Acclaimed Novelist Roxana Robinson Visits KCPL
Kent County Public Library is delighted to announce an evening with acclaimed novelist Roxana Robinson.
On Friday, May 19th, meet the author during a catered reception and book signing starting at 5:30.
Due to limited seating, tickets are required to attend Ms. Robinson's talk at 6:45. Tickets are FREE OF CHARGE and available on a first come, first served basis.
To reserve a ticket, please call 410.778.3636.
Roxana Robinson, whose writing is known for explorations of the complexity of familiar bonds, is the author of nine books: five novels, including Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BookForum, Best American Short Stories, Tin House and elsewhere. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation and is the President of the Authors Guild.
Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen
Wednesday, May 10 | 6pm
Tom McHugh and Ron Fithian present segments of their award-winning project: "Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen" and share highlights from their interviews and research for the documentary.
Open to all. Light refreshments.
Presented in partnership with the Museum on Main Street The Way We Worked exhibition.
The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Maryland Humanities.
Information about the many The Way We Worked events taking place around Kent County can be found here
Happiness Hour: Folded Book Art
Wednesday, May 24 | 6pm
Featured Project: Book Folding
Take a worn-out paperback and give it new life by upcycling it into an adorable hedgehog -- or, if you're feeling super artistic, attempt a more complex project.
As always, you are welcome to bring your own creative project, too - knitting, drawing, embroidery, and other easily-portable activities all work well at Happiness Hour.
In addition to the featured events in this newsletter, KCPL also offers monthly book clubs, writing groups, and Friday films.
For Kids & Teens
May the Fourth Be With You
Star Wars Day
Thursday, May 4 | 4pm
May the Fourth be with you as you get creative with Star Wars crafts and enjoy the company of other fans.
Costumes optional, but welcome!
Author Visit with Adam Gidwitz
Thursday, May 25 | 10am
Kent County Community Center
Adam Gidwitz, New York Times-bestselling author of
In a Glass Grimmly, The Grimm Conclusion,
A Tale Dark and Grimm,
will be visiting Kent County for
a full-fledged storytelling event featuring the freakiest fairy tales ever!
Join us at the Kent County Community Center for a morning talk and presentation from the author followed by a book signing.
Adults with an interest in children's literature are welcome, too!
We are taking a storytime break in May to prepare for our program-packed summer!
The summer storytime session will begin the week of June 19th.
All KCPL locations will be closed on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29.
One-on-One Technology Help
Individual attention on technology topics that YOU want to learn! We'll answer questions, provide tutorials, and generally help you become comfortable and confident using technology.
Call 410.778.3636 or
email to make an appointment.
Monday, May 8 | 3-4:30pm
Monday, May 22 | 3-4:30pm
Bring your tablet, eReader, or other digital device and your questions! We'll help you find answers and learn new skills.
Community Partners at KCPL
Community Chess Club
Tuesdays | 4pm
Learn to play or strengthen your skills. All ages and player levels welcome.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Monday, May 15 | 1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Call to schedule an appointment. 410.690.8128
Upper Shore DLLR Veterans Outreach
4th Tuesday | 1-3pm
Learn about employment opportunities, transportation, training, benefits, and other topics relevant to veterans.
Contact veteran representative Sharon Egerson for more information. 410.822.3030
More detailed information about programs run by KCPL's community partners can be found in KCPL's
To learn how your group can use KCPL's meeting space, see our
Meeting Room Use
policy and guidelines.
Board of Trustees
The 2017 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Barb Macbeth, Charles Lerner, Wendy Costa, Sarah Schut, Joe Harding, Elisabeth Tully, and Earl Runde.
2017 Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees Officers:
Barb Macbeth, President
Sara Schut, Vice-President
Charles Lerner, Treasurer
Wendy Costa, Secretary
Meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees are open to the public.
|Tuesday, May 30
|Tuesday, May 30
||Board of Trustees Meeting
For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.