WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  April 27 to May 2, 2020
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or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.
Art Exhibit: Wilderness of New England by Cornwall Bridge artist Ray Olsen. The exhibit runs from March 2 through April 29 and can be seen online.
Monday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting/Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Also, our Book Club is reading The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Grades 5 and up only. Please register. On Zoom with Mrs. Sam.  
Monday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. Tween/Teen 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 5 and up. Please register. On Zoom.
Tuesday, April 28 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. Sarah on Zoom.  
Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. Walking Rainbow Science Project. Join Ms. Abigail to discover where art and science meet in an activity involving seven cups, food coloring, white paper, some water and some scientific magic, of course! It's the perfect, low-cost, do-it-yourself experiment for you to try with your kids. If you've been looking for a way to introduce your children to basic science concepts through hands-on discovery, the walking rainbow experiment will do the trick. Join us on Facebook. Ages 3-8.
Thursday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Brain's On! Podcast and Activity on Facebook and our YouTube channel Mrs. Sam will be sharing a Brains On! Podcast and activity for everyone to do. All ages.
Thursday, April 30 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Rescheduled Spring Book Discussion Series: The Road Trip. In the beginning, mythic stories featured heroes who went off on solitary journeys, where they encountered challenges that necessitated their proving themselves up to the job. The buddy story followed later, think of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and has been a favorite of visual medias as it allows for a variety of contrasting effects. One particular subcategory of this kind of plot involves the road trip. This month's book is Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart. Join us on Zoom.
Friday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Doodle Institute Link. Mrs. Sam will be sharing a link to a free 21 day class in doodling and showing you a video of her first doodles on FacebookAll ages.   
Friday, May 1 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 use some optimistic writing prompts. Let's begin to create and explore new ideas with Barrie Kavasch. Just email:  ebarriek@gmail.com.
Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 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.

Monday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. Learn about Artists Series #1. Mrs. Sam will post a video to Facebook and Youtube where she reads a book about Alexander Calder and shows everyone how to do a craft based on his sculptures. All ages. Please register.

Tuesday, May 5 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. Sarah on Zoom.  
Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. ebarriek@gmail.com.
Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. Mother's Day Story Hour. Join Ms. Abigail on Zoom. Ages 3-8.
And the Winners are.......

The Road Trip: Spring Book Discussion - RESCHEDULED for April 30 @ 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
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.
Family Materials for Coping with Coronavirus & Covid-19 Our friends at the Stratford Library put together this helpful list of resources for you.
Celery Rose with Ms. Abigail. In case you missed it, see this wonderful video about an art project using fruits and vegetables to create stamps! 
Litchfield County Times: Clinton Kelly reflects on facets of his life . Prior to the coronavirus epidemic, Kelly was to speak at an event for the Kent Memorial Library. Entitled "Style - Confidence Connection."  
Check out this feature story from Sunday, April 26's Republican-American Accent Section about Kent resident and iconic choreographer Bob Avian. He and author Tom Santopietro were scheduled to speak at their first book launch for the new book,  Dancing Man as part of the Library's March 4-part series about West Side Story

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