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Featured Events

5th Annual Toy Trains & Model Railroad Exhibit
First Friday, December 1  |  4-7pm
Chestertown Branch

Chugga-chugga-chooo-chooo!

For the fifth year in a row, Bob and David Singer return with their glorious collection of toy trains from the 1920s and 1930s.  Thanks to their generosity and enthusiasm, this event is a delight for all ages!

Gingerbread Houses
All Branches

Join us for some sweet, sweet family fun building "gingerbread" houses with graham cracker walls and decorated with all sorts of treats!

Space is limited and registration is required! Visit our calendar or call 410.778.3636 to sign up.
Winter Break Programs
December 27-29
Chestertown Branch

What to do during winter break? Come to the library, of course! 

Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Wednesday, December 27  |  11am
Chestertown Branch         
Registration required.  Ages 5+
 
Everything Everything:
Teen Movie & Book Talk 
Wednesday, December 27  |  5pm
Chestertown Branch
 
Community Art in the 
Style of Diego Rivera! 
Thursday, December 28  |  2pm
Chestertown Branch
 
LEGO Day
Friday, December 29  |  11am
Chestertown Branch
 
For more information about any of these programs or to register for Super Smash Bros., visit our calendar or call 410-778-3636.


All Ages After-Hours Game Night!
Friday, December 29
Chestertown Branch

Choose from an assortment of games that will be on hand or bring a favorite game to share, talk RPGs and gaming mechanics - it's a great evening out and all ages are welcome. 

KCPL now has a small collection of games for adults and teens that can be checked out. Try one during game night or take it home to play.

Bring your friends, drop by, play games, and have fun!
KCPL Out & About in the Community
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Join us at these FREE community events for kids and families!

Millington Winter Fest & Cookie Walk
Saturday, December 16  |  9am-1pm

Pick up FREE children's books and learn about library programs and services during the Millington Winter Fest at the Millington Volunteer Fire Company.

Gather 'Round at the Garfield
Saturday, December 16  |  3:30pm

Join us at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre for a special storytime full of seasonal stories for children of all ages.
Friends of Kent County Public Library

Book Sale
The Friends of Kent County Public Library had a fantastic and successful fall book sale! Thanks to everyone who came out and found books.

The Friends will begin taking book donations for their spring sale on Friday, December 1.  

If you have items to donate, please take a look at the Friends' guidelines to ensure you only donate items that can be sold.

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.
Storytime  

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

There will be a two week Storytime break December 24th-January 6th.
 
The 1st Storytime of 2018 will be on January 9th.
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.
  
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, December 8  |  3-4:30pm
Friday, December 22  |  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, December 12  |  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, December 18  |  1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call to schedule. 410.690.8128

Pi Lambda Theta Free Tutoring
Saturday, December 2  |  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
Monday, December 4  |  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 December
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All KCPL locations will be closed 
Monday, December 25.

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
                                                                                                 
Monday, December 11 1pm Finance Committee
Monday, December 11 1:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting

For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.


Your Account Online

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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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