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Friday, July 21 at 2:00 pm: Interactive Movie

Families with children ages 12 and younger are welcome to get really into the action of a movie on Friday, July 21 at 2:00 pm. Families will be provided with all the props they need to participate in this action-packed animated feature film as it progresses.

Due to licensing restrictions, the library can’t publish the title of the movie, but can provide a hint: It is about a construction worker who rises from the masses to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe into eternal stasis, saving the world and rescuing creativity.

Registration is required for this free program. Stop by or call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am: Dr. Insecta

Families with children ages 12 and younger are welcome to experience entomology magic on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am with a visit from Dr. Insecta.

Bug Lab is an interactive enrichment program that entertains, educates, and desensitizes fears about these incredible creatures that let us share their world. Dr. Insecta will introduce you to some of the largest live insects on the planet!

No registration is required and seating is limited. Please pick up a boarding pass in the Children’s Room up to 30 minutes before the program.

Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 pm: Backyard Beekeeping

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 underway.

Monday, July 10 at 6:30 pm: Kitchen Scrap Gardening

In keeping with the Kent Free Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program theme of “Build a Better World,” members of the community are invited to try something new this summer.

Two upcoming programs introduce ways to build a better world, starting at your own home. On Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m., learn how to regrow fruits and vegetables from kitchen scraps.

Saturday, July 8 at 11:00 am: Hamilton Extravaganza

Teens entering grades 9–12 are invited to celebrate Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical masterpiece, ‘Hamilton’ on Saturday, July 8 at 11:00  am.

Test your skills in rap battles and lyrics trivia and share your love with custom-made t-shirts decorated with your favorite quotes! Attendees must provide their own t-shirts.

To register, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Red Wolf Keeps Early Lead in ‘Care for a Critter’ Contest

After week three weeks of the Care for a Critter Contest, there is a clear front runner: The Red Wolf has 701 votes!  After every hour read, preschool through 5th grade students may vote for the animal the library will sponsor at the Akron Zoo!

Friday, June 30 at 2:00 pm: Drop in Board Gaming

Spend an afternoon playing games at the library! From 2 to 3:30 pm, board games, card games, and Nintendo Wii will be set up for children of all ages and their families to drop in and play. Registration is not required.

Thursday, June 29: Hawaiian Luau Dance Party

Enjoy music and movement, Hawaiian style at a Luau Dance Party on Thursday, June 29!  Come dressed in island attire, and receive a flower lei necklace to wear during the party.

Families with toddlers through age 5 dance from 10:30 to 11:15 am and Children in kindergarten through grade 3 dance from 5:30 to 6:15 pm.  Call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414 to register.

Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

Families with children ages 12 and younger are invited to the Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular!

This amazing stage show combines clean, family humor with educational material—participants won’t even know that they’re learning! Enjoy fast-paced antics, visual props, audience participation and amazing science experiments that will blow your mind!

No registration is required for this free program, but space is limited. Please pick up a boarding pass in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room up to 30 minutes before the program.

Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 pm: Create a Bubble Wand

Families with children ages 4 – 12 are invited to create bubble wands!

Join fellow inventors to learn how to make simple wands, and then create your own designs. Plenty of bubble solution for testing each wand will be available and all building materials are supplied by the library.

Registration is required for this free program and space is limited. Contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

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