When inside the Library, we are requiring masks for all, no matter
their vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.
The drawing was at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at the
Pumpkin Run, chosen by Pumpkin Run runner Ben Baird.
Congratulations to
Brian W. Armet
from Berlin, CT

Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
The KML Book Sale is over for another year. Our book sale crew welcomed our new manager, Michael DeGirolamo, who has done a wonderful job this summer. The book sale could not exist without our huge group of volunteers who help with set-up, take-down, pricing, carrying books, cashiering, and everything else that needs doing. We also appreciate all of the people who have donated a vast number of books as well as our many book buyers. It takes a village!

Check out the books we have for sale online!
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! November 8-13, 2021 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s in the Junior Room and on Zoom. Beginning November 2, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. the Baby Group will meet inside the Library. You must register for the onsite program, as space is limited to 8 families each day. Please only register for Tuesday OR Wednesday, so as many families can participate in person as possible. Masks will be required for anyone 3 and up. The staff will not be masked while presenting the program, and the windows will be open.The program will be livestreamed via Zoom each day, and links are available on our website calendar. No registration is necessary to participate via Zoom. There may be a waiting list to attend in person, so please let us know if you can’t attend and/or cancel your registration. If you are unable to register, please email the Junior Room and we will add you to the waitlist. We will call the waiting list at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. This event will be offered as a hybrid on Zoom or in person in the Junior Room of the Library. Numbers are limited and registration is required. Please register on our events calendar.
Art Exhibit: Light, Color & Texture Revisited: A solo photography show by Sergio Villaschi. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from November 1 to December 30, 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.

Tuesday, November 9 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 The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway 1925 by Ernest Hemingway. 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.

Thursday, November 11 Library Closed for Veterans Day

Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our Centennial, with the 1970s as our spotlight decade this month: STAR WARS Day! A long time ago, in a year far far away…1977 to be exact, the first Star Wars movie was released, and the world of Star Wars has remained a part of popular culture ever since. We are celebrating this epic story with a day of epic fun! Come test your skills on the Jedi Obstacle Course, and make your very own lightsaber.  All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, November 13 at 7:00 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. Reading Room. Refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to public. Please register.

Wednesday, November 17 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- Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. Grades 5 and up only, please. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Friday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? These one-shot campaigns are 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.

Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Share. Come by the Junior Room with a non-perishable donation for the Kent Food Bank and enjoy stories read by our special guest Mary Cox of Kent Center School, and make a Thanksgiving craft. All ages are welcome, we will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register. Please make sure your donations are not past their sell-by date!

Monday, November 22 at 3:30 p.m. Megan Haney of Marble Valley Farm. Join our special guest, Megan Haney from Marble Valley Farm while she teaches us about the rich and varied history of corn and its uses! All ages are welcome, we will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email email the Junior Room to register. 

Thursday, November 11 Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m. Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some classic stories by William Steig and make 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, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Holiday Favorites: The Most Wonderful Songs of The Year on Zoom. Presented by Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com - a music education platform with over 2 million views and 20k + subscribers. Hearing holiday music can instantly fill our minds with the smell of pine, the taste of eggnog, and the warmth of a bright burning fire, but did you know that Jingle Bells was originally meant to be a Thanksgiving song? Discover the story behind some of your holiday favorites while we learn why they truly are the most wonderful songs of the year. This program consists of spoken lecture as well as live piano performance. Free & Open to the Public. Please register for login 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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