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Featured Events
Community Partnership Announced
Chesapeake Heartland: An African American Humanities Project

"Chesapeake Heartland, an innovative public history project led by Washington College's Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience in collaboration with community partners and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is gaining rapid momentum."

For more details about this exciting undertaking, read the full press release .
For Kids & Families
A Universe of Stories
Summer Events for Kids & Families

Special summer programming is made possible 
in part by the 2019  Library Readers Reach 
for the Stars  grant from the PNC Foundation.


Friday, August 2
Night of the Fireflies! Storytime
We’ll light up the night with stories, songs, dancing, and an illuminating craft at this very special evening storytime.  Ages 2-5.
Chestertown 5:30pm

Tuesday, August 6
Nursery Rhyme Rock Concert
with Mr. Sam
Mr. Sam is back for another riveting concert of preschool proportions. Join us as we shake rattle and roll to some classic children’s songs. A rooster may be involved.  Ages 0-7.
Chestertown 10:30am

Tuesday, August 6
Science of Spectroscopes
Build a simple spectroscope and explore the science of visible light.  Registration required . Ages 8+
North County 3:30pm

Wednesday, August 7
Space Slime Time
Mix of a variety of slime recipes and take home a few different kinds of goo!  Ages 5+
Chestertown 2:30pm
Monday, August 12
Space Slime Time
Mix of a variety of slime recipes and take home a few different kinds of goo! Ages 5+
Rock Hall 2:30pm

 Friday, August 16
Summer Reading Finale
Sciencetellers - Aliens!
Curious kids, a wild space scientist, and a family of aliens collide with real science in the latest tale from Sciencetellers. This action-packed alien adventure uses science experiments to create out of this world special effects!  Ages 5+

North County 11am
Rock Hall 2pm
Chestertown 5:30pm
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:

The Book Group
Exploring the Works of Black Authors
1st Wednesday at 6pm
The Book Group will not meet in August.

Kent Nonfiction Book Group
last Tuesday at 12pm
Kent Nonfiction Book Group will not meet in August.

Chestertown Book Group
3rd Wednesday at 4:30pm 
Remarkable Creatures
by Tracy Chevalier

Literature with Lunch
last Thursday at 12pm
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
by Joshua Hammer
North County

Monday Evening Book Group
1st Monday at 6:30pm 
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

North County Afternoon Book Group
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
by Earl Swift

Rock Hall

The Page Turners
2nd Friday at 1pm
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
by James McBride
Free Popcorn! (and a movie)
Monday Movies

Monday, August 5 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch

Monday, August 12 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
The Public

Monday, August 19 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch

Monday, August 26 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Digital Library
FREE online classes, tutors, and more!
Almost time for back to school? KCPL has FREE online resources to help you though the year!

  • ACT Practice Book & Tests
  • AP Practice Books & Tests
  • ASVAB Practice Books & Tests
  • Basic Skills Tutorials
  • GED Practice Book & Test
  • PSAT & SAT Practice Book & Test
  • STEM Resources
  • College Search
  • Scholarship Search

  • Instructor-led online courses
  • Hundreds of subjects, including GED and SAT prep
  • Classes start monthly and run 6 weeks

  • Live online expert tutors 2pm-11pm
  • Writing lab
  • Language lab
  • GED prep

Need help getting started? Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a librarian for tech help!
See what else is available in KCPL's Digital Library !
KCPL Board of Trustees
August Meetings
Friday, August 2nd
12pm Board of Trustees
Presentation by Globus Design

Monday, August 12th
3pm Finance Committee
3:30pm Board of Trustees
Presentation by Spark Business Institute

Monday, August 26th
3pm Finance Committee
4pm Board of Trustees

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 !
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.
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