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Featured Events

The Illustrative Works 
of Laurie Cumpston
Wednesday, March 1  |  5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

Illustrator Laurie Cumpston returns to KCPL with an exhibit of her detailed and imaginative works.  

Light refreshments.  

All are welcome at this opening reception.  The exhibit will remain on display for the month of March.
Happiness Hour: Bookmark Collages
Wednesday, March 15  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch - Register

Saturday, March 18  |  11am
North County Branch - Register

Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity!

Featured project: Bookmark Collages

Supplies for coloring will be available, too, or you may  bring your own creative projects - knitting, drawing, embroidery, and other easily-portable activities all work well at Happiness Hour.

Grownups and teens welcome. 
Please register.
Mary Ball Washington and the Challenges of Writing Women's History
Saturday, March 25  |  11am
Chestertown Branch

Mary Ball Washington, the Mother of our Founding Father, has received considerable historical attention, but little of it accurate and much of it gratuitously hostile. 

In this talk, Martha Saxton, the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience's 2017 Patrick Henry Fellow, will share new research about Mrs. Washington's life and discuss various difficulties inherent in writing about women in this period of history.

Refreshments will be served. 

This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kent County and Kent County Public Library.
Ongoing Monthly Programs
In addition to featured events, every month KCPL also offers book clubs, writing groups, and Friday films.  

Visit KCPL's calendar for full details about upcoming events.
For Kids & Teens

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Wednesday, March 1  |  5:30pm
Chestertown Branch

Come one, come all, and join the fun! We'll jump, skip, bounce, sing and run!  

Whether it rains, or "weather" it's sunny, we'll have lots of good fun that is funny!  

You should not, would not want to miss, a celebration quite like this!   

Ages 2 to 6

LEGO Build Day!
Wednesday, March 8  |  4pm
Chestertown Branch

Build, create, repeat!  

It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit.  

All ages welcome.
Super Smash Bros. 
Wii U Tournament
Wednesday, March 29  |  3pm
Chestertown Branch

Are you a fan of Super Smash Bros.? Can you melee with the best of them?  Join us for a Smash Bros. tournament and show off your moves!  Practice a few rounds and then face off to decide the winner of the coveted Smash trophy!

Practice time will be available for the first 30 minutes.  Tournament play will be divided into Beginner and Advanced sections.  Trophies will be awarded to the top player from each group.  

Ages 5+

Registration required.

Teens: A Chance to Make Things Happen!

We are looking for curious, motivated, creative teens in grades 8-12 to be part of creating KCPL's first-ever Teen Advisory Board.

If you have an interest in sharing your ideas about the library space, activities for teens, and more, please send us an email or give us a call at 410.778.3636.  


Teen Advisory Board members will receive service learning hours for participating and free food will be provided at meetings. 

Preschool Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays  |  10am   

 Rock Hall Branch
 Wednesdays  |  10:30am

 North County Branch
 Thursdays   |  10:30am

Baby & Toddler Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays   |  11am
Technology Help

One-on-One Technology Help
By Appointment
Chestertown Branch

Individual attention on technology topics that YOU want to learn! We'll answer questions, provide tutorials, and generally help you become comfortable and confident using technology.

Call 410.778.3636 or  email to make an appointment.

D igital Drop-In
Monday, March 13  |  3-4:30pm
Monday, March 27  |  3-4:30pm
Chestertown Branch
Bring your tablet, eReader, or other digital device and your questions! We'll help you find answers and learn new skills.
By The Numbers

Community Partners at KCPL

AARP Tax-Aide
Weekly on Thursdays February 2nd-April 13th  |  9am-3pm
FREE tax help for low and moderate income taxpayers of all ages. Call Upper Shore Aging to schedule an appointment. 410.778.2564

Community Chess Club
Tuesdays  |  4pm
Learn to play or strengthen your skills. All ages and player levels welcome.

Kent Horticulture Lecture Series
Fridays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31  |  10am
Sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension Service. For information or to register, call 410.778.1661.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Monday, March 20  |  1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Call to schedule an appointment. 410.690.8128

Upper Shore DLLR Veterans Outreach
4th Tuesday  |  1-3pm
Learn about employment opportunities, transportation, training, benefits, and other topics relevant to veterans.  Contact veteran representative Sharon Egerson for more information. 410.822.3030

More detailed information about programs run by KCPL's community partners can be found in KCPL's  online calendar.

To learn how your group can use KCPL's meeting space, see our  Meeting Room Use policy and guidelines.
Board of Trustees

The 2017 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Barb Macbeth, Charles Lerner, Wendy Costa, Sarah Schut, Joe Harding, Elisabeth Tully, and Earl Runde. 

2017 Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees Officers:
Barb Macbeth, President
Sara Schut, Vice-President
Charles Lerner, Treasurer
Wendy Costa, Secretary
Meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees are open to the public.

Thursday, March 30 9am Finance Committee
Thursday, March 30 10am Board of Trustees Meeting

For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.

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