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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Registration for the Kent Free Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, July 30. The library offers programs for children, teens, and adults. On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Students entering preschool through 5th grade receive an official reading record to record the time they spend reading, either independently […]

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Healthy Back to School Lunches and Snacks with Chef Giulia

Have you committed to packing healthy lunches that your family will actually eat this year? Do you need new ideas for snacks that are lower in sugar and simple to make? Join Chef Giulia on Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. for ideas for making portable lunches and make-ahead snacks […]

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Lizzie Borden: Did She or Didn’t She?

The most famous American murder case of the Victorian era took place on August 4, 1892. 124 years later, her crime still fascinates. Join historian and engaging speaker Laura Loew of Lost in the Past on Saturday, August 6 at 2 pm for a fascinating look into the life of […]

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Summer Reading Program Finale

To celebrate the end of a successful Summer Reading Program, we invite all ages to have a ball with a variety of free family friendly events and activities based on the themes “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” and “Exercise Your Mind: Read!” which will be held throughout the library […]

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Free Movie!

Friday Family movies continue on Friday, July 22 at 2:00 pm with a screening of a family friendly feature film in the air-conditioned meeting room. Due to licensing restrictions, the library cannot published the title of the film, but it is about two girls who move to the country to […]

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Mini Golf at the Library Returns

Tee off between the bookshelves on Sunday, July 17 from 1 – 4 pm when we transform the library into a spectacular 9-hole mini golf course. Golfers of all ages and abilities are invited to drop in and play a round. Registration is not required—just stop in and pick up […]

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Family Relay Frenzy

As part of the our sports-themed Summer Reading Program,  we invite families with children entering kindergarten through 5th grade to test their mettle with an outdoor relay obstacle course on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 am. Obstacles may involve water or messy substances; prepare to get messy and please bring […]

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TEDx Event: Exercise Your Mind

The next TEDx event, “Exercise Your Mind,” will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Watch three engaging TED Talks on creativity, how we overcome our biases, and how we make our choices. After the screening, participate in a moderated discussion. TED (Technology, Entertainment Design) Talks have become […]

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Eating in Season with Chef Giulia

On Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30, Chef Giulia offers a program providing ideas for preparing locally-available seasonal produce for immediate meals, as well as simple ways to preserve the bounty for eating later. Learn how to use the familiar and not to familiar fresh fruits and vegetables available at Kent’s […]

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Let the Games Begin: A Celebration of Sport and Story with Lindsay Bonilla

This summer “Coach” Lindsay will share with us some audience-participatory folktales that focus on the summer reading theme! After a few animal-inspired warm-ups, we’re ready to let the games begin! First, it’s off to Africa for a Tug of War between the Titans! While in Africa, we’ll also discover how […]

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Interactive Family Movie Night

Join us for an interactive movie where you are involved in almost every scene. Families will be provided with all the props they need to participate with the movie as it progresses! A librarian will watch the movie with you and let you know which props to use and what […]

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