The Book Drop will Reopen Monday, May 18.
The Library will Open for Requests and Holds on Thursday, May 21.
Patrons can Place Holds on their Accounts Online,
or by Calling or eMailing the Library.
 
We will Package up the Holds and Patrons will
Choose a Time Mon. thru Sat to Pick Up.
They will be Packaged and Left Outside.

Need a Recommendation? Take Advantage of
our Reader's Advisory Services, too.
Let us Pick a Few for You to Enjoy - Have a Blind Date with a Book!

We will be Taking Book Sale Donations.
A Phone Call in Advance is Requested.
We will Accept Books Only During Open Hours.

Someone will be in the Library:
M-F 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
S 10:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.
 
860.927.3761
kmlinfo@biblio.org
 

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THE 2020 CAR RAFFLE IS CANCELLED.

 
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  May 18-23, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.
 
   
Art Exhibit: Wilderness of New England by Cornwall Bridge artist Ray Olsen. The exhibit can be seen online.
 
Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join Ms. Abigail on Zoom.
 
Wednesday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Science & Art with Ms. Abigail. Marshmallow Catapault! Join Ms. Abigail and learn a little about physics as she shows you how to make a catapult with a few house hold items. It's easy to make and even more fun to play with. All ages. On Facebook.
 
Thursday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. Counting Up & Counting Down. Mrs. Sam will be sharing a Brains On! Podcast and activity for everyone to do. All ages. On Facebook and YouTube. 
 
Thursday, May 21 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series: The Road Trip. In the beginning, mythic stories featured heroes who went off on solitary journeys, where they encountered challenges that necessitated their proving themselves up to the job. The buddy story followed later, think of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and has been a favorite of visual medias as it allows for a variety of contrasting effects. One particular subcategory of this kind of plot involves the road trip. This month's book is America For Beginners by Leah Franqui. Join us on Zoom.
 
Friday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. Remote Writing in the Cyber World: Journaling in the Time of the Pandemic. Use your journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity while exploring the personal search for wisdom. Add laughter, happiness, positive energy and awareness. Enjoy poetry and music while writing about these things. Imagine what we can accomplish when we use some optimistic writing prompts. Let's begin to create and explore new ideas with Barrie Kavasch. Just email: ebarriek@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. Foxes Story Hour. Join Ms. Abigail for stories about foxes and make your very own fantastic fox using a few simple shapes. All ages. On Zoom.

Monday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the Library! Also, our Book Club is reading The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Grades 5 and up only. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.

Monday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure! Mrs. Sam will be reading a choose your own adventure novel. Each participant can vote on which action to take when prompted and see where those choices lead us! Grades 5th and up. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.

Tuesday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join Ms. Abigail on Zoom.

Wednesday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. Science & Art with Ms. Abigail: Make Your Own Butter. Join Ms. Abigail in this easy project where science, cooking, and fun meet. All ages. On Facebook. (A list of supplies and ingredients can be found on the Library's Events Calendar.)

Thursday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! Bring your lunch and join Ms. Abigail who will be reading stories about dogs and will show you how to make a fun and easy sock puppet. All ages. On Zoom.

Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Black Bears in Connecticut. The presentation by Paul Colburn focuses on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population.  Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please register. On Zoom.

Friday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. Remote Writing in the Cyber World: Journaling in the Time of the Pandemic. Use your journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity while exploring the personal search for wisdom. Add laughter, happiness, positive energy and awareness. Enjoy poetry and music while writing about these things. Imagine what we can accomplish when we use some optimistic writing prompts. Let's begin to create and explore new ideas with Barrie Kavasch. Just email: ebarriek@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour: Hot Air Balloons! Read a book and do a craft with Mrs. Sam. On Zoom!
The Next Spring Book Discussion: The Road Trip RESCHEDULED for May 21 @ 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
Support Local Businesses
this Memorial Day Weekend!
 
  Mark your calendars for this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, when you  
can shop online to support two of Kent's landmark institutions, the  
Kent Memorial Library and House of Books!
 
From May 22 through May 25, 15% of all of our sales  
will be donated to the Kent Memorial Library.

Books can be shipped to you, or you can arrange for curbside pick-up  
during limited periods of time.

Buy online, by email, or over the phone!

Support two of Kent's great cultural organizations, and get a new read, all with just a couple clicks-the perfect way to ring in the socially-distanced summer!   
 
ONGOING INFORMATION
One-on-One Tech Advice* Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Our Apple expert, Michael, can be reached at michaeljay1@gmail.com.

More Tech Help* Need help with any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Our all-device expert, Bryan, can be reached at justfixittech@gmail.com.

*Both experts are able to help with Zoom set-ups, among other things. Tell them Lucy sent you and a discount shall be yours.
 

20 Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family Remind your kids (and yourself!) what May 25 is really about.
 
 
Memorial Day Traditions Remind kids what Memorial Day is all about with ideas for honoring America's soldiers and patriotic activities to mark the holiday. 


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Calling all Readers!  We are looking for your video or written book  
reviews and  recommendations  to share with our community of  
book lovers.  All types of book reviews are welcome, children's to adults'!
 
 
 
The Library has a Zoom account. Click on the logo to log in.
 



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While the Library is closed, you will be allowed 8 check outs per month until we open (this is up from 5)

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DID YOU KNOW:  
Your membership can now be a recurring monthly contribution! Just follow the membership button and choose a recurring donation to keep your membership rolling throughout the year!
 
 
 
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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.