WELCOME TO AUGUST @ 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.
CLICK THE MINI POSTERS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Wednesday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. Flow Circus! All ages. A fun performance for all! Unplugged, challenging skills such as juggling, plate spinning, and flower stick twirling create a climate of playful learning. Come be entertained and learn something, too!  Please register.  Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. It's National Clown Day . Stories, a craft and a snack all about silly clowns. For ages 2-9. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie. Boss Baby (PG). Bring along your dinner and enjoy the show in our air conditioned, surround sound Junior Room. For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register .

Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. Jungle Jamboree . We're having lots of live animals visit the library for you to meet and learn about. Come see some new furry (and scaly) friends! Please register.  Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Baby Sitting Training Course. Come learn important skills for child care, behavior management, emergency responses and running a small business. For kids in grades 6 and up. There is a $20 materials fee for the handbook. Please bring a bag lunch. Space is limited. Please register.
 

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, August 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, August 3, 10, 17 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Come for stories at lunchtime. No registration necessary, but you must have a park pass if you plan to swim. Bring your lunch.

Thursday, August 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.

 
Wednesday, August 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, August 3 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Friday, August 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (weather permitting) Artist Demonstration in the Courtyard: Linda Petrocine. The artist will demonstrate this fine art called encaustic, or the ancient method of painting with bee's wax. Petrocine's work is currently on exhibit at the Library: Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings. The demo will take place weather permitting outside on the patio near the entrance to the library.

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

Friday, August 4 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting) Artist Demonstration in the Courtyard: Linda Petrocine. The artist will demonstrate this fine art called encaustic, or the ancient method of painting with bee's wax. Petrocine's work is currently on exhibit at the Library: Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings. The demo will take place weather permitting outside on the patio near the entrance to the library.

Saturday, August 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.

Sunday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

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

Friday, August 11 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Friday, August 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Saturday, August 12 at 6:45 p.m. Kent Memorial Library Night at the Sharon Playhouse. The Music Man. Join us for a special fundraiser to benefit the Kent Memorial Library night at the Sharon Playhouse. Fun for the entire family! Reserve your seats.

Sunday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Monday, August 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 Swifts Lane, Kent. Presented by Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Please call to register.

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

Friday, August 18 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Friday, August 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Saturday, August 19 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: A Four-part Series. Find Your Wellness Within presented by Mary Ann Van Valkenburg, Wellness Coach, Reiki Practioner at Inscape Awareness of Kent. Join us for a new series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Please call to register.

Sunday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

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

Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Explore the Ancient Art of Henna.
Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn all about henna. In this workshop you will explore what henna is, where it comes from, its history, the science of henna on skin and basic design elements. You will also receive your own kit, which includes henna paste and supplies, to practice drawing designs on yourself, family and friends. The cost of attending the workshop is $20 per person. It is intended for ages 12 and older. Please register by August 16 at 5:00 p.m. to reserve your spot. Reservations are only accepted if accompanied by $20 per person. You may sign up online at the Library's website kentmemoriallibrary.org or the front desk at the Library.  
Friday, August 25 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Friday, August 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.    

Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
Sunday, August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Wednesday, August 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

* 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.

August 3 - August 6 
Kent Sidewalk Sale Days Hours: 
Thursday: 12-5 * Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 11-5

AUGUST HOURS:
Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 11-5

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Remember, we are always looking for Volunteers for this summer! Volunteers are needed to do tasks such as: Set Up, Book Sorting, Book Pricing, Table Stocking, Opening & Closing (tarping) and more. Please email Dori Smith at Kentbooksale32@gmail.com or sign-up at the front desk at the Library.
 
Book Donations are always welcome! We are pleased to accept your books year round. If you have a large donation, please call ahead to facilitate unloading the books at the old firehouse.
 
We can you give a tax card for a charitable donation. All sales benefit the Kent Memorial Library. We are always especially in need of current fiction, including children's books, jigsaw puzzles, movies on DVD, music and books on CDs, and non-fiction books. (there are particular items we cannot accept, such as magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, older textbooks, VCR tapes, encyclopedias, books which have a mildew odor, books on cassettes.)     
 
Thank you to all, we couldn't do any of it without you! 

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. 
It's not too late to join or renew your 2017 membership! 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, September 5, 12, 19, 26 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, September 7, 14, 21, 28 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.

Friday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting.
Get involved in planning activities at the Library. Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.  
 
Monday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m.Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group. Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Please register. 
 
Friday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m.Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest. Please register.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Kent artist Juan Moreno. The exhibit runs from September 1 to October 31.

Friday, September 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Friday, September 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Saturday, September 2 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.

Sunday, September 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Wednesday, September 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, September 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Saturday, September 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Lake Waramaug Observed: Lessons Learned for Our Future. Join us in a discussion about what this treasured lake can teach us about geologic evolution, ecology, and conservation in a changing environment in our part of New England.  On hand for discussion are Charles Raskob Robinson, local artist / author and Tim Abbott, Greenprint Director of Land Protection at Housatonic Valley Association. At the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Please call to register.

Sunday, September 10 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Monday, September 11 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 Swifts Lane, Kent. Presented by Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Please call to register.

Wednesday, September 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, September 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Sunday, September 17 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Wednesday, September 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, September 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
 
Saturday, September 23 Quiz Night. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Kent Firehouse, 28 Maple Street, Kent.

Sunday, September 24 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, September 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Art Exhibit: Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings by South Kent artist Linda Petrocine. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31 .

Summer Reading Program for Adults. The staff at the Kent Memorial Library is happy to offer a KML Book Bag containing your choice of a gift certificate to (bakery) or (coffee shop). Beginning on Monday, July 3, all adults are invited to read a good book. Adults will fill out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including eBooks). The winning ticket will be drawn on Wednesday, August 30. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning the prize.

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. Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Check the Library's website for hours.

2017 Car Raffle . The Kent Memorial Library has chosen a 1998 Porsche Boxster as this year's annual fund raising raffle car. This arena red with gray interior has very low mileage. Tickets are $20. Raffle tickets are being sold in the Library and during the annual Library Book Sale. The car will be parked in front of the Library. The winning ticket will be drawn on at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 at the conclusion of the 41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run. Information is available on the Library's website. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

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.