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.

OCTOBER IS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE MONTH! 
October is the Kent Library Association, Inc.'s Membership drive month!  
Our membership drive runs from October to October each year.  
The 2018 KLA Membership mailing will go out to you on October 5th.  
Please watch for it and renew your membership, or join, for 2018.  
We really need your financial support-remember, the library only  
receives 30% of its support from the Town, and the other 70% of the  
operating budget must be raised by the library association's volunteers,  
board and staff. Also, the library receives no capital or building support  
from the Town, so all costs on our aging buildings area eating away  
at our emergency funds. Thank you so much for your support!
 
There's Still Room For You. Call to Make an Appointment.
Quiz Night Winners 
 

















And the winners of Quiz Night are..
The Underachievers!
Congratulations Jill Scholsohn
for winning the Wine!
2nd place: Still Undecided
Ironically, Not Last Place came in last!
Congratulations Stacy Scott!
Congratulations to Stacy Scott, South Kent resident, who just won the drawing for Kent Memorial Library's Adult Summer Reading program! Stacy is a regular customer of the library and reads on average 3-5 books a week. Her husband says she has an insatiable urge to read constantly. Stacy said the first thing she did when she moved to town was apply for a library card, then she registered to vote-in that order. Her prizes for the drawing are a canvas library book bag, plus a gift card and chocolate- filled basket donated by Sharon of Kent, Coffee & Chocolate. Thank you to Stacy for loving the library and reading!

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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, October 5, 12, 19, 26 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
Monday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club For Grades 3 and Up. Come enjoy our collection!  Not a drop off.  Please register.
 
Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club For Grades 3 and Under. Come enjoy our collection.  Please register.  Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. Special Fall Story Hour. Pumpkins, leaves, apples and scarecrows! Come celebrate the best of autumn with stories, a craft and a snack. Please register.  Ages 2-9. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. All ages. It's an early dismissal for teacher conferences so we're showing this hot new release. Parents who have KCS Parent/Teacher conferences may leave their children in the care of the Children's Librarians with prior notification. You must register with the time of your conferences. Otherwise, not a drop off. Please register.
 
Monday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting. The Teen Advisory Board meets to plan events and make their voices heard at the library. Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.
 
Wednesday, October 25 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Half-Day Special! It's another half day at KCS, so come down to the Library for an afternoon of fun! This month it's Goofy Olympics. Drop off for kids in K-5th is only available with pre-registration. All ages. Please register.
 
Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. After school snack and fun discussion guaranteed! Please register.
 
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night! Gremlins (PG)
Classic Halloween Fun! Popcorn will be served. Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.
 
Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. Halloween Costume Party and Story Hour.
Show off your costume and enjoy stories, a craft and a snack. Please register. Ages 2-9. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m.Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. 13 Chairs by Dave Shelton. After school snack and spooky discussion guaranteed! Please register.  
Monday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting. The Teen Advisory Board meets to plan events and make their voices heard at the library. Grades 5 and up ONLY. Please register.
 
SPECIAL DONATIONS! 
from left to right: Linnea Saxton, William Saxton and Library Director Donna Miller

Each week Linnea & William do chores to earn their allowance. Part of
the allowance must be saved for charitable donations. They have each
chosen KML for their donations. More specifically, toward Junior Room.
THANK YOU!!!!
 
  The exhibit runs from September 1 to October 31.
 
 
Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. A Glimpse of India: A Fulbright Experience presented by Valentin Dumitrascu , Head of History Department at Marvelwood School. This is a special program presented by the Library & United Nations Association of Connecticut. There will be a reception following the presentation. Free and Open to the Public. Please register.
 
Friday, October 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
Saturday, October 7 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, October 7 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 outside in the library chess court...anytime. Chess players gather here, especially, on the third Saturday. Inside or Out.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, October 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 12 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: Keep Calm, Carry On? England's Twentieth Century Wars. This month's book is A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson. Please Register.
 
Friday, October 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, October 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
 
Saturday, October 14 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, October 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, October 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
 
 
Saturday, October 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Gilmore Girl Event. 

 
Come meet the artist at a reception in the Gallery. It is free and open to the public.
 
 
Wednesday, October 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, October 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Chair Yoga. Gentle Chair Yoga with Meditation with Barrie Kavasch.
 
 
Saturday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m. Timely Topics in Healthcare: A Four-part Series. Diabetes: Our Journey to Our Health presented by Anne Bernardin, Simple Organizing Solutions of Bondsville, MA. Join us for this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Please call to register.
 
 
Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. Car Raffle Drawing. Held at the 41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run, Kent Town Hall. Raffle Ticket Holders Need Not Be Present To Win.

* 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.
Different Date this Month * Different Date this Month  
* * * * * * October 7 * * * * * * 
  Not the third Saturday...the first...October 7 


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.

 

CAR RAFFLE DRAWING   

Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.  
A t the 41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run
Kent Town Hall
Raffle Ticket Holders Need Not Be Present To Win
 
 

Columbus Day Weekend Hours:  
(October 7, 8 & 9) 
 Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5 * Monday: 10-5

OCTOBER HOURS:  
Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5
 
SPECIAL GILMORE GIRL FAN FEST WEEKEND HOURS:  
(October 20, 21 & 22)
Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5

* * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   
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.)      
 
 
Thank you to all, we couldn't do any of it without you!  
 
 
We could use china or glassware, knick knacks, baskets, jewelry,  
new quilted, knitted or crocheted items, and small gift items.  

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, 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.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
The exhibit runs from September 1 to October 31.
 
Art Exhibit: Paintings by artist and acupuncturist Jessica Ifshin . The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 30 .  
 
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?
And why does it want my Apple ID Password? 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. 
            
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.

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 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, November 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 21 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.
 
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 7:00 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 7:00 p.m. Champagne Stroll. CT Authors Book Signing.

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.

Art Exhibit: Composition Contrast Color by Kent artist Juan Moreno. The exhibit runs from September 1 to October 31 .

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. Open Saturdays & Sundays through October 29. Check the Library's website for hours.

2017 Car Raffle . The Kent Memorial Library has chosen a 1998 Porsche Boxster as this year's annual fund raising raffle car. This arena red with gray interior has very low mileage. 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 29 at the conclusion of the 41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run. Information is available on the Library's website. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

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.


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.