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To register for any of the events listed, please do so by calling the
Library - 860-927-3761; by emailing - kmlinfo@biblio.org; by stopping
at the Library, or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

Your dioramas are due on Monday, April 8 before 5:30 p.m.


JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
We are having a Peep Diorama Contest! Make your diorama at home, include at least one Peep, and then bring it to be displayed in the library. Dioramas are due on April 8th before 5:30 p.m. Public voting is April 9th through April 20th. The winners will be announced April 22nd and will receive a prize! (There are two age categories for the contest: ages 14 and under and ages 15 and up).
 
Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.  

Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch in the Junior Room. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee. Mary Poppins Returns (PG) All ages. It's an early dismissal for teacher conferences so we're showing this hot new release. Parents who have KCS Parent/Teacher conferences may leave their children in the care of the Children's librarians with prior notification. You must register with the time of your conferences. Otherwise, not a drop off. Please register.
 
Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Peep Dioramas Due! All Ages. All Peep Dioramas for our Peep-O-Rama contest are due by the end of the day! Judging starts April 9th, so all entries must be received before then. Good Luck!
 
Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night! Aquaman (PG-13) - Grades 5 and up only. Come see this new release and enjoy some yummy treats with friends! Please register.
 
  Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. Li Liu the Acrobat! All Ages. Prepare to be amazed! There will be hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling, and more! You don't want to miss this! This program is being held at the Kent Community House. Please register. Not a drop off.   
 
Monday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. STEM Challenge! Grades K and up. Come use your engineering skills in a fun, STEM challenge. Please register. Not a drop off.

Tuesday, April 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Building with David! All Ages. Come check out our awesome LEGO collection! There will be an experienced LEGO builder who can give tips and help you build. He's bringing some of his advanced creations to show also! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. "Air Is All Around Us" with the Kent Conservation Commission! All Ages. Come learn all about the air we breathe and why it's so important to keep it clean! We are going to learn about plants that help our air and even make a craft that moves with air. This program is sponsored by the Kent Conservation Commission. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Please register.
 
Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Easter Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a festive Easter craft. Please register. Not a drop off.   
 
Wednesday, April 24 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Half-Day Special. Games, crafts, and fun! Please send your child with a bagged lunch or snack (no peanut products allowed). Drop off for kids in K-5 only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room will be closed for the duration of this program. **We cannot regulate what food is brought into the library. If your child has a specific food allergy please contact the Junior Room staff. Thank you!**

Meet. Play. Flow & 7 Days of Wellness 
Thurs., April 4 thru Wed., April 10, 2019 
Sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce 
Three of the programs are ours!  
Two on Saturday and one on Sunday.   
Check it out: Meet. Play. Flow. 
 
 
Art Exhibit: A Collection of Stuff by Kent photographer Karen Chase. Includes photographs ranging from Insects to Ireland and a lot in between. The exhibit runs from March 6 to April 30.
 
Tuesday, April 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
   
Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Children: Our Treasure, Our Future UN-UNICEF - Encouraging Opportunities with guest speaker Terri Brennan . Followed by a reception. Free & open to the public. Please register.  
 
Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. Be a part of the Kent Chamber's Meet. Play. Flow & 7 Days of Wellness. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, April 6 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, o nly room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.
 
Saturday, April 6 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Breathe-Witness-Choose Love. This 1-hour workshop will include breathing techniques, exercises for developing non-judgmental awareness and an introduction to how Yoga, Ayurveda, and Bach Flowers can support us in moving out of unhealthy holding patterns into more creative solutions for our health and wellness. It will not include yoga postures. Be a part of the Kent Chamber's Meet. Play. Flow & 7 Days of Wellness. Please register . Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, April 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem is invited to join in or listen. Refreshments will be served. Reading Room. Please register.
 
Sunday, April 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Ayurveda, Health and Creativity. This 2-hour workshop will give insight into the Ayurvedic perspective that health is more than just the absence of illness, but an optimal state of harmony among the multiple layers of our existence where creativity is the ultimate result. It will include an overview of the key elements of a balanced lifestyle and an exploration of what brings us joy and purpose. Be a part of the Kent Chamber's Meet. Play. Flow & 7 Days of Wellness. Please register . Donation: $15 per class.
 
Tuesday, April 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, April 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, April 13 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.
 
Tuesday, April 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, April 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series: Nationality and War, Four Asian Novels. The focus is on four novels in which Asian women write about disturbing and violent national histories. The stories are set before, during, and after WWII. This month's book is White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht. Reading Room. Please Register.
 
Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monthly Chess Club. The club is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register. For more information email: daryl.bohning@mac.com
 
Tuesday, April 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, April 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme. Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch in the Junior Room. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, May 1 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bookmark Making! All Ages. We are celebrating National Children's Book Week by making our very own bookmarks! Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:30 to make your very own bookmark! No registration necessary. Not a drop off.    
 
Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. Star Wars Crafts! All Ages. Come celebrate Star Wars Day with us! We are going to be making some cool, intergalactic crafts all about Star Wars! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Mother's Day Story Hour! All Ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft you can make for your mom! Please register. Not a drop off.

Wednesday, May 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Half-Day Special. Games, crafts, and fun! Please send your child with a bagged lunch or snack (no peanut products allowed). Drop off for kids in K-5 only available with pre-registration. Please register. The Junior Room will be closed for the duration of this program. **We cannot regulate what food is brought into the library. If your child has a specific food allergy please contact the Junior Room staff. Thank you!**  
 
Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Please register.
 
Thursday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Gardening at the Library! All Ages. Come help us beautify the outside of the library! We are getting the Library ready for summer and need your help making it look beautiful by planting colorful flowers. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Lip Sync Battle! Grades 5th and up! Come battle it out with your friends to be crowned the Lip Sync Battle Champions! Work in teams to perfect a popular song and figure out how to use the challenging props to put on a prize winning performance. You'll be judged on creativity, entertainment, and more! There will be prizes! Please register.
 
Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Memorial Day Bake Sale! Calling all bakers! We need your help for the Junior Room's Annual Memorial Day Bake Sale! We need bakers, sellers, and shoppers, so if you can help raise money for the children and family programs you enjoy in Kent, please pitch in! Sign-ups to bake and work the table are at the library. Contact Wendi Love, Parents' Committee Chair or the Junior Room for details.  
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit by Alumni of Kent Center School from 1929 to 1989 . The exhibit runs from May 1 to June 29 (reception June 29).
 
Wednesday, May 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, May 4 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, o nly room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.
 
Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bird Talk TBA. Raindate: Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, May 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, May 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Financial Program TBA. Join us in the Reading Room, presented by Theresa Kung PhD & Katrina Luca, CPA. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. College Planning Workshop: Personal Time Line for the College Process and What Admission Committees Look For in Applicants. This workshop is ideal for 9th-11th grade students and families.  We will discuss what the time line for the college application process looks like (it starts earlier than you may think!) and what college admission officers look for as they review their caseload of applications. Reading Room. Please Register.
 
Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, May 11 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4-5 registrants.
 
Tuesday, May 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, May 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series : Nationality and War, Four Asian Novels. The focus is on four novels in which Asian women write about disturbing and violent national histories. The stories are set before, during, and after WWII. This month's book is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Reading Room. Please Register.
 
Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.Monthly Chess Club. The club is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register. For more information email: daryl.bohning@mac.com
 
Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Climate Change Program. Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Land Trust at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent.
(more information to come) 
 
Tuesday, May 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, May 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, May 24 from 12:00 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, May 25 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. You are required to register 24 hours in advance (minimum of 3 people). Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class.
 
Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.
 
Monday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening Weekend! Annual Book Sale.

Want to be the first to know what new books and movies the Library has added to the collection each week? Sign up for Wowbrary and receive a weekly email at no charge! Follow the link to sign up.

We have family passes to local museums and state parks.
Some allow free entrance and others reduced rates.
Call the Circulation Desk at 860.927.3761 to reserve a pass. 
DO YOU ORDER LOTS OF ITEMS FROM AMAZON?
The next time you are shopping at Amazon, order through AmazonSmile and they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Kent Library A ssociation. Bookmark and support us every time you shop. Help the Library, use Amazon Smi le.

2019 Car Raffle. The Kent Memorial Library has chosen a 2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster as this year's annual fund raising raffle car. This arena red with Savanna beige leather interior has very low mileage. Tickets are $20. Raffle tickets are being sold in the Library and during the annual Library Book Sale. The car will be parked in front of the Library. The winning ticket will be drawn on at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 at the conclusion of the 43rd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run. Information is available on the Library's website. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
 
Art Exhibit: A Collection of Stuff by Kent photographer Karen Chase. Includes photographs ranging from Insects to Ireland and a lot in between. The exhibit runs from March 6 to April 30.  
   
hoopla. Kent Memorial Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or Apple Product or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles - from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers - available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.    
 
Chess. Our chess boards and tables, inside and out are open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. All are welcome to use our chess equipment.

Kent Library Association Membership. For more information about joining the Kent Library Association, please ask at the front desk or go to the Library's website and click on "KLA Membership." Join or renew your KLA membership online. There are many benefits to becoming a KLA member.

 
The 2019 Season of the Annual Book Sale will be here as soon  
as you can turn a page! The book sale committee is always looking  
for volunteers. Any and all levels of involvement are welcome.  
Infrastructure roll out and organizational meetings begin in early  
April, and then the Book Sale officially opens Memorial Day Weekend
and runs through the fall.  
If you'd like to get involved please contact kmlinfo@biblio.org.
 
The Kent Memorial Library's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and
the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage
reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.
For more information go to the Library's website.
To register call 860.927.3761,
email kmlinfo@biblio.org or go to our online calendar.