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to stream!"

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Look for this button on our website. The service is 
available to card holders


Beginning in September, we will be returning to 5 hoopla borrows a month so we can offer a wider variety of streaming options through different platforms.
(one new platform is RBDigital see above).
 
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  August 31 - September 5, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
 
Art Exhibits: Kent and Around Travel by Kent artist Michael Danon

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

Monday, August 31 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. 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. On Zoom. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code. This event counts as one point towards the summer's 8 point goal - Get 8 points, and you'll earn a $25 VISA gift card!

Tuesday, September 1 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 2 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 outside behind the Visitor Center. Registration required. Capped at 12 families. Adults must wear face mask or shield.
 
Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. Masters of Kent Summer Series presents Building A Brand: How frank. food Came to Life presented by Frank Way. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Thursday, September 3 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! LUNCH BUNCH! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Location: outside behind the Visitor Center. All ages. Please register.
 
Friday, September 4 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, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Music Access. This is KML's new first-Friday-night-of-the-month "coffee house zoom style" offering. Our first guest is Vance Cannon, Litchfield County singer and songwriter. He will entertain us with acoustic guitars "some original, some instrumental fingerstyle, covers of folky types, some blues, six-string, 12-string and tricone resonator guitars." On Zoom. Please register for login information. 

Monday, September 7 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 8 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 9 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 outside behind the Visitor Center. Registration required. Capped at 12 families. Adults must wear face mask or shield.
 
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED Masters of Kent Summer Series presents Advice to a Public Speaker (Which nowadays is everyone!) A Lecture/Discussion with Ron Marasco, Ph.D. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Thursday, September 10 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! LUNCH BUNCH! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Location: outside behind the Visitor Center. All ages. Please register.

Thursday, September 10 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 The Street by Ann Petry. 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, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. STEAM: Leaf Labs on Facebook Live!
Have you ever wondered why leaves change from green to an amazing array of yellow, orange and red during the fall? Do an interesting experiment with Mrs. Sam to discover why. 
 
Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Opening Reception: By the Sea by Kent artist Christine LombardiMeet the Artist in front of the Library in the Chess Court. Enjoy a small private tour of her nautical show. Refreshments will be served, but feel free to dine at the Villager (not provided by the Library) before or after having a refreshment and tour of the Gallery with Christine Lombardi. (Adults must wear face mask or shield). The exhibit runs from September 2 through October 30. Please register. The program is free and open to the public. (raindate: Saturday, September 19).

LATER IN SEPTEMBER:

Monday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m. Zine Workshop Pre-Recorded Facebook Video & Challenge. Zines are DIY magazines. They can be found in a variety of formats and explore every topic under the sun. If you have paper and something to say, you can make a zine. Join Mrs. Sam as she explores Zines and makes one of her own. Grades 5th and up. Please register in advance to pick up materials.

Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. Book Talk with Kent resident John Milnes Baker. Join us as John discusses his recently published bookThe Case for Edward de Vere as the real William Shakespeare. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour: Dinosaurs! Outside! Read books and do a fun dino craft with Mrs. Sam outside on the green behind the visitor's center. All ages. Please register.

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.


Did you know you can find recordings of the  
summer adult programs right here?


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.



 
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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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