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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  September 28-October 3, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  

Art Exhibits: By the Sea by Kent artist Christine Lombardi. The exhibit can be seen in the Gallery from September 2 through October 30.

Tuesday, September 29 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, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join Ms. Abigail in a shady spot under trees behind the Visitor Center. Registration required. Capped at 12 families. Adults must wear face mask or shield.
 
Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Book Talk & Signing. Join Kent author Sergio Troncoso as he discusses his new book A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son. On Zoom. Please register for login information. Co-sponsored by House of Books. To order books: houseofbooksct.com.

Thursday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! LUNCH BUNCH! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Location: behind the Visitor CenterAll ages. Please register.
 
Friday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Music Access featuring The KC Sisters. KML is excited to offer a fall filled with coffeehouse style music on the first Friday of each month in the comfort of your own home. These events showcase artists residing in or with strong ties to Connecticut. The artists will be performing Americana, Folk, Country-inspired genres. Tonight's guest are The KC Sisters. What sets them apart from any other group of musical siblings or indie bands is their musical diversity, transcendent ease with three and four part harmonies, and the fact that each sister is a multi-talented vocalist and musician skilled in a variety of instruments. Their shows include multi-harmonized vocals, country fiddling, A Capella hymns, pop, jazz, standards, country and original music.On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Saturday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. Kent Quiz Night. Quizmaster Sarah Marshall announces 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, Oct. 2 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, October 5 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club on Zoom. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book- title TBA. Grades 5 and up only. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.

Tuesday, October 6 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, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join Ms. Abigail in a shady spot under trees behind the Visitor Center. Registration required. Capped at 12 families. Adults must wear face mask or shield.
 
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Book Talk & Signing. Join Washington author and renowned actor, casting director, producer and former president of Warner Brothers Television Alan Shayne with LGBT books & movie reviewer Dr. Amos Lassen as they discuss his new book The Rain May Pass. Co-sponsored by House of Books. On Zoom. Please  register for login information.

Thursday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! LUNCH BUNCH! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Location: behind the Visitor Center. All ages. Please register.

Thursday, October 8 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: 75 Years of Writing by Blacks, A Sampler. In tune with our times, the fall book discussion group will look into four novels that cover aspects of the Black experience in the United States from the end of WWII to the present. Over this time span, the language to describe our subject has shifted from Negro, to African-American, to the present discussion of black v. Black, white v. White. How much else has changed? Each of these novels has something to say on that subject. This month's book is Sula by Toni Morrison. Betty Krasne, Ph.D., a writer and retired professor of literature who lives in Kent, leads the discussions. On Zoom. Please register so the Library will know how many books to round up. To register call the Library at 860.927.3761.
 
Friday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m. Book Art! Pre-Recorded Facebook Video & Challenge. Paint beautiful watercolors on the pages of old, discarded books with Mrs. Sam! Grades 5 and up. Please register in advance to pick up materials.

LATER IN OCTOBER

Monday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m. STEAM TEAM: The Moon! Learn about the phases of the moon with Mrs. Sam and do some fun science activities. Grades 2 and up. This program will be held outdoors unless the weather is poor. Please register. In that case, it will be made available on Facebook Live. 

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Book Talk & Signing. Join authors Jacob Soboroff & John Washington as they discuss their new books Separate: Inside an American Tragedy and The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum and the US-Mexican Border and Beyond. Co-sponsored by House of Books. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN STORY HOUR! Outdoor Program!
Join Ms. Abigail for Halloween stories and a fun holiday craft! All ages. Location: behind the Visitor Center. Registration required.

Monday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club on ZOOM. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book- title TBA. Grades 5 and up only. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.

Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Book Talk & Signing. Join Bantam author Stephen Drew as he discusses his new book Into the Thin, A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain. Co-sponsored by House of Books. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets 
and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join Ms. Abigail in a shady 
spot under trees behind the Visitor Center. Registration required. 
Capped at 12 families. Adults must wear face mask or shield.




Even though our outdoor book sale is not open, we have a big variety
of used books for sale indoors. You can find recent bestsellers, 
 cookbooks, art books etc. Call the Library for special requests 
if you're looking for something specific.

 
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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.


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