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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! June 20-25, 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. Tuesdays in the Junior Room and on Zoom; Wednesdays outside (weather permitting). Links to Tuesday's 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 JUNE:
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. Outside (weather permitting).
Thursdays – Lunch Bunch at 12:30 p.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.

ANNUAL BOOK SALE IS OPEN. Click for more information.

THIS WEEK:
Wednesday, June 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party and Summer Camp Sign-Up. Come by the Junior Room to learn more about the summer of Beyond the Beaten Path. Find out about all the events and activities the Library has to offer this summer! Pick up your first BINGO sheet, do a craft, have a snack, play some games, and let’s have some fun! Registration opens for Library Camp, for kids entering K-4th Grade (you must register for each individual week, space is limited). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room with any questions.
 
Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tween Summer Reading Rewards Kick-off Party with Dinner & Movie. Come find out about our Summer Program for Tweens, and the Rewards that await you! Bring your dinner and stay for a screening of Spiderman: No Way Home (rated PG-13). For kids entering Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Wednesday, June 22. Adult Summer Reading Begins! Click here for more information.

Saturday, June 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Annual Library Benefit. Annual Library Benefit. Honorary Co-Chairs Annette de la Renta & Nancy Kissinger welcome you to our annual benefit in this, the Library's 100th year atThe Walker House, 34 Macedonia Brook Road, Kent. $100.00 per person (in honor of the Centennial) Click here to purchase tickets. RSVP by June 18.

UPCOMING IN JUNE:
Monday, June 27 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 in the backyard of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this three-part movie night every Thursday Night behind the Library. Free and Open to the Public. Please email to register. *Chairs & Blankets encouraged!

COMING IN JULY:
Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. Reading with Wynton. Join our special guests Lee Sohl and Wynton, her Mi-Ki puppy, for a storytime and puppy cuddling session! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, July 2 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. One-on-One Tech Advice. Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Have questions about: iCloud, iTunes, your Apple ID, Siri, Apps – or something else? Let our technology tutor and former Apple store specialist allow you the opportunity to get individualized one-on-one instruction. These practical, hands-on sessions are designed to help you solve problems, learn new techniques, and discover tips and tricks. Bring your iPhone, iPad, MacBook – and your questions! Must register - call 860.927.3761. Only room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.

Saturday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. LEGO Day! Come by for a fun day as we break out the LEGOs and get creative! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Tuesday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. Family Movie Tuesday! Join us all month long for Tuesday night Family night – Dinner & a Movie. You pack the picnic dinner, we set up the screening room! Tonight’s showing is: Paw Patrol: The Movie (G). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Thursday, July 7 A Special Evening with Gabby Bernstein at 5:00 p.m. Cocktails. 5:30 p.m. Program with Q&A and Book Signing. Join Kent Memorial Library and Cornwall Library for a very special evening with Gabby Bernstein. For more than sixteen years, Gabby Bernstein has been transforming lives—including her own. The #1 New York Times bestselling author has penned nine books, including The Universe Has Your Back, Super Attractor and Happy Days. Gabby was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader.” The New York Times identified Gabby as “a new role model.” In her weekly podcast, Dear Gabby, she offers up real-time coaching, straight talk and conversations about personal growth and spirituality. From her start hosting intimate conversations with twenty people in her New York City apartment, Gabby has grown to speaking to tens of thousands in sold-out venues throughout the world. This program will take place at the Cornwall Library. Limited space available, please register.
 
Thursday, July 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teen and Tween “Minute-to-win-it” Game Night. Join us for a night of fun competition with a wide array of games to be played! There will be prizes! Come with a team, or we will help you find a team. Attendance at this event counts for one point towards the summer’s eight point goal. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. Estate Planning for Everyone, Actually! Katrina Luca and Lisa Seo will discuss proper estate planning. Protect yourself, your loved ones, and save tax on your estate! We will discuss questions like Do you want to make decisions on your estate in advance or do you want the court to decide for you? Who will make medical decisions for you when you are incapable of making decisions for yourself? Do you want your heir to inherit your assets without having to go through a long probate process? Reading Room. Please register.
 
Monday, July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teen and 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 in the Junior Room of the Library, before we venture out onto the streets of town. Attendance at this event counts for one point towards the summer’s eight point goal. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. Family Movie Tuesday! Join us all month long for Tuesday night Family night – Dinner & a Movie. You pack the picnic dinner, we set up the screening room! Tonight’s showing is: Ferdinand (PG). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about the beach, and then 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.
 
Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. Family Movie Tuesday! Join us all month long for Tuesday night Family night – Dinner & a Movie. You pack the picnic dinner, we set up the screening room! Tonight’s showing is: The Adventures of Milo and Otis (G). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Thursday, July 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teen and Tween Murder Mystery Night. There has been a fictitious crime at the Junior Room! Come show us your best acting skills and detective work, and help solve the murder mystery! Children will play-act from character clues, gather other clues, and attempt to solve the mystery. Sure to be a night of mystery and delight! Attendance at this event counts for one point towards the summer’s eight point goal. For kids entering Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. Family Movie Tuesday! Join us all month long for Tuesday night Family night – Dinner & a Movie. You pack the picnic dinner, we set up the screening room! Tonight’s showing is: Sing 2 (PG). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Thursday, July 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Teen and Tween Quiz Night. It is time for a night of trivia! Compete against other teams for a prize! Register with a team, or we can help you find one. Attendance at this event counts for one point towards the summer’s eight point goal. For kids entering Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for this three-part movie night every Thursday Night behind the Library. Free and Open to the Public. Please email to register. *Chairs & Blankets encouraged!
LIBRARY CAMP!!!!!!!
Every Wednesday from June 29 to July 27 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 meet in the Junior Room, 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 email 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.
Click below on any of the Jr Room Flyers:
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.
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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")
In need of a little seed? The Kent Seed Library is full of great seeds for your garden. There are small envelopes you can use to take the amount of seeds you need and leave the rest for others. Come check out our seeds and get your growing juices flowing! Have more seeds of one kind than you need? Donate them to the Kent Seed Library for others to enjoy! 
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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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