Featured Events
Container Gardening
with Mrs. Fancy Plants
Thursday, April 4 | 5pm
Chestertown Branch

Master Gardener Kacey Martin, aka “Mrs. Fancy Plants,” will present a free workshop on the basics of how to create and maintain a gorgeous container garden, including selecting containers, tips for healthy soil, how to choose plants that will thrive, and ideas for ongoing container upkeep.

During the talk, Mrs. Fancy Plants will create a demo container garden and all workshop participants will be entered into a drawing for it at the end of the program.

Space is limited. Please register for this FREE workshop.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware's Forgotten Daughter
Saturday, April 6 | 10am
Chestertown Branch

Teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, mother and champion of racial and gender equality–learn about the incredible, yet little-known, life of Mary Ann Shadd Cary a richly accomplished 19th century African-American superwoman.

Educator and freelance writer Lora Englehart joins us to share the story of the incredible, yet little-known, life of Mary Ann Shadd Cary.






Happiness Hour:
Creative Time for Grown-Ups
Wednesday, April 17 | 6pm
Chestertown Branch

Do you appreciate words?

Enjoy playing with language?

Want a little more happiness in your life?

Join us for this month's Happiness Hour and experiment with different techniques for creating poetry without writing a word.

All supplies will be provided for this FREE program.

Come, create, and leave a little happier than you arrived. As always, creativity and artistic innovation are encouraged.

Space is limited. Please register !
For Kids & Teens
Create Kinetic Creatures!

Saturday, April 13 | 1pm
Chestertown Branch

Create Kinetic Creatures with FutureMakers! 
Learn how to use simple hand tools and a variety of materials to explore how an interconnected series of levers can come together to make a small wooden creature that grows and shrinks!

Designed and adapted to accommodate children with visual disabilities.

Ages 5-10 accompanied by adult. Please register .





Spring Break Movies!

Thursday, April 18 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Monday, April 22 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Mary Poppins Returns

Free movies!

Free popcorn!

All ages welcome!






LEGO Build

Thursday, April 18 | 1pm
North County Branch

Monday, April 22 | 11am
Rock Hall Branch

It's time to build! You bring the BIG ideas and creativity. We'll bring the LEGOs.

All ages welcome.
Storytime
Let's read together!
Preschool Storytime
Chestertown | 10am Tuesdays
North County | 10:30am Thursdays

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Chestertown | 11am Tuesdays
Technology Help
Make An Appointment with a
Tech Savvy Librarian

If you need help learning how to use a new device, getting started with KCPL's Digital Library collection, or have some basic tech questions, the library can help!

Call 410-778-3636 or email for more details about setting up a 30-minute appointment with a tech savvy librarian.
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 this month:
Chestertown

The Book Group
1st Wednesday at 5pm
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

Kent Nonfiction Book Group
last Tuesday at 12pm
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the US Navy 
by Ian Toll

Chestertown Book Group
3rd Wednesday at 4:30pm 
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Literature with Lunch
last Thursday at 12pm
My Brilliant Friend: Book One - Childhood, Adolescence
by Elena Ferrante
North County

Monday Evening Book Group
1st Monday at 6:30pm 
The Woman in the Window
by A.J. Finn

North County Afternoon Book Group
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
by Mitch Albom

Rock Hall

The Page Turners
2nd Friday at 1pm
The Right Hand Shore
by Christopher Tilghman
What Else is Happening?
Monday Movies

Monday, April 1st | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Green Book

Monday, April 8th | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
The Favourite

Monday, April 15th | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Instant Family

Monday, April 22nd | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Mary Poppins Returns

Monday, April 29th | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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.
Check Our Online Calendar!
From scheduling updates to detailed descriptions, our online calendar is the best place to find all the info about what's happening at the library! You can also use the calendar to register for programs or to request email reminders about upcoming events.

In addition to library programs, the online calendar has info about programs that other community groups are holding in KCPL's meeting rooms.

For more info, visit our online calendar.
Testing & Education Reference Center
FREE practice tests for AP, SAT, GRE, GED, and many more exams!
Use your library card to ace an upcoming exam.

To start studying, all you need is your library card and an internet connection.

Need help getting started? Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a librarian for personalized assistance!


The Testing and Education Reference Center is one of many resources available in KCPL's Digital Library.
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, which is 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
The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, April 22.

3pm Finance Committee
4pm Board 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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