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.
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, 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. Reading Room. Please register.

Saturday, November 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her 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 at our Library. His book will be available for purchase. Reading Room. Please register.

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

Sunday, November 13 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Reception for Library Volunteers. If you are a volunteer at the Library, please join us for refreshments so we can thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Monday, November 14 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, November 19 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. Reading Room. Please register.

Saturday, November 19 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. Reading Room. Please register. 

Saturday, November 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening: Seasons by South Kent artist Shirley Howe. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 30.

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Kent Champagne Stroll. Watch for further info.  

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Friday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. (Rescheduled) Intermediate Nutmeg Discussion Group - Roller Girl by Victoria Jameison. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.

Tuesday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. Special Movie Matinee - Ice Age: Collision Course (PG) All ages. It's an early dismissal from KCS 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, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. After School STEM Program. Marble Races! Ages 8 and up. Come build a racetrack or maze and see how long you can keep your marble rolling. Not a drop off. Please register.

Friday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Nutmeg Discussion Group - Title TBA. After school snack and a lively discussion guaranteed! Please register.

Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Share. All Ages. Bring along a donation for the Kent Food Bank and enjoy stories, a snack and a Thanksgiving craft with our surprise guest reader. Please register. Not a drop off.

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
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.

We have a new Children & Teen Services Librarian! Welcome Kim! 
Kimbe
rly (Kim) Seeger started Wednesday, Oct. 12th
and is f rom Sherman. She has a B.A. in Studio Art and European History from Salve Regina University and an M. A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently in t he beginning of obtaining a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences through an online program. She has a lot of experience working with teens as a softball coach for many years, as well as some library experience. Kim's primary focus will be on teen programming and collection development. We are delighted to welcome her to "the Library family!"

The Board of the Kent Library Association and
The Staff of the Library
Wish to extend our thanks
to all our
Dedicated Volunteers
Please join us for
Refreshments
Sunday, November 13
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Kent Memorial Library

Regrets only
Roz Molho
860-927-4697
rozm987@earthlink.net








The Treasure
Box is coming!
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 this box and donate! 
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 1, 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.

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.

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.

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 has just begun!  
 
Do You Order Lots of Items from Amazon?
The next time you are shopping at Amazon, order through AmazonSmile and they will
donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Kent Library Association. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. 
Help the Library, use AmazonSmile 
 
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.
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.