The Book Drop is Open.
The Library is Open for Requests and Holds.
We will check out all materials from our collection.
We don't have books from other Libraries yet.
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 will be Taking Book Sale Donations.
A Phone Call in Advance is Requested.
We will Accept Books Only During Open Hours.

Someone will be 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!  May 25-30, 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, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure! Mrs. Sam will be reading a choose your own adventure novel. Each participant can vote on which action to take when prompted and see where those choices lead us! Grades 5th and up. Please register on our website for Zoom meeting code.  
 
Tuesday, May 26 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, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. Science & Art with Ms. Abigail: Make Your Own Butter. Join Ms. Abigail in this easy project where science, cooking, and fun meet. All ages. On Facebook***A list of supplies can be found on our website's events calendar. ***

Thursday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! Bring your lunch and join Ms. Abigail who will be reading stories about dogs and will show you how to make a fun and easy sock puppet. All ages. On Zoom  .

Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Black Bears in Connecticut. The presentation by Paul Colburn focuses on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population.  Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please r egister. On Zoom.

Friday, May 29 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, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour: Hot Air Balloons! Read a book and do a craft with Mrs. Sam. On Zoom!
 
Monday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. Let's Learn About Artists with Mrs. Sam: Matisse! Mrs. Sam will post a video on Facebook where we read about the famous artist Matisse and do a craft based on his aesthetic. You'll need scissors, a glue stick, a piece of black paper (preferably thicker paper) and paper in a variety of colors. All ages.

Tuesday, June 2 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 3 at 3:30 p.m. Science & Art w/ Ms. Abigail: 5 Easy Watercolor Techniques. Join Ms. Abigail on Facebook as she demonstrates a few fun and easy ways to explore watercolor painting. All ages. ***A list of supplies can be found on our website's events calendar. ***

Thursday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Sam on Zoom  
 
Thursday, June 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A Fun Talk About the Great Frank Sinatra. Zoom in for a fun talk about the great Frank Sinatra with acclaimed biographer Tom Santopietro, author of Sinatra in Hollywood. The music, the movies, the marriages and the controversy-- in the words of Academy Award winning director Billy Wilder: "Frank Sinatra is beyond talent!" Please register. Join us on Zoom.

Friday, June 5 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 6 at 10:30 p.m. The Magic of Drawing Story Hour! Join Ms. Abigail on Zoom as she reads stories about and make a related craft. All ages. ***A list of supplies can be found on our website's events calendar. ***

Saturday, June 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem or music is invited to join in or listen. Please register. Join us on Zoom.

The Next Spring Book Discussion: The Road Trip June 11 @ 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
ONGOING INFORMATION
 
New York Public Library Anniversary Video: Reading Brings Us Together. Join a wide array of booklovers-from acclaimed authors to actors, musicians, and our own expert librarians-to celebrate the power of reading to bring us together, even when we're apart. Check out what they had to say below and find out how you can join in on the fun.

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.

*Both experts are able to help with Zoom set-ups, among other things. Tell them Lucy sent you and a discount shall be yours.


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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.