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Library Closed on Sunday, April 20

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 20.  As always when the library is closed, no materials will be due and no late fees will be assessed.  The book drop beside the parking lot doors and the drive through book drop will be available for returning materials. The library […]

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Growing Cities Screening: Who’s Your Mama Earth Day Festival

As part of the Who’s Your Mama Earth Day Festival, the library will host a screening of Growing Cities on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm. Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize […]

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Five Million Steps: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Bob Grau returns to the Kent Free Library on Monday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. to share his exciting experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. Less than 25% of aspiring thru-hikers are actually successful in completing the often steep, rocky, extremely demanding trail, which actually looks nothing like a path; and […]

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National Library Week

Having a baby? Starting a diet? Planning a wedding? Looking for a job? Going on a trip? Planting a garden? When your life changes, take the first step by heading to the Kent Free Library or visiting us online. Get the information, ideas, and resources you need–all for free!

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Author Talk: Scott H. Longert, The Best They Could Be

Enjoy a presentation by Scott H. Longert, author of The Best They Could be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920 on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. In the early twentieth century, the Cleveland Indians brought the world championship to their city of passionate fans in […]

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Glauser String Quartet Performs

Kent State University’s Glauser String Quartet will perform a free concert on Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm. The accomplished members of this group are Yang Zeng, Jeff Millen, Haojian Wang, and Samuel Huang. Zeng is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, principle second violin of the Mansfield Symphony […]

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Seeking Music Students for Concert

The Kent Free Library invites students, ages 17 and under, who are currently enrolled in music lessons, to play at the Open Piano Concert on Saturday, April 12 at 11 am. Students should prepare one or two short pieces to play for an audience of friends and family in the […]

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College 101: Finding the Perfect College Fit For You

Patty Saddle, President of the College Planning Center, will offer advice to teens and their parents about selecting a college on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 pm. Learn how to determine the best college fit by researching your options, navigating college visits and interviews, and weighing standards vs. early admission. […]

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Family Story Time at Tree City Coffee

Looking for things to do with the kids over Spring Break?  Come to a special family story time at Tree City Coffee and Pastry on Thursday, March 27 at 10:00 am!  The kids will love seeing their favorite children’s librarians outside the library (who knew we could leave?), and you […]

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School’s Out Movie!

Kent City Schools are closed on Friday, March 28, so we’re showing a feature film in the meeting room at 3:00 pm.  We can’t tell you the title (because of licensing restrictions), but maybe you can guess from this clue: In this sequel, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League […]

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00