WELCOME TO MAY @ 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, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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.

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Cinco De Mayo Story Hour. Ages 2-9. Please register. Not a drop off.

Thursday, May 10 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.

Friday, May 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Teen Sharpie Tie-Dye and Mug Decorating! For grades 5 and up ONLY! Come make awesome tie-dye designs and decorate mugs with your friends. Bring as many white t-shirts, pillowcases, tank tops, etc. as you want. Mugs and snacks will be provided.

Monday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. STEM Program. For grades 3 and up. Come test your engineering skills in a fun, STEM challenge. Please register. Not a drop off.

Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie. Peter Rabbit (PG)

Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. Half-Day Special. Games, crafts, and fun! Drop off for kids in K-5 only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room with be closed for the duration of this program.

Saturday, May 24 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, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Please register.

Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Calling All Bakers for the Annual Junior Room Bake Sale! We need bakers, sellers and shoppers, so if you can help raise money for the children's and family programs you enjoy in Kent, please pitch in! Sign-ups to bake and work the table are at the library. Contact Wendi Love, Parents' Committee Chair or the Junior Room for details. Rain date: Monday, May 28.

Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day Story Hour.
Ages 2-9. Please register. Not a drop off.



OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  
MAY 25 - 28, 2018

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

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

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

 Saturday, May 5 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.

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

Thursday, May 10 from 12:00 to 3: 00 p. m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

  Thursday, May 10 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 Strays by Emily Bitto. Please Register. 
 
Saturday, May 12 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, May 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception for KAA - 95 More Years by Members of Kent Art Association. The exhibit runs from May 7 through June 29.
    
Monday, May 14 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 ov erall 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 R ecreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.

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

Thursday, May 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, May 19 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, May 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease! Join the Kent Memorial Library as they welcome Rika Keck, author of Nourish, Heal, Thrive: A Comprehensive and Holistic Guide to Living with Lyme Disease for a health-talk so you can become informed about Lyme disease, co-infections, testing options, and transmission. Learn about myths and complexities associated these stealth infections that keep many individuals sick - even after a correct diagnosis, antibiotic and/or herbal treatment. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. Please Register.

Saturday, May 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Louisa May Alcott Dinner Theatre. Join us for a dinner entertainment, Love from Louisa; Louisa May Alcott and the making of Little Women , at the Fife 'n Drum Restaurant on 53 Main Street in Kent to benefit the Library. A themed dinner at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by a staged reading in costume that will feature appearances by Louisa, her father Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau -- all in their own words. The dramatic presentation, which will trace the influences that led the author to the creation of the classic story of Little Women, was written and compiled by Georgianne Ensign Kent, and is directed by Jane Farnol. $60.00 per person. Seating is limited.
 
Wednesday, May 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, May 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, May 25 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! 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.

Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Calling All Bakers for the Annual Junior Room Bake Sale! 
We need bakers, sellers and shoppers, so if you can help raise money for the children's and family programs you enjoy in Kent, please pitch in! Sign-ups to bake and work the table are at the library. Contact Wendi Love, Parents' Committee Chair or the Junior Room for details .
Rain date: Monday, May 28.

Sunday, May 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.

Monday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.

Wednesday, May 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, May 31 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.


 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 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 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.

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 Story Hour. Ages 2-7. Please register. Not a drop off.

Friday, June 15 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.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS  
  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. Birds Elicit Joy!! Join Laurie Doss of Marvelwood School for a basic program about the birds of Kent for adults and kids age 8 and up. Learn to identify birds by sight, sound and habitat signs. What birds are active in the morning or in the evening and much more. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. Please Register.

Sunday, June 10. Part Two of Birds Elicit Joy!! Join us on a Sunday walk with Laurie Doss of Marvelwood School. Place and time TBA. Please Register.

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: Women's Health and Equality presented by Dr. D. Elizabeth "Betsey" Mauro , Executive Director of Women's Support Services, Sharon. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates and co-sponsored by The United Nations of CT. 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
Center for Innovation at South Kent School, 170 South Kent Road, South Kent. Please contact the Library 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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN EGENES
During National Library Week, April 8 - 14, the Kent Memorial Library offered all patrons a chance to win a Bag of Swag! John took a chance and won this bag filled with goodies.

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.

SUCCESS!!
We wish you thank everyone who came to Kent School, or was involved with, on Sunday, April 22 to hear accomplished documentary filmmaker, Lynn Novick, co-director, with Ken Burns of the landmark PBS
documentary series, The Vietnam War. The fundraiser was a success
and we couldn't have done it without our wonderful team of volunteers.

Photos courtesy of Bryan Gundel

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. Opening Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-28. 
 
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.