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Library Camp - Every Wednesday - June 30 to July 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 2 hours of summer fun at the Library! Library Camp is a drop off program for kids entering Grades K-4. We’ll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more! We will be meeting in the Junior Room of the library, masks required. Registration opens at the Summer Reading Program kick-off party on June 22 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, or you can register by calling or emailing the Junior Room after June 22, to register. Registration required.
 
Bingo Boards available every Wednesday and due the
following Wednesday. Prize basket drawings will take
place every Wednesday afternoon in July!

The Junior Room will be closed every Wednesday in July from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Library Camp.
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! June 28-July 3, 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.
  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Event is hybrid, on Zoom or in person on the back lawn of the Library.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting • Email for more information.
Art Exhibits: Cut and Paste, A Show of Collages by Kent artist Patrice Galterio. The exhibit runs until June 28, 2021. Beginning in July: Art by Franken: New and Favorites by Kent artist Tom Franken. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31, 2021.

Tuesday, June 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rise Up and Branch Out with Deirdre Fischer. Join us for a 4-part series workshop that offers skills for and guidance with self-directed attitudes and practices. This is a workshop that will take place outside on Tuesdays in June. Free & open to the public. Come to one or come to all! Please call 860.927.3761 or email with any questions or to register.

Wednesday, June 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. 2 hours of summer fun at the Library! Library Camp is a drop off program for kids entering Grades K-4. We’ll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more! We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Masks required. Registration required.

Thursday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. Tween Outdoor Movie Night. Come join us for an outdoor movie screening! For kids entering Grades 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, July 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Our Centennial, with the 1940s as our spotlight decade this month: LEGOFest Saturday! These amazing and always interesting interlocking toy bricks were first manufactured in 1949. Let’s celebrate this invention that has brought us endless hours of creative play. Your own bin of LEGO tiles awaits you! We will set up socially distanced LEGO stations, with personal bins of LEGOs, and you can build till you can’t build no more…or until it’s time for lunch! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Sunday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.  

Monday, July 5 Library Closed.
 
Monday, July 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. 

Tuesday, July 6 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. A Chess-pertise Experience: the chess crew is back at KML! Open to all beginners and intermediates with enthusiasm to go and play chess! In the chess court (weather permitting), otherwise in the Reading Room. No registration required.
 
Wednesday, July 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. 2 hours of summer fun at the Library! Library Camp is a drop off program for kids entering Grades K-4. We’ll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more! We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Masks required. Registration required.

Thursday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Friday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m. Tween Cupcake Wars. Come show off your baking skills and win prizes! Bring 12 cupcakes ready to be iced, decorated, and judged by a panel of special guests. You’ll have 60 minutes to craft your masterpieces. The theme is Summer Fun! We will provide some decorating ingredients, but you do the rest. For kids entering Grades 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.

Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 11 at 4:00 p.m. Sylvia & Edmund Morris Lecture Series. Medicine – The Future with Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate. The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce the second Morris Lecture with the appearance of co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, Dr. Varmus. He will discuss Vital Topics in Modern Medicine including COVID-19, CRISPR, and innovations in cancer treatments. Join us for a wine reception with Dr. Varmus immediately after the event. Free & open to the public. Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street, Kent. Must register. Seats are limited!

Tuesday, July 13 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. A Chess-pertise Experience: the chess crew is back at KML! Open to all beginners and intermediates with enthusiasm to go and play chess! In the chess court (weather permitting), otherwise in the Reading Room. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp. 2 hours of summer fun at the Library! Library Camp is a drop off program for kids entering Grades K-4. We’ll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more! We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Masks required. Registration required. Please call or email the Junior Room for more information.
 
Thursday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tween Town Scavenger Hunt. Put on your problem solving hats (and comfortable shoes!), as you walk the streets of Kent in search of clues and answers. Compete against other teams for a prize! Register with a team, or we can help you find one. For kids entering Grades 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, July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. Summer Themed Storytime and craft. Join us for some stories about summer 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.

Sunday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Book Event with author Sergio Troncoso in conversation with Jotham Burrello, Director of the Yale Writers' Workshop. They will be discussing Troncoso's Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in between Worlds. Enjoy some light Mexican fare from our neighbors at The Villager! Outside at KML (weather permitting) or the Reading Room. Co-sponsored by House of Books. Free and open to the public. Please register.
JUNE HOURS: Friday: 10-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 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 Library Garden is in full swing, and we welcome any and all help throughout the summer. We are in constant need of friends to help with watering and weeding (and then eating!). Let’s work together and make our garden a success. 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!  
Kent Community Fund Support for Summer Programs for Children
The Kent Community Fund is providing scholarships for summer camp and
summer programs for the children of qualifying Kent families, as follows:
 
At YMCA Camp Mohawk in Cornwall  campmohawk.org  860 672-6655
 Weekly day camp for girls ages 5 to 12 for eight weeks starting June 28 and ending August 20 - $367 a week.
 One week co-ed day camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 13 – August 23 to 27.
Cost is also $357 a week. The financial aid form is on the camp website.
 
Support is Available for Other Summer Programs
 Applications/requests for scholarship assistance for other summer programs being used by families
are being handled by Kent’s Social Services Director Leah Pullaro. Call 860 927-1586.
 
The Kent Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to “help individuals living in Kent meet emergency needs and to support community programs serving Kent residents.” Support comes from hundreds of full and part-time Kent residents as well as local churches and organizations.
Further information is available at kentctcommunityfund.org.
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