Opening JUNE 23rd!
The Library will be open for patrons to browse the collections, check in
and check out materials, use the computers and enjoy our periodicals
starting on Tuesday, June 23rd. You must make an appointment in
advance to use the Library, and appointments will be for 45 minutes
starting every hour from 10-4 (with a short option at 5:00). You can
make the appointment by phone or email. Programs will still be held
online, not in person. We can't wait to see you!!! 

Until June 23rd, the Book Drop is Open.
The Library is Open for Requests and Holds.
We are checking out all materials from our collection.
C-Car will be starting up within the next week or so.
So people will be able to Request from other Libraries.
Patrons can Place Holds on their Accounts Online,
or by Calling or eMailing the Library.
 
Please sign up for Wowbrary to see what's new.  
You can search the collection, there, too.
 
We are Taking Book Sale Donations.
A Phone Call in Advance is Requested.
We are Accepting Books Only During Open Hours.

Someone is in the Library:
M-F 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
S 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
860.927.3761
 
 
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  June 15-20, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.
 
   
Art Exhibit: Wilderness of New England by Cornwall Bridge artist Ray Olsen. The exhibit can be seen online.
 
Monday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. STEAM TEAM! Coding! Mrs. Sam will introduce children to coding and some free coding websites that will help anyone interested learn how to code. Grades 2 and up. On Zoom.

Tuesday, June 16 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, June 17 at 3:30 p.m. Art & Science with Ms. Abigail: Making Art with Wax Paper. Join Ms. Abigail on Facebook as she demonstrates how to make faux stained glass as well wax paper painting. Fun for all ages. ***A list of supplies can be found on our website's Events Calendar. ***  
 
Thursday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! The Case of The Sparkly Mineral - Tumble Podcast. Mrs. Sam will post a podcast episode and a related activity. The activity is to make a classification system for some items in your home! Mrs. Sam will share her system with you all. On Facebook.  
 
Friday, June 19 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

Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Frogs Story Hour! Join Ms. Abigail on Zoom as she reads stories about frogs and show you how to make a fun and easy frog craft. All ages. ***A list of supplies can be found on our website's events calendar.***
 
Monday, June 22 at 3:30 p.m. Summer Reading is Beginning! Join Mrs. Sam on Zoom to celebrate the beginning of our summer reading program. This year, the theme is "Imagine Your Story"- folk tales, faerie tales and myths! Mrs. Sam will be reading some classic faerie tales and making groovy origami dragons! Summer reading bingo boards will be made available! All ages.

Tuesday, June 23 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, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. Art & Science with Ms. Abigail: The Magic of Salt; The Power of Air Pressure; and The Pepper & Soap Experiment. All ages. Join Ms. Abigail on Facebook as she demonstrates three fun and easy experiments using basic household items. *** A list of ingredients and supplies can be found on our website's events calendar. ***

Thursday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Animals at Night. Join Ms. Abigail via Zoom as she reads stories about the animals that come out at night and what they are up to while we are sleeping, and also shares an easy and fun craft to make at home. All ages. ***A list of supplies can be found on our website's events calendar. ***

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Book Talk: Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey. Author Tom Santopietro will interview Kent resident, noted choreographer Bob Avian as they discuss their new book Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey. Bob began his career as a dancer and was in more than a dozen Broadway shows including West Side Story and Funny Girl. On Zoom. Please Register.

Friday, June 26 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

Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. Cinderella Story Hour! Join Mrs. Sam on Zoom as she reads two versions of the Cinderella story and presents a challenge: to channel your inner faerie-god-mother and make a dress using nothing but recycling! All ages.
 
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.

LIBRARY WINS CONNECTICUT LIBRARY
ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE SEVENTH TIME
The Library is proud to announce it is once again, for the seventh time, the recipient of the 2020 Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award in the Small Library Category. The award is in recognition of accomplishments in design, marketing, and publicity by Connecticut Libraries. Materials designed to promote a Library service or event are accepted and winners were chosen for Print Media, Electronic Media, Small Library, and the Designer's Award for most creative stand-alone design. A panel of professional designers/artists and a representative from the Library field chose the winning entries. The awards slideshow can be viewed on the  CLA homepage.   Read more.
 
KML's Marketing & Special Events Director, Lucy C. Pierpont, proudly holds the award won for Outstanding Design in the Small Library Category for the invitation and program materials for the 2019 Annual Benefit fundraising event in Kent. 
 
New eMail Address for the Junior Room:

 
 
Summer Sessions for High School Students  
& Recent High School Graduates!

Marvelwood is pleased to offer free classes in a wide variety of academic and non-academic subjects 
 
  • Six one-week sessions, June 29-August 3, 2020 (Personal Interest Project will run the full six weeks, meeting once or twice per week) 
  •  Free of charge 
  • Open to Marvelwood and non-Marvelwood students 
  • For students entering grades 9-12 and college freshmen 
  • Students may take as many classes as they like, but space is limited in each class 
  • All courses are online except Gardening, which will be held on campus in the Marvelwood Garden (all CDC and State of Connecticut best practices for health and safety will be in place) 
  • Some classes are offered more than once 
  • Registration deadline is 10am on the Wednesday before each session
 
 Just some of the classes: 
Advanced Photography * Chemistry in the Kitchen * College Essay Writing Workshop * Financial Foundations * History of Baseball  *  History of Space  
* Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons * Introduction to Economics  
* Personal Interest Project * Recording and Mixing Music * Theatre Production  
* Video Editing & Post-Production * STEM Vocabulary for ESL Students  
* Workout with Hayley  
 
This is a rare opportunity to sample the  
Marvelwood experience for free!  
 
 
 


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Calling all Readers!  We are looking for your video or written book  
reviews and  recommendations  to share with our community of  
book lovers.  All types of book reviews are welcome, children's to adults'!
 



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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.