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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.

This event is generously sponsored by the  Friends of the Kent County Public Library.  
Featured Events

Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen
Wednesday, May 10  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch

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
Chestertown Branch

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.
Please register!
Ongoing Monthly Programs
In addition to the featured events in this newsletter, KCPL also offers monthly book clubs, writing groups, and Friday films.

Visit KCPL's calendar for full details about upcoming events.
For Kids & Teens

May the Fourth Be With You
Star Wars Day
Thursday, May 4  |  4pm
Chestertown Branch

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,  and  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.  

Ages 8+

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.
KCPL Closed   

All KCPL locations will be closed on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29.
Technology Help

One-on-One Technology Help  By Appointment
Chestertown Branch

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.

D igital Drop-In
Monday, May 8  |  3-4:30pm
Monday, May 22  |  3-4:30pm
Chestertown Branch
Bring your tablet, eReader, or other digital device and your questions! We'll help you find answers and learn new skills.
By The Numbers
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  online calendar.

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 9am Finance Committee
Tuesday, May 30 10am Board of Trustees Meeting

For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.

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