WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  May 11-16, 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.
 
Monday, May 11 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 5 and up. Please register to receive Zoom Meeting Code.
 
Tuesday, May 12 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. Sarah on Zoom.
 
Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Science & Art with Ms. Abigail. Join Ms. Abigail as she shows you how to make Invisible Ink!This low-tech invisible ink science experiment lets kids send secret messages to friends and family. All they'll need is a little lemon juice or milk. We decided to try both versions of this invisible ink experiment to see if the results were any different. All ages. On Facebook.
 
Thursday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m. Counting Up & Counting Down. Bring your lunch and join Ms. Abigail for stories and a related craft. All ages. On Zoom.  
 
Friday, May 15 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.
 
Friday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. Paint with Your Feet Challenge! Mrs. Sam will put up a video that explains the parameters of this challenge and a feet painting tutorial- make a masterpiece using your feet and enter it in to our Feet Painting Digital Exhibit! The video will be on Facebook and you can enter by emailing photos of your foot painting to Mrs. Sam at ssaliter@biblio.org.
 
Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. Elephants Story Hour. Let's read some stories about these gentle giants and make a milk jug craft! Mrs. Sam will be on Zoom to read you some books and lead you through making an elephant with a plastic gallon milk jug, some scissors, brightly colored tissue paper, PVA/white glue and a black pen.
 
Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Kent Quiz Night III. Quizmaster Sarah Marshall announces a third Virtual Quiz Night on Zoom. Teams can be 1 to 6 people (as long as you can communicate with each other ie texting/messaging, etc.) Must Register by Friday at Noon. First 20 teams to register can compete - all other teams will play for fun. Participants will need access to Google Docs and Zoom. To register: smarshall@biblio.org.

Monday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Flower Power STEAM TEAM! 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 5 and up. On Facebook.
 
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. Sarah 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. 
 
Friday, May 20 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.

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.

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.
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.
 
MORE
The 67-Year-Old Who Became the First Woman to Solo Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail. In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail.
   
 
We also wanted to share our friends at the Kent Land Trust's very cool scavenger hunt:

Challenge on!
 
Can you properly identify where we found each of these letters that spells out our motto?

Take an observant look around our town and identify 1-20 on this google form and the winner will receive a special KLT gift for you!

The first three people (not families) to correctly identify all of the letter locations correctly will win a special KLT gift!

This contest will run through Memorial Day, when we will release the correct answers and the winners!

***This image is designed to print 8.5x11. Click on image for a print out to take around town with you.

 
 
ENJOY MARIA'S VICTORY GARDEN SERIES  
BY STAFF MEMBER MARIA LaFONTAN 
 


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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'!
 
 
 
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