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
Tuesday, February 5, 12, 19, 26 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, February 7, 14, 21, 28 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.
 
Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Take Your Child to The Library Day!! LEGO Free Play! All ages. Come enjoy our excellent collection and see what the library has to offer! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, February 6 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!**    

Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. Valentine's Day Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a festive Valentine's Day craft. Please register. Not a drop off.

Thursday, February 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in Valentine Making! All ages. Stop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:30 to make some decorative Valentines with all of our crafting goodies! Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Buddies! Younger kids will be paired up with older TAB kids to have an awesome afternoon doing crafts and playing games. Please Register. Not a drop off for kids under 10, parents must stay in the building but do not need to be a part of the program.

Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night! Robin Hood (PG-13) (2018) Grades 5th and up only. Please register.
 
Sunday, February 24 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Family Skating Party! Come join us for the Kent Memorial Library's Parents Committee Annual Fundraiser for the Junior Room. It's fun for the whole family! Don't forget to wear a hat (rink policy)! **Please note that skates are no longer available to rent in Kent, please make other arrangements**
 
Thursday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Grades 5 and up only. Please register.

Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD:  
AN EXPLORATION  

Special thanks to:
* Athenaide Dallett for spearheading part 1 and the wonderful panel of educators who discussed the book, Ryan Foote, Cynthia Hill, Glenn Sanchez.
* Sandra Edelman for sponsoring part 2.
* Michaela Lawrence who sponsored the prize of tickets to the Broadway Show.
* Michael Jay and Bryan Gundel who lent their technical expertise with audio/visual requirements.
* All of the bakers who contributed wonderfully delectable treats for parts 2 & 3.
* Also, thanks go to the Town of Kent for allowing us to hold all 3 events at the Town Hall.
* Finally, to all of the interested participants, we thank you for your interest!

Sarah Marshall welcomes attendees to Part 1 of the 3-part series.







The wonderful panel of educators who discussed the book in part 1, Saturday January 12, of the series (l to r):  Athenaide Dallett, Ryan Foote, Cynthia Hill and Glenn Sanchez.












Part 2, Saturday January 19, presenter & author
Tom Santopietro, discusses
his book: Why To Kill A Mockingbird Matters.













At the final event, part 3, on Saturday January 26, Wendy Murphy picks from the basket of potential ticket winners who attended all 3  programs in the series.
















Happy winner Jennifer Haase clutches her newly acquired tickets to the February 5 performance To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway!

Art Exhibit: In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison. The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 15 .
 
Saturday, February 2 Gentle Yoga. No Class.

Saturday, February 2 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, February 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Reception: In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison . The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 27 . Free & open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, February 2 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, February 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, February 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 9 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 February 9 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 February 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bridge 1.0. Want to learn how to play Bridge? Here is an opportunity to bid a hand, understand the basics of the game and tally the score. Your instructor is experienced Bridge player, Kent's own, Robert Norton. Reading Room. Please register.
 
Monday, February 11 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Color Your World. Come experience the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. It is one of the latest ways in reducing stress, and not to mention, extremely po pu lar. Meet at Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Wednesday, February 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Financial Program: How Tax Reform Will Affect You. Is Trump's tax reform helping the working class? Many taxpayers are overwhelmed by the changes and have no clue about the impact on their own taxes. This seminar is tailored to explain and analyze major tax reform that affects both individuals and small businesses. It may be too late for 2018 tax planning. Howeve r, it's a good time to start future tax planni ng and maximize tax advantages. Join us in the Reading Room, presented by Theresa Kung PhD & Katrina Luca, CPA. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Thursday, February 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 16 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, February 16 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 encour aged - for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, frien ds. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register. For mo re information email: daryl.bohning@mac.com
 
Monday, February 18 Library Closed for President's Day


Tuesday, February 19 Library Closed for Painting

Wednesday, February 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, February 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, February 23 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, February 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The History of LGBTQ People presented by author Kevin Jennings. He will give the audience an overview of America's LGBTQ History, beginning with the Two-Spirit tradition among indigenous people and going up to the era of marriage equality. At the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard . Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Monday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. Tips for Maintaining Safety in the Home presented by the New Milford VNA and sponsored by the Kent Community Fund. Enjoy this multi-faceted presentation on how to safe-proof your home to avoid accidents, learn about the benefits of having a LifeLine in your home, and how to maintain safety with Body Mechanics - getting out of bed properly, walking down the stairs safely, getting up from a chair safely and tips on balance and movement.  Reading Room. Please register.
 
Wednesday, February 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, February 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Starting March 1 - 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 5:30pm. Public voting is April 9th through April 20th. The winners will be announced April 22nd and will receive a prize! (There are three age categories for the contest: Adult, Teen, and Children).
 
Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 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, March 7, 14, 21, 28 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.

Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Seuss Crafts! All ages. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with us! We are making lots of different crafts all based on his books. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) - Bring a picnic dinner (or grab a pizza from next door!) and come enjoy this new release. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.
 
Friday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Cupcake Wars! Win prizes with the best, most beautiful, most delicious cupcakes you've ever made! Entry fee is $5 per baker. We will provide some decorating ingredients, but you do the rest. Bring 12 cupcakes ready to be iced, filled, stuffed, decorated, and be judged by a panel of special guests. You'll have 60 minutes to craft your masterpieces. The theme is SPRING TIME! Families and other spectators are welcome, too. See Miss Kim and Miss Abigail for more information. Grades 5th and up. Please register.
 
Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a festive St. Patrick's Day craft. This program is co-sponsored by the MOM's Club of New Milford! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Monday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Wacky Waffle Making! All ages. We are celebrating International Waffle Day! Come enjoy a story about delicious waffles and then it's time to decorate and enjoy your very own waffle. We have chocolate sauce, marshmallows, sprinkles and more! Not a drop off. Please register.
 
Wednesday, March 27 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, March 28 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, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
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.  
 
Saturday, March 2 Gentle Yoga. No Class.
 
NOTE: the two tech programs switched dates for March.
Saturday March 2 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, March 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Children: Our Treasure, Our Future UN-UNICEF - Encouraging Opportunities with guest speaker Attorney Terri Brennan . Followed by a reception. Free & open to the public.
Please register.  
 
Wednesday, March 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, March 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, March 9 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. No Class.
 
NOTE: the two tech programs switched dates for March.
Saturday, March 9 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 March 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bridge 2.0. Want to get to the next level of Bridge? After attending Bridge 1.0 in February, where you learned how to bid a hand, understand the basics of the game and tally the score, you will be ready to advance to the next level. Your instructor is experienced Bridge player, Kent's own, Robert Norton. Reading Room. Please register.
 
Monday, March 11 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Color Your World. Come experience the latest trend in relaxation - adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. It is one of the latest ways in reducing stress, and not to mention, extremely popular. Meet at Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, March 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. No Class.
 
Saturday, March 16 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, March 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Reception: 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. Free & open to the public. Please register. 
 
Wednesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, March 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, March 21 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 Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig. Reading Room. Please Register.
 
Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. No Class.
 
Wednesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, March 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. No Class.
 
Saturday, March 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Brainstorm. Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Garden Club as they welcome Karen Bussolini, widely-published garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd., Kent. Please Register.

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Art Exhibits:  
In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison. The exhibit runs through February 15.
 
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 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.