When inside the Library, we are requiring masks for all, no matter
their vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! September 6-11, 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 SEPTEMBER:
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. Join us on Saturday, September 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the Opening Reception.

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)

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

THIS WEEK:
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.

UPCOMING:
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.

Saturday, September 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Celebrating Kent’s Quilting Heritage: A Showcase of Kent’s Quilters and Local Talent. Exhibit on display in the Gallery September 1 - October 29, 2021. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. (Masks are required in the Library.)
 
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.

Saturday, October 2 Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Quiz Night. CAMA-Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, 31 Kent Cornwall Road, Route 7, Kent, CT. Join Us for Quiz Night 2021!!!!!! Form a team of 4 and give it a name. $50 per team or $60 at the door. Each team donates a bottle of wine at door. We encourage preregistration. To register online. For further information, call the Library at 860.927.3761. Must be 18 years of age or above. Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry.

Tuesday, October 12 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 Mrs. Dalloway 1925 by Virginia Woolf. 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, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Quilts - An American Heritage. Join us as Veralyn Davee, a quilter for 45 years, will give an overview of the history and development of quilting as a uniquely American art form. Using examples from her body of work, she will show a variety of traditional and contemporary designs. Recently retired after 35 years as an audiologist, she enjoys having more time to explore her craft. Veralyn is a member on several area quilt guilds and has won ribbons in quilt shows in both Michigan and Connecticut. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. (Masks are required in the Library.)

Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. The History of Signature Quilts. Join Marge Smith as she discusses the history of signature quilts - their snapshot of a community and their additional values as a great genealogy resource. Marge Smith grew up as a Faculty brat at South Kent School, where her parents taught. She is currently the curator/archivist at the Kent Historical Society. Free and Open to the Public. Please register. (Masks are required in the Library.)
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.

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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
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