WELCOME TO JULY @ 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.
COMING IN JULY!!!!!
SUMMER SUNDAYS. On Sunday, July 1 until Sunday, August 19, the Library will be opened from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
 
  We are adding hoopla to our collection! Now you will be able to download free digital video,  music, and audiobooks with your Kent Memorial Library Card. (better make sure your card hasn't expired or that you have a card) We will provide much more information in July's newsletter
 
JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS

> LIBRARY CAMP! Wednesdays* June 27 to August 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 2 hours of fun at the library! We'll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more! You must register for each individual week, space is limited. Registration opens at the Summer Reading Program. Kick-off party on June 25th from 2:00-4:00. Library Camp is a drop off program. For kids entering K-4th grade.  
*There will be no Library Camp on July 4th. The Library will be closed that day.
 
> SUMMER READING! Summer Reading BINGO Challenge! For kids entering Pre-K through 4th Grade . Participate all summer long!
Pick up a BINGO board (or access it from the website) and fill in rows and columns with completed tasks to earn as many BINGOs as you can. Each BINGO is worth a ticket to put in our prize boxes. We'll draw for prizes each Wednesday. Put your ticket in the prize box you want, including tickets to Lake Compounce! The more BINGOs you earn, the more chances you have to win!
 
 > TEEN SUMMER READING REWARDS!
For kids Grades 5th and up! Earn a point for each teen event attended, volunteer job, or outside project. Collect 8 points by Wednesday, August 8th. Winners earn a $25 Visa gift card!
Friday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. Kick-off Party! Come compete in our musical trivia challenge!
Friday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. Mandala Rock Painting!
Friday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. Movie Night: The Greatest Showman (PG)
Friday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Zumba and Pizza Party!
Friday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. Name That Tune!
Friday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. Code Cracker! It's our annual town-wide scavenger hunt and puzzle night. Come with a team or we'll find you one.
Wednesday, August 8 - Logs are due!
 
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Tuesday, July 3, 10,17, 24, 31 at 10:30 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, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Bring along a picnic lunch and listen to stories in the park. Then enjoy the playground or buy a park pass and try out the stream-fed pool. For kids of all ages with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
 
Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.Summer Fun Story Hour. Ages 2-7. Stories, a fun summer craft, and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Monday, July 16 and 30 at 1:30 p.m. STEM Challenges! Come put your engineering skills to the test with some fun, problem solving challenges. Grades K and up. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Friday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Beauty and the Beast (1991) (G). 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.
 
Monday, July 23 and August 6 at 1:30 p.m. LEGO Challenges! Come show off your building skills with our fun challenges. All Ages. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Monday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. STEM Challenges! Come put your engineering skills to the test with some fun, problem solving challenges. Grades K and up. Not a drop off. Please register.

WELCOME TO SUMMER 2018!  
     
JULY & AUGUST HOURS:
Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 11-5 * Holiday Mondays: 10-5

Kent Sidewalk Festival, August 2-5, Hours:
Thursday: 12-5 * Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 11-5

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS:
Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 11-5 * Monday: 10-5

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER HOURS:  
Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5

ALL TIMES ARE WEATHER PERMITTING

If in doubt or for more information whether the sale is open call the
Library 860.927.3761 or visit kentmemoriallibrary.org

If you would like to volunteer or donate books please call the Library
or speak in person at the front desk. We gladly accept books all year round.
Please bring them to the Library when we are open.


Art Exhibit: Duet: Lynn and Ron Jones. An exhibit of mixed media from this married couple. Runs from July 2 through August 31 .
  
Sunday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 1 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.
 
Friday, July 6 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.
 
Saturday, July 7 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.
 
Sunday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 8 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.
 
Monday, July 9 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, July 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, July 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, July 13 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 14 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, July 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception for Lynn and Ron Jones' Exhibit: Duet. An exhibit of mixed media from this married couple. Runs from July 2 through August 31 .  
 
Sunday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 15 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.
 
Wednesday, July 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, July 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, July 20 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Life Insurance for the Living. Do you want to know more about how life insurance works and how you can strategically use it while you are alive? Join us in the Reading Room, presented by Theresa Kung PhD & Katrina Luca, CPA. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Sunday, July 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 22 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.
 
Wednesday, July 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, July 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, July 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, July 29 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.
DON'T MISS AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS
AND FINELY-BOUND EDITIONS
FOR SALE IN THE THREE GLASS CASES
IN THE LIBRARY

Signed copies by
President Jimmy Carter
Playwright John Osborne
Artist Eric Sloane
Author Toni Morrison
Poet Grace Paley
Playwright Lillian Hellman
Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti
National Review's Priscilla    Buckley 
AND BEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND CLASSICS
FROM THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY AND THE EASTON PRESS
The Easton Press books are on one of the sale shelves opposite the circulation desk. 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 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 2, 9, 16 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park (until August 16).
Bring along a picnic lunch and listen to stories in the park. Then enjoy the playground or buy a park pass and try out the stream-fed pool. For kids of all ages with a caregiver. No registration necessary.  
 
Thursday, August 23 and 30 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch in the Junior Room. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. DJ Red Supreme Dance Party Workshop! All ages. Kids will learn fun and easy-to-follow dance moves! This program is designed to build self-confidence, emphasize the importance of exercise, be expressive and creative using dancing, and put a smile on their face! Please register. Not a drop off.

Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.Gardening Story Hour. Ages 2-7. Stories, a fun gardening craft, and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) (G). 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.
 
Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night! Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13). Grades 5th and up. Please Register.
 
Sunday, August 26 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.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit: Duet: Lynn and Ron Jones. An exhibit of mixed media from this married couple. Runs from July 2 through August 31.
 
Wednesday, August 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, 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 2 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Friday, August 3 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, August 4 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 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, August 5 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN
 
Wednesday, August 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, 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 10 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, August 11 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.
 
Saturday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. An Afternoon of Story & Song with Steve Katz.
Join us for a special performance with legendary Steve Katz in An Afternoon of Story and Song. This very intimate and exclusive performance will take place on Saturday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m.at the Fife'n Drum Restaurant, 53 North Main Street, Kent. During intermission, he will sell and sign copies of his memoir: Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? Seating is limited. You must register. The fee is $20 per person. There are NO refunds. Please go to the Library's website kentmemoriallibrary.org for further information or call 860-927-3761.  
 
Sunday, August 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 12 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN

Monday, August 13 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, August 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: How Sitting At Your Desk Affects Your Health, Well-Being, & Efficiency; And What To Do About It! presented by Marion Lynott , Certified Health Coach and Ergonomic Evaluator. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Thursday, 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 17 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 19 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN

Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, August 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, August 24 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, August 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, August 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, August 31 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 

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. 
Do You Order Lots of Items from Amazon?
The next time you are shopping at Amazon, order through AmazonSmile and they will donate 0.5% of the
purchase price to Kent Library A ssociation. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. Help the Library, use Amazon Smi le 

Art Exhibit: Duet: Lynn and Ron Jones. An exhibit of mixed media from this married couple. Runs from July 2 through August 31.

Summer Sunday Library Hours in July and August. In last year's Library survey we asked what additional services our patrons would like, and many of them requested Sunday hours. This is a pilot program that we will use to determine feasability of the extra hours of operation. We are always striving to increase service to our community in a meaningful way. The Library will be fully open for business offering computer use, checking in and out of materials, or even just a cozy place to sit and relax in between shopping or browsing at the booksale. The Sunday hours will be from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and August 5, 12, and 19. Please visit!
 
Summer Reading Program for Adults. The staff at the Kent Memorial Library is happy to offer a KML Book Bag filled with Summer Barbeque items including 2 $25.00 gift certificates. Beginning on Wednesday, June 26, 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 8. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning the prize.
 
Great American Read (PBS). The front desk will have a copy of the America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).* PBS and the producers worked with the public opinion polling service "YouGov" to conduct a demographically and statistically representative survey asking Americans to name their most-loved novel. Approximately 7,200 people participated. The Library will be conducting its own survey of our patrons favorite novels. Please come in to the Library to add your favorite to our list!
hoopla. Beginning on July 1, Kent Memorial Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles - from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers - available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
 
2018 Car Raffle. The Kent Memorial will raffle a pristine 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster in a fund raising raffle project starting on Memorial Day. The sterling grey convertible has very low mileage, and includes five speed manual transmission, fuel injection, 2.5 liter, 184 horsepower and a six-cylinder engine. 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 28 at the conclusion of the 42nd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run. Information is available on the Library's website. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
 
Annual Book Sale. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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. (the sale is weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.
 
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.