WELCOME TO APRIL @ THE LIBRARY!
To register for any of the events listed, please do so by calling the
Library - 860-927-3761; by emailing - kmlinfo@biblio.org; by stopping
at the Library, or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.
 
JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

Thursday, April 5, 12, 19, 26 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

APRIL FOR CHILDREN
Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m.Movie Matinee. Ferdinand (PG). All ages. It's an early dismissal for teacher conferences so we're showing this hot new release. Parents who have KCS Parent/Teacher conferences may leave their children in the care of the Children's librarians with prior notification. You must register with the time of your conferences. Otherwise, not a drop off. Please register.

Friday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Science Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon experimenting with science and playing games. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be part of the program.

Monday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. STEAM Program. For grades 3 and up - Come test your engineering skills with a creative challenge. Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register.

Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.Movie Matinee. Coco (PG). All ages. Come enjoy this new release. Popcorn will be served. Not a drop off. Please register.

Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m.Bird Identification with Laurie Doss. Come learn how to identify your feathered neighbors with acclaimed science teacher Ms. Doss from Marvelwood School. Bring an empty milk or orange juice carton for the cool bird craft! Ages 3 and up. Not a drop off. Please register.

Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. LEGO Free Play. All ages. Our great collection keeps growing. Come build with your friends. Not a drop off. Please register.

Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Teen Movie and Quiz -
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. G
rades 5 and up ONLY. Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe and win fun prizes! Then enjoy the movie with your friends. Please register.  

Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Grumbling Gryphons Perf ormance at Kent Town Hall meeting room. Co-sponsored by the KML Parent's Committee and Kent Park and Recreation. The award-winning traveling children's theater troupe will be performing a great show about spring and the environment. Please register. Not a drop off. 
 
Saturday, April 21 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Grumbling Gryphons Workshop. Do you want to be part of the performance? Come early for the workshop before the show ( at Kent Town Hall) and be trained as part of the theater troupe! Ages 6 and up. Not a drop off.

Wednesday, April 25 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! It's another half day at KCS, so come down to the library for an afternoon of fun! Drop off for kids in K-5th is only available with pre-registration. Please register.

Saturday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.

Saturday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. The Empty Chair by Erin Hunter. Please register.
   



HELLO & GOODBYE!
Hello new director, Sarah Marshall and we bid you a fond farewell, Donna Miller. Sarah begins her directorship on Monday, April 2.



The Grand Opening of the Annual Book Sale is
Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28

 
Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell.The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27.

Wednesday, April 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.  

Thursday, April 5 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, April 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Henna Workshop. The Kent Memorial Library is happy to present a series of workshops on the ancient art of henna. Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across India, northern Africa and the Middle East. Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler for a how-to henna classes to learn how to draw beautiful henna designs on yourself, family and friends. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class. Henna supplies will be available for sale after the class for those who wish to further their henna journey. Call the Library for more information.

Saturday, April 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  One-on-One Tech Advice.
Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? Let our technology tutor and former Apple store specialist allow you the opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help you solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.

Saturday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: Parents As Heroes, Supporting Children Through Medical Encounters presented by Deborah Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Child Life Coach. Studies show that children who are prepared for medical procedures recover faster with less emotional stress. Even routine procedures such as vaccinations can cause children undue stress and lead to avoidance of medical care. Come learn about simple things that you can do to lessen your child's anxiety and support them through any medical encounter. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, April 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem, is invited to join in or listen. Refreshments will be served. Reading Room. Please register.

Monday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. Color Your World. Come experience the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. It is one of the latest ways in reducing stress, and not to mention, extremely popular. Kent Senior Center, 16 Swift Lane, Kent. Presented by Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Wednesday, April 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, April 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.



Saturday, April 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help.
Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.

Wednesday, April 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, April 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, April 19 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series : The View From Down Under-Australian Novels, WWI to WWII. This month's book is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Please Register.

Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. Chess @KML. Come enjoy playing chess in the Reading Room. Bring your own pieces and a friend to play or use the chess sets in the Library. Chess players gather here, especially, on the third Saturday.

Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Vietnam War - Lynn Novick. The Kent Memorial Library invites you to attend a very special afternoon with one of the country's most accomplished documentary filmmakers, Lynn Novick, co-director with Ken Burns of the landmark PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War. Novick will share selected scenes and discuss the challenges of making the epic film as well as the response to it around the country and the world. The Vietnam War books & DVDs will be available to pre-purchase (please order by April 10, 2018) only when registering at the Library or online. Book: $60 & DVD: $99.95. Ms. Novick will be happy to sign them. Please indicate the number of book(s) and/or DVD(s) you plan to purchase and you can pick them up at the presentation.

Wednesday, April 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, April 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

PASSPORT TO CONNECTICUT LIBRARIES
The Kent Memorial Library will once again be participating in the Passport to Connecticut Libraries program this April. Libraries all across the State are taking part in this exciting program to make people of all ages aware of the power of their library card. Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children! Passports must be turned in to any participating library by May 7. For more information, and a complete list of participating libraries, visit the Library Passport Program's Facebook page at http://facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries or just stop by the circulation desk to pick up your passport!


Want to be the first to know what new books and movies the Library has added to the collection each week? Sign up for Wowbrary and receive a weekly email at no charge! Follow the link to sign up.

We have family passes to local museums and state parks.
Some allow free entrance and others reduced rates.
Call the Circulation Desk at 860.927.3761 to reserve a pass. 
Celebrate National  
Library Week
April 8 - 14 

As libraries in com
munities, schools, and campuses nationwide celebrate National Library Week, so too, will the Kent Memorial Library, April 8 - 14. This will be a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, library workers and most importantly, patrons. During the week in April, Kent Memorial Library has plenty to offer the community.

Every time you come to see what KML has to offer you can take a chance and win a Bag of Swag! For all ages. (1 chance per day).
   
APRIL IS AMNESTY MONTH!
As spring approaches, the Library will celebrate by forgiving all library fines during April: Amnesty Month. If you have "lost" items or overdue books, your fines will be forgiven if you return the items with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Kent Food Bank. 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Special Story Hour. Ages 2-9. Please register. Not a drop off.

Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon playing games and doing crafts. Please Register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be a part of the program.

Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. Half-Day Special. Games, crafts, and fun! Drop off for kids in K-5 only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room with be closed for the duration of this program.

Saturday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.

Saturday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.

Saturday, May 26 Calling All Bakers! For the Annual Junior Room Bake Sale! We need bakers, sellers and shoppers, so if you can help raise money for the children's and family programs you enjoy in Kent, please pitch in! Sign-ups to bake and work the table are at the library. Contact Wendi Love, Parents' Committee Chair or the Junior Room for details.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell . The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27 .
 
Wednesday, May 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, May 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, May 5 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. One-on-One Tech Advice. Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps, viruses - or something else? Let our technology tutor and former Apple store specialist allow you the opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help you solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook - and your questions! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.

Wednesday, May 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, May 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.

Monday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. Color Your World. Come experience the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. It is one of the latest ways in reducing stress, and not to mention, extremely popular. Kent Senior Center, 16 Swift Lane, Kent. Presented by Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Wednesday, May 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, May 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, May 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Subject of Lyme Disease. Join the Kent Memorial Library as they welcome Ulrike Keck, author of Nourish, Heal, Thrive: A comprehensive and holistic guide to living with Lyme disease at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. Please Register.

Saturday, May 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Louisa May Alcott Dinner Theatre. Join us for a dinner entertainment, Love from Louisa; Louisa May Alcott and the making of Little Women , at the Fife 'n Drum Restaurant on 53 Main Street in Kent to benefit the Library. A themed dinner at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by a staged reading in costume that will feature appearances by Louisa, her father Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau -- all in their own words. The dramatic presentation, which will trace the influences that led the author to the creation of the classic story of Little Women, was written and compiled by Georgianne Ensign Kent, and is directed by Jane Farnol. $60.00 per person. Seating is limited.

Wednesday, May 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, May 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, May 25 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.
Our outdoor annual book sale carries a wide range of books, including many current best sellers, mysteries, biographies, art history, to name a few; the book sale caters to all interests. (these times are weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.   
Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.     
Sunday, May 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale. 

Monday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.     
Wednesday, May 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, May 31 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
Congratulations Jackie Matson

An avid reader, Jackie is a frequent visitor to the Library.
She estimates that she reads 3 books a week and that adds up! The contest began on January 3 and she entered 80 tickets! That means she read around 27 a month!!!!!!!

Jackie won the Winter Reading Program for Adults Contest . All adults were invited to warm up with a good book this winter and win a chance at a book bag filled with items to keep them warm and toasty! Adults filled out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including eBooks). The winning ticket was drawn on Wednesday, March 28 .

The total number of patrons participating in this contest was 33. The total number of books read was 158. 

Do You Order Lots of Items from Amazon?
The next time you are shopping at Amazon, order through AmazonSmile and they will donate 0.5% of the
purchase price to Kent Library A ssociation. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. Help the Library, use Amazon Smi le 
Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell. The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27 .

Chess. Our chess boards and tables, inside and out are open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. All are welcome to use our chess equipment.
 
Kent Library Association Membership. For more information about joining the Kent Library Association, please ask at the front desk or go to the Library's website and click on "KLA Membership." Join or renew your KLA membership online. There are many benefits to becoming a KLA member.
The Kent Memorial Library's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and
the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage
reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.
For more information go to the Library's website.
To register call 860.927.3761,
email kmlinfo@biblio.org or go to our online calendar.