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HOLIDAY HOURS 
Thursday, December 24 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 25 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 26 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS 
 
Thursday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
Friday, January 1 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
Saturday, January 2 LIBRARY OPEN FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE 
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?

WINNERS!!!! 
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We have a variety of used books, some practically new.  
Please email Maria LaFontan and make any special  
requests, especially for holiday presents!
 

WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  December 14-19, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  

Art Exhibit: Transitions by South Kent artist Allison May Gennings. The exhibit can be seen online through December 31.
 
Tuesday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join us on Zoom.
 
Wednesday, December 23 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Baby Group in the Grass is postponed until there is grass!
 
Thursday, December 24 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
 
Friday, December 25 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
 
Saturday, December 26 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS  
 
Monday, December 28 at 4 p.m. Holiday Story Hour from around the World! Come join us for a virtual story hour about how different places and cultures celebrate December holidays. All ages. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Tuesday, December 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 us on Zoom.
 
Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Baby Group in the Grass is postponed until there is grass!
 
Wednesday, December 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Animal Embassy. Learn about which animals stay and which go during the winter. Where do they go? Chris Evers, of Animal Embassy, an organization that adopts unwanted and unusual pets, will present live animals, including a chinchilla and a bullfrog and tell us about where different animals live in the colder months. All ages. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tween Quiz Night. Compete with your household as a team, or create a team with your friends (as long as you can communicate with each other from your separate locations by using another device). Although all ages are welcome, the material will be more suited for 3rd graders and above. On Zoom. Please register for login information.   
 
Thursday, December 31
at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Adults wear masks. Numbers are limited, and registration is required. As long as it's over 40 degrees and not precipitating we will have the program. If you are registered and are in doubt, you should always call to confirm.
 
Thursday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. LIBRARY CLOSING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
 
Friday, January 1 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
Saturday, January 2 LIBRARY OPEN FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE 
 
COMING IN JANUARY
 
Art Exhibit: Lofty Spirits: Photography by Kent Memorial Library staff members Maria J. LaFontan and Lucy C. Pierpont. The exhibit can be seen in the Gallery (and online) from January 3 through February 27, 2021.
 
Saturday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem or music is invited to join in or listen. Join us on Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan. Artists, Lucy Pierpont & Maria LaFontan will have a conversation with each other about their artwork which is currently exhibiting in the Library. The conversation will be followed immediately by the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. Please register for login information.
 
Saturday, January 16 at 4:30 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. Join us immediately following A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan when the Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting on Zoom. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2020 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend, Join us on Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape. This presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference. Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). On Zoom. Please register for login information. 
 
Make a gift card or gift tag of a fun reindeer portrait using colored paper, 
pom pom, and paint. Put the name of the person you are giving the gift to 
under his nose as a surprise! Call 860-927-3761 or email the 
Junior Room for curbside pickup (one kit per child).




WE HAVE A PRESENCE ON EBAY. CHECK IT OUT!

Check out the books we have for sale online! We have a collection of 
top sellers, beloved series, and valuable one-of-a-kind books for all 
book lovers! If you are looking for something specific for holiday  
gift-giving, contact us and we'll see if we have it.

 
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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.



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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. All Children's programming for 2020 is sponsored by a  
generous gift in honor of Allan Priaulx. The Kent Memorial Library is located at  
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.