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First Ever Friends of KFL Book Sale

Come to the Friends of the Kent Free Library’s first ever book sale on Friday, April 29 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, April 30 10:00 am – 4:00 pm!  At this inaugural “mini-sale,” the Friends will be selling withdrawn library books, including Cookbooks, Gardening Books, Juvenile Picture […]

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Seeking Student Musicians

Students ages 17 and under who are currently taking musical instrument lessons are invited to play in a concert at the Kent Free Library on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. The concert is free and open to the public.  Registration is required […]

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Free Concert by KSU’s Stopper Quartet

Enjoy a free, all ages concert by Kent State University’s Stopper String Quartet on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 pm. The quartet was founded in 2014 by Tak-Kin Wong (violin), Ming-yuan Song (violin), Wing-Sun Man (viola), and Vincent Leung (cello), all of whom are pursuing their Master of Performance at […]

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Seeking Teen Volunteers for Summer

Are you interested in volunteering at Kent Free Library this summer?  The Youth Services Department is looking for volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Program.  Come to an informational meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:00 pm. Stay for Teen Scene at 7:00 and have fun playing life sized […]

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Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Discover the joys of growing your own vegetables in a one hour presentation on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at the Kent Free Library. Don Abbott of Kent Food Not Lawns will discuss everything you need to get started with a garden this summer, including plot selection (including indoors), […]

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First TEDx Event this Wednesday

TED (Technology, Entertainment Design) Talks have become a popular way for people to learn about and share “ideas worth spreading.” The Kent Free Library is one of the few public libraries in Ohio that has received a TEDx program license to host TED-style events, designed to spark deep conversation and […]

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Be a Winner during National Library Week

Help celebrate National Library Week from April 10 – 16!  This year’s theme is Libraries Transform, and we will be highlighting the ways libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people. Increasingly, libraries are places of creativity where people of […]

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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Families are invited to the Kent Free Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 for a presentation by popular historian Paul Goebbel on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Goebbel will appear dressed in period attire, as he chronicles all the attempts made on Lincoln’s life up to and including John […]

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Copali Plays Free Concert

All ages are invited to an afternoon of hands-on fun at the Kent Free Library on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m., when local instrumental group Copali presents a free concert with steel drums, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, bass, and percussion. Copali performs a wide variety of styles including funk, jazz, […]

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Baseball Bonanza

Families with children ages 3-12 years old are invited to join us on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 am as we celebrate the start of baseball season! We will have baseball themed crafts, games, snacks and more. Registration is required and begins one week in advance on March 26. To […]

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