WELCOME TO DECEMBER @ 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, December 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, December 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.

DECEMBER FOR CHILDREN
Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie night - Elf (PG) Kick off the holiday season with this Christmas classic. Bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register.
 
Wednesday, December 6 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Half-Day Special! - Holiday movie: Arthur Christmas (PG) Drop off for kids in K-5th is only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room will be closed for the duration of this program.
 
Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. Teen Nutmeg Book Discussion. The Novice by Taran Matharu. Please register.
 
Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Make-and-Take Craft Party.
For kids in grades 5 and up ONLY. Come make a great gift for holiday giving (or for yourself - you deserve a treat, too!) Please register.  
 
Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour . All ages. We'll have Hanukkah and Christmas stories along with a craft and a yummy treat. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA. Please register.
 
Saturday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5th and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.   
 
Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. Star Wars Jedi Training! At Kent Community House. Calling all Star Wars fans! Come learn to be a Jedi knight. We will enjoy a spectacular martial arts performance by the Ju Long Wushu Kung Fu School from South Windsor, complete with costumes and functioning light sabers! We'll also have a Star Wars photo booth, a Jedi obstacle course, and a chance to make a toy light saber to take home. More surprises, too! This is for ALL AGES! Come in costume if you like. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.
 
Tuesday, December 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Free Play. All ages. Come enjoy our excellent collection. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Wednesday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m. Movie Matinee - Despicable Me 3 (PG) All ages. Come enjoy this new release. Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register.
 
Thursday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m. STEM Program. Ages 7 and up. Put your brain to the test in our team work engineering challenges. Build towers, perfect the egg drop, and more! Not a drop off. Please register.  
 
Friday, December 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Robotics Workshop. Kids in grades 3 and up. Come explore LEGO robots - build and program! Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.
 
Friday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Quiz Night. For kids in grades 5 and up ONLY. Put together a team of 4 friends and get ready for a great night! Pop culture and trivia will be the focus of this fun quiz. Snacks will be served and there will be prizes!!! Please register.
 
Saturday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m. Superhero Pajama Party! Ages 2-9- Love PJ Masks? This one's for you! Love superheroes? This one's for you, too! Come in your pjs and enjoy stories and a treat and we'll make fun masks for you to use at home. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
ERIC SLOANE RARE BOOKS FOR SALE @ KML
A number of fine books by and about famed artist Eric Sloan
e, including FOR SPACIOUS SKIES (signed by Sloane) and AWARE: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane by James W. Mauch (inscribed by the author) are currently for sale in the Library. Many of the books, which are displayed in the Library's glass cases, contain full page plates of Sloane's distinctive paintings. The books, which can be viewed during library hours or on Sundays with special permission, are part of the library's annual outdoor summer book sale, and all proceeds go to the library's operating budget.
   
THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT! From the Lincoln Mint
The Life of Lincoln Book and Medals. Produced by The Lincoln Mint in Chicago 1970, and beautifully presented in a handsome slipcase, THE LIFE OF LINCOLN contains twenty-four 39-millimeter medals of .999 pure silver and oxidized bronze, accompanied by a book that illustrates  each phase of Lincoln's life as portrayed on the medals. The first printing was limited to 600 numbered copies; this one is 11. Needless to say, in mint condition!  
 
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purchase price to Kent Library A ssociation. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. Help the Library, use Amazon Smi le 
  

By now you have probably received your opportunity to join or renew your membership for the Kent Library Association.
If you haven't renewed or joined, click on the box above and donate! Below, see our current status (as of 11/29/17).

 

Friday, December 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Ge ntle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch. 
 
Saturday, December 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 ou r t echnology 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, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: A Four-part Series. Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Please call to register.  
 
Wednesday, December 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Monday, December 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.
 
 
Friday, December 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry & Journaling. Bring a journal and come join a small writing circle to develop your creativity. Share poetry and writing ideas. The workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch, who has published four books of poetry, her most recent volume is ShamanSongs: Life ShapeShifting Into Poetry  . Please register. Donation: $20 per class.
 
Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 to 2:00 Affordable Health Care Assistance. Representatives from Health Pathfinder (healthpathfinder.org), along with local health insurance brokers and healthcare advocates will be in the Reading Room at the Library to answer questions and help you enroll in health insurance for 2018 as well as helping you find the right path to affordable prescription medicines, or assistance with medical bills. There is no charge, just show up!  If you have enrolled through Access Health CT previously, bring your username and password.  You will need social security numbers for your family, a recent paycheck, the first page of 2016 taxes and your current health insurance card. Drop-ins Welcome.
   
Saturday, December 16 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.   
 
Saturday, December 16 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.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 on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. for a series of five how-to henna classes to lear n how to draw beautiful henna designs on yourself, family and friends. Each class will focus on different design elements used to create beautiful henna art. Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class, or $85 for all five classes. 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.  
 
Wednesday, December 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Monday, December 25 Library Closed for Christmas Day 
 
Wednesday, December 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.


KML IS HOST IN KENT GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL 2017
The Kent Chamber of Commerce Gingerbread Festival runs from December 1 - 31. As in the past, cash prizes will be awarded for Judge's Choice and Most Popular House. Every host will have maps available, showing where the  21 houses are being exhibited. Each house will be assigned a letter clue. This is part of a riddle that leads to the final destination, where the seekers receive a prize and can turn in their maps to register their votes. This year the Library's Gingerbread House was baked by Kent Center School After School Program. We think it is VERY SPECIAL!!!!!!!  
   
PARTY @ KML TO THANK THE VOLUNTEERS 
The Board of the Kent Library Association held an appreciation luncheon for all of our dedicated volunteers on Sunday, November 12. A delightful time was had by all and for those who couldn't be with us, thank you for your generosity. We could not stay afloat without your help throughout each year at the Book Sale, the Car Raffle, the Spring Gala, Adult & Children's Programs, Fundraising, Maintaining our Building, Circulation Desk and everything else our active Library does! You are all amazing! Thank you!   
 
   
CHAMPAGNE STROLL @ KML
The Annual Champagne Stroll sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce was the Friday & Saturday following Thanksgiving. The Library was one of the stops serving Champagne and we estimate having around 900┬▒ visitors to take a sip . Above: the Library had manageable crowds between 4:00 & 8:00 p.m. both nights. Thank you for all those who lent a hand serving the champagne and greeting our strollers!
  

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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, January 4, 11, 18, 25 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.
 
Sunday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Safe Sitter® Training. For kids in grades 6 and up. Come learn important skills for childcare, behavior management, emergency responses and running a small business. There is a $20 materials fee for the handbook. Please bring a bag lunch. Space is limited. Please register.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs from November 2 to December 29.
   
Monday, January 1 Library Closed for New Year's Day
 
Wednesday, January 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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

Saturday, January 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Saturday, January 6 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, January 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Family Financial Planning. Do you want to know more about savings for Retirement, Education, Insurances, Real Estate, Elder Care and Tax Advantages? Join us in the Reading Room, presented by Theresa Kung PhD & Katrina Luca, CPA. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, January 6 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.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 on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. for a series of five how-to henna classes to learn how to draw beautiful henna designs on yourself, family and friends. Each class will focus on different design elements used to create beautiful henna art. Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class, or $85 for all five classes. 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.

Monday, January 8 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. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Wednesday, January 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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

Saturday, January 13 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Monday, January 15 Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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

Saturday, January 20 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Saturday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry & Journaling. Bring a journal and come join a small writing circle to develop your creativity. Share poetry and writing ideas. The workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch, who has published four books of poetry, her most recent volume is ShamanSongs: Life ShapeShifting Into Poetry. Please register. Donation: $20 per class.

Saturday, January 20 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.

Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting.The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2017 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend. (snowdate is Saturday, January 27).

Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme. Join us immediately following the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard for this special presentation. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Wednesday, January 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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

Saturday, January 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Wednesday, January 31 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs from November 2 to December 29. 
 
Holiday Boutique. This holiday season, make sure you stop in to check out our annual Holiday Boutique! We offer items such as Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, Scarves, Jewelry, Quilted Items, Cards, Glassware, Knick-knacks, Stocking Stuffers, Small Gifts, and Much More! All proceeds go to the Library. The boutique is open during regular Library hours. Monday - Friday: 10:00-5:30 and Saturday: 10:00-4:00 through December 31. 
 
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.