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Upcoming Events

KFL's Make It Pinteresting logoMake it Pinteresting Adult Crafting Hour

Calling all Pinterest fans! This fall adults 18+ are invited to the library to create interesting projects we’ve found on Pinterest. All supplies are provided. This program is for adults and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register. Registration begins 4 weeks ahead of each event.

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm: Paper Bead Bracelets
Registration begins March 29.

Calling all Pinterest fans! Adults 18+ are invited to the library to create interesting projects we’ve found on Pinterest. All supplies are provided.

May is National Pet Month and we are honoring our four-legged family members. Join us all month long for the festivities!

Portage APL LogoPet Supply Drive for Portage APL

Monday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 31

All month we are collecting much needed supplies for the Portage APL. The Portage Animal Protective League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the care and welfare of the abused, abandoned, sick and injured animals that come through their doors. All of their efforts are funded through donations.

Check out the APL’s Shelter Wish List or pick up a copy at the Information Desk.


Dog chewing on toyHandmade Pet Toys

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Increase your pet’s variety of toys inexpensively by making them yourself!  Learn how to make simple toys that will delight your pet for hours!

This program is for teens and adults. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.


Cat laying on a perchBuilding Cat Castles

Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm

Cat owners know who rules the house!  Build your pet a fitting place from which to survey his or her kingdom.

This program is for teens and adults. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.


Dog catching a treatHomemade Pet Treats

Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm

Learn to make your own healthy and delicious treats for your furry buddies!

This program is for teens and adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins April 26.


Cat eating grassCrafting Pet Grass Planters

Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm

Cats crave greens!  Satisfy their craving and keep your houseplants safe by cultivating a planter of grass just for them!

This program is for teens and adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins May 3.

Concerts are presented with the generous support of the Friends of Kent Free Library.

Free Concert: Dog FriendlySunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm

Along with our other events for National Pet Month, we’ve invited Dog Friendly, a steel drum duo, to perform a family friendly concert!

No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up a pass at the 2nd floor Information desk beginning 30 minutes before the event.

“Build a Better World” is the theme of the 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program. Patrons are invited to try something new this summer: at home, in the community, throughout the country, and around the globe. Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places.

Build a Better World Events

Painted RocksNortheast Ohio Rocks!

Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 pm

Build a better world by spreading kindness and creativity in your community. Join the Northeast Ohio Rocks! movement. Paint rocks, seal them to protect them from the weather and place them out in the community to be found. Rock designs must to be family friendly. All supplies will be provided-including rocks.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins May 13.


Farm Your YardThe Food Not Lawns Movement

Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm

Build a better world by learning to produce your own food. Kent Ohio Food Not Lawns is dedicated to encouraging individuals to produce food for themselves, their families, and others. Come to this event to learn about the food not lawns movement.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins May 17.


Hiden in Plain Sight logoHidden in Plain Sight

Wednesday, June 21 at 5:45 pm

Build a better world through proactive parenting. Looks can be deceiving. That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of the average teenager. But amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity are more than 150 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, dangerous and even illegal activity.

“Hidden in Plain Sight” will be on display at building/address on date. Doors open for browsing at time with a presentation from time to time. The exhibit is open to adults only. There is no charge for admittance. If you cannot arrive at the designated start time, join us when you can.

The audience is encouraged to explore and interact with items in the display which may be indicative that a teenager is involved in substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more. Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished.

This program is for adults. **Due to the nature of materials, no youths are permitted to attend.** Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins May 24.


Empty water bottlesRecycled Plastic Bottle Craft

Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm

Build a better world through recycling. Create a cute container from plastic bottles.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins May 31.


Resprouting vegetable scrapsKitchen Scrap Gardening

Monday, July 10 at 6:30 pm

Build a better world by harvesting kitchen scraps. Learn which fruits and vegetables you can regrow at home.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins June 12.


Honeycomb with beesBackyard Beekeeping

Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 pm

Build a better world by keeping bees. Native pollinators make a better world for us by pollinating the fruits and vegetables we eat, and we can make a better world for them in our own backyards.  Kristen Pool of Black Dog Acres will share her experiences as a beekeeper in a changing environment. Learn how a honeybee hive works and how you can help bees thrive by the choices you make in your flower beds, garden, and yard.

This is a family friendly event. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins June 15.


Lemons, vinegar, and baking sodaMake Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm

Build a better world by keeping things clean naturally. Using simple household ingredients we will make cleaning products that are kinder to the environment.

This program is for adults. Spaces are limited; registration is requested and begins June 28.

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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www.kentfreelibrary.org

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

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