WELCOME TO MARCH @ 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.

Every Saturday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga with Barrie Kavasch. Enjoy easy practical yoga postures designed to strengthen balance and the back. We focus on "mindfulness" and "relaxation" along with building strong bodies through strengthening bones, joints, and muscles with classic stretches. This small class concentrates on wellness and safety. Come join us for remarkable energizing through yoga without stress. Reading Room. Please register.

Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception: The Nature of Things by West Simsbury artist Deborah Leonard. The exhibit runs from March 1 to April 28 .

Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing. Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy by Martin Podskoch at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Join us as we learn about the history and projects of the 21 camps located throughout the state. Presented by Kent Historical Society and Kent Memorial Library. Please call to register.  

Monday, March 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. Please call to register.

Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry Group. The workshop is free and open to all serious poets who want to develop their work and accept meaningful critique in a small circle of area writers. This workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch. Please register.

Saturday, March 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monthly Chess Club. The competition is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register.

Thursday, March 30 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 Colsen Whitehead's Underground Railroad. Please register.
THIS FEBRUARY'S POETRY & CHESS CLUB MEETS
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Poetry Workshop at 10:00 a.m.                  Chess Club from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Saturday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. First Saturdays - Special Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. Not a drop off.

Monday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. Swagger by Carl Deuker. Please register.
  
Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 3:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays! Come for games, stories, treats, surprises, crafts and more! Ages 4-9. Please sign up for each individual week. Not a drop off.

Friday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Tech Week Event - Dynamo Torch Workshop. Come learn about simple motors and build your own torch - it really works! There is a $5 materials charge. You must register for this event by Monday, March 6 so we can order the requisite materials. Not a drop off.

Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting. Come with ideas. Please register.

Friday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie and Quiz Night. Calling all Marvel Comics fans! Put your Marvel-knowledge to the test with this fun quiz. You might even win a prize! Then we'll screen the new release Dr. Strange (PG-13). For kids in grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Story Hour. Ages 2-9. It's Spring Peeper time! We're welcoming this local sign of spring with a special story hour all about spring peepers and other frogs. We'll have stories, a craft and a treat. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. Book TBD.
Please register.   

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 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.

Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 3:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays! Come for games, stories, treats, surprises, crafts and more! Ages 4-9. Please sign up for each individual week. Not a drop off.

Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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.
Art Exhibit: The Nature of Things by West Simsbury artist Deborah Leonard. The exhibit runs from March 1 to April 28 .
 
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.

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 
Saturday, April 1 at 12:30 p.m. First Saturdays - Special Lunch Bunch! All Ages. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and craft. Not a drop off. No registration necessary.
 
Tuesday, April 4, 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, April 6, 13, 20, 27 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, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG). Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show. Not a drop off. Please register.

Monday, April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LEGO Free Play. All Ages. Not a drop off. No registration necessary. 

Monday, April 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Mindstorms Exploration. Grades 3 and Up. Come learn how to build and program LEGO robots. Please register. 

Monday, April 10. Talent Show Try-outs. All day by appointment. All Ages. Talent show will be Wednesday April 12th at 7:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. Movie Matinee.  Sing (PG) All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.

Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. Family Bingo. Come play and win silly prizes. All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.

Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Talent Show! All Ages. Come share your talents! Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register. Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board. Acts should plan to attend the Monday tryouts in advance if performing.

Thursday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock! The Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street in Kent, will be transformed into a dinosaur touch museum with a myriad of museum-quality (many genuine and life-size) dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric related items. There will be a spectacular interactive presentation, a fossil dig, over 30 amazing specimens that are 10,000 to over 500 million years old, and a Dino Store. Sponsored by KML and the KML Parents' Committee. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. The Honey Bee and Me. All Ages. Come learn all about the honey bee and why it's so important to our survival as a species. With special guests from the Humble Bee Company. Not a drop off. Please register.
Co-sponsored by Kent Conservation Commission and KML.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Every Saturday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga with Barrie Kavasch.
Enjoy easy practical yoga postures designed to strengthen balance and the back. We focus on "mindfulness" and "relaxation" along with building strong bodies through strengthening bones, joints, and muscles with classic stretches. This small class concentrates on wellness and safety. Come join us for remarkable energizing through yoga without stress. Please register.

Saturday, April 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 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, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Lecture: Communication Matters. Join us as Sarah Chase explores what she has learned about communication and the Alda Methodâ„¢ since working with actor Alan Alda and his team of world-class science communicators. The talk offers insightful reflections on pivotal moments of division and harmony in our political culture and personal lives. The Alda Methodâ„¢ is interactive and experiential. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in some of the improv exercises, which will be introduced during the talk.

Saturday, April 8 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.

Monday, April 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, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry Group. The workshop is free and open to all serious poets who want to develop their work and accept meaningful critique in a small circle of area writers. This workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch. Please register.

Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monthly Chess Club. The competition is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register.

Thursday, April 20 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 Paulette Jiles's News of the World. Please register.

Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. Bobcats in Connecticut
at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. The presentation by Paul Colburn focuses on the natural history of bobcats in CT, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. The topic of mountain lions is also addressed. The presentation runs 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of audience engagement. It is intended for ages 12 and older. Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up. There will be a suggested donation at the door of $5.00. Please register.
Congratulations to Treasure Box Winner Carla Shere!
Thank you to Janet Rivkin, Michaela Lawrence and Ellen Horovitz for initiating the "Treasure Box" chances raffle! Janet donated a wooden chest which was decorated by Kent artist, Pat Gallagher. Janet, Michaela and Ellen shopped and donated items of winter comfort to fill the chest. The drawing was January 3rd and South Kent resident, Carla Shere, was thrilled to be the winner. The raffle brought in $637 in income. This was a big hit during the Champagne Stroll.
FRANK DELANEY 
October 24, 1942 to February 21, 2017
Thank you, Frank, for being so generous with your stories and love of the written word.

Our book sale volunteers are gearing up for a great 2017 season!  
Volunteers have been busy all winter sorting and pricing incoming donations for our May 26th Memorial Day weekend opening. A big thank you goes out to Dianne Lang, Betty Ruddy, Jon Lafleur, Georgianne Kent, Katie Moore, Bill Bachrach, Ruth O'Meara, and the Marvelwood School and South Kent School student volunteers for their help all winter.
 
Remember, we are always looking for Volunteers for next 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, records, books on cassettes.)

Thank you to all, we couldn't do any of it without you!
 
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.