WELCOME TO DECEMBER @ 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.

The Staff has come up with a list of items for our "wish tree." 

Teen Magazine Subscriptions: 
Rolling Stone $39.96 
Seventeen $20.00 
PC Gamer $25.95

Gift Cards for Summer Reading Rewards:
 Visa Cards $25.00

Pizzas for Teen Movie Nights:
Kent Pizza Garden $25.00 & $50.00 

Miscellaneous:
(The Library staff can use the following for a variety of programs.
The below businesses are just a sampling for idea purposes)

Annie Bananie $25.00 & $50.00
Davis IGA $25.00 & $50.00 
House of Books $25.00 & $50.00
Kent Coffee and Chocolate $25.00 & $50.00
Kent Greenhouse $25.00 & $50.00
Kent Wine & Spirit $25.00 & $50.00
SoDelicious Homemade Bakery $25.00 & $50.00
Visa Cards $25.00
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. Reading Room. Please register.

Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. (snowdate December 17) Book Talk & Signing by Betty Krasne.
Join us as our beloved patron and volunteer discusses and reads from her newly published book Playing the Part - Collected Poems. Her book will be available for purchase. Please register.
 
Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Readings from Writing Your Life. 
Join us as the 8-week memoir writing class: Writing Your Life students present their favorite pieces. The instructor for the 12-member class is Betty Krasne. Please register.

Monday, December 12 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.

Saturday, December 17 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, December 17 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.

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Friday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.

Saturday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. First Saturdays = Special Lunch Bunch!
Bring your lunch (or just a snack) and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages! Not a drop off.

Monday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.
 
Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Christmas Craft Party
. Stop by to make a great gift for someone on your list. All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.

Monday, December 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Gift Wrapping Fundraiser - FOR 18 and UP ONLY - Two ways to participate! Wrap your Own for $15.00 - We provide the wrap, ribbons, tags and holiday cheer! We Wrap for YOU! - $20.00 for 10 gifts. You drop off, labeled with the recipient.  We do the work! Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served to all our hardworking elves. Sponsored by the KML Parents' Committee. All funds raised benefit programs for children and families at Kent Memorial Library. Donations of supplies, refreshments, and extra hands for wrapping would be GREATLY appreciated. Sign up so we have enough supplies and goodies!
 
Tuesday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m. Movie Matinee - Secret Life of Pets (PG) - All ages. Popcorn will be served. Not a drop off. Please register.
  
Wednesday, December 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LEGO free pla y. All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.

Wednesday, December 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Robotics Exploration Workshop. Come try your hand at Robotics! For kids in grades 3 and up. Not a drop off. Please register.

Thursday, December 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Family Bingo! Come play and win silly prizes. All ages. Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Friday, December 30 at 1:00 p.m. Motion Man - all ages. Nationally recognized mime, comic, illusionist and clown Jody Scalise will amaze you and entertain you and your whole family. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Quiz Night . For kids in grades 5 and up ONLY. Why let the grown-ups have all the fun? Come down with a team of 4 (or we'll find you one) and enjoy a silly, challenging quiz with your friends. Prizes will be awarded, as well as bragging rights for the year. Please register.
 
Saturday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. New Year's Eve Story Hour . Ages 2-9. Stories and craft and a snack to help you get ready for 2017. Please register. Not a drop off.

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Tuesday, December 6, 13, 20, 27  at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme.
Bring your little ones, birth to age 3. No registration is required.

Thursday, December 8, 15, 22, 29 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch.
Share a story and a craft. Designed for all ages. No registration is required. Bring your lunch.
Art Exhibit: Seasons by South Kent artist Shirley Howe.
The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 30.
  
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.
By now you have probably received your opportunity to join or renew your membership for the Kent Library Association.
If you haven't renewed or joined, click on the box above and donate! Below, see our current status.....
 
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.

Tuesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:45 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Bring your little ones, birth to age 3. No registration is required.

Thursday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 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, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening: Beth Carlson's Landscapes. The exhibit runs from January 2 to February 27 . Please register. (opening reception snowdate January 21)

Monday, January 9 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. Refreshments will be served. Please call to register.

Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting in the Reading Room at the Library. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2016 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend.

Saturday, January 21 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, January 21 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.

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donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Kent Library Association. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. 
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Our book sale season has come to an end. We couldn't have done it without all  
the countless volunteers who set up, sorted and priced books, stocked tables, opened and closed the sale each weekend and all of the friendly cashiers.
 
Remember, we are always looking for Volunteers for next summer!
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 particular 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 to all, we couldn't do any of it without you!


The outdoor sale is over but the inside Holiday Boutique is in full swing!  
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.