WELCOME TO OCTOBER @ 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.
Watch your mailbox in the next few weeks for your opportunity to join or renew your membership for the Kent Library Association. 
JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Thursday, October 6 at 12:30 p.m. Special Lunch Bunch. All ages. Are you missing Lunch Bunch now that school has started? Well there's no school on the 6th, so pack a lunch and come on down for stories and a craft. It's just as fun as you remember. Not a drop off.

Friday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. Special Movie Matinee - The Jungle Book (2016) (PG) All ages. No school means time for a movie! Popcorn will be served. Please register. Not a drop off.

Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. Special Saturday Story Hour - Teddy Bear Picnic. Ages 2-9 - Stories, a craft and a treat all about our favorite cuddle-buds. Bring along your favorite stuffed animal! Please register. Not a drop off.

Friday, October 21 at 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group - Roller Girl by Victoria Jameison. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.

Friday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group - Title TBA. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.

Friday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. - Teen Halloween Movie Night - Ghostbusters! (2016) (PG-13) For kids in grades 5 and up ONLY - Come enjoy rebooted new release. Halloween treats will be served. You can even come in costume! Please register.

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Special Halloween Story Hour/Costume Party. Ages 2-9 - Stories, a craft and a snack. Wear your costume and come for a good time! Please register. Not a drop off.

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Bring your little ones, birth to age 3. No registration is required.

Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Share a story and a craft. Designed for all ages. No registration is required. Bring your lunch.
Every Saturday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga with Barrie Kavasch. Enjoy easy practical yoga postures designed to strengthen balance and the back. We focus on "mindfulness" and "relaxation" along with building strong bodies through strengthening bones, joints, and muscles with classic stretches. This small class concentrates on wellness and safety. Come join us for remarkable energizing through yoga without stress. Please register.

Saturday, October 8, 15, 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. Our outdoor annual book sale will carry 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 or go to the Library's website for weather cancellations.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.

Sunday, October 9, 16, 23 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. Our outdoor annual book sale will carry 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 or go to the Library's website for weather cancellations.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.

Monday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. Our outdoor annual book sale will carry 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 or go to the Library's website for weather cancellations.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.

Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. Poetry Group. The workshop is free and open to all serious poets who want to develop their work and accept meaningful critique in a small circle of area writers. This workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch. Please register.   

Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monthly Chess Club.
The competition is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register.

Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. Book Lecture & Signing: Terrariums & You by Tovah Martin at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Join us as the horticulturalist, author and photographer discusses her book The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. 2009). Martin presents the whimsical yet practical world of gardening under glass - a no-fuss way to bring snippets of nature indoors and intimate. Her book will be available for purchase and signing. Please register. Co-sponsored by the Kent Garden Club.
Art Exhibit: Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes by Kent resident and fiber artist Karen Eckmeier. The exhibit runs until October 31.

2016 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.
Please Note: Watch for your 2017 Library Membership Renewal Letters coming in your mail.
Art Exhibit: TBA by Kent artist Shirley Howe. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 31.
 
Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Bring your little ones, birth to age 3. No registration is required.           

Thursday, November 3, 10, 17 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch.
Share a story and a craft. Designed for all ages. No registration is required. Bring your lunch. 
 
Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. The Fine Art of DeCluttering. Declutter by Deirdre will present the fine art of decluttering, organizing and right-sizing your home. Deirdre will speak about getting rid of stuff and keeping it moving out of your home. The presentation will put a positive focus on what can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Please register.

Saturday, November 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading their own or a favorite poem, is invited to join in or listen. Refreshments will be served. Reading Room. Please register. 

Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing by Burt Visotzky. Join us as the prolific author from Kent and professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Burton Visotzky will be discussing and signing his new book Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It. He is an active patron/volunteer in Kent and at our Library. His book will be available for purchase. Please register.

Saturday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m
. Apple Workshop by Michael Jay, Former Apple Store specialist. Come explore the dos, don'ts, tips and tricks and most common mistakes when it comes to using your apple products. Please call to register.

Monday, November 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 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, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 Champagne Stroll.

 
OCTOBER 
Fridays call the Library for open/close status 860.927.3761 
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND 
Friday, October 7 call the Library for open/close status 860.927.3761  
Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Sunday, October 9 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  Monday , October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      
Wanted for the Book Sale:
Volunteers are needed to do tasks such as: Set Up, Book Sorting, Book Pricing, Table Stocking, Opening & Closing (tarping) and more. Please email Eric Cieplik at ecieplik@gmail.com 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 particuar items we cannot accept, such as magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, older textbooks, VCR tapes, encyclopedias, books which have a mildew odor, records, books on cassettes.)

Thank you so much for your donations! We can't do it without you!

 
 
CONSTITUTION DAY * SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 
VIPs involved in the program are pictured above. Top row, left to right: Paul Dooley, Brian Ohler, Bruce Adams, Peter Vermilyea, Abigail LaFontan and Marge Smith. Bottom row, left to right: Linnea Saxton, Anna Brown, Zoey Greenbaum, Sharon Norton and Izzy Houck. 
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ADULT COLORING
Our next session will be Monday, November 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m . at the 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.
 Pictured above are several happy artists.
 
It's that time of year when your favorite plants are going to seed. Consider saving some of those seeds for our seed library. We have small seed envelopes for those interested. Also as you are putting away or contemplating throwing away this year's open seed packets consider donating them to the Seed Library. We need to fill up our seed drawers for next year! Many patrons took advantage of our first year offering seeds - lets keep it going!
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.