Masks are optional in the main Library. Masks are required in the Children's
Room for all patrons and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
Did you know you can find recordings of  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! April 18-23, 2022 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
JOIN US FOR OUR WEEKLY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: 
  • 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.
IN APRIL:
Art Exhibit: An Exploration of Color by Kathleen L’Hommedieu and Her Students. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from March 3 - April 29, 2022. 

Tuesdays – Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Wednesdays - Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Thursdays – Lunch Bunch at 12:30 p.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.

THIS WEEK:
Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Book Talk with Nan Rossiter. Meet New York Times and USA Today bestselling and local author as she discusses her new book A Good Measure. Free & open to the public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy.
KCS SPRING BREAK EVENTS:
Monday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. Paint like Bob Ross. Join us in the Junior Room as we break out our painting supplies and watch a classic episode of Bob Ross. Follow along with us and we’ll paint some happy little trees of our own! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. Yoga session in the Junior Room. Join us as we set up the big screen and roll out our mats! We will show a kid friendly yoga video, and try out all the moves together. Bring your own mat or use one of ours! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
 
Wednesday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. DIY Stickers! Join us in the Junior Room as we create our own stickers! We will supply everything you need to make your very own stickers. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.  
 
Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Movie. Join us for a relaxing afternoon as we turn the Junior Room into a Library theater and watch Tom & Jerry (PG). All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register. (This is not a drop off.)
 
Friday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. Earth Day Activity. Join us on Earth Day for some wholesome fun! We will be celebrating Earth Day by reading some books about the Earth, discussing things we can do to help take care of the Earth, and planting sunflowers in recycled containers. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. LEGO Day! We will have LEGO stations for families to come and build with us! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, so that we can prepare your LEGO station.

Sunday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Sitter® Essential Training. This 5 ½ hour course is designed to prepare students grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. This Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students will learn Safety Skills, Child Care Skills, First Aid and Rescue Skills, and Life and Business Skills. Class is $30 per participant. Grade 6 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Registration is required. Space is limited. ALL SPACES FILLED, WAIT LIST ONLY.
LATER IN APRIL:
Wednesday, April 27 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- Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Friday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? This 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.

Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. Special Storytime with Seth Meyers! Join us for a special Storytime with Seth Meyers, where he will read his new book, I'm Not Scared, You're Scared! All ages are welcome to participate. Junior Room. Please call or email to register. Registration is required.

COMING UP IN MAY:
Art Exhibit: Paintings of the Litchfield Hills by Dennis Stuart. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from May 2 to June 30, 2022. 

Thursday, May 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series. War, Peace, and In Between. This Spring we are covering the period from WWII up to the 1980s. Although the books for Spring date back to another century, the material may be more current than we would expect. This month's book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. The KML book discussion is free and open to the public. On Zoom. Please call the Library to register.

Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. Reading with Wynton. Join our special guests Lee Sohl and Wynton, her Mi-Ki puppy, for our monthly storytime and puppy cuddling session! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, May 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 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! Must register - call 860.927.3761. Only room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.

Thursday, May 12 and Friday May 27 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! This 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.

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. "Anti-Paint Night" with Scribble Art Workshop. Want to have an evening filled with art and conversation but don't want to leave with the same painting as your friends? Join us at the Library for Anti-Paint Night! We will be putting the focus on inspiration over replication where you create your own unique piece of artwork. The evening will be led by Joanne Wasti, an artist and educator, who will teach basic painting techniques and help you explore color mixing to create an original abstract grid painting. No experience necessary. Light refreshments and materials provided! Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy. 

Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. Bicycle Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about bicycles and make a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Writing Workshop and Reading with Gabi Coatsworth. Join us at the Library with Gabi Coatsworth as she discusses and reads from her new memoir and explains how to get started on your own. All writing levels are welcome. Gabi Coatsworth is an award-winning British-born writer and blogger. She’s active in the Connecticut writing community and runs several groups for writers (now all on Zoom), including a monthly open mic Meetup, and a monthly Writers Rendezvous, plus a weekly write-in for the Pequot Library in Southport. Her essays, short fiction, and poetry have been published in anthologies and literary journals, both in print and online. Her memoir, Love’s Journey Home, will be published on May 7, 2022. Free & Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy.
   
Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DIY Sketchbooks; in Collaboration with Scribble Art. Join us to make your very own sketchbook complete with a handle so you can bring it outside with you for outdoor art-making this spring! We'll assemble our sketchbooks using a Japanese bookbinding technique and decorate the cover with collage. A work of art to fill with more works of art! (The workshop is self-paced, and the 2 hour length of the program is not an indication of how long it will take an individual to make a sketchbook.) Ages 6 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register. This is a free program.

Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. An Evening with Ann Jamieson. Join us at the Library for an evening with Ann Jamieson, writer of the For the Love of the Horse series. She will discuss how the lives of horses and humans have been intertwined throughout history, from plow and war horses, to horses used for transportation, to pull fire engines and deliver milk and mail, to sport and entertainment and therapy. She will read stories from her series that illustrate these connections. Open to the Public. Reading Room. Please register. Masks are optional and welcomed but not required. Please refer to our website for current mask policy. 

Wednesday, May 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 Class Act by Jerry Craft. Grades 5 and up only, please. Join us in the Junior Room. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.
 
Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. America Storytime and Craft. Join us while we read some stories about America and make a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Coming Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, Memorial Day Weekend, ANNUAL BOOK SALE OPENS. Click for more information.
All Summer Long: Book Buddies!
We will pair up tweens with younger students as reading partners. Meetings can take place in the Junior Room of the Library, at the convenience of both Buddies. We provide a location and the books, and you bring the fun! This experience is aimed at strengthening reading skills and self-confidence of elementary school students. All school age children are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
Registration for Spring Classes is now open! Click one of the links below to sign up and see all we have to offer for both youth and adults.
Do you need Energy Assistance, Water Assistance and Free Tax Preparation For Kids Programs? Click below.
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
contact us and we'll see if we have it.

Click here for 2022 Season – Opening Memorial Day Weekend!
We are happy to offer you a free mobile app to download
for quick and easy access to your library catalog!
The Acorn Catalog mobile app is streamlined & efficient, making it easy to:
  • View & request holds
  • View & renew items out
  • Review fines
 
Acorn Catalog also... 
  • Puts your home library's contact info right in the palm of your hand
  • Includes a digital barcode version of your library card
  • Is a cool way to look at and create your own personal title lists (e.g. "To Be Read," or "Books I Hated," or "Movies for When My Nieces Visit")
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! 
Did you know about these resources?
iNDIEFLIX is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
It is accessed through
your Libby App.
The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. It is accessed through your Libby App.
BingePasses is brought to
you by hoopla and gives you unlimited access to great online content - with a single borrow!
Ask us for more information or help! It's worth it!
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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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.