In case you missed last week's
New England Nature: A Discussion
with David Leff and Eric Lehman
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! April 5-10, 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 6 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 7 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 8 from 10:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Third Annual Peep-o-Rama Dioramas are Due. Please email or call the Junior Room for more details. 
 
Thursday, April 8 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, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. Home Safety and Fall Prevention In and Around the House. Join Kent Memorial Library and Care One Security to discuss home safety and fall prevention in and around the house. This 30-minute presentation will cover: the statistics, risk, and cost of falls and their impact on the quality of life; 6 steps to prevent a fall; household preparation: 18 steps to fall-proofing your home. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros, on Writing, on The House on Mango Street, on Activism, on the Heart Breaking Over and Over Until it Stays Open. Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. She will be in conversation with María Acosta Cruz, Ph.D professor of Language, Literature, & Culture at Clark University. This special evening is presented by Hotchkiss Library, Kent Memorial Library, Norfolk Library and Scoville Library. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Friday, April 9 Third Annual Peep-o-Rama Public Voting Begins (through April 20.) The winners will be announced April 22 and will receive a prize. Please email or call the Junior Room for more details. 

Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m. Spring Break Dinosaur Storytime and Dinosaur Egg To-Go Craft. Let’s kick off a week of school vacation together with some stories about dinosaurs, and a to-go craft kit to make your own dinosaur egg at home, that you can then “hatch” open! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register and reserve your to-go craft. 

Monday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. StoryWalk at the Claire Murphy RiverWalk in Kent. Co-hosted by the Kent Land Trust. Come walk, read & eat. Join school-age children and curious adults on a fun walk and read at the Claire Murphy River Walk on our custom StoryWalk - “A Swallow’s Story: A Place on the Farm.” Walk approximately .25 mile on a level trail and join us to read the StoryWalk along the river. Bring your lunch and a blanket and picnic by the river or along the trail. All ages welcome to participate. We will be meeting at the Claire Murphy River Walk, 170 Kent Road, at Marble Valley Farm. Space is limited, registration required. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Tuesday, April 13 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, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. How Does Your Garden Grow? Discussion and To-Go Planting Kit. Join us to discuss plans for our summer vegetable gardens. We will make plans together for our garden we are going to have on the back lawn of the Library! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room or register to reserve your to-go planting kit.
 
Wednesday, April 14 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 14 at 7:00 p.m. Book Talk: The Truth About Baked Beans. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for a conversation with author Meg Muckenhoupt and Lakeville Journal journalist Cynthia Hochswender. They will do some cooking too! On Zoom. Please register for login information.
 
Thursday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch Canceled.
 
Thursday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. Daytime Campfire and Cookout. Let’s gather around the campfire to enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and S’mores, and some campfire games! 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.

Friday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. All About Birds with CT Audubon Society from Deer Pond Farm. Learn about the birds in your backyard. What can we do at home to help with bird habitats during nesting season? All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

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.

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. 

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

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, 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.
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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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