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Must Register by Noon on Friday, July 24. First 20 teams to register can compete -  all other teams will play for fun. Participants will need access 
to  Google Docs and Zoom. To register:  smarshall@biblio.org .

In Case You Missed This Week's
Masters of Kent Summer Series  
with Burt Visotzky 
 
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  July 13-18, 2020 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.
 
Art Exhibit: Kent and Around Travel  by Kent artist  Michael Danon
The exhibit  can be seen  in the Gallery from July 1 to August 31.
 
Tuesday, July 14 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, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Masters of Kent Summer Series presents "With Time Comes Appreciation" A visit with actress  Margo Martindale interviewed by  Ron Marasco. On  Zoom. Please  register for login information.

Thursday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! Lunch Bunch! Fish!  Read fishy books with Mrs. Sam and do an underwater themed craft!  Location: outside behind the Junior Room.  Bring a towel or blanket to sit on plus your lunch. All ages. Please register .

Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #3  Legos & Game Pack. This pack has a Lego City toy, Multi-Level Snakes and Ladders, A Space Shot and a variety of other games!
Reminder: everybody should have their 3rd BINGO boards turned at this program.

Friday, July 17 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Zombie Barbies. Mrs. Sam will be giving out starter packs for creating a Zombie Barbie. You will receive a Barbie or Ken that's been painted grey, and their clothing. It is up to you to use whatever means you have at home (red, grey or black paint, burning or cutting, gluing etc) to make your doll into the walking dead! You have until the sun sets tonight. Grades 5 and up. Please register  to pick up your materials. Please take a picture of your Zombie Barbie and share it with Kent Memorial Library so that we can all see what others came up with! This event counts as one point towards the summer's 8 point goal - Get 8 points, and you'll earn a $25 VISA gift card!

Friday, July 17 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

Tuesday, July 21 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, July 22 at 3:00 p.m. Outdoor Program! ART & SCIENCE UNDER THE TREES: Paper Roll Marble Run! Join Ms. Abigail in a large shady spot behind the Junior Room. where we have fun building and playing with your very own Marble Run. With our supplies, basic instructions, and maybe a little help from Mom & Dad, you will create hours of fun! Please register in advance. All ages. Rain Date: July 29th. 

Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Masters of Kent Summer Series presents The Ultimate African Safari: A Conversation with Dennis Pinto and Joy Phelan-Pinto, proprietors of award-winning Micato Safaris. On  Zoom . Please register for login information.

Thursday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Program! LUNCH BUNCH! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. All ages. Please register. Location: outside behind the Junior Room.

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #4. Arts & Crafts Pack. Fake mustaches, a derby racer, an acrylic paint set and other nifty crafty things! 
Reminder: everybody should have their 4th BINGO boards turned at this program.

Friday, July 24 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Outdoor Program! Chalk Mural. Mrs. Sam will be sectioning off a side of the old firehouse with chalk. Everyone is encouraged to add to our massive Chalk Mural so we can create something beautiful together even while we have to stay apart!  Register so you can get a time slot to work on the mural for half an hour and receive your very own chalk to work with. All ages. This event counts as one point towards the summer's 8 point goal. Get 8 points, and you'll earn a $25 VISA gift card!  

Friday, July 24 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.

Friday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. Fractured Fairy Tales. Mrs. Sam will read several stories that have taken characters or plot lines from classic fairy tales and mixed them up or changed them around. Then she will announce the parameters of a Fractured Fairy Tale writing challenge! Grades 5th and up. This will be a pre-recorded program available on
Facebook. This event counts as one point towards the summer's 8 point goal - Get 8 points, and you'll earn a $25 VISA gift card!  

Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Virtual Kent Quiz Night IV. Quizmaster Sarah Marshall announces a fourth Virtual Quiz Night on Zoom. Teams can be 1 to 6 people (as long as you can communicate with each other ie texting/messaging, etc.) Must Register by Friday at Noon. First 20 teams to register can compete - all other teams will play for fun. Participants will need access to Google Docs and Zoom. To register: smarshall@biblio.org.
SUMMER READING 
Summer Reading Program for kids entering PreK-4th:
Summer Reading kicks off at the end of June with the first BINGO Board. Download the Board from our website each week, fill in your Bingos by doing the tasks, and send it back for a chance to win one of 6 AMAZING raffle prizes. Prizes can be seen in the Children's Room or on our website. Each BINGO counts as one ticket, so get to it! For more info.
 
Summer Reading Rewards for kids entering grades 5 and up:
Your program is a series of quests  - accomplish 8 quests over the whole program and you will win a $25 gift card! Click here for the Teen Log. There's more information on our website - check it out and get questing!
SUMMER READING 
Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #3 Legos & Game Pack. This pack has a Lego City toy, Multi-Level Snakes and Ladders, A Space Shot and a variety of other games!

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #4 Arts & Crafts Pack. Fake mustaches, a derby racer, an acrylic paint set and other nifty crafty things!

Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #5 Outdoor Fun Pack. This pack includes hacky sacks, paratroopers, a super soaker and other fun toys!

Wednesday, August 5 at 11:30 a.m. Pumpernickle Puppets Summer Reading Show Release! To wrap up our awesome summer reading program we have booked the talented puppeteer John McDonough of The Pumpernickle Puppet Company who will perform for us Sir George and The Dragon! His performance will be available virtually for a week and the link will be sent out to everyone to enjoy!

Thursday, August 6 FINAL SUMMER READING PRIZE DRAWING #6 Water Fun Pack. Water balloons, a super soaker and so much more
 
 
Between June 15 and July 31 donations made to Kent Memorial Library through @northwestctcf's Northwest Corner Gives will be matched up to our campaign goal. Make a donation, share with your friends, and help us reach our COVID-19 related fundraising goal.
 
 
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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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