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Downtown Kent library closed for remodel

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Downtown Kent library closed for remodel


The downtown Kent library on 2nd and Smith is closing for remodeling for approximately 6 months. The library will install an automated handling system (a way to streamline book returns – like what is available at the Covington library), moving the restrooms inside and moving the meeting rooms and work area. Much of the library patron sections (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) will stay in their current locations.

During the library closure, a temporary location will be open starting today, September 19,  at 406A West Meeker Street, next door to Cheryl’s Unique Boutique. That location is not a full-service library but patrons can return books, pick up “holds,” borrow items from the DVD collection and choose from a small selection of paperbacks. With limited space, there will be a handful of magazines and newspapers to read but no computers. The temporary library will, however, offer a children’s story hour.

Hours for the temporary library, starting today, are as follows:

Monday – Thursday:  10 am – 7 pm
Friday:  10 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  10 am – 5 pm
Sunday:  1 – 5 pm

Library patrons who want to access a full-service library are encouraged to visit the KCLS site for other locations including Covington, Auburn, Fairwood (Renton), Maple Valley and Black Diamond.

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Kent Farmer’s Market is impressive

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Kent Farmer’s Market is impressive

Organic PeppersLast year I attended the Farmer’s Market in Kent once. It was a block long, across from the library. It was nice for a “small town” but it wasn’t anything special. Mind you, I moved here from Bellingham which had the best of all farmer’s markets, so my expectations were high.

I attended the Farmer’s Market this past Saturday while my parents were visiting, and it was much better than last year. There were two full blocks of vendors on both sides of the street, on 2nd between Smith and Meeker at Town Square Plaza, and there was so much to choose from:  fresh flowers, wonderful fruits and vegetables, baked goods, artistry, jewelry, home decor, hot food vendors, informational vendors (e.g., ACPA, KDP) and more. I was quite impressed.

We brought bags and bags home:  fresh flowers for the table, carrots, sweet corn, cheesy bread, cookies, a bird feeder and more!

If you’re in the neighborhood or in the mood for something fresh and different (and much of it organic), stop by the Kent Farmer’s Market – sponsored by Kent Lions Club –  on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm at Town Square Plaza through September 26. I know I’ll go back!

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July 10:  Danny Pierce Mural Dedication

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July 10: Danny Pierce Mural Dedication

Danny Pierce Mural Dedication

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 3:30 p.m.

Rosebed Park
Corners of First and Gowe and First and Meeker

Danny Pierce mural

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Find Treasures in downtown Kent

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Find Treasures in downtown Kent

glass-image1I attended a networking event for the Kent Downtown Partnership Thursday at Treasures on W. Meeker St. This antique store/collectible shop has a great selection of furniture, home decor, collectibles and more. If you are a collector of just about anything – Hot Wheels, Tea Cups, Serving Pieces, Blue Glass, etc. – or just want something different for your home, you’ll enjoy Treasures.

Owned by Sandy Kissel and Linda Rushing, the store receives new items in daily including items from estate sales and buyouts.  Stop by and see for yourself what Treasures are hidden in downtown Kent.

214 W. Meeker St.
Kent, WA  98032

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