WELCOME TO FEBRUARY @ 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, February 6, 13, 20, 27 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, February 1, 8, 15, 22 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.

FEBRUARY FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, February 3. National "Take Your Child to the Library Day." We're celebrating with a special Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 and LEGO free play from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Both programs are drop in, but not drop off. 
Come see what the KML has to offer you and your kids!  
 
Wednesday, February 7 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! Games, crafts, and fun!  Drop off for kids in grades K-5 is only available with pre-registration. The Junior Room will be closed to all other patrons for the duration of the program. Ages 3-12. Please register.
 
Friday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Game Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon 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, February 12 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. Title TBA . Please register.
 
Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour. Ages 2-9, stories, a craft and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, February 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Family Skating Party at Kent School Rink. Join us for our super winter fundraiser! The Parents' Committee will have delicious food for sale and skates may be rented at Annie Bananie General. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for children, and $10 for families. Skaters must wear a hat. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Junior Room at the Kent Memorial Library .
 
Tuesday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee - The Incredibles (PG) . All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Friday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Giant Game Night. Come for a fun night of giant games! Challenge your friends to our giant Jenga, golf and more. Snacks will be served. Grades 5 and up ONLY! Please register.
 
Saturday, February 24 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.
 
Saturday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.
Congratulations Peggy Wilczewski!

Congratulations to Peggy Wilczewski of Gaylordsville! During the Champagne Stroll in November, she took a chance and won the Kent Memorial Library's Holiday and Winter Cheer assortment of warm and cozy items! These items were donated by the Library's board of directors and a chair/table hand-painted by Kent Artist Pat Gallagher to benefit the Kent Memorial Library. Thank you to Peggy for coming to Kent and participating in the Kent Chamber of Commerce's Annual Champagne Stroll.

 
Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs through February 26.
 
Friday, February 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 3 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, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: The Opioid Epidemic, A Look at Opioid Creation, Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation presented by Deborah M. Bain RN, BSN, Managing Director, Prism Health Advocates. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Saturday, February 3 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.
 
   
Wednesday, February 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, February 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 10 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. How to Create Better Videos presented by Spectrum CTV-192, Kent's local television channel. The staff at CTV-192 wants to show you how you can create better videos. During this 45-minute presentation you can learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a local production to share on CTV-192 and the web. Advanced and custom training courses are provided regularly to community members who would like to capture local events and content of their own creation. No experience is necessary. This free opportunity is open to anyone. Please register.
 
Saturday, February 10 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. 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, February 12 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, February 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, February 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 17 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.
 
Monday, February 19 Library Closed for Presidents' Day
 
Wednesday, February 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, February 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Herb Liberation! Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Garden Club as they welcome Karen Bussolini, widely-published garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. $5.00 suggested donation at the door. Please Register.
 
Wednesday, February 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.


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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. 
As the chill of January fills the air and we enter the bleak days of winter, the staff at the Kent Memorial Library is happy to offer a diversion to make things nice and cozy.
Adults are invited to warm up with a good book this winter and win a chance at a book bag filled with items to keep you warm and toasty! Adults will fill out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including eBooks). The winning ticket will be drawn on Wednesday, March 28. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning the prize.
If you haven't heard, the Library's director,
Donna Miller, is retiring at the end of March.
Come in and wish her well as she enters
a new chapter in the book of life!

We are now looking for a New Library Director.

Click on the following links for more information.
 
Please email completed application form, resume, cover letter and  
3 references by February 16, 2018, to kladirsearch@gmail.com   

  
THANK YOU!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 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, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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, March 2 at 6:00 p.m.Family Dinner and a Movie. Wonder (PG).
 
Monday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Art Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon creating art. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be part od the program.
 
Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night - Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13).
 
Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Story Hour. Ages 2-9, Come for St. Patrick's Day stories, a craft and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.
 
Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting.
Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.  
 
Wednesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! For kids in grades K-5 is only available with pre-registration. The Junior Room will be closed to all other patrons for the duration of the program. Ages 3-12. Please register.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
  Art Exhibit: Out the Window paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell . The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27  
 
Friday, March 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, March 3 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, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Out the Window by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell . The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27 . Please register.

Wednesday, March 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, March 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, March 10 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, March 12 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, March 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, March 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, March 17 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.

Wednesday, March 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, March 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, March 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters.
Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.   
   
Thursday, March 29 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 Daughter of Mars by Thomas Keneally. Please Register.
   
Friday, March 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs through February 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.