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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 In case you missed last week's Cut the Cord program.

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



WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!  February 15-20, 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.
 
Monday, February 15 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS' DAY

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.
 
Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Introduction to BeekeepingDan Carr, owner of Beavertides Farm, takes you from the anatomy and social structure of honey bees to the basics of managing a hive, and teaches you about what it takes to start your very own beehive. Beavertides Farm is a sustainable livestock farm and apiary in Falls Village, CT. Besides raising sheep, goats and millions of honey bees, he and his wife, Maureen, teach classes in beekeeping, raising backyard chickens and other farming and homesteading related topics. On zoom. Please register for login information.  
 
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.
 
Thursday, February 25 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 Augustown by Kei Miller. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. On Zoom. Please call the Library to register.
 
COMING IN MARCH & APRIL

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.

Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. AndrĂ© Aciman presents Homo Irrealis, in conversation with David Nasaw. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for an evening with AndrĂ© Aciman, in conversation with David Nasaw, about his latest book release Homo IrrealisOn Zoom. Please register for login information.

Monday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m. Learn to Top Graft Apples and Pears with Justin Potter - outdoor event. Join Kent Memorial Library as Justin Potter shows us 'gentle top grafting;' adding scionwood of one variety onto a well established tree of another variety, but without the major surgery involved with standard top grafting. Doing this, Justin has added about 40 varieties onto three apple trees since 2018. Participants will be able to see grafts of different ages, where on the tree they worked well - and where they didn't - and learn some things that Justin had to learn the hard way. Please register. Address will be provided upon registration. This program is live, outside, off site, and masks and social distancing are required.
Rain date will be Friday, March 19.
 
Thursday, March 25 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 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. On Zoom. Please call the Library to 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.
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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  
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