Featured Events
Family History Forum!
Saturday, August 18 | 10am
Chestertown Branch

KCPL is pleased to be partnering with Sumner Hall for another Legacy Day program focusing on researching African-American genealogy!

This year, several genealogists will be on hand to share their research experiences.

Questions are encouraged and researchers of all levels are welcome to take part in this interactive program.
Summer Reading Game & Events
Libraries Rock!
It's been a busy summer and we're still going strong!

KCPL's summer reading game is a work-at-your-own-pace program that runs through the end of August, so keep on reading! Use the online gameboard or pick up a paper version at any KCPL location. Complete activities to earn points that can be traded for prizes at the Summer Reading Store.  The last day for turning in points for prizes is Friday, August 31st.

More details are available on our website or at any KCPL location.

KCPL's 2018 summer reading program is sponsored in large part by a grant from the PNC Foundation, which is continually supportive of children's programming in the community.
August
Wednesday, August 1
Collaborative Art Mural 
in the Style of Diego Rivera
Work with other artists to create a one-of-a-kind replica of a famous painting. Registration required . Ages 5+
Chestertown Branch 3pm

Friday, August 3
Guitar Pick Art
Create rocking jewelry from custom guitar picks.  Ages 10+
North County Branch 11am

Friday, August 3
Family Film: PADDINGTON 2
Paddington and the Browns must unmask the thief 
when the perfect birthday present is stolen. 
Rated PG. FREE popcorn! All ages.
Chestertown Branch 2pm

Tuesday, August 7
Family Film - COCO
A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to lift a curse.  Rated PG. FREE Popcorn! All ages.
North County Branch 4pm

Wednesday, August 8
Mid-Shore Dance Academy
A special interactive presentation by the Mid-Shore Dance Academy!  Ages 5+
Chestertown Branch 3:30pm

Friday, August 10
Family Film: FERDINAND
Determined to return to his family, Ferdinand the 
Bull rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.  Rated PG. Free popcorn! All ages.
Chestertown Branch 2pm

Friday, August 10
Brandywine Zoo: Live Animal Encounter
Join us for the Brandywine Zoo’s live animal show! All ages.
North County Branch 5:30pm

Monday, August 13
Brandywine Zoo: Live Animal Encounter
Join us for the Brandywine Zoo’s live animal show! All ages.
Rock Hall Branch 1pm

Wednesday, August 15
Brandywine Zoo: Live Animal Encounter
Join us for the Brandywine Zoo’s live animal show! All ages.
TWO SHOWS!
Chestertown Branch 5pm
Chestertown Branch 6pm
BONUS PROGRAM!
Thursday, August 23
The Sounds of Nature
How do animals and insects create their sounds? Find out with Kent County 4-H’s Beth Hill! Ages 5+
Chestertown Branch 3:30pm


*While animals and insects don't usually play actual instruments, the truth about how they make sounds is just as interesting as a one-octopus-band! Join us to learn more!
NEW! Muzzy BBC Language Learning for Kids
Multimedia, Multi-Award Winning Language Learning for Children
Muzzy BBC immerses children in a new language, using video, games, an online recording studio, and other activities to make language learning fun and engaging for children as young as two.

Use your library card to access the online version or place a hold on the DVD sets.
Storytime
Summer Storytime Sessions
Preschool Storytime
Chestertown | 10am Tuesdays
North County | 10:30am Thursdays

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Chestertown | 11am Tuesdays

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday, August 16th is the last Storytime for the summer session.
Volunteers Needed
North County Branch Volunteer Opportunity
KCPL is seeking volunteers for the North County Branch in Galena.

The perfect person for this opportunity will be:
  • Able to commit to volunteering 12-2pm on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
  • Comfortable using a computer and willing to learn to use library software
  • Comfortable interacting with the general public

If you're interested in this or other volunteer opportunities at KCPL, please fill out a volunteer application.
Digital Magazines
Download 50 Popular Magazines!
The OverDrive collection now includes magazines! Use the Libby app or read online on any internet-capable device.

Magazines are always available and you can check out as many titles as you'd like, because they don't count toward the six item OverDrive borrowing limit for ebooks and audiobooks

Need help getting started? Drop by a Tech Questions Answered session or talk to a librarian the next time you visit the library.
Book Groups
Chestertown

The Book Group
1st Wednesday at 5pm
NO AUGUST MEETING

Kent Nonfiction Book Group
last Tuesday at 12pm
NO AUGUST MEETING

Chestertown Library Book Group
last Wednesday at 4:30pm 
August Discussion: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

Literature with Lunch
last Thursday at 12pm
August Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

North County

1st Monday Book Group
1st Monday at 6:30pm 
August Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

North County Afternoon Book Group
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
August Discussion: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Rock Hall

The Page Turners
2nd Friday at 1pm
August Discussion: Old Filth by Jane Gardam

New members are always welcome!

Whether you choose to attend a single session to discuss a particular book or decide to show up regularly, KCPL's book groups are free and open to everyone.

For details about upcoming discussions, visit our online calendar.
Monthly Programs
Tech Questions Answered
2nd & 4th Fridays | 3pm
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.

Fridays don't work for you? No problem! You can also set up an appointment for personalized help with basic technology questions.
Chestertown Writers' Group
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 4:30pm
Chestertown Branch

Writers of all experience levels are invited to join this supportive network of scribblers, word-lovers, hired pens, literary aficionados, and honest-to-goodness authors.
Free Popcorn (and a movie)
Monday Movies

Monday, August 6 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Ready Player One

Monday, August 13 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Mrs Bradley Mysteries
Episode 1 - "Speedy Death"

Monday, August 20 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Chappaquiddick

Monday, August 27 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
My Cousin Rachel

Family Films

Friday, August 3 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Paddington 2

Tuesday, August 7 | 4pm
North County Branch
Coco

Friday, August 10 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Ferdinand
Your Library Account
24/7 Access from Anywhere
Use your online account to check due dates, renew or request items, and set your account preferences.

If it's your first time logging in, you'll need the number on the back of your library card and your password will be the last four digits of your phone number. Once you log in, you can add a username and change your password.
KCPL Board of Trustees
Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 27
Chestertown Branch

3pm Finance Committee
4pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Meetings of the Board of Trustees are open and the public is welcome to attend. Minutes of board meetings and committee meetings are available online.

Questions about the Board of Trustees? Please ask !
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