Park
Thursday, Jun. 24, 10:30 a.m.Story Time in the Pa
Families are invited to join us for story time in person at the Backwoods Stage in Fred Fuller Park! Grab your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and join us for stories, songs and sunshine! Participants can use musical props-shakers and scarves-that the library provides, or bring their own from home. Re...read more
Black Squirrels: Kent’s Most Famous Critter
7:00 pm
Black Squirrels: Kent’s Most Famous Critter
Thursday, Jun. 24, 7:00 pmBlack Squirrels: Ken
Squirrels are a relatively diverse group of mammals which includes nearly 300 species worldwide. We can find seven species of squirrel right here in Ohio. However, the most famous squirrels in-and-around Kent are the populations of black squirrels that have become synonymous with Kent State Universi...read more
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Virtual Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Family Story Time
Friday, Jun. 25, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us on Zoom for stories, songs and rhymes! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

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Walk and Talk for Parents and Small Children
9:00 a.m.
Walk and Talk for Parents and Small Children
Monday, Jun. 28, 9:00 a.m.Walk and Talk for Pa
Parents with children that can ride in a stroller are invited to join us for a walking program on Tuesday evenings at Tanner Park. We will meet at Tannery Park and complete a 30 minute walk. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents with small children and get in some exercise! Registration ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 21.
Youth Animal Photo Contest Entries
9:00 a.m.
Youth Animal Photo Contest Entries
Monday, Jun. 28, 9:00 a.m.Youth Animal Photo C
Get ready shutterbugs! our 14th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5-8 will begin on Monday, July 5. Take pictures of your favorite animal, and submit the photos via email to leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Tuesday, June 29. Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include ...read more
Virtual Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Virtual Family Story Time
Monday, Jun. 28, 10:30 a.m.Virtual Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for virtual story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes! Weekly registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Registration required, begins Jun 21.
Virtual Books and Cooks
4:00 p.m.
 Virtual Books and Cooks
Monday, Jun. 28, 4:00 p.m.Virtual Books and Co
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us via Zoom to make a recipe together! Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrants will receive an ingredient list on the Friday before our meeting and a Zoom link to the meeting 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time. Registrati...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 21.
Treat Your Shelf Book Club
6:30 pm
 Treat Your Shelf Book Club
Monday, Jun. 28, 6:30 pmTreat Your Shelf Boo
Enjoy a lively discussion of a variety of diverse "anything goes" fiction titles. Pick up a copy of this month's book, French Exit by Patrick DeWitt, at the Check Out desk. Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. For adults 18 and...read more
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Virtual Tales and Treats
4:00 p.m.
 Virtual Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Jun. 29, 4:00 p.m.Virtual Tales and Tr
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade in the 2021-2022 school year are welcome to join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. During the 30-minute program, a librarian will read a few chapters from a book to you, then you'll play a game or complete an activity together. You will receive an email co...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 22.
Virtual Pajama Story Time
7:00 p.m.
 Virtual Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 29, 7:00 p.m.Virtual Pajama Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for evening story time on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Registration required, begins Jun 22.
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Virtual Brunch Bunch
11:00 a.m.
 Virtual Brunch Bunch
Wednesday, Jun. 30, 11:00 a.m.Virtual Brunch Bunch
Children ages 3 to 6 years old are welcome to join us on Zoom for story time fun! Share your breakfast or lunch with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, counting and more! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registrant...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 23.
Minecraft
2:00 p.m.
 Minecraft
Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2:00 p.m.Minecraft
Students enter grades 1 through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for our Minecraft stream to help us create our own Minecraft world. Participants can join in on the fun with their own Minecraft accounts. Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to each meeting. Zoom links will be em...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 23.
Virtual Backyard Birds
2:00 p.m.
 Virtual Backyard Birds
Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2:00 p.m.Virtual Backyard Bir
Youth entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us on Zoom to learn all about birds! Each week participants will learn facts about a different bird and complete a variety of fun activities! Registration is required weekly and begins one week prior to the meeting date. 

Registration required, begins Jun 23.
Writing Program (Part1)
6:30 pm
 Writing Program (Part1)
Wednesday, Jun. 30, 6:30 pmWriting Program (Par
Whether you want to enhance your fiction writing craft, or are writing fiction for the first time, hear about strategies for writing fiction from Kent State University’s Wick Graduate Teaching Artist, Caitie Young. This workshop is a two-part class combining instruction, writing exercise, disc...read more

   
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