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


Please email or register for Storytime login information



WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  February 1-6, 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.
 
Tuesday, February 2 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, February 4 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. Please register.  
 
Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. Take your Child to Library Day. Celebrate with us! We will have a Storytime to celebrate the joy to be found in Libraries and meet our new Library cat mascots! We will read books and get set up for an at-home craft of making our own Chia Pet Planters - modeled after our favorite book characters. Planter kits will be available for pickup from Tuesday, February 2 through Friday, February 5. All ages are welcome. Join us on zoom. Please email or register for Storytime login information, and call or email the Junior Room to reserve your Chia Pet Planter.   
 
Tuesday, February 9 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, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Cut the Cord! The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services that streaming-as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV-can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise... just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control... come learn how to Cut the Cord! On zoom. Please register for login information.  
 
Thursday, February 11 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. Please register.

Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m. Chinese New Year Storytime and Craft. Join us to learn about Chinese New Year celebrations, and to make a special lucky red envelope to give to a loved one, to wish them good luck and prosperity in the upcoming year.  Craft Kit will be available for curbside pickup Tuesday, February 9 through Thursday, February 11. All ages are welcome. Join us on zoom. Please email or register for login information, and call or email the Junior Room to reserve your lucky red envelope craft kit.

Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. Get ready for Valentine's Day Storytime and Valentine card craft demo. Craft Kit will be available for curbside pickup on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. All ages are welcome. Join us on zoom. Please email or register for login information, and call or email the Junior Room to reserve your card craft kit.  

Tuesday, February 16 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, February 18 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. Please register.

Friday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m. Movie Club: discussion with an at home Camp-Out and Kahoot.  Join us for the First Meeting of our Movie Club!  For our first movie we will be separately watching Hidden Figures. Please call or email the Junior Room to request a copy of the movie. We will then meet over zoom on Friday, February 19 to discuss the movie, and to participate in a movie-related Kahoot. We encourage all participants to set up their own at home Camp-Out spot to broadcast from! Create a fort, set up a tent in your living room, and decorate your space in whatever way you see fit. We can't wait to see your Camp-Out spaces, and discuss the movie! Grades 5 and up only. Join us on zoom. Please email or register for login information.  
  
Tuesday, February 23 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, February 25 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. Please register.

Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club (Zoom).
Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the Library. Since we can't be together in person, we are sending the delicious meeting snacks home to you. Swing by for curbside pickup of your snack bag on Thursday or Friday (before 3:30 p.m.). We also will be discussing our Book Club book The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade. Grades 5 and up only. Join us on zoom. Call or email to request a copy of the book and to reserve your snack bag. Please email or register for login information.

COMING IN MARCH

Saturday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem or music is invited to join in or listen. Join us on zoom. Please register for login information.  
Click here for online viewing.

See the Press!    Litchfield County Times Article         NMSpectrum Article 


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.