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Summer Reading Program Underway

The Kent Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is underway, with reading incentives, contests, and events for all ages. In keeping with this year’s theme of Every Hero Has a Story, programs will feature local heroes like the Kent Kiwanis and the Ben Curtis Family Foundation, as well individuals in the […]

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Adult Coloring Party

On Wednesday, August 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored […]

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Beatles Scholar Returns

Aaron Krerowicz, the only full-time professional Beatles scholar in America, returns on Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m. to present ‘From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America.’ According to Krerowicz, February 1964 was the single most important month of the Beatles’ entire career, firmly establishing Beatlemania […]

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Library Starts Seed Library

The Kent Free Library is starting a Seed Library, modeled after successful programs at Akron Summit County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library. Interested participants are invited to a kick-off Seed Saving Workshop on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm, led by Don Abbott of Kent Foods Not Lawns. […]

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Mobile Tech Training Center Visits

A high-tech bus will be parked at the library on Thursday, July 30 starting at 10 a.m., offering free training about using tablets and other electronic devices. Learn how you can access free digital materials including ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, music, and videos with your Kent Free Library card! The […]

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Summer Reading Program Finale

We’re celebrating the end of a fantastic Summer Reading Program with a magic show presented by Jason Alan at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center! Magician Jason Alan will perform amazing magical feats, mind reading and more! No registration is required. The Kent State Hotel and Conference Center is […]

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Homeschooled Students Invited to Read Poetry

The Kent Free Library invites homeschooled students of all ages to a Poetry Reading on Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room.  Students may read poetry by a favorite or write their own. To register, please call the Dubois Children’s Reading Room at 330.673.4414.

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KFL Hosts Talk on Beekeeping

Come to a free presentation about honeybees and beekeeping on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 pm by Michele Colopy, an Akron-area beekeeper and program director for the Pollinator Stewardship Council, a national nonprofit comprised of large and small-scale beekeepers. Colopy will explain how beekeepers are working with Ohio businesses to […]

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Read the Classics Book Club

On Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm, Read the Classics Book Club will discuss Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow.  For nearly 5 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, […]

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Heroes of the Wild West Party

Put on your boots and hat and scurry on down on Saturday, July 11 at 11 am for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Families with children ages 3 – 12 can enjoy crafts, games, and activities all themed around the Wild West and the heroes who made it such an […]

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Free Performance by Bubble Lady

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to the library on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. to watch the Bubble Lady and her wonderful world of bubbles. No registration is required for this free program, but space is limited. Stop by the desk in the DuBois Children’s […]

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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