Learn. Play. Namaste. Parents, bring your 0-18 month old for a creative 45 minute yoga class led by Yoga Squirrel. This yoga class focuses on adult and baby and will involve a combination of learning, relaxation, physical fitness and fun.
Registration is required and begins on August 15. Space is limited to 15 baby/parent pairs.
Families with children of all ages are invited to race against the clock. Can you figure out each of the puzzles and save yourselves before time runs out? Up to 10 people may sign up for a 30-minute time slot.
Registration is required and begins Sunday, August 12. Space is limited.
Families with babies to 2-year-old children are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik class from 9:30 – 10:00 am. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities.
Families with children ages 3 – 5 are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik class from 10:15 – 10:45 am. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities. Children attend this class independently.
Kent Free Library’s Fall Story Time session begins on Monday, August 14 and runs for 11 weeks. 9 different weekly story times are offered, with specialized programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as programs for the entire family. Story Times are led by professional Youth Services librarians who have been trained in early childhood literacy.
Registration is not required for story times, but space is limited, so pick up a boarding pass at the desk in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room up to 30 minutes before each program.
A variety of other children’s, tween, and teen programs also get underway, including Tales and Treats on Tuesday afternoons, Tween Zone on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., Teen Scene on Monday evenings at 7 p.m., the popular Pokemon Club one Wednesday and one Friday each month, and 2 new book clubs for teens and tweens.
For a complete schedule, visit the Dubois Children’s Reading Room. For more information, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.
We are pleased to be a part of Main Street Kent’s Potterfest on Saturday, July 29! Two presentations by The Ohio Bird Sanctuary featuring three live owls will be offered in our 2nd floor meeting room at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Learn about the owls and get a chance to take a photo with one of them. No registration is required for this free family program, but as space is limited, attendees must pick up a pass up to 30 minutes before each show.
The library usually closes at 5:00 pm on Saturdays . . . but during Potterfest, hours will be extended for Hogwarts fans to access the ‘Restricted Section’! Stop by from 5:00 – 9:00 pm for family activities, including a scavenger hunt, crafts, a roving balloon artist, and a snack. No registration is required. Supplies are available on a first come-first served basis and may be limited.
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.
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.
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.
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.