WELCOME TO JUNE @ 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.
   
Kent Memorial Library 2017 Survey

Over the past two decades, the Kent Memorial Library has dramatically transformed the resources and services it provides to reflect the worldwide digital and technological changes that have occurred. To continue in this effort to be a relevant and essential part of your community, we have created a survey to determine what you need and want from your Library going forward. This brief survey should take five minutes or less to complete. Your responses are critical to helping us allocate resources and prioritize the services we offer to best serve your needs. Please complete the survey before June 30, 2017. Thank you!

JOIN US AT THIS YEAR'S SPRING GALA! 
The Kent Library Association invites you to attend its Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction for the benefit of the Kent Memorial Library. Join us this year at Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, 31 Kent Cornwall Road, Route 7, Kent. Enjoy great food, drink, and music by The Carlsons. Admission is $75 per person. You can register and pay online at KentMemorialLibrary.org (click on Full Steam Ahead) RSVP by June 17.
SILENT AUCTION & CHANCES UPDATE
New this year, the silent auction is on display the first week of June until the gala. Early bids may be made in person by going to the Library and writing in your amount, or calling the Library at 860.927.3761. You also have the opportunity to purchase $5 chances for an assortment of fantastic items.    

Friday, June 2 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*


Saturday, June 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, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: A Four-part Series. Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies to Optimize Cognitive Function at all Ages presented by Dr. Katherine Layman, Naturopathic Family Physician of New Milford. Reading Room. Join us for a new series about health sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Please call to register.

Sunday, June 4 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Wednesday, June 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, June 9 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

 
Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing. Join author and photographer Mathew M. Duman discuss and sign his book An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University. Reading Room. Books will be available for purchase. Please call to register.

Sunday, June 11 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.* 

Monday, June 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. Please call to register.

Wednesday, June 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, June 15 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Spring Book Discussion.
The 2017 discussion group will focus on CREATED EQUAL? America Novels Explore History. This month's topic will be The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsaka . Please call to register. 
 

Friday, June 16 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*
Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Sunday, June 18 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*  

Wednesday, June 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, June 23 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*  

Saturday, June 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spring Gala: Full Steam Ahead. The Kent Library Association invites you to attend its Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction for the benefit of the Kent Memorial Library. Join us this year at Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, 31 Kent Cornwall Road, Route 7, Kent. Enjoy great food, drink, and music by The Carlsons. Admission is $75 per person. You can register and pay online at KentMemorialLibrary.org (click on Full Steam Ahead) RSVP by June 17.

Sunday, June 25 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Wednesday, June 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters.
Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, June 30 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.*

* 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. (these times are weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.
JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS

Friday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting. Get involved in planning activities at the Library. Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.

Saturday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. First Saturdays - Special Lunch Bunch! All Ages. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and crafts. Not a drop off. No registration necessary.
    
Friday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group . Title: TBD. Please register.

Friday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. Title: TBD. Please register.

Friday, June 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kick-off Party for Summer Reading Challenge. For kids entering Pre k-grade 4 and their families. We're going to be building a better world this summer, so come on down to sign up for our program. We'll have building stations including a chance to build your own sundae! You can also sign up for our very popular library camp programs (July Wednesdays, 2-4) and pick up a BINGO board to start earning great prizes. Please register. Not a drop off.

Friday, June 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Kick-off Party for Summer Reading Rewards. GAME NIGHT! For kids entering grade 5 and up. Come compete with your friends and win great prizes. This event counts as one point towards the summer's 8 point goal - Get 8 points, and you'll earn a $25 VISA gift card! Please register.

Wednesday, June 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Library Camp. It's that time again! Stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests and more! For kids entering k-4. You must register for each individual week. Space is limited.
  
WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, June 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, June 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.

Thursday, June 29 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Come for stories at lunchtime. No registration necessary, but you must have a park pass if you plan to swim. Bring your lunch.

WANTED: A FEW GOOD KML BOOK SALE TARPERS!  
 
Wanted: a few good Kent Memorial Library Book Sale tarp wranglers. With the heavier weight associated with the new table tarps, the book sale could use a few strong teenager or adult tarpers to help uncover and cover the tables for the book sale throughout the summer. The book sale runs from Memorial Day weekend every weekend all summer long through October 29th.  
 
You only need to help for a short time to remove and gently fold the tarps in the morning and reverse the process in the afternoon.

Tarpers are needed: 
Opening Friday & Sunday
mornings@11:30am 
  Opening Saturday mornings@9:30am 
Closing @5pm each afternoon

Any students interested in tarping as a part-time summer job are also encouraged to call. Student tarpers can be paid up to $20/day, so call today if you are interested! If you know anyone who might be able to help, please pass this email on to them.
 
For more information, please contact book sale manager Dori Smith at Kentbooksale32@gmail.com or call 860-921-6243. Thank you!

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Remember, we are always looking for Volunteers for this summer! Volunteers are needed to do tasks such as: Set Up, Book Sorting, Book Pricing, Table Stocking, Opening & Closing (tarping) and more. Please email Dori Smith at dori.smith@ct.gov or sign-up at the front desk at the Library.
 
Book Donations are always welcome! We are pleased to accept your books year round. If you have a large donation, please call ahead to facilitate unloading the books at the old firehouse.
 
We can you give a tax card for a charitable donation. All sales benefit the Kent Memorial Library. We are always especially in need of current fiction, including children's books, jigsaw puzzles, movies on DVD, music and books on CDs, and non-fiction books. (there are particular items we cannot accept, such as magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, older textbooks, VCR tapes, encyclopedias, books which have a mildew odor, books on cassettes.) 

JUNE HOURS:
Friday: 12-5  *  Saturday: 10-5  *  Sunday: 12-5


JULY & AUGUST HOURS:
Friday: 12-5  *  Saturday: 10-5  *  Sunday: 11-5  *  Holiday Mondays: 10-5 
 
Thank you to all, we couldn't do any of it without you! 

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.
It's not too late to join or renew your 2017 membership! 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, July 11, 18, 25 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, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Come for stories at lunchtime. No registration necessary, but you must have a park pass if you plan to swim. Bring your lunch.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings by South Kent artist Linda Petrocine. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31 .

Saturday, July 8 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 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening. Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings by South Kent artist Linda Petrocine. Please call to register.
 
Monday, July 10 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.

Saturday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. Travel Writing Program. There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories. Have you ever dreamed of being a travel writer? Well-known travel writers/authors Lavinia Spalding and Marcia DeSanctis have a conversation about the art of travel writing. Books will be available for purchase. At the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Please call to register.
Art Exhibit: Then & Now by South Kent artist Thomas Franken . The exhibit runs from May 1 to June 30.

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.
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 12, 2017 
more information to follow. 
more information to follow.  
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 12, 2017 
IT'S TIME.... 
It's time to start thinking gardens; beautiful flowers, sweet smells, luscious growth, and of course abundant harvests! The Kent Memorial Library has a wonderful assortment of donated seed for you to peruse and use. Just be kind and return some seed for others to try! Looking for native plants to attract pollinators? We've had several donations of blooming native plants that are beneficial to Kent's natural pollinators. So don those gloves, sink into some warm soil and watch the miracle of seeds!

Ready to garden?
Check out our variety of books on landscaping, perennials, annuals, vegetables & herbs, deer-proof gardens, organic gardening and more. Peruse our Seed Library Exchange, including several books donated by the Kent Garden Club on saving seeds and organic heirloom seeds.  

We have family passes to local museums and state parks.
Some allow free entrance and others reduced rates.
Please inquire at the Circulation Desk.
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.