In case you missed last week's Book Talk with André Aciman.
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! March 15-20, 2021 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
Art Exhibit: Visions and Variety: Seven Artist Friends. A collection of paintings by artists and friends Bonnie Jo Cheron, Amy Elise Dyer, Sue Edelstein, Kathy Flynn, Lisa Mahon, Annie Decker McAward, and Robert Swanson. The exhibit can be seen in the Gallery March 5 through April 30, 2021. 
 
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.  
 
Tuesday, March 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.

Wednesday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30 a.m. Please email or register for login information.

Thursday, March 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, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Movie Club: discussion and Kahoot. We will separately be watching Abe (starring Noah Schnapp of Stranger Things fame). Please call or email the Junior Room to request a copy of the movie (which is also available on Amazon Prime, Hoopla, and Tubi). We will then meet to discuss the movie, and participate in a movie-related Kahoot. Grade 5 and up only, please. Join us on Zoom. Please email or register for login information.
 
Tuesday, March 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
 
Wednesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30 a.m. Please email or register for login information.

Thursday, March 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, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book- Restart by Gordon Korman. Grades 5 and up only, please. Join us on Zoom. Please email for a copy of the book and login information.
 
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.    
 
Tuesday, March 30 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

Wednesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Group in the Grass. Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor center for songs, fingerplays and fun! For kids 0-3 with a caregiver. Please prepare for wet ground, either with a camping chair or a plastic mat. Registration is limited to 10 families. This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the forecast is under 40 degrees at 10:30 a.m. Please email or register for login information.

COMING IN APRIL
 
Thursday, April 1 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, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. New England Nature: A Discussion with David Leff and Eric Lehman. Join Kent Memorial Library and House of Books for an evening with the authors of New England Nature. Nature writing cultivates our sense of beauty, inflaming curiosity and the passion to explore. It opens us to deep, primal experiences that enrich life. Anyone wanting to understand our relationship with the world must start here. On Zoom. Please register for login information.
  
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.

Thursday, April 22 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 Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. On Zoom. Please call the Library to register.

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Sowing Justice: An Evening with Farmers of Rock Steady Farm & Flowers. Rock Steady Farm & Flowers is an LGBTQIA+ owned and operated cooperative farm, rooted in social justice, growing sustainable vegetables in Millerton, NY. Join us to learn more about this incredible group dedicated to providing affordable, accessible food using holistic, regenerative farming practices, while working to increase equity in the food system and create safer spaces for queer and BIPOC farmers to thrive. On Zoom. Please register for login information. 
WANTED: BOOK SALE GENERAL MANAGER (or 2 Co-Managers)
KML is seeking a Book Sale General Manager
Click here for more information.

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.
The Kent Seed Library is full of seeds for this year’s growing season. While it is still early, it is a good time to start thinking about what you would like to grow this year. The Kent Memorial Library has lots of gardening books to get your creativity flowing. 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! Before you know it spring will be here! 
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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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