The Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover, will offer free programs and special events during February.

— Preschool story time: 10 a.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Preschoolers can join for a special themed story time with a related craft after.

— Job Centers & Inspiration Space: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants can jumpstart a job search with free walk-in career advice from job specialist Jean Pepper.

— Food For Thought: Noon Feb. 1. Participants can pack a brown-bag lunch and join staff member Catherine Michalski for a debate on current events and topical concerns.

— Foodies Book Club: 2 p.m. Feb. 5. Participants can join a discussion group on books related to food. See a staff member for this month’s selected book.

— CoderDojo: 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 20. Ages 8-12 can learn skills like website building and app and game building and explore technology in an informal and social environment. Participants should bring their own laptop; a limited number will be available for use, first-come, first-served. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War: 6 p.m. Feb. 6. Presenter Ron Whittington will offer a first-personal portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford. Owen will tell his story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and deciding to become part of the 54th Massachusetts, the renowned first black regiment to fight in the Civil War.

— AARP Tax-Aide: 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be on-hand to assist taxpayers with preparing and filing their 2017 federal and state tax. By appointment only, no walk-ins. For appointments and a list of required documents, call 744-1919.

— Arts & Letters Book Club: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Participants will join a discussion group on books related to the various arts. See a staff member for this month’s selected book.

— Tween/Teen Lego Club: 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Ages 10-17 will be presented with a Lego challenge to build something that will be displayed in the library. Lego and Duplo blocks will be provided. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— From Africa to the Americas via Song, Dance and Stories: 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Participants can be part of a journey from Africa to the Americas using music, song, dance and stories as mediums to highlight the similarities between traditional African culture and African-influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

— Delaware Anime Society: 1 p.m. Feb. 10. Delaware Anime Society is a place for those with an interest in Japanese anime, manga, music and pop culture to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

— Girls Who Code: 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24. Girls age 13 or older will learn coding languages and explore computer science technology. Participants should bring their own laptop; a limited number will be available for use, first-come, first-served. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— 13th annual Valentine’s Shakespeare Reading: 1 p.m. Feb. 11. A live reading of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Attendees can participate by taking a part or sit and listen as the tale unfolds. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Movie: 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Ages 16 and older. Participants are encouraged to wear black and un-celebrate all things sweet with a screening of the zombie boy meets living girl movie, “Warm Bodies,” on the 180-inch projection screen. Seating is first come, first served. Pizza and beverages will be provided while they last.

— All About Art: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Ages 8-12 can learn more about the history of various art techniques and create their own projects in that style. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Mother’s Day Wreath: 6 p.m. Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19 (three sessions): Ages 16 and older will create a mesh wreath decorated with paper flowers. All supplies included. There is a $10 non-refundable materials fee that must be paid at time of registration, cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Kent County Public Library. Must register in person.

— Dulcimer Open Jam: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Local dulcimer and other acoustic musicians are invited to join for an open jam session. “Loaner” dulcimers will be available for use during the jam. A valid Delaware library card is required to check out dulcimer. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— The Happiness Project: 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Live music featuring local and regional musicians sponsored by the Happiness Project Music Festival. All ages welcome.

— Kent County Master Gardeners: Getting an Early Start on Your Vegetable Garden: 6 p.m. Feb. 22. This workshop will give participants a head start on a home vegetable garden. Focus will be on growing selected seeds indoors, planting hardening and transplanting. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— A Visit from the Twin Poets: 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Delaware’s poets laureate, twin brothers Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills, make a return appearance at KCPL.

— Teen Writers Group: 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Join local author L.S. King for a writing session tailored to young aspiring authors. Talk to a published author and discover writing tips. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— How To Become A Notary Public: 10 a.m. Feb. 27. Find out the steps to becoming a notary, a public official who serves the public as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. Pre-registered individuals will be entered to win a door prize; must be present to win. To register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

The Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover, will offer free programs and special events during February.

— Preschool story time: 10 a.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Preschoolers can join for a special themed story time with a related craft after.

— Job Centers & Inspiration Space: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants can jumpstart a job search with free walk-in career advice from job specialist Jean Pepper.

— Food For Thought: Noon Feb. 1. Participants can pack a brown-bag lunch and join staff member Catherine Michalski for a debate on current events and topical concerns.

— Foodies Book Club: 2 p.m. Feb. 5. Participants can join a discussion group on books related to food. See a staff member for this month’s selected book.

— CoderDojo: 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 20. Ages 8-12 can learn skills like website building and app and game building and explore technology in an informal and social environment. Participants should bring their own laptop; a limited number will be available for use, first-come, first-served. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War: 6 p.m. Feb. 6. Presenter Ron Whittington will offer a first-personal portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford. Owen will tell his story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and deciding to become part of the 54th Massachusetts, the renowned first black regiment to fight in the Civil War.
— AARP Tax-Aide: 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be on-hand to assist taxpayers with preparing and filing their 2017 federal and state tax. By appointment only, no walk-ins. For appointments and a list of required documents, call 744-1919.

— Arts & Letters Book Club: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Participants will join a discussion group on books related to the various arts. See a staff member for this month’s selected book.

— Tween/Teen Lego Club: 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Ages 10-17 will be presented with a Lego challenge to build something that will be displayed in the library. Lego and Duplo blocks will be provided. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— From Africa to the Americas via Song, Dance and Stories: 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Participants can be part of a journey from Africa to the Americas using music, song, dance and stories as mediums to highlight the similarities between traditional African culture and African-influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

— Delaware Anime Society: 1 p.m. Feb. 10. Delaware Anime Society is a place for those with an interest in Japanese anime, manga, music and pop culture to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

— Girls Who Code: 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24. Girls age 13 or older will learn coding languages and explore computer science technology. Participants should bring their own laptop; a limited number will be available for use, first-come, first-served. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— 13th annual Valentine’s Shakespeare Reading: 1 p.m. Feb. 11. A live reading of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Attendees can participate by taking a part or sit and listen as the tale unfolds. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Movie: 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Ages 16 and older. Participants are encouraged to wear black and un-celebrate all things sweet with a screening of the zombie boy meets living girl movie, “Warm Bodies,” on the 180-inch projection screen. Seating is first come, first served. Pizza and beverages will be provided while they last.

— All About Art: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Ages 8-12 can learn more about the history of various art techniques and create their own projects in that style. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— Mother’s Day Wreath: 6 p.m. Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19 (three sessions): Ages 16 and older will create a mesh wreath decorated with paper flowers. All supplies included. There is a $10 non-refundable materials fee that must be paid at time of registration, cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Kent County Public Library. Must register in person.

— Dulcimer Open Jam: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Local dulcimer and other acoustic musicians are invited to join for an open jam session. “Loaner” dulcimers will be available for use during the jam. A valid Delaware library card is required to check out dulcimer. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— The Happiness Project: 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Live music featuring local and regional musicians sponsored by the Happiness Project Music Festival. All ages welcome.
— Kent County Master Gardeners: Getting an Early Start on Your Vegetable Garden: 6 p.m. Feb. 22. This workshop will give participants a head start on a home vegetable garden. Focus will be on growing selected seeds indoors, planting hardening and transplanting. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— A Visit from the Twin Poets: 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Delaware’s poets laureate, twin brothers Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills, make a return appearance at KCPL.

— Teen Writers Group: 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Join local author L.S. King for a writing session tailored to young aspiring authors. Talk to a published author and discover writing tips. Must register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.

— How To Become A Notary Public: 10 a.m. Feb. 27. Find out the steps to becoming a notary, a public official who serves the public as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. Pre-registered individuals will be entered to win a door prize; must be present to win. To register: 744-1919, tinyurl.com/kcplevents.