Featured Events
International Games Week
All Ages Board Game Night
Friday, November 9 | 5-7pm

How does Board Game Night work? It's pretty simple - you choose a game, find some players, and play!

Bring a favorite game to share or choose one from KCPL's collection, which includes games for all ages from preschoolers through adults.

In addition to playing board games, we'd love to talk about gaming, too! If you're curious about role playing games or interested in gaming mechanics, this is the place to strike up a conversation with other gamers.

All ages are welcome – kids, teens, and adults!
Practice Makes Published:
Getting Your Poems into Print
Saturday, November 10 | 11am
Chestertown Branch

Poets and editors James Allen Hall and Lindsay Lusby will walk you through the process of getting poetry published in literary magazines and journals.

As poets who have published, they'll share advice for navigating the publishing journey. As editors and publishers, they'll discuss the general dos and don’ts for writers seeking to publish—what they look for in poetry submissions when sifting through the slush pile, and also what they don’t.

Bring your burning poetry publishing questions to this interactive discussion! Writers of all levels and focuses are welcome at this FREE workshop.
For Kids & Teens
Wednesday, November 7 | 5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

Hands-on science for kids of all ages!

KCPL hosts a wide variety of community partners in science, including University of Maryland Extension, Kent Soil and Water Conservation District, Washington College, KidSpot, and the Judy Center. Activities will include animal science, building basic circuits, 3Doodler pens, environmental science, and the science of art.

This event is part of the 2018 Maryland STEM Festival.
Fall Storytime Session
Preschool Storytime
Chestertown | 10am Tuesdays
North County | 10:30am Thursdays

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Chestertown | 11am Tuesdays
Rosetta Stone
Over 30 Languages Available!
Build your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in over 30 languages with Rosetta Stone.

To start this interactive online language learning adventure, all you need is your library card and an internet connection.

Need help getting started? Drop by a Tech Questions Answered session or talk to a librarian the next time you visit the library.

Rosetta Stone is one of many resources available in KCPL's Digital Library.
Fall Book Sale
November 15-18, 2018
The Friends of Kent County Public Library are anticipating that this fall's book sale will be the BIGGEST SALE EVER!

Members will receive an invitation to the special preview night on Thursday, November 15th. (Not a member? You can become a Friend today or join at the door!)

The book sale will be open to the general public Friday, November 16-Sunday, November 18.

In preparation for the fall book sale, the Friends are currently NOT accepting donations of books and other materials.

Donations will resume on Saturday, December 1st.

Information about what types of materials the Friends do and don't accept as donations can be found here.
Book Groups

New members are always welcome!

Whether you choose to attend a single session to discuss a particular book or decide to show up regularly, KCPL's book groups are free and open to everyone.

For more details about upcoming discussions, visit our online calendar.
Interested in joining us? Here's what we're discussing in November:

The Book Group
1st Wednesday at 5pm
**PLEASE NOTE: In November, The Book Group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday, 11/14**
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
by Anthony Ray Hinton

Kent Nonfiction Book Group
last Tuesday at 12pm
Frank & Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party 
by Terry Golway

Chestertown Book Group
last Wednesday at 4:30pm 
The Fire by Night
by Teresa Messineo

Literature with Lunch
last Thursday at 12pm
Lilli de Jong
by Janet Benton
North County

Monday Evening Book Group
1st Monday at 6:30pm 
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
by Robert Alexander

North County Afternoon Book Group
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls

Rock Hall

The Page Turners
2nd Friday at 1pm
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Monthly Programs
Tech Questions Answered
2nd & 4th Fridays | 3pm
Chestertown Branch

Bring your laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other device and your questions! 

You'll work one-on-one or in small groups with library staff who will help you find answers, troubleshoot problems, and feel more confident using technology.

Learn how to download free eBooks, explore the many resources in KCPL's Digital Library, and build the skills you need to use technology efficiently.

Fridays don't work for you? No problem! You can also set up an appointment for personalized help with basic technology questions.
Chestertown Writers' Group
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 5pm
Chestertown Branch

Writers of all experience levels are invited to join this supportive network of scribblers, word-lovers, hired pens, literary aficionados, and honest-to-goodness authors.
Free Popcorn (and a movie)
Monday Movies
Monday, November 19 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Monday, November 26 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Holiday Movie Matinee
Wednesday, November 21 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch

North County Matinee

Saturday, November 10 | 11am
Chestertown Branch
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
November Library Closings
Veterans Day & Thanksgiving
All KCPL locations will be CLOSED

Veterans Day
Monday, November 12

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23
Your Library Account
24/7 Access from Anywhere
Use your online account to check due dates, renew or request items, and set your account preferences.

If it's your first time logging in, you'll need the number on the back of your library card and your password will be the last four digits of your phone number. Once you log in, you can add a username and change your password.
KCPL Board of Trustees
Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 26
Chestertown Branch

3pm Finance Committee
4pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Meetings of the Board of Trustees are open and the public is welcome to attend. Minutes of board meetings and committee meetings are available online.

Questions about the Board of Trustees? Please ask !
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