When inside the Library, we are requiring masks for all, no matter
their vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.
LAST CHANCE!!!!
Drawing at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at the Pumpkin Run


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?
The KML Book Sale is over for another year. Our book sale crew welcomed our new manager, Michael DeGirolamo, who has done a wonderful job this summer. The book sale could not exist without our huge group of volunteers who help with set-up, take-down, pricing, carrying books, cashiering, and everything else that needs doing. We also appreciate all of the people who have donated a vast number of books as well as our many book buyers. It takes a village!

Check out the books we have for sale online!
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! October 25-31, 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 or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30)
  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Event is in person on the back lawn of the Library or on zoom.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting • Email for more information.
IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER:
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.

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:
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.

Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. First Selectman Debate. Join us and The League of Women’s Voters of Connecticut in welcoming the candidates to discuss their platforms and plans for Kent. The League will collate and select a series of questions from Kent residents for the candidates to answer. All questions must be submitted in advance no later than 5:00 p.m. October 25. There will be no live questions from the audience. Questions submitted in person at the Library or via email will be forwarded to the League of Women Voters. *If you do not have internet or Zoom access at home, please contact the Library about how to view the debate. This event will be moderated by Bibby Veerman of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut. Please register online for login information.

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.

UPCOMING:
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*

Friday, November 5 and 19 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? These one-shot campaigns are 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.

Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. Caroline Nastro – Writing a Children’s Book. Come join us for a special visit from children’s author Caroline Nastro and learn to create your own picture book! She is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and theater director. Her first picture bookThe Bear Who Couldn’t Sleep, was published in October 2016. We’ll talk about story, characters, and what makes a great picture book. We’ll ask ourselves questions such as: Does my story start with a problem and how is that problem solved? When do words or illustrations tell the story? Does our character find what they are looking for? We’ll do some writing and sketching and brainstorming, and then you’ll write your own picture book! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Tuesday, November 9 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 The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway 1925 by Ernest Hemingway. 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.

Thursday, November 11 Library Closed for Veterans Day

Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our Centennial, with the 1970s as our spotlight decade this month: STAR WARS Day! A long time ago, in a year far far away…1977 to be exact, the first Star Wars movie was released, and the world of Star Wars has remained a part of popular culture ever since. We are celebrating this epic story with a day of epic fun! Come test your skills on the Jedi Obstacle Course, and make your very own lightsaber.  All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

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.

Wednesday, November 17 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- Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. Grades 5 and up only, please. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Friday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? These one-shot campaigns are 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.

Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Share. Come by the Junior Room with a non-perishable donation for the Kent Food Bank and enjoy stories read by our special guest Mary Cox of Kent Center School, and make a Thanksgiving craft. All ages are welcome, we will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register. Please make sure your donations are not past their sell-by date!

Monday, November 22 at 3:30 p.m. Megan Haney of Marble Valley Farm. Join our special guest, Megan Haney from Marble Valley Farm while she teaches us about the rich and varied history of corn and its uses! All ages are welcome, we will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email email the Junior Room to register. 

Thursday, November 11 Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m. Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some classic stories by William Steig and make 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. 
We are happy to announce, beginning in October, the Library will receive the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal.
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!  
ONGOING INFORMATION
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