WE ARE OPEN, BUT CAN'T HAVE YOU INSIDE YET! 
Patrons cannot enter the Library, BUT we are open  
to circulate books, DVDs and more. Please call or
email the Library to make your selections then   
make an appointment to pick them up curbside.  
Knocking on the door works, too!   
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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  January 11-16, 2021  
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  

Art Exhibit: Lofty Spirits: Photography by Kent Memorial Library staff members Maria J. LaFontan and Lucy C. Pierpont. The exhibit can be seen in the Gallery (and online) from January 4 through February 27, 2021.
 
Monday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Story Time and Discussion How Would You Change the World for the Better? We will read a story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and then another story about inspiring changes children are making today, and discuss what we can do to contribute to change in our community. Grades 1-9. On zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Tuesday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Join us for movement, song and fun! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join us on Zoom.
 
Thursday, January 14 to Saturday, January 16. To-Go Craft Pick-up. Did you know a kid invented the popsicle, water skis, and ear muffs? In celebration of Kid/Teen Inventor month, we will be offering a to-go craft to both kids and teens with materials to make something out of something else.  
  • For 5th graders and above - your Wallet Craft Bag will include: Duct tape and cardboard
  • For 3rd graders and younger - your Snake or Rice Shaker Craft Bag will include: cardboard, tape and cardboard paper towel rolls.  
To think of your own ideas, ponder these questions: "What could be designed better?" or "What leather objects in daily life could be made without harming animals?" or "What could be easier to use and more beautiful to look at?" and "What types of materials can I recycle into something new to help the environment?" Please email or call us in advance and we will leave your craft outside in a bag. To-Go Craft available 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when you call, please tell us what age group craft you would  like. Either email us pictures of your final inventions, crafts to show us your work and/or attend the invention results zoom discussion on Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m. Go to our events calendar to register for login information.  
 
Thursday, January 14 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch on Zoom! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Join us on zoom 
 
Friday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. Invention Story Time A series of story time book reads about inventions. Who invented things such as the donut? eyeglasses? high heeled shoes? All ages are welcome. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
January is National Kid and Teen Inventor Month - Sunday, January 17 is Inventor Day!
  
Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan. Artists and valued Kent Memorial Library staff members, Lucy Pierpont & Maria LaFontan will have a conversation with each other about their artwork which is currently on exhibit at the Library and online. The conversation will be followed immediately by the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. Please register for login information.
 
Saturday, January 16 at 4:45 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. Join us immediately following A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan when the Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting on Zoom. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2020 and an election of board members whose terms are expiring. The public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom.
Please register for login information. 
 
Monday, January 18 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
 
Tuesday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Join us for movement, song and fun! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Join us on zoom.
 
Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m. Invention Results Discussion on Zoom. (see To-Go Craft Pick-up above on Thursday, January 14 to 16)
 
Thursday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch on Zoom! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Join us on zoom.
 
Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape.
This presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference. Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). On Zoom. Please register
for login information.  
 
Friday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. At-Home Scavenger Hunt. Show us your treasure hunting skills! Compete on our live zoom event, or complete the hunt on your own schedule. (The Scavenger Hunt form will be available for print out at home or pick up from the Library). Prizes will be given! All ages are welcome! Join us on zoom. Please register for login information.

To Receive Zoom Login for Both Events Click Here

Click here for online viewing.

See the Press!    Litchfield County Times Article         NMSpectrum Article 

Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?



Thursday, January 14 to Saturday, January 16
To-Go Craft Pick-up
  
Did you know that a kid invented the popsicle, water skis, and ear muffs?
In celebration of Kid/Teen Inventor month, we will be offering a to-go craft to both kids and teens with materials to make something out of something else.
  • For 5th graders and above - your Wallet Craft Bag will include: Duct tape and cardboard
  • For 3rd graders and younger - your Snake or Rice Shaker Craft Bag will include: cardboard, tape and cardboard paper towel rolls.
To think of your own ideas, ponder these questions: "What could be
designed better?" or "What leather objects in daily life could be made
without harming animals?" or "What could be easier to use and more
beautiful to look at?" and "What types of materials can I recycle
into something new to help the environment?"

Please email or call us in advance and we will leave your craft outside in a  
bag. To-Go Craft available 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when you call, please tell us what age group craft you would  
like. Either email us pictures of your final inventions, crafts to show us  
your work and/or attend the invention results zoom discussion on  
Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m.  
Invention Results Discussion on Zoom.  
Please go to our events calendar to  
register for login information. 
 


 
 
The Library continues to provide curbside service for checkouts. Patrons may use online services like hoopla, Overdrive, RBDigital Streaming with your Library card. All other online resources are available and if you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Library Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m; Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


We have a variety of used books, some practically new.  
Please email Maria LaFontan and make any special  
requests, especially for holiday presents!
 



WE HAVE A PRESENCE ON EBAY. CHECK IT OUT!

Check out the books we have for sale online! We have a collection of 
top sellers, beloved series, and valuable one-of-a-kind books for all 
book lovers! If you are looking for something specific for holiday  
gift-giving, contact us and we'll see if we have it.

 
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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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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.