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Upcoming Events

Puzzle PiecesPuzzle Club

Fridays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 at 4:00 pm

Work together to complete puzzles of various sizes and difficulties. Participants can work on as many puzzles as they like.  For children ages 4 – 14.

No registration is required.


Colorful plastic building blocks, fair use image from https://pixabay.com/en/lego-blocks-duplo-lego-colorful-2458575/Builders Club

Wednesdays, August 15 to November 14 at 4:00 pm and Friday, August 17 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for Lego and K’Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material following the prompts for each session. Participants can bring their own materials or use the ones available at the library. Participants may also leave their creations to display at the library between meetings.

No registration is required.


Pokemon LogoPokémon Club: Wednesdays and Fridays!

Wednesdays, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 14 and December 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Fridays, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Bring your trading cards and decks for fierce battling and trading!  Trainers ages 4 – 14 are welcome!

Registration is not required. This is a drop-in program.  


Books and Cooks

Mondays, September 24, October 22 and November 26 at 4:00 pm.

Junior chefs ages 7 through 12 are invited to join us for a story followed by cooking a simple recipe.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 5:00 pm the Sunday before each program.


Read Together Book Group

Wednesdays, September 5, October 3, and November 7 at 7:00 pm

Readers in grades 3 through 5, and an adult, are invited to join the Read Together book group! Participants will read one book per month, then meet to discuss the book and choose the next title.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes at 9 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.


Tales & Treats

Tuesdays, August 14 – November 13 at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K – 2 are invited to join us for games, crafts, a story and snacks.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.


Toddler Art Zone

Tuesdays, August 14 – November 13 at 11:15 am

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in to explore different art materials and create masterpieces.

No registration is required.


Club 4 & 5

Tuesdays, August 14 – November 13 at 2:00 pm

Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited to join us for 45-minutes of stories, songs and a craft! Each week we will read different themed stories and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently.

Registration is required and begins one in week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.


Ready, Set, Draw!

Wednesdays, August 29, September 26, October 31, and November 28 at 6:00 pm

Are you a serious artist?  Maybe you have never picked up a drawing pencil.  Either way, come explore and develop your artistic talents at the library.  Each one-hour session will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece.    All art materials will be provided by the library. For ages 7 through 12.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance of each program. Registration closes at 9 pm the Tuesday before each meeting. Space is limited.


Bing

Lupin

Paws to Read

Saturdays, August 25, September 29, October 20 at 11:00 am with Bing

Mondays, September 10 and November 12 at 6:00 pm with Lupin

Lucas

Lucas

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm, Monday, October 1 at 6:00 pm., Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 and Saturday, November 10 from at 12:00 pm with Lucas

Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing, Lupin or Lucas. All are certified therapy dogs and love listening to stories.

Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes the day before each meeting.

Kindermusik

Saturday, September 8 at 10:30 am for families with babies to 2 years old
Saturday, September 8 at 11:15 am for Children ages 3 to 5 years old, independently

An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through a 30-minute class with music and movement activities.

Registration is required and begins September 1. Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the program. Space is limited.


Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Lunches and Snacks with Chef Guilia

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm

Have you committed to packing healthful lunches your family will eat? Do you need new ideas for snacks that are lower in sugar and simple to make? Join us as Chef Guilia presents ideas for portable and make-ahead foods that can be customized to individual tastes.  You will also learn suggestions for involving kids in planning and preparation, and recommendations for packing and transporting foods. This program is geared toward adult patrons however children are welcome to attend.

Helpful resources will be provided and samples of plant-based foods will be available for tasting. No food preparation will be done during the program.

Registration is required. Registration begins on September 11. Registration closes at 9 p.m. the Monday before the event. Space is limited.


Estate Planning and Child Protection Plans for Families with Children

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm

Parents of children under the age of 18 are invited to join us for a presentation about the important legal documents families may need. Kristen Boone, of Boone Legal will share information about the importance of Estate Planning and Child Protection Plans.

Registration is required and begins on September 12. Space is limited.


Icabod Crane and the Headless HorsemanStevens Puppets: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 am

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a marionette puppet show! In this silly and non-scary version of Washington Irving’s classic piece of literature, children of all ages will follow the lanky school master, Ichabod Crane, as he sings, dances, and falls in love with a giggly, Katrina Van Tassel.
Stevens Puppets bring this ever-popular classic tale delightfully to life with beautiful wooden marionettes. The entire production is underscored by classical music and a fun time is had by all! Adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Daniel Raynor.

Registration is not required. Boarding passes will be passed out beginning 30 minutes prior to the show. Space is limited.


Haunted Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am OR 12:00 pm

Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House together. A donation of one bag of candy would be appreciated. There will be a limit of one house per family.

Registration is required and begins October 20. Space is limited to 18 families per session.


Open Music Concert

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am

Piano students ages 17 and under may sign up to play in the library’s open piano concert. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music. Students may play up to two pieces.

Registration is required and begins November 3.  Space is limited.


Youth Tech Lab

Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

Tweens and teens in grades 3 through 12 are invited to join us in a tech lab! At this tech lab, you can test out coding robots, draw with a 3D printing pen and fly a drone.

Registration is required and begins on August 21. Registration closes the Monday before the event. Space is limited.

Do you collect something? We’d love to show your collection in the Children’s Department display cases! Reservations forms and more information are available at the Children’s Desk. Registration for Kids Collect is underway.

Sponsored by the Kent Rotary, the story time room is transformed in the middle of the week once story times have concluded to provide early learning experiences, socialization and imaginative play for young children through a rotating collection of educational toys. Hours are as follows:

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Early Literacy Center is for children ages 5 and under with an adult.  Please sign in at the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room upon arrival.

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
[email protected]
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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