WELCOME TO NOVEMBER @ 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.
AND THE WINNER IS............
"One of the great thrills of my life: I finally won something!"
Lou Benedetto, winner of 2017 Car Raffle 
from left to right: Car Guy and KLA Board Member, Rudy Molho;
Raffle Winner, Lou Benedetto and his wife, Annette Benedetto;
and Car Guy and KLA Board Co-President, Jim Blackketter.

CONGRATULATIONS LOU!!!!
There's Still Room For You. Call to Make an Appointment.
Gilmore Girls Fan Fest Weekend....   
October 20 - 22, 2017 
 
Above: A line forms from outside to our Reading Room to meet and have photos taken with actress Rini Bell, who plays Lulu in  Gilmore Girls.



Left: left to right: KML staff Lucy C. Pierpont, Gilmore Girls actress Rini Bell, and KML staff Kim Seeger. (Kim and Lucy are both BIG fans of the show!)



Gilmore Girl Fan Fest visitors to the Library had the opportunity to take a chance on four different groupings of books read by avid reader Rory, a main character in the Gilmore Girls.
Thanks for coming to Kent. We couldn't ask for nicer visitors!

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, November 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.  
 
Thursday, November 2, 9, 16, 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.

OCTOBER FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group (rescheduled). 13 Chairs , by Dave Shelton. After school snack and spooky discussion guaranteed! Please register.    

Wednesday, November 8 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special - Art Party. It's another half day at KCS , so come down to the library for an afternoon of fun. This month it's all about art!  Drop off for kids in K-5 th is only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room will be closed for the duration of this program.    
 
November 13 - 18 Amnesty Week. If you have "lost" items or overdue books, your fines will be forgiven if you return the items with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Kent Food Bank.
 
Monday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m. After School STEM For Grades 3 and Up. Come have fun with a great engineering project. Not a drop off.  Please register.

Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Share. Bring a non-perishable food item for Kent Food Bank and enjoy Thanksgiving stories, a craft and a snack. All ages. Please register.  Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. We're discussing Percy Jackson's The Lightning Thief. Grades 5 and up ONLY.  Please register.

Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Come plan events and make a difference at your library.  Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.
 
 

  Wednesday, November 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, November 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, November 4 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, November 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. What the Heck is iCloud? If you have an Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac, you have either embraced - or been mystified by - Apple's "iCloud," as well as its relationship to your "Apple ID." Join us as the library's Tech Tutor, Michael Jay, leads a workshop on this powerful feature, which generates the greatest number of Apple-related questions, yet which also enables some of the most valuable aspects of the Apple system. Please call to register.
 
Wednesday, November 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
 
Friday, November 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 11 Library Closed for Veterans Day.
 
Sunday, November 12 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Appreciation Luncheon for Library Volunteers. If you are a volunteer at the Library, please join us for luncheon so we can thank you for your dedication and hard work. Bring a friend, we need more volunteers! RSVP by Nov. 7
 
November 13 - 18 Amnesty Week. If you have "lost" items or overdue books, your fines will be forgiven if you return the items with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Kent Food Bank.
 
Monday, November 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.
 
Wednesday, November 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, November 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 18 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry & Journaling. Bring journal and come join a small writing circle to develop your creativity. Share poetry and writing ideas. The workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch, who has published four books of poetry, her most recent volume is ShamanSongs: Life ShapeShifting Into Poetry. Please register. Donation: $20 per class.
 
Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. Chess @KML.
Come enjoy playing chess whenever the Library is open, or bring your own pieces and a friend to play. Chess players gather here, especially, on the third Saturday.  
 
Wednesday, November 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 23. Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day.
 
Friday, November 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters.
Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 

Friday, November 24 from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. Champagne Stroll.
 
Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, November 25 from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. Connecticut Authors Book Signings: Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State by Charles Monagan & Connecticut Schoolhouses Through Time by Melinda Elliott.
 
Saturday, November 25 from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. Champagne Stroll.
 
Wednesday, November 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.




ERIC SLOANE RARE BOOKS FOR SALE  
AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

A number of fine books by and about famed artist Eric Sloane, including  
FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, signed by Sloane; and AWARE: A Retrospective of  
the Life and Work of Eric Sloane, by James W. Mauch, inscribed by  
the author, are currently for sale in the Library. Many of the books,  
which are displayed in the Library's glass cases, contain full page  
plates of Sloane's distinctive paintings.

The books, which can be viewed during library hours or on Sundays with 
special permission, are part of the library's annual outdoor summer book 
sale, and all proceeds go to the library's operating budget.

 

The Book Sale 2017 season has come to a close. Thank you to all who purchased books, donated books, and helped staff the sale. We THANK YOU ALL and couldn't do any of it without you!  
Watch for our return in May 2018!!!!!!

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Remember, we are always looking for Volunteers! Volunteers are needed to do tasks such as: Set Up, Book Sorting, Book Pricing, Table Stocking, Opening & Closing (tarping) and more. Please call 860.927.3761 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, books on cassettes.)      
   
Meanwhile, please support the Library's Holiday Boutique!!!!   
 

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.

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. 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, December 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, December 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.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs from November 2 to December 29.
   
Friday, December 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, December 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.
 
Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: A Four-part Series. Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Please call to register.
 
Wednesday, December 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Monday, December 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. Please call to register.


Friday, December 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry & Journaling. Bring journal and come join a small writing circle to develop your creativity. Share poetry and writing ideas. The workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch, who has published four books of poetry, her most recent volume is ShamanSongs: Life ShapeShifting Into Poetry. Please register. Donation: $20 per class.
 
Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. Chess @KML.
Come enjoy playing chess whenever the Library is open, or bring your own pieces and a friend to play. Chess players gather here, especially, on the third Saturday.  
 
Saturday, December 16 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 Indian, northern Africa and the Middle East. Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. for a series of five how-to henna classes to 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. Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class, or $85 for all five classes. 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.

Wednesday, December 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, December 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, December 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.

Art Exhibit: Redux: a selection of artwork by local artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin. The exhibit runs from November 2 to December 29.
 
  Holiday Boutique. This holiday season, make sure you stop in to check out our annual Holiday Boutique! We offer items such as Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, Scarves, Jewelry, Quilted Items, Cards, Glassware, Knick-knacks, Stocking Stuffers, Small Gifts, and Much More! All proceeds go to the Library. The boutique is open during regular Library hours. Monday - Friday: 10:00-5:30 and Saturday: 10:00-4:00 through December 31. 
 
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.
 
Notes from the Kent Seed Library: Digging up flower bulbs? Consider donating some of your bulbs to the seed library. Just wrap the bulb as rhizome in newspaper with a little dirt and label. Bring to the Library and we will happily add them to our ongoing seed library.


If you would like to sponsor one of these items, please come in or send a donation to the Kent Memorial Library, P.O. Box 127, Kent, CT 06757.
THANK 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.