Featured Events
Tech Savvy Librarians
Thursday, January 3 | 3pm
Saturday, January 5 | 10am
Chestertown Branch

Librarians are here to help with your questions about technology!

To start the new year feeling calm and comfortable using technology, bring your device (laptop, smart phone, or tablet) and your questions to Kent County Public Library.

We’re hosting two drop-in technology help sessions at the Chestertown Branch in early January.

Thursday, January 3  |  3pm
Saturday, January 5  |  10am
Not available on those dates? Not a problem!

You can schedule a 30 minute one-on-one technology help session at a time that works better for you. 

Call 410-778-3636 or email for more details about setting up an appointment.
NewseumED Presents:
E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News
Wednesday, January 9 | 6pm
Chestertown Branch

Tackle buzzwords, bots, and more under the expert guidance of NewseumED! 

This 90-minute hands-on program will give you clear definitions of current media terms, practical tools, and practice with real examples. You’ll take away the ability to identify what’s fake, what’s flawed, and what’s trustworthy in today’s sometimes confusing media environment.

Adults & teens welcome.
Please register .

NewseumED provides free tools on media literacy and the First Amendment.
Cozy Book Social
Friday, January 11 | 1pm
Chestertown Branch

Join the Page Turners book group to drink hot cocoa, enjoy lively Book Talks given by a special guest librarian, and discuss the eternal question, “What should we read next?!” 

We've put together a list of books that will be featured (available here) and invite you to peruse the possibilities so you can add your thoughts to the discussion.

At the end of the afternoon, we'll take a vote that will determine which books The Page Turners will read and discuss at monthly get-togethers in 2019. 

The Page Turners book group meets monthly on 2nd Fridays. Whether you're interested in coming every month or just occasionally, new participants are always welcome.
Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens
Wednesday, January 23 | 6-8pm
Chestertown Branch

There will be strategy, hilarity, meeples, and more! 

Join us for a casual evening of board games and an opportunity to try out the newest games in KCPL’s collection, including Sushi Go!, Topiary, The Fox and the Forest, Azul, and Love Letter. 

Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. 
For Kids
Milk & Cookies Reading Club!

On Friday afternoons in January and February, kids will be gathering at Kent County Public Library for a cozy reading club! 

There’s no homework and nothing to read ahead of time, just show up and listen each week as we read through chapter books together while enjoying tasty snacks.

We will be reading:

  • Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The first meeting of the Milk & Cookies Reading Club is Friday, January 4th.

Please register!
Winter Storytime Session
Storytime begins again on Tuesday, January 8th.

Preschool Storytime
Chestertown | 10am Tuesdays
North County | 10:30am Thursdays

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Chestertown | 11am Tuesdays
For Teens
Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens
Wednesday, January 23 | 6-8pm
Chestertown Branch

There will be strategy, hilarity, meeples, and more! 

Join us for a casual evening of board games and an opportunity to try out the newest games in KCPL’s collection, including Sushi Go!, Topiary, The Fox and the Forest, Azul, and Love Letter. 

Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. 
Fine Forgiveness February
It's time for a fresh start!
We don't want fines to keep you away from the library!

In February, KCPL will be offering a chance to start fresh. To take advantage of this opportunity:

  1. Return all your overdue items to the library.
  2. Bring your library card to the main desk.
  3. Have your account cleared of overdue fees.*

This is a limited time offer that begins on February 1st!

Visit any of KCPL's locations between February 1st-28th to have overdue fines cleared from your account.

*Does not include replacement charges for lost or damaged items.
Rosetta Stone
Over 30 Languages Available!
Build your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in over 30 languages with Rosetta Stone.

To start this interactive online language learning adventure, 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!

Rosetta Stone is one of many resources available in KCPL's Digital Library.
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 in November:

The Book Group
1st Wednesday at 5pm
The Book Group will not meet in January.

Kent Nonfiction Book Group
last Tuesday at 12pm
Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover.

Chestertown Book Group
NEW DAY! The Chestertown Book Group will now meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:30pm 
Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA 
by Tim Junkin.

Literature with Lunch
last Thursday at 12pm
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
North County

Monday Evening Book Group
1st Monday at 6:30pm 
The Monday Evening Book Group will not meet in January.

North County Afternoon Book Group
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
The North County Afternoon Book Group will not meet in January.

Rock Hall

The Page Turners
2nd Friday at 1pm
In January, instead of a book discussion, The Page Turners are hosting a Cozy Book Social to discuss the eternal question "What should we read next?!" All are welcome. Cocoa and cookies provided.
What Else is Happening?
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.
Free Popcorn (and a movie)
Monday Movies
Monday, January 7 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
Crazy Rich Asians

Monday, January 14 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
The Good Karma Hospital
Episode 1

Monday, January 28 | 2pm
Chestertown Branch
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Library Closings
New Year's & Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
Closing Early at 12:30pm

New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21
Chestertown Branch - open 9am-3pm
Rock Hall & North County - CLOSED
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 will be 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, January 14th.

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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