WE ARE OPEN, BUT CAN'T HAVE YOU INSIDE YET! 
Patrons cannot enter the Library, BUT we are open  
to circulate books, DVDs and more. Please call or
email the Library to make your selections then   
make an appointment to pick them up curbside.  
Knocking on the door works, too!   
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Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?


WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  January 4-9, 2021  
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  

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 4 through February 27, 2021.
 
Tuesday, January 5 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, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass is postponed until there is grass!
 
Thursday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch on Zoom! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Join us on Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Friday, January 8 at 3:30 p.m. T.A.B. Meeting Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book choice for discussion in February. Grades 5 and up only, please. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.
 
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.
 
Week of Monday, January 11, To-Go Craft can be picked up in preparation for Sunday, January 17! Did you know that a kid invented the popsicle, water skis, and ear muffs? In celebration of Kid/Teen Inventor month, we will be offering a to-go craft to both kids and teens with materials to make something out of something else.
 
Monday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Story Time and Discussion How Would You Change the World for the Better? We will read a story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and then another story about inspiring changes children are making today, and discuss what we can do to contribute to change in our community. All ages welcome. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Tuesday, January 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 us on Zoom.
 
Wednesday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass is postponed until there is grass!
 
Thursday, January 14 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch on Zoom! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Join us on Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Friday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. Invention Story Time A series of story time book reads about inventions. Who invented things such as the donut? eyeglasses? high heeled shoes? All ages are welcome. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
January is National Kid and Teen Inventor Month - Sunday, January 17 is Inventor Day!
  
Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan. Artists and valued Kent Memorial Library staff members, Lucy Pierpont & Maria LaFontan will have a conversation with each other about their artwork which is currently on exhibit at the Library and online. 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 board members whose terms are expiring. The public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom.
Please register  for login information. 
 
Monday, January 18 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
 
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.  
 
Friday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. At-Home Scavenger Hunt Show us your treasure hunting skills! Compete on our live Zoom, or complete the hunt on your own schedule. (The hunt form will be available for print out at home, or pick up from the library). Prizes will be given! (At-home hunters can qualify for prizes by emailing their completed scavenger hunt list to the Junior Room.) All ages are welcome! Join us on Zoom. Please register for login information.

Week of Monday, January 11
To-Go Craft can be picked up in preparation for  
INVENTOR DAY on Sunday, January 17!
Did you know that a kid invented the popsicle, water skis, and ear muffs?
In celebration of Kid/Teen Inventor month, we will be offering a to-go craft to both kids and teens with materials to make something out of something else.
 
  • For 5th graders and above, craft bag will include: Duct tape and cardboard
  • For 3rd graders and younger, craft bag will include: cardboard, tape and cardboard paper towel rolls.
For all ages, we will also throw in assorted odds and ends. Suggestions will be enclosed but we challenge you to invent something never before thought of!


 
 
The Library continues to provide curbside service for checkouts. Patrons may use online services like hoopla, Overdrive, RBDigital Streaming with your Library card. All other online resources are available and if you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Library Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m; Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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See the Press!    Litchfield County Times Article         NMSpectrum Article 


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



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.