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.
 
JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 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, June 7, 14, 21, 28 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. (Starting June 28th Lunch Bunch will be moving to Emery Park at 12 noon)
 
Thursday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon playing games and doing crafts. Please Register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be a part of the program.
 
Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. Special Fishing Story Hour. Ages 2-7. Come for some stories about fishing, a snack, and a craft.
Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
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.  
 
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. Father's Day Crafts! All ages. Come by and make the perfect card or gift for your dad for Father's Day! Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Saturday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting.
Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.  
 
Saturday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.
 
Monday, June 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kick Off Party for Summer Reading Challenge. For kids entering Prek-4th grade and their families. This year we are celebrating how libraries ROCK! 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.
 
Wednesday, June 27 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.  
 
Friday, June 29 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Kick off Party for Summer Reading Rewards- GAME NIGHT!
For kids entering 5th grade 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. 

WELCOME TO SUMMER 2018!  

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

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: KAA - 95 More Years by Members of Kent Art Association. The exhibit runs from May 7 through June 29.
    
Friday, June 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 2 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, June 3 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale
 
Wednesday, June 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, June 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, June 8 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 9 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, June 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Warblers in Kent: A Closer Look. Join Laurie Doss of Marvelwood School for a basic program about the birds of Kent for adults aged 13 and up. Learn how to identify warbler species common to Kent by sight & sound, learn about various bird apps/recording software to make identifying birds by sight and/or song a little easier, and a brief discussion on how to enhance habitat for birds . Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. Please Register.
 
Sunday, June 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Birds & Bagels. You must register to j oin Kent Land Trust and Laurie Doss for Birds & Bagels. Apply your knowledge from Saturday's Warbler Workshop to identify birds in the field near the entry to Skiff Mountain South Preserve. Bagels and yogurt will be served by the Kiosk to the preserve. During breakfast, participants will identify by sight and/or sound. Extra binoculars will be available for participants who do not bring their own. Mist nets located on Kent Land Trust and Marvelwood School property will also be set-up to band birds and collect physiological evidence of breeding. Participants will help collect data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Project and listen for warblers common to early successional areas such as the Common Yellowthroat, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Yellow Warbler. At the end of the program there will be an opportunity to see the breeding colony of Purple Martins at Marvelwood School. Those interested in hiking after the program may venture out on their own to hike one of the four trails traversing Skiff Mountain South Preserve. It is best if participants wear long pants and socks to help protect against tick exposure. The use of insect repellent is also highly encouraged and will be available at the workshop.  
 
Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale
 
Monday, June 11 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, June 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, June 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, June 14 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 Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Please Register.
 
Friday, June 15 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 16 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: Creating Communities Free of Domestic Violence: A Key to Women's Health and Equality presented by Dr. D. Elizabeth "Betsey" Mauro , Executive Director of Women's Support Services, Sharon. Women and girls make up more than half the world's population - and they are on the frontlines - often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to the future well being of our own country and the world. The United Nations has identified issues relating to women in its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and decent work. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Sunday, June 17 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, June 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, June 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, June 22 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Library Gala: Growing Our Future. Join us at South Kent School's Farm on their North Campus, 170 South Kent Road, South Kent. Parking is at South Kent School, 40 Bulls Bridge Road, South Kent. Transportation from the school to the gala site will be provided. Go to Growing Our Future to purchase tickets or for more information.
 

Sunday, June 24 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, June 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, June 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, June 29 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
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. Meet at Emery Park and bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

Friday, July 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program. For kids entering 5th grade and up.

Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Special Story Hour. Ages 2-7. Please register. Not a drop off.

Wednesday, July 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. For kids entering K-4. You must register for each individual week. Space is limited.

Friday, July 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program. For kids entering 5th grade and up.

Wednesday, July 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. For kids entering K-4. You must register for each individual week. Space is limited.

Friday, July 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program. For kids entering 5th grade and up.

Friday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! 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.

Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. For kids entering K-4. You must register for each individual week. Space is limited.

Friday, July 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program. For kids entering 5th grade and up.

Wednesday, August 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. For kids entering K-4. You must register for each individual week. Space is limited.

Friday, August 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program.
For kids entering 5th grade and up.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit: 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.
 
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. 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 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.
 
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. 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 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception for Lynn and Ron Jones. 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.
 
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.
 
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.
COMING IN JULY
SUMMER SUNDAYS. Beginning Sunday, July 8 until Sunday, August 19, the Library will be opened from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

We will be 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. 

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: KAA-95 More Years by Members of Kent Art Association. The exhibit runs from May 7 through June 29.
   
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.

2018 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.