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KCPL Closings in October

New Hours in Rock Hall

Featured Events

Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grownups
Saturday, October 14  |  11am
North County Branch

Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity!

Featured project: Folded Book Art

Learn how to turn a book that has seen better days into an adorable little animal.  Play with creativity, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.

3Doodler Art for Adults
Wednesday, October 18  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch

Everytime we've had a kids' 3Doodler program, we've gotten questions from grownups who are curious about drawing in 3D.  This is your chance to give it a try!

A 3Doodler pen allows you to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted.  

Let your imagination come alive!

Space is limited. Registration required.
WHEE Community Performance Art Project Workshop
Friday, October 20  |  2:30pm
Chestertown Branch

You are invited to participate in a local, multi-generational Performance Art project about our relationship to the earth and our impact on the planet!

Local Performing Arts Artist Hope Clark of Wheelbarrow Productions, Inc. will lead this unique workshop using movement and community performance to help participants gain a better understanding of the effects of climate change on the earth.

Learn about the science of global warming, collaborate with other participants to create a performance art piece, and engage in dialogue and community partnership.

One Maryland One Book

One Maryland One Book, a program of Maryland Humanities, brings together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book.  Join us to discuss this year's selection, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  

Use the catalog to request a copy or download the ebook through Overdrive

Monday, October 2  |  6:30pm
North County Branch 

Wednesday, October 4  |  5pm
Chestertown Branch 

Monday, October 23  |  2pm
Rock Hall Branch

Building on the Book 
In  Purple Hibiscus , characters find hope and new perspectives when they spend time outside of an oppressive and abusive home environment.  

Join us to learn ways to encourage mental flexibility, develop emotional stamina, and add joy to your own life!  Whether or not you've read the book, you'll find plenty to take away from these programs.

Laugh Easily and Often
Saturday, October 21  |  10am
Chestertown Branch

In  Purple Hibiscus , the main character marvels at how her aunt and cousins "laugh easily and often."

Whether your laugh is at the ready or a little bit rusty, join the irrepressibly joyful Denny Doyle to explore and experience first-hand how laughter can lift your spirits, boost your well-being, and change your perspective.
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.
Kids & Families  

Harry Potter Potions
Wednesday, October 4  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch

Young wizards: join us to create an artistic potion bottle for all of your wizarding needs.

Potion bottles will be filled with a clear resin that will dry overnight into a solid. Participants can pick up their bottles from the library on Thursday after they have had time to solidify.

Registration Required.  Ages 5+  

Costumes Welcome!

Wednesday, October 18  |  2pm
Chestertown Branch

Build, create, repeat!  It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit.  

All ages welcome.
3Doodler Art Workshop
Thursday, October 19   |  4pm
Chestertown Branch

Interested in drawing in 3D? 

A 3Doodler pen draws in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted.  

Let your imagination come alive!

Coming Soon: 
Homework Carts!   

You know the library is a great place to find information, but soon we'll also have basic supplies available to help you finish your homework! 

Need some glue? Forgot your colored pencils?  We're here to help.  KCPL will be setting up Homework Carts at every library branch with school supplies ready to be used in the library after school. 

Carts will be available every afternoon starting at 2:30pm and will have a variety of materials to make your homework assignments and projects a success.  Can't find something you need on the cart? Let us know and we'll try our best to add it!

Homework carts and supplies are being provided by the 2017 LSTA Innovations Grant from MSDE.

Join us for weekly storytime programs at all three locations!

Preschool Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays  |  10am

 Rock Hall Branch
 Wednesdays  |  10:30am
 North County Branch
 Thursdays   |   10:30am

Baby & Toddler Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays   |   11am

Please note: 
There will be no storytime in Rock Hall on Wednesday, October 11th.

A Very Special Halloween Preschool Storytime & Parade!
Tuesday, October 31  |  10am
Chestertown Branch

Give your Halloween costume an early start and join us for an un-scary preschool storytime that will feature a library costume parade. After we read, we'll parade around to trick-or-treat in each part of the library.  Non-candy treats will also be available. 

Ages 2-5

Friday Films are now Monday Movies!
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
Friday, October 27  |  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.
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, October 16   |  1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call to schedule. 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
Thursday, October 26 9am Finance Committee
Thursday, October 26 10am Board of Trustees Meeting

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

Your Account Online

Check your due dates, renew or request items, and set your account preferences by logging in to your account.

Please note:  The first time you log into your account in the new catalog, you will need to use your library barcode number and your password will be the last four digits of your phone number. Once you are logged in, you can add a username and change your password.

If you have questions or need help, please let us know.
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