Masks are optional in the main Library. Masks are required in the Children's
Room for all patrons and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
Did you know you can find recordings of  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! May 9-14, 2022 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
JOIN US FOR OUR WEEKLY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: 
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s in the Junior Room and on Zoom. Masks will be required for anyone 3 and up. The staff will not be masked while presenting the program and the windows will be open.Links to livestreamed Zoom are available on our website calendar. 

  • Thursdays 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. This event will be offered as a hybrid on Zoom or in person in the Junior Room of the Library. Numbers are limited and registration is required. Please register on our events calendar.
IN MAY:
Art Exhibit: Paintings of the Litchfield Hills by Dennis Stuart. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from May 2 to June 30, 2022. 

Tuesdays – Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Wednesdays - Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Thursdays – Lunch Bunch at 12:30 p.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
THIS WEEK:
Thursday, May 12 and Friday May 27 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! This 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.

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. "Anti-Paint Night" with Scribble Art Workshop. Want to have an evening filled with art and conversation but don't want to leave with the same painting as your friends? Join us at the Library for Anti-Paint Night! We will be putting the focus on inspiration over replication where you create your own unique piece of artwork. The evening will be led by Joanne Wasti, an artist and educator, who will teach basic painting techniques and help you explore color mixing to create an original abstract grid painting. No experience necessary. Light refreshments and materials provided! Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy. 

Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. Bicycle Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about bicycles and make a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

UPCOMING IN MAY:
Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Writing Workshop and Reading with Gabi Coatsworth. Join us at the Library with Gabi Coatsworth as she discusses and reads from her new memoir and explains how to get started on your own. All writing levels are welcome. Gabi Coatsworth is an award-winning British-born writer and blogger. She’s active in the Connecticut writing community and runs several groups for writers (now all on Zoom), including a monthly open mic Meetup, and a monthly Writers Rendezvous, plus a weekly write-in for the Pequot Library in Southport. Her essays, short fiction, and poetry have been published in anthologies and literary journals, both in print and online. Her memoir, Love’s Journey Home, will be published on May 7, 2022. Free & Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy.
   
Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DIY Sketchbooks; in Collaboration with Scribble Art. Join us to make your very own sketchbook complete with a handle so you can bring it outside with you for outdoor art-making this spring! We'll assemble our sketchbooks using a Japanese bookbinding technique and decorate the cover with collage. A work of art to fill with more works of art! (The workshop is self-paced, and the 2 hour length of the program is not an indication of how long it will take an individual to make a sketchbook.) Ages 6 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register. This is a free program.

Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. An Evening with Ann Jamieson. Join us at the Library for an evening with Ann Jamieson, writer of the For the Love of the Horse series. She will discuss how the lives of horses and humans have been intertwined throughout history, from plow and war horses, to horses used for transportation, to pull fire engines and deliver milk and mail, to sport and entertainment and therapy. She will read stories from her series that illustrate these connections. Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy. 

Wednesday, May 25 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 Class Act by Jerry Craft. Grades 5 and up only, please. Join us in the Junior Room. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.
 
Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. America Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about America and make a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, May 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) Memorial Day Weekend Bake Sale. Stop by the front patio of the Library for some baked goods, and help support the programs we enjoy all year long! All proceeds go to the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room if you are interested in donating baked goods for the sale! (rain date of Monday, May 30)

Coming Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, Memorial Day Weekend, ANNUAL BOOK SALE OPENS. Click for more information.
All Summer Long: Book Buddies!
We will pair up tweens with younger students as reading partners. Meetings can take place in the Junior Room of the Library, at the convenience of both Buddies. We provide a location and the books, and you bring the fun! This experience is aimed at strengthening reading skills and self-confidence of elementary school students. All school age children are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
Click here for 2022 Season
Opening Memorial Day Weekend!

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
contact us and we'll see if we have it.

Registration for Spring Classes is now open! Click one of the links below to sign up and see all we have to offer for both youth and adults.
Do you need Energy Assistance, Water Assistance and Free Tax Preparation For Kids Programs? Click below.
We are happy to offer you a free mobile app to download
for quick and easy access to your library catalog!
The Acorn Catalog mobile app is streamlined & efficient, making it easy to:
  • View & request holds
  • View & renew items out
  • Review fines
 
Acorn Catalog also... 
  • Puts your home library's contact info right in the palm of your hand
  • Includes a digital barcode version of your library card
  • Is a cool way to look at and create your own personal title lists (e.g. "To Be Read," or "Books I Hated," or "Movies for When My Nieces Visit")
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! 
Did you know about these resources?
iNDIEFLIX is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
It is accessed through
your Libby App.
The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. It is accessed through your Libby App.
BingePasses is brought to
you by hoopla and gives you unlimited access to great online content - with a single borrow!
Ask us for more information or help! It's worth it!
ONGOING INFORMATION
One-on-One Tech Advice Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Our Apple expert, Michael, can be reached at info@PersonalTechSupport.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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Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.