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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Registration for the Kent Free Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program begins on Wednesday, June 1. 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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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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Library Closes for Heritage Fest, 4th of July

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 2 because of the Heritage Fest going on downtown.  The library will be open on Sunday, July 3 from 1:00 – 5:00. The library will also be closed in observance of the 4th of July Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, […]

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Akron Zoo Mobile Visits Library!

Families with children of all ages are invited to the Kent Free Library on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am for some animal fun with the Akron Zoo.  Visit up close with the zoo’s animal ambassadors. No registration is required for this free program, but space is limited at the […]

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Free Family Movie

Enjoy a free family movie on Friday, June 24 at 2:00 pm in the Kent Free Library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room! The movie is about an urbane fox who cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmer’s retaliation (due to licensing restrictions, […]

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Beginning Bellydance with Elianae

Join Elianae, a professional bellydancer, for a fun, all-ages class on Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm Lean basic bellydance moves that you can do for fun and to get fit! No experience is required for this family-friendly class. To register, please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

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Be in the Know about Our Benevolent Bats

Jamey Emmert from the ODNR Division of Wildlife offers a free all-ages presentation on the fascinating creatures of the night  on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm. Bats are remarkable critters that need us as much as we need them. The 11 bat species in Ohio eat thousands of irritating […]

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Mindfulness for a Happier Life

Join reiki master and yoga teacher Jen Shope for guided meditations and information on integrating mindfulness into your life in a free program on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm. Mindfulness is the practice of shifting your perspective and creating a level of awareness that can manifest more peace in […]

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A Day at the Seaside with Laura Loew

Popular presenter Laura Loew of Lost in the Past returns to the Kent Free Library on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 with a new program about Victorians and their fascination with the beach. In the 1800s, Victorians took to the waters with abandon at seaside resorts. Loew will describe those […]

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Kent, OH 44240
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Tuesday 9:00-9:00
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Thursday 9:00-9:00
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