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Featured Events

Which Way to Publication?
Finding the Right Path for You
Saturday, April 7  |  11am
Chestertown Branch

Wendy Eckel and Stephanie Fowler return for the third part of our series for writers to provide dual perspectives on what many people find to be the most challenging aspect of being a published author: marketing your work and yourself!

Writers of all styles, levels, and genres are welcome at this program.  Questions encouraged!

Happiness Hour
Creative Time for Grown-Ups
Wednesday, April 11   |   6pm
Chestertown Branch

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

Featured project: Paper Flowers

Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.

Please register.

Food Lore
From Muskrat & Scrapple 
to Oreos & Twinkies
Saturday, April 14   |   10am
Chestertown Branch
They say you are what you eat, but there's more to the story than that!
Multi-talented author and historian Ed Okonowicz puts on his metaphorical chef's hat for a presentation that serves up history, heritage, humor, and more!
Learn surprising information about national and regional foods, reflect on how food informs identity, and enjoy some snacks.
Special Event

A Visit with 
Children's Author 
Matt de la Peña
Thursday, April 19   |   10am
Kent County Community Center
11041 Worton Rd.
Worton, MD 21678

Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña visits to talk about his journey from reluctant reader to children's book author.

This event is FREE and open to the public.   All ages welcome.

This program is made possible by Eastern Shore Regional Library.

Even More Programs!

For information about KCPL's regular monthly book groups, writing groups, and other programs, v isit KCPL's calendar .
For Kids & Families

LEGO Build!
Thursday, March 29  |  4pm
Chestertown Branch

You bring the imagination, we'll provide the LEGOs, and it will be a great afternoon of building!

All ages welcome.

Pillow Art!
Monday, April 2  |  11am
Chestertown Branch

Turn your art into a pillow!  

We provide shams, stuffing, markers and you provide the inspiration.

All ages welcome.

Please register!
Family-Friendly Film!
**Two Showings**
Monday, April 2   |   2pm
Chestertown Branch

Saturday, April 14  |  11am
North County Branch

This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.

All ages welcome.  Rated PG.

Bring the whole family!

FREE popcorn!


Join us for weekly storytime programs!

Preschool Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays  |  10am
 North County Branch
 Thursdays   |   10:30am

Baby & Toddler Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays   |   11am
Tech Questions Answered!

Friday, April 13    |    3-4:30pm
Friday, April 27    |    3-4:30pm
Chestertown Branch

Bring your laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other device and your questions! 

You'll work one-on-one or in small groups with library staff who will help you find answers, troubleshoot problems, and feel more confident using technology.

Learn how to download free eBooks, explore the many resources in KCPL's Digital Library, and build the skills you need to use technology efficiently.

Tech Questions Answered is held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

Registration is not required.

FREE and open to all.
Spring Book Sale!

It's that time again! There will be thousands of books, bargains galore, and literary treasures to be found.  Explore the selections of books, audiobooks, DVDs, games, music, puzzles, and more - there really is something for everyone.

If you're a Friend, you'll get an exclusive invitation to Members' Preview Night on Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm. If you aren't yet a Friend, you can join at the door!

The Book Sale will be open to the public:
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm 
*Sunday is Box Sale Day - $5/box of books*

Cash and checks only.  All proceeds benefit the Kent County Public Library by subsidizing the purchase of new materials, helping make needed upgrades, and supporting community outreach programs. For more information, visit the Friends' website.

Community Partners at KCPL

AARP Tax-Aide
Thursdays  |  9am-3pm  |  Chestertown
IRS-certified volunteers are available to help complete federal, Maryland and Delaware 2017 tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages.   An appointment is recommended to avoid a wait.  To schedule, call Upper Shore Aging at  410-778-2564 on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday .

Community Chess Club
Tuesdays  |  4pm  |  Chestertown
Learn to play or strengthen your skills. All ages and player levels welcome.

Friends of the Kent County Public Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 10  |  7pm  |  Chestertown
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
Friday, April 20  |  1-3pm  |  Chestertown
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call 410.690.8128 to schedule.

Upper Shore DLLR Veterans Outreach
Monday, April 2 & 16  |  1-3pm  |  Chestertown
Monday, April 9 & 23  |  1:30-3:30pm  |  Rock Hall
Learn about employment opportunities, transportation, training, benefits, and other topics relevant to veterans.  Contact veteran representative Gene Davis 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 2018 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Michael Ferreira,  Joe Harding, Charles Lerner, Valerie Overton, John Queen, Earl Runde, and Elisabeth Tully. 

2018 Board of Trustees Officers:
Joe Harding, President
Charles Lerner, Vice President
Earl Runde, Treasurer
Elisabeth Tully, Secretary

Board meetings are open to the public.
Monday, April 30 3pm Finance Committee

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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