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.

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, March 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, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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.

FEBRUARY FOR CHILDREN
Friday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m.Family Dinner and a Movie. Wonder (PG). Bring a picnic dinner (or grab a pizza from next door!) and come enjoy this new release. Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register.

Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Art Buddies. Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon creating art. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be part of the program.

Monday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Nutmeg Book Discussion. A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner. Please Register.

Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night - Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13) . Grades 5th and Up ONLY!

Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Story Hour. Ages 2-9, Come for St. Patrick's Day stories, a craft and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.

Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.

Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.

Wednesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! Games, crafts, and fun! 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.




A BIG thank you to the Kent Garden Club, Karen Bussolini, John Scheepers Seeds, and all the program attendees of Karen's Herbal Liberation! Program on February 24th for all the wonderful seed donations to The Kent Seed Library. It is full of wonderful seeds to try out your green thumb!  Spring is on its way and it's time to do some simple seed starting. Start some lettuces and herbs, flowers, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Most seedlings can be germinated without too many fancy contraptions. A sunny south facing window and warm premium potting soil can get you started! Here is as great link to get you started;  seedsavers.org/starting-seeds


 
Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell.The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27.

Friday, March 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, March 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, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Out the Window by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell. The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27. Please register.

Wednesday, March 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, March 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, March 10 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? Ques tions 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, March 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 and 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. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class. 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, March 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, March 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, March 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, March 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.
 
Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Farewell to Donna Reception. Join us for an open house to wish out going Donna Miller a grand send off into the world of retirement.



Wednesday, March 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, March 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, March 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, March 29 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 Daughter of Mars by Thomas Keneally. Please Register.
 
Friday, March 30 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. 
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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 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 5, 12, 19, 26 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.

Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee. Ferdinand (PG). All ages. It's an early dismissal for teacher conferences so we're showing this hot new release. Parents who have KCS Parent/Teacher conferences may leave their children in the care of the Children's librarians with prior notification. You must register with the time of your conferences. Otherwise, not a drop off. Please register.

Monday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. STEAM Program. For grades 3 and up - Come test your engineering skills with a creative challenge. Not a drop off for kids under 12. Please register.
Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. Movie Matinee. Coco (PG). All ages. Come enjoy this new release. Popcorn will be served. Not a drop off. Please register.

Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. Bird Identification with Laurie Doss. Come learn how to identify your feathered neighbors with acclaimed science teacher Ms. Doss from Marvelwood School. We'll have a cool bird craft, too. Ages 3 and up. Not a drop off. Please register.

Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. LEGO Free Play. All ages. Our great collection keeps growing. Come build with your friends. Not a drop off. Please register.   
Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Teen Movie and Quiz. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. G rades 5 and up ONLY. Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe and win fun prizes! Then enjoy the movie with your friends. Please register.   
 
Saturday, April 21at 2:00 p.m. Grumbling Gryphons. Performance at Kent Town Hall meeting room. Co-sponsored by the KML Parent's Committee and Kent Park and Recreation. The award-winning traveling children's theater troupe will be performing a great show about spring and the environment. Please register. Not a drop off. 

Wednesday, April 25 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! It's another half day at KCS, so come down to the library for an afternoon of fun! Drop off for kids in K-5th is only available with pre-registration.Please register.

Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register. 

Saturday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell . The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27 .

Wednesday, April 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome. 

Friday, April 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, April 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.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 for a how-to henna classes to learn how to draw beautiful henna designs on yourself, family and friends. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class. 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.

Saturday, April 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, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: Parents As Heroes, Supporting Children Through Medical Encounters presented by Deborah Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Child Life Coach. Studies show that children who are prepared for medical procedures recover faster with less emotional stress. Even routine procedures such as vaccinations can cause children undue stress and lead to avoidance of medical care. Come learn about simple things that you can do to lessen your child's anxiety and support them through any medical encounter. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, April 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.

Monday, April 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, April 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters.
Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.     
 
Friday, April 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, April 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. 

Wednesday, April 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, April 19 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 Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Please Register.
 
Friday, April 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, April 21 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.

Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Lynn Novick. The Kent Memorial Library invites you to attend a very special afternoon with one of the country's most accomplished documentary filmmakers, Lynn Novick, co-director, with Ken Burns of the landmark PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War. Novick will share selected scenes and discuss the challenges of making the epic film as well as the response to it around the country and the world. Please register by April 10, 2018. The Vietnam War books & DVDs will be available to pre-purchase only when registering at the Library or online. Book: $60 & DVD: $99.95. Ms. Novick will be happy to sign them. Please indicate the number of book(s) and/or DVD(s) you plan to purchase and you can pick them up at the presentation.

Wednesday, April 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, April 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, April 28 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Financial Program. More information to follow.
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Art Exhibit: Out the Window. Paintings by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell. The exhibit runs from March 1 through April 27 .

Winter Reading Program for Adults: Warm Up with a Good Book. 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.
 
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.