In case you missed last week's book talk
The Truth About Baked Beans
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! April 19-24, 2021 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
Art Exhibit: Visions and Variety: Seven Artist Friends. A collection of paintings by artists and friends Bonnie Jo Cheron, Amy Elise Dyer, Sue Edelstein, Kathy Flynn, Lisa Mahon, Annie Decker McAward, and Robert Swanson. The exhibit can be seen in the Gallery March 5 through April 30, 2021.

Tuesday, April 20 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.
 
Wednesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30. Please email or register for login information.

Thursday, April 22 Third Annual Peep-o-Rama Winners will be Announced. 

Thursday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. Earth Day Themed Lunch Bunch. Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and enjoy a fun craft, as we celebrate Earth Day together. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Thursday, April 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series. Retro-History: The Historic Novel. The spring 2021 book group will focus on four historical novels. We will consider how and to what extent authors are successful in rendering the past, and discuss what works and why. There is one sense in which all of our most famous works are historical fiction, starting with Homer and the Bible, but our four novels will be recent publications. They have been arranged in pairs, two novels that start out in the West Indies, two novels that involve Europe and Japan. This month's book is Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. On Zoom. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

Saturday, April 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Art Reception: Visions and Variety: Seven Artist Friends. A collection of paintings by artists and friends Bonnie Jo Cheron, Amy Elise Dyer, Sue Edelstein, Kathy Flynn, Lisa Mahon, Annie Decker McAward, and Robert Swanson. Meet the Artists in front of the Library in the Chess Court. Refreshments will be served before or after having a tour of the Gallery. (Adults must wear face mask). The exhibit runs from March 5 through April 30. Please register. The program is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, April 27 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.
 
Wednesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30. Please email or register for login information.

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Sowing Justice: An Evening with Farmers of Rock Steady Farm & Flowers. Rock Steady Farm & Flowers is an LGBTQIA+ owned and operated cooperative farm, rooted in social justice, growing sustainable vegetables in Millerton, NY. Join us to learn more about this incredible group dedicated to providing affordable, accessible food using holistic, regenerative farming practices, while working to increase equity in the food system and create safer spaces for queer and BIPOC farmers to thrive. On Zoom. Please register for login information. 

Thursday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Weather permitting, we will meet behind the Visitor Center. Please email or register.

Friday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the Library! We also have our Book Club discussion of Spy School by Stuart Gibbs. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email for a copy of the book and to register.

COMING UP

Tuesday, May 4 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.
 
Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30. Please email or register for login information.

Thursday, May 6 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Weather permitting, we will meet behind the Visitor Center. Please email or register.

Saturday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. Mother’s Day Storytime and Flower Planting. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with some stories, and then let’s plant a potted flower together to bring home and give to a loved one. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, as space and supplies are limited. 

Tuesday, May 11 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.
 
Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30. Please email or register for login information.

Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. Celebrate Our Centennial: Join us for Cereal and Serial, as we listen to a Radio Show Together! Time travel back a century with us to spend an afternoon as kids did in the 1920s. We will listen to a radio show together, while we snack on cereal and chocolate milk! Grade 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, as space is limited.

Thursday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Weather permitting, we will meet behind the Visitor Center. Please email or register.

Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. Morris Lecture Series. Robert E. Lee And Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause. Join us for a conversation with Author Ty Seidule and Yale professor Crystal N. Feimster. Free & open to the public. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Friday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Family Outdoor Movie Night. Think Like a Dog! (PG 2020) After an experiment goes disastrously awry, a 12 year old technological whizkid discovers that he’s developed an unexpected telepathic connection with his dog. All ages are welcome. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, as space is limited. (In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be rescheduled.)

Tuesday, May 18 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.
 
Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30. Please email or register for login information.

Thursday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. Weather permitting, we will meet behind the Visitor Center. Please email or register.

Thursday, May 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series. Retro-History: The Historic Novel. The spring 2021 book group will focus on four historical novels. We will consider how and to what extent authors are successful in rendering the past, and discuss what works and why. There is one sense in which all of our most famous works are historical fiction, starting with Homer and the Bible, but our four novels will be recent publications. They have been arranged in pairs, two novels that start out in the West Indies, two novels that involve Europe and Japan. This month's book is Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. On Zoom. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.
 
Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. Let’s Plant our Library Garden Together! Come help us fill our pots with soil and plant our seeds and seedlings. Be a part of our summer-long gardening program. We will work together from start (planting the seeds) to finish (eating the vegetables) all season long. All ages welcome to participate. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, as space is limited.
 
Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! For Book Club this month we will be discussing Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. Grades 5 and up only, please. The meeting will be hybrid. Please join us in person on the back lawn of the Library, or on Zoom. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. You are invited to a Zoom Webinar! Topic: 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. Free and Open to the Public. You must register for login information At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave your last name blank.
Join us for an Art Reception on
Saturday, April 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Click to register.
Click here to see the exhibit online!
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.
The Kent Seed Library is full of seeds for this year’s growing season. While it is still early, it is a good time to start thinking about what you would like to grow this year. The Kent Memorial Library has lots of gardening books to get your creativity flowing. 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! Before you know it spring will be here! 
SPRING 2021
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