WELCOME TO JANUARY @ 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, 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.

JANUARY FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, January 13 (tentative) at 1:00 p.m. Learn to Knit with Linnea! Kids ages 7-13 are welcome to come learn to knit with Linnea Saxton. Linnea has been knitting for years and can teach you how, too! No supplies or experience necessary. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.

Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 a.m. Snowy Story Hour. Ages 2-9, stories, a craft and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. Title TBA. Please register.

Wednesday, January 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! KCS is letting out at one so we're having games, LEGOs and crafts. 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.
 
Saturday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.
 
Saturday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.    
 
Sunday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Safe SitterĀ® 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.
 

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 12/29/17).
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.
Beginning on Wednesday, January 3, all 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.

 

  Monday, January 1 Library Closed for New Year's Day
 
Wednesday, January 3 from 1 2:00 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 elem ents 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, e xtremely 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.


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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. 
UPCOMING 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.
 
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 1-3. Both programs are drop in, but  not drop off. Come see what the KML has to offer you and your kids!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
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 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

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 We lcome.

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 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

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

Saturday, February 17 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, 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 Martin Luther King Jr. 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 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

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.
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.
   
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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Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs through December 29.  
 
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.