Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
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 ou can register by calling or emailing the Junior Room. 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! July 5-10, 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 Exhibit: Art by Franken: New and Favorites by Kent artist Tom Franken. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 31, 2021. Join us on Saturday, August 7 for an Artist Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Summer Recipes: Adult Summer Reading Program. Beginning on July 1, all adults are invited to drop in at the Library and start reading and sharing their favorite summer recipes old and new to win a chance at our weekly prize of a coupon to our Famous Book Sale and then our grand prize gift basket full of summer food fun items! Adults will fill out a form for each book they read or listen to (including e-books) and recipe, which will be entered into a drawing each Wednesday for the weekly prize and on Wednesday, August 18 for the grand prize. All recipes will go into a binder to share with all! Thank you to these businesses for donating items in our grand prize gift basket: Ace Hardware of Kent, Davis IGA, Mountain View Farm and Terston.

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.

Tuesday, July 20 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.
 
Thursday, July 22 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 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.

Friday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Monday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Pollinator Pathways. Join Whitney Troy from Kent Land Trust and Nancy Schaefer from Kent Garden Club in a presentation about Pollinator Pathways! Reading Room. Free and open to the public. Please register.

Tuesday, July 27 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.
 
Thursday, July 29 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 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Tuesday, August 3 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.
 
Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. Poetry and Music Night. Join us for an evening of poetry and music hosted by poet and photographer Karen Chase Everyone is invited and all poets/musicians are welcome to participate. If you are not a poet but have a favorite poem written by someone else, you are welcome to read and if you like poetry but don’t write your own, please come to listen. Musicians and singers are also welcome to join in. Refreshments will be served. Depending on the number of readers, you may be able to read from 1 to 5 or more poems. Everyone will be given an opportunity to read or play. This event is free & open to public. Please register.

Saturday, August 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Artist Reception: Art by Franken. The exhibit runs from July 1 through August 31. Please register.
JULY 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.
ONGOING INFORMATION
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