In case you missed last week's Brain-Healthy Tips to Prevent a ‘Brain Attack’ with Sharon Hospital’s Melissa Braislin. 
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
JUNE 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!
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! May 31-June 5, 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! Join us outside behind the Kent Visitor Center.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting • Email for more information.
Art Exhibit: Cut and Paste, A Show of Collages by Kent artist Patrice Galterio. The exhibit runs from May 3 to June 28, 2021.

Monday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale. Our outdoor annual book sale carries a wide range of books, including many current best sellers, mysteries, biographies, art history, to name a few; the book sale caters to all interests. (these times are weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. You are invited to a Zoom Webinar! Topic: 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. Free and Open to the Public. You must register for login information At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave your last name blank.

Saturday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate Our Centennial, with the 1930s as our spotlight decade this month: Board Game and Big Band Bonanza. We are breaking out the board games as kids did in the 1930s for an afternoon of fun! We will also listen to some Big Band music while playing our games, and as a reminder of the hard times that were faced during the Great Depression, we welcome any donations for the Food Bank. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Tuesday, June 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rise Up and Branch Out with Deirdre Fischer. Join us for a 4-part series workshop that offers skills for and guidance with self-directed attitudes and practices. This is a workshop that will take place outside on Tuesdays in June. Free & open to the public. Come to one or come to all! Please call 860.927.3761 or email with any questions or to register.

Friday, June 11 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 Firegirl by Tony Abbott. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Tuesday, June 15 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rise Up and Branch Out with Deirdre Fischer. Join us for a 4-part series workshop that offers skills for and guidance with self-directed attitudes and practices. This is a workshop that will take place outside on Tuesdays in June. Free & open to the public. Come to one or come to all! Please call 860.927.3761 or email with any questions or to register.

Thursday, June 17 at 1:15 p.m. FREE POPSICLES! We will be out on the sidewalk in front of the Library handing out popsicles, to celebrate the Last Day of School! We’d love to see your smiling summer vacation faces! All ages are welcome.

Saturday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. Father’s Day Storytime and swirl painting. Join us for some stories, and a swirl painting activity. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register

Tuesday, June 22 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party and Summer Camp Sign-Up. Come by the Junior Room to learn more about the summer of Tails and Tales. Find out about all the events and activities the Library has to offer this summer, and sign up for Library Camp for kids entering K-4 Grade (you must register for each individual week, space is limited). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please call or email the Junior Room with any questions.

Tuesday, June 22 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rise Up and Branch Out with Deirdre Fischer. Join us for a 4-part series workshop that offers skills for and guidance with self-directed attitudes and practices. This is a workshop that will take place outside on Tuesdays in June. Free & open to the public. Come to one or come to all! Please call 860.927.3761 or email with any questions or to register.

Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tween Summer Reading Rewards Kick-off Party & Outdoor Movie Night. Come find out about our Summer Program for Tweens, and the Rewards that await you! And then stay for an outdoor movie screening! For kids entering Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting on the back lawn of the Library. Please email to register.
 
Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A Mushroom Walk. Learn about mycology and explore the beautiful Pond Mountain Natural Area with David Paton and Steve Pener. Sponsored by Kent Memorial Library and Pond Mountain Trust. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Tuesday, June 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rise Up and Branch Out with Deirdre Fischer. Join us for a 4-part series workshop that offers skills for and guidance with self-directed attitudes and practices. This is a workshop that will take place outside on Tuesdays in June. Free & open to the public. Come to one or come to all! Please call 860.927.3761 or email with any questions or to register.
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
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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Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.