WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!
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.
 

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Wings of Fire Scavenger Hunt! All throughout December we are having a Wings of Fire Scavenger Hunt! The dragons from these books are hidden in the library and it is up to you to find them all! If you fill out the entire scavenger checklist by December 31st and turn it in at the library, you will be entered to win a wicked cool prize!

Tuesday, December 3, 10, 17, 31 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, December 5, 12, 19, 26 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, December 4 from 1:00-3:00 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!**
 
Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and celebrate with a festive craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, December 7 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Glow-In-The-Dark-ARTS! Collaborate with Mrs. Sam and artists from the Wassiac Project in creating Glow-In-The-Dark installations for our TAB Black Light Party! Grades 5 and up. Please Register.
 
Monday, December 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Mining Museum ! As a part of Glow-In-The-Dark December theme we will be visiting The Mining Museum to learn about fluorescent minerals! Bus transportation is available for Kent Center School students. Please send a note to school stating that they should be dropped off at the Mining Museum for a Library event.
Otherwise, we will meet at the Mining Museum. Parents must register and pick up their children from there. Grades 2 and up.  
       
Wednesday, December 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Holiday Card Making! Come make festive cards with Ms. Abby! Great for mailing or to accompany holiday gifts! Please register in advance. All ages. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Arthur Christmas (PG)
Bring a picnic dinner (or grab a pizza from next door!) and come enjoy this Christmas flick. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.  
   
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. Reading and Reception: The Jolly Woodman. All ages. Come meet author Joanna Kelly and illustrator by Katie Atkinson, both with ties to KML. This heartwarming story is about the origin of Christmas Trees and will be read by E. Barrie Kavasch. Craft for children. Please register. Not a drop off.
         
Wednesday, December 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ornament Making! Come make beautiful decorations with Ms. Abby! All ages. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.    

Thursday, December 19 at 3:30p.m. TAB Meeting! Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! This will also be an opportunity to complete any Glow-In-The-Dark-ARTS! that were previously left unfinished. Grades 5 and up only. Please register.    
 
Thursday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Title TBA. Grades 5 and up. Please register.    

Friday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. STEM! Glow in the Dark! A FUN science project to make things that glow in the dark with Mrs. Sam! Grades 2 and up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.

Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and celebrate with a festive craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, December 23 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB Knitting & Crochet Circle.
Not just for grannies anymore! We'll be hanging out, eating holiday cookies and making fun things with yarn! Grades 2 and up. Please register. Not a drop off.  

Tuesday, December 24 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 25 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. TAB Black Light Party! Dress up in glow in the dark attire and come play with black lights in the library! There will be pizza and contests and music and games and a lot of neon! Grades 5 and up. Please register.
 
Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 a.m. Science Tellers! Aliens Show!
Don't miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world! All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Monday, December 30 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.TAB/Wassaic Project Collaboration Smart Phone Photography Workshop! This workshop, taught by professional photographer Christopher Burns, aims to teach kids how to use their smart phones to express themselves artistically and promotes visual literacy. Please send your child with a bagged lunch or snack (no peanut products allowed). Grades 5 and up. 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!**
 
Tuesday, December 31 LIBRARY CLOSES AT 2:00 p.m. FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
Wednesday, December 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, December 5 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 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, o nly room for 4-5 regi strants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.

Saturday, December 7 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.
 
Wednesday, December 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, December 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, December 14 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.
 
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. Reading and Reception: The Jolly Woodman. All ages. Come meet author Joanna Kelly and illustrator by Katie Atkinson, both with ties to KML. This heartwarming story is about the origin of Christmas Trees and will be read by E. Barrie Kavasch. Craft for children. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, December 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.    
 
Thursday, December 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 21 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, December 24 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 25 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Tuesday, December 31 LIBRARY CLOSES AT 2:00 p.m. FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

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MOVING & SHAKING @ KML
 
This January, normally a very quiet time, the Library will take care of some long-deferred and necessary repairs including asbestos remediation and new carpet installation. These tasks require that the Library close on January 15 and temporarily move to #19 & #23 Kent Green Boulevard for a few weeks. The estimated time of returning to 32 North Main Street is early February.
 
New materials, periodicals, a selection of audiobooks and DVDs, computers, and wireless printing will be available at #19. Patrons will be able to request materials from other Libraries to be delivered to the temporary location. Selections of children's books, toys, Tuesday baby group, Thursday lunch bunch, a winter story hour, and a TAB knitting & crochet circle will all be occurring as scheduled.
 
There are some programs for adults in January, too. The KLA will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m.  
immediately followed by a Sculptor Talk by Peter Woytuk. Artist Susan Grisell has been signed-up for January & February 2020 for a few years and in order to accommodate her the Library will have a small exhibit of her work from January 15 until the move back to 32 North Main in addition to her regular exhibit at the Library in February.
 
"Thanks to the Town of Kent, who provided grant money to pay some of the expenses for the move and repairs being made at the Library. To get this work done, and done quickly, we must close. We hope to make this as painless as possible," comments Library Director, Sarah Marshall. "Owner of Kent Green, John Casey, has so graciously donated the space for our temporary move," she adds. "We are grateful for all the support!"
 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, January 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, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Trivia Night! Put together a team of 4 friends and get ready for a great night! If you can't find a team, we'll put you on one. Pop culture and trivia will be the focus of this fun quiz. Snacks will be served and there will be prizes!! Please register. Grades 5 and up only.
 
Saturday, January 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB Gallery Opening!
Join us for an evening to experience at our Teen Advisory Board's first Art Show. We will be displaying portraits done by the teens that participated in our Smart Phone Photography Workshop. There will be snacks! Everyone is welcome to attend.  
 
Friday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Brave (PG)
Bring a picnic dinner (or grab a pizza from next door!) and come enjoy this Disney flick. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.  
 
Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour - Penguins! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and celebrate with a festive craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Sitter Training: for kids in grades 6 and up. Come learn to be a great babysitter and run your own small business. There is a $20 materials fee and registration is limited. Please bring a bagged lunch.
 
Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. SNOW Story Hour!
Come enjoy stories, a snack, and snowy craft! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Monday, January 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB Knitting & Crochet Circle. Not just for grannies anymore! We'll be hanging out, having snacks and making fun things with yarn! Grades 2 and up. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibits:
Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
People, Places and Things by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell. The exhibit runs from January 23 to February 29.
 
Thursday, January 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 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.
 
Wednesday, January 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 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.
 
Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2019 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend.  
 
Saturday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. Sculptor Talk: Peter Woytuk. Join us immediately following the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard for this talk about Peter Woytuk's life and work so far. There will be Woytuk sculptures for sale with proceeds to go to the Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Monday, January 20 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
 
Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Opening Exhibit: People, Places and Things by Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell.Join us for a reception to meet the artist at the Library's temporary location: #19 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent.Snow date: Friday, January 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit runs from January 23 to February 29. 
 
 

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Call the Circulation Desk at 860.927.3761 to reserve a pass. 
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Art Exhibit: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
hoopla. Kent Memorial Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device 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.
 
Holiday Boutique. This holiday season, make sure you stop in to check out our annual Holiday Boutique! We offer items such as Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, Scarves, Jewelry, Quilted Items, Cards, Glassware, Knick-knacks, Stocking Stuffers, Small Gifts, and Much More! All proceeds will go to the Library. The boutique will be open during regular Library hours. Monday - Friday 10:00-5:30 and Saturday 10:00-4:00 through December 31.
 
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 2020 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 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.