When inside the Library, we are requiring masks for all, no matter
their vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.
We are happy to announce, beginning in October, the Library will receive the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal.




Don’t forget to bid on the handmade
quilt donated by the Kent Quilters.
Bring “The Nature of Kent” home, or share it with someone you know who loves Kent. Bidding closes October 29.

Call the front desk or visit the Library.

Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! October 4-9, 2021 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
JOIN US FOR OUR WEEKLY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: 
  • Tuesdays at at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Join us on zoom.
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor Center (This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather)
  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Event is in person on the back lawn of the Library and on zoom.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting • Email for more information.
IN OCTOBER:
Art Exhibit: Celebrating Kent's Quilting Heritage: A Showcase of Kent's Quilters and Local Talent. The exhibit runs through October 29, 2021.

Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. (weather permitting)

Outdoor Movie Nights with Kent Memorial Library & House of Books. Thursday evenings in October outside at the Library at 7:00 p.m. October 7 Dracula, October 14 Old Dark House, October 21 Cat People, October 28 Bride of Frankenstein. *Please dress warmly. Chairs & Blankets encouraged! Please email to register.

THIS WEEK:
Monday, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Medicare 101. Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Detail the costs associated with medical and drug insurance. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This is an educational event. You must register in advance for this educational event. At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave your last name blank. Please register at: https://bit.ly/2POT1hj. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: DraculaJoin Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this four-part movie night every Thursday night outside of the Library. Free and open to the Public. Please email to register. *Dress warmly. Chairs & blankets encouraged!

Friday, October 8 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? This one-shot campaign is suitable for all experience levels! Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, space is limited.
 
Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 p.m. Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about dinosaurs, and a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. Book Talk with Mark Scarbrough. Join this bestselling cookbook author and literary scholar as he debuts his new memoir Bookmarked. Limited in-person seating for the program. Outdoor reception following the event. Sponsored by Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Kent Memorial Library and Cornwall Library. Event takes place at Cornwall Library. To register to attend in person, to register for Zoom link, and/or to register for outdoor reception*Books can be pre-ordered by emailing. Books can be picked up after the event at the reception or at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (now located at 15 New Street in the American Legion.)
 
UPCOMING:
Tuesday, October 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: Make It New - 100 Year Anniversary, Part 1. After the devastation of The Great War, European artists felt they could not go on representing life as before. The refrain was “make it new” and it did not take long. By 1922 two radically new works appeared in print that were to have long-term influence: James Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Readers in Kent, CT, however, were still looking backwards; for the most part they were reading nineteenth century works. But American writers were also looking for new ways of narrating stories. The list for fall 2021 samples what was going on from 1920 to 1925, both in the United States and abroad, though maybe not in the town of Kent. This month's book is Mrs. Dalloway 1925 by Virginia Woolf. Betty Krasne, Ph.D., a writer and retired professor of literature who lives in Kent, leads the discussions. On Zoom. To register please call the Library at 860.927.3761 or email to register so the Library will know how many books to round up.

Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Quilts - An American Heritage. Join us as Veralyn Davee, a quilter for 45 years, will give an overview of the history and development of quilting as a uniquely American art form. Using examples from her body of work, she will show a variety of traditional and contemporary designs. Recently retired after 35 years as an audiologist, she enjoys having more time to explore her craft. Veralyn is a member on several area quilt guilds and has won ribbons in quilt shows in both Michigan and Connecticut. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. (Masks are required in the Library.)

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: Old Dark House. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this four-part movie night every Thursday night outside of the Library. Free and open to the Public. Please email to register. *Dress warmly. Chairs & blankets encouraged!

Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. The History of Signature Quilts. Join Marge Smith as she discusses the history of signature quilts - their snapshot of a community and their additional values as a great genealogy resource. Marge Smith grew up as a Faculty brat at South Kent School, where her parents taught. She is currently the curator/archivist at the Kent Historical Society. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. (Masks are required in the Library.)

Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. Book Talk with author David Michaelis. House of Books, in partnership with Kent Memorial Library presents an evening with this New York Times bestselling author as he celebrates the paperback release of Eleanor. In-person event at HOB. Free and Open to the Public. Please register

Wednesday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book- Greenglass House by Kate Milford. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.
 
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: Cat People. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this four-part movie night every Thursday night outside of the Library. Free and open to the Public. Please email to register. *Dress warmly. Chairs & blankets encouraged!

Wednesday, October 27 at 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teacher Conference Day Movie Matinee. It’s an early dismissal for teacher conferences so we’re having a movie matinee! Parents who have KCS Parent/Teacher conferences may leave their children in the care of the children’s librarians with prior notification. You must register with the time of your conferences. Otherwise, not a drop off. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: Bride of Frankenstein. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this four-part movie night every Thursday night outside of the Library. Free and open to the Public. Please email to register. *Dress warmly. Chairs & blankets encouraged!

Friday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tween Costume Party and “Minute-to-win-it” Game Night. Dress up in your Halloween costume, and join us for a night of fun competition with a wide array of games to be played! There will be prizes and candy! Come with a team, or we will help you find a team. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Saturday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. Costume Party and Storytime. Costume party in the Library! Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some spooky stories and a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Masks are required. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. Book Talk with author Janice Kaplan. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for an evening with local New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan as she reads from and discusses her latest book, The Genius of Women. Reading Room. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. Masks & proof of vaccination required*

Saturday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. Poetry and Music Night. Join us for an evening of poetry and music hosted by poet and photographer Karen Chase. Everyone is invited and all poets/musicians are welcome to participate. If you are not a poet but have a favorite poem written by someone else, you are welcome to read and if you like poetry but don’t write your own, please come to listen. Musicians and singers are also welcome to join in. Reading Room. Refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to public. Please register.
To register to attend in person, to register for Zoom link, and/or to register for outdoor reception
*Books can be pre-ordered by emailing. Books can be picked up after the event at the reception or at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (now located at 15 New Street in the American Legion.)
OCTOBER HOURS: Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 10-5

The Kent Memorial Library and the Book Sale Committee are taking all COVID precautions and are monitoring state guidelines for appropriate protocols. 
For the comfort of our volunteers, please wear a mask while browsing.
Free masks and hand sanitizer are available at the cashier’s table.

Check out the books we have for sale online!
Our Seed Library is here for patrons to "borrow" seeds to grow. In return, please make an effort to donate some seed for others to use at a later time. 
We even have great books on saving your own seed!  


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