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Featured Events

STEMWorks: A Maryland STEM Fest Event for All Ages
Wednesday, November 1  |  5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

STEMWorks brings together a wide range of community partners to provide experiences ranging from live eagles to virtual reality, hands-on soil exploration to how to train a dog, and SO MUCH MORE!
This event is free and open to all. Adults, as well as children preschool through high school, are welcome to participate, explore, and learn through hands-on activities for all ages. 

Learn more about Maryland STEM Festival and other local STEM events here.
Game Night at the Library!
First Friday, November 3  |  5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

Kent County Public Library and the Chestertown Recreation Commission are joining forces to celebrate International Games Week!
From familiar favorites to modern games to life-size chess, there will be something for everyone! 
Curious about RPGs? Learn about collaborative storytelling, character creation, and other elements that make narrative role-playing games engaging and fun to play.
Bring your friends, drop by, play games, and have fun!

Live Poets in the Library
Saturday, November 4  |  11am
Chestertown Branch

Kent County Arts Council and Kent County Public Library present a dynamic poetry experience featuring: 
  • J Mel Brooks
  • Wendy Mitman Clarke
  • Jeff Coomer 
  • Santa Oldham
These four vibrant poets will create a unique morning of poetry with readings from their work and engagement with the audience. 

Happiness Hour: 
Creative Time for Grown-Ups
Wednesday, November 29  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch

Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

Featured Project: 
Essential Oils Make & Take

Hilary Chubb, who presented "Essential Oils 101" in August, returns to KCPL for a hands-on program where participants will make a project that harnesses the sensory delight of essential oils.

Registration is required.         
Friends of Kent County Public Library
Fall Book Sale

November 16-19  |   Chestertown Branch 

Members' Night - Thursday, November 16th
Be in the first group to see what's for sale at Members' Night! 
Not a member? No problem - join now or at the door.
Also - snacks for everyone!
Book Sale

Friday, November 17th

Saturday, November 18th

Sunday, November 19th
"Box Day" Finale with Special Sales

New Hours in Rock Hall

The Rock Hall branch
is now open
12-6pm on 

Homework Cart 
for Kids & Teens:
Stop by after school to take advantage of the new Homework Cart (details below)!
Ongoing Monthly Programs
In addition to the featured events in this newsletter, KCPL also offers ongoing monthly book groups, writing groups, and other programs.

Visit KCPL's calendar for full details about upcoming events.
Kids & Families

Game Night at the Library

More details are above in the "Featured Events" sections!

All ages preschool-adults 
are welcome at these 
family-friendly programs.
Homework Carts

The Homework Carts are up and running at all KCPL locations!

From glue to colored pencils, notebook paper to protractors, we have supplies that kids can use as they work on homework and school projects.

The Homework Carts are available after school starting at 2:30pm.

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

Washington College's Pi Lambda Theta Education Honor Society is providing free tutoring at KCPL's Chestertown Branch on the following Saturdays 11am-1pm:

November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2

All K-12 students are welcome to drop-by for homework help.

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

Friday Films are now Monday Movies!
Monday Movies
2pm  |   Chestertown Branch

November 6
The Zookeeper's Wife

November 13
The Iron Giant

November 20
The Wedding Plan

November 27
I Am Bolt

All are welcome!
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, November 10  |  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.

Friends of the Kent County Public Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 14  |  7pm
The Friends of the Kent County Public Library is a nonprofit organization that serves and promotes KCPL. Monthly board meetings are open to the public.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Monday, November 20  |  1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call to schedule. 410.690.8128

Pi Lambda Theta Free Tutoring
Saturdays, November 4, 11, and 18  |  11am-1pm
Students K-12 can drop by for free homework help provided by Washington College's Pi Lambda Theta education honor society.

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.
KCPL Closings in November

Wednesday, November 22
Chestertown Branch closes at 6pm.

Thursday, November 22
All KCPL locations closed.

Friday, November 23
All KCPL locations closed.

Board of Trustees

The 2017 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Barb Macbeth, Charles Lerner, Wendy Costa, Joe Harding, Elisabeth Tully, and Earl Runde. 

2017 Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees Officers:
Barb Macbeth, President
Charles Lerner, Treasurer
Wendy Costa, Secretary
Thursday, November 30 9am Finance Committee
Thursday, November 30 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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