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 20-25, 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 and on zoom.
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.

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 Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale. (weather permitting)

THIS WEEK:
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.
 
UPCOMING:
Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our Centennial, with the 1960’s as our spotlight decade this month: Sharpie Tie-dye Day! Let’s work together and make some super tie-dye creations! Bring along a white t-shirt, or pillow case, or socks, or anything else that you might want to tie-dye. Let’s get creative and have tons of fun! All ages are welcome. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 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! Call or visit the front desk to register, only room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY. *please note tutoring begins at a different time for October only.

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.

Monday, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Medicare 101. Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Detail the costs associated with medical and drug insurance. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This is an educational event. You must register in advance for this educational event. At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave your last name blank. Please register at: https://bit.ly/2POT1hj. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Friday, October 8 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? This one-shot campaign is suitable for all experience levels! Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, space is limited.
 
Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about dinosaurs, 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.

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.

Check out the books we have for sale online!
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 info@PersonalTechSupport.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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