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Homeschooled Students Invited to Read Poetry

love poetryThe 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.

KFL Hosts Talk on Beekeeping

beeCome 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 create pollinator habitat in our communities.  Learn how you can help bees, no matter the size of your backyard, when you change your grassy desert into a healthy pollinator haven.

To register, please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Read the Classics Book Club

BookClubOn 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, Charlotte’s Web, and Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Join this energetic group on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room.  Stop by the Check Out Desk to sign out each month’s selection.

Heroes of the Wild West Party

Every Hero Burst copyPut 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 exciting place!

Registration is required and space is limited; please call 330.673.4414

Free Performance by Bubble Lady

Photo of Bubble LadyKids 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

No registration is required for this free program, but space is limited. Stop by the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room 30 minutes before the show to pick up boarding passes. For more information, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.

Cleveland Museum of Arts Brings Ancient Artworks

Art-To-Go06_1932-194_CThe Cleveland Museum of Art returns to the library on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30, bringing a world of great art. See and touch amazing works of art up to 4,000 years old when museum staff visit, bringing genuine art objects from the museum’s collection of classical art of ancient Greece and Rome.

All ages are invited to this unique hands-on experience and lively discussion about ancient art’s cultural connections to modern Western culture. Genuine artifacts that will be passed around for viewing included ancient Greek pottery and sculpture, and Roman implements used in daily life activities.

Registration is requested and spaces are limited. Please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register. Enhance your experience by reviewing the museum’s resource packet before the presentation.

Paws to Read

Photo of girl reading to a dogPaws to Read returns on Saturday, June 27 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm!  Children entering grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to spend time reading with Sophie or Nugget on!

Reading aloud to a dog is a great way for kids to gain confidence, improve their reading skills and have fun at the same time!

Registration is required and begins Saturday, June 20. Space is limited.

Fashions of the Titanic

DSCN2174We are pleased to welcome back popular guest speaker Laura Loew on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm for another presentation on the history of fashion. This time, Loew will discuss what the First Class passengers on the Titanic were wearing, and will bring examples of original antique clothing and

Learn how Edwardians elevated ladies’ dressmaking to a fine art, with extravagant materials such as silk, velvet, beading, and lace.

Registration is required. Please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Free Movie Friday

movie-ticketCome watch a free family-friendly movie in the library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room at 3:00 pm on Friday, June 19. No registration is required.

Due to licensing restrictions, we can’t tell you what movie we’ll show, but we can give you a hint:  The movie is about an orphaned piglet who is adopted by a mother sheep dog and decides to learn the ways of his new family. With the support of his fellow farm animals, this little piggy will do amazing things!

For more information, please call Youth Services at 330.673.4414

Neverland Fairies and Pirates Party

neverlandFamilies with children ages 3 to 12 are invited to a Neverland Fairies and Pirates Party on Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 am.  Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks featuring Tinker Bell and Captain Hook!

Registration is required and begins Saturday, June 6. Please call the library at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

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