Beginning August 4, we will once again be requiring masks for all, no matter their vaccination status, when inside the Library. Thank you for your cooperation.
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! August 30-September 4, 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)
  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Event is in person on the back lawn of the Library.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting • Email for more information.
IN AUGUST:
Art Exhibit: Art by Franken: New and Favorites by Kent artist Tom Franken. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31, 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.

Every Friday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. (weather permitting)

THIS WEEK:
Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. All About Audiobooks with Peter Lerman. Join KML for a presentation that will cover all aspects of audiobook conception, production and distribution. Peter will begin with who buys and listens to audiobooks, how they listen and why. The many, varied genres of literature which are enjoyed in the medium, plus how audiobooks are produced will be discussed. Peter will also explain the ways to self-publish an audiobook. Business topics touched upon will be the economics of production and distribution as well as industry trends, historic performance and future outlook. Peter is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and The Audio Publishers Association, is an Audible Approved Narrator and a winner of an AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award. He has recorded nearly 100 books. Reading Room. This program is free and open to the public. Please register.

New Art Exhibit: Celebrating Kent's Quilting Heritage: A Showcase of Kent's Quilters and Local Talent. The exhibit runs from September 1 to October 29, 2021.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
  • Friday - Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. (weather permitting)

  • Saturday, September 4 at 11:00 a.m. Baking Themed Storytime and Craft. Join us for some stories about baking, and 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.

  • Monday, September 6 - LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

UPCOMING:
Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. Sylvia & Edmund Morris Lecture Series. The Future of Climate and Food with Bill McKibben and Anna Lappé. Join us for a conversation with American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming, Bill McKibben and Anna Lappé, American author and educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. Free & open to the public. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. Let’s Create a “Kent Collage” together. Come by the Library and make a contribution to our “Kent Collage”! We will have a huge banner with the letters “K-E-N-T” spelled out, and we invite you to fill in the letters with pictures, photos, or words, of what makes Kent special to you! If you aren’t able to join us on Saturday, you can drop off or email your work to be included. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Tuesday, September 14 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 Main Street 1920 by Sinclair Lewis. 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.

Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. The Home Buying Experience: Searching for Your Forever Home. Home Buying is an exciting step, but where do you begin? How do you buy the right home for you? For those interested in learning about the steps to purchasing a home. Compass Property Inspections will have licensed professionals talk about the two major aspects of home buying: real estate and home inspection. Audience members will be guided through the process of home buying to find and ensure the safety of a new home. Junior Room. This program is free and open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our Centennial, with the 1960’s as our spotlight decade this month: The Moon Landing. Come pay tribute to this historic decade with our July 20, 1969 themed moon landing party! We will watch historic footage as well as clips from today’s space program, enjoy space themed snacks, make mini rockets, and imagine being astronauts. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Wednesday, September 22, at 1:15 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! For Book Club, we will be reading “Once Was a Time” by Leila Sales. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, September 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Costume Swap and Parent’s Committee Kick-Off Party. Have some costumes that no longer fit? Looking for that special character? The swap includes both adult and children sized costumes. Whether you are looking for clothes for dress up, or getting an early start on Halloween, come by for an evening costume swap! Adult refreshments will be served. Adults only, please. The swap will be held on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
AFTER LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER HOURS:
Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 10-5

The Kent Memorial Library and the Book Sale Committee are taking all COVID precautions and are monitoring state guidelines for appropriate protocols. 
For the comfort of our volunteers, please wear a mask while browsing.
Free masks and hand sanitizer are available at the cashier’s table.

Check out the books we have for sale online!
The garden has produced so many tomatoes, a variety of peppers (those jalapenos had quite a kick!), a surprising number of potatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, kale and some herbs! The basil has been especially well received.

There are still more cucumbers, peppers, and greens to come (hopefully!), and a single melon!

We have had a great group of kids helping with watering, mowing, weeding, harvesting, and eating!

Please call or email the Junior Room with any questions. Whenever you stop by the Junior Room, check in to see if we need some help in the Garden!

The garden has been made possible in part through the generous donations by:
Mountain View Farm
Shirley Howe
Marble Valley Farm
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
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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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.