This summer, Tree City Coffee and Pastry, 135 E Erie St. in Kent, will host 3 special story times, the first being Friday, June 13 at 10:30 am, with a special invitation to dads to share the experience with their kids.
No registration is required, but space is limited.
In honor of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday, May 26. The drive through return and the return to the left of the parking lot doors will be available. As always when the library is closed, no fines will be assessed on overdue materials.
The library will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, May 27 at 9:00 am.
On Monday, May 19 at 7:00 pm, Pilar Farnsworth will be here to teach you the origins and philosophy of Tao Te Ching, and then lead you in standing Qi Gong Form. Qi Gong is an ancient spiritual healing practice over six thousand years old. Be sure to wear loose clothing and flat shoes to help you as you practice the Qi Gong movements.
No registration required.
For KSU students using the study hall, the library will provide free coffee and tea (please bring your own cup) plus a stress relief station. During a study break each day from 2 – 3 pm, students can enjoy additional free activities and treats, including chair massages, visits from therapy dogs, and snacks from area businesses.
In addition to the study hall in the meeting room, there are many other comfortable places to study, including two 2-hour, first-come-first-served study rooms for 1 or 2 people and a small conference room for groups of 3 – 12 that can be reserved up to a week in advance.
The library offers ample free parking and is a short walk from the Main and Water St. stop on the Circulator. Free wifi is available throughout the library.
No registration is required to use the study hall or enjoy free coffee and study breaks, but students must bring their FLASHcard to verify that they are KSU students.
Study hall hours are:
Thursday, May 1, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Friday, May 2, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 3, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 4, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
Monday, May 5, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, May 6, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, May 7, 9:30 am – 6 pm
For more information, please contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414 or [email protected]
Teens in grades 6-9 are invited to join enjoy pizza and a book discussion on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 pm. We’ll discuss The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, plus have a trivia contests and make a craft based on the book.
Registration is required; please contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.
Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration is required and is underway. Stop by or call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.
As part of the Who’s Your Mama Earth Day Festival, the library will host a screening of Growing Cities on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm.
Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more.
By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system—whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens. At its core, the film asks viewers to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion afterward with members of Edible Kent to discuss ideas.
Read more about the documentary Growing Cities.
Less than 25% of aspiring thru-hikers are actually successful in completing the often steep, rocky, extremely demanding trail, which actually looks nothing like a path; and Grau had no hiking experience or gear when he took on the nearly 2,200 challenge.
Grau’s hike took 170 days, and during the last 380 miles of very treacherous terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in Maine, he was not deterred, even as he hiked with a broken ankle.
Come hear his story of determination and remarkable effort on this journey of hope!
Copies of his book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation. No registration required.
When your life changes, take the first step by heading to the Kent Free Library or visiting us online. Get the information, ideas, and resources you need–all for free!