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, January 8, 15, 22, 29 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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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, January 2 at 1:00 p.m. Movie Matinee! Toy Story (G). For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register.
 
Friday, January 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Robotics! For grades 3 and up. Come explore building and programming LEGO robots. Please register. Spaces are limited. Not a drop off for kids under 12.
 
Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Tea Party Story Hour! Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft with your favorite stuffed animal or doll! Make sure you drop off your stuffed animal or doll the night before, so they can have a sleepover at the library! All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.    
 
Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m. STEM Challenge! Grades K and up. Come test you engineering skills in a fun, STEM challenge. Please register. Not a drop off. 
 
Wednesday, January 23 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!**  
 
Sunday, January 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Sitter Babysitting Training! Grades 6 and up ONLY! Come learn important skills for child care, behavior management, emergency responses and running a small business. There is a $20 materials fee for the handbook. Please bring a bag lunch. Space is limited. Please register.
 
Thursday, January 31 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, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
This January
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD:  
AN EXPLORATION  
Please Note: These programs will all be held in the Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent

Saturday, January 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To Kill A Mockingbird: An Exploration Part 1* Join this sure-to-be lively book discussion as we begin this 3-part series. It's free & open to the public. Join an expert panel of educators as they explore: Why was To Kill a Mockingbird voted by PBS viewers as their #1 Great American Read? Has the novel stood the test of time? How might the novel impact a young African American reader differently from a young white reader? Is Harper Lee's portrait of Alabama in the 1930s historically accurate? What are the novel's aesthetic strengths and weaknesses? Please register. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard Note: To get a copy of the book, please sign-up at the front desk or support Kent's Book Store - House of Books, 10 North Main Street, Kent. The audiobook is also available free for library cardholders on hoopla. Inquire at the Library if you need assistance using this service.
 
Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. To Kill A Mockingbird: An Exploration Part 2* Book Talk & Signing: Why To Kill A Mockingbird Matters - What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today. Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before. He traces the writing of the book and its ongoing appeal. He also reveals the complete behind the scenes story of the film, from the earliest casting sessions to the choice of director and the three Oscars it won, to the 50th anniversary screening at the White House. He explores what makes the movie and Gregory Peck's unforgettable performance so captivating, and how, at the time of the film's release, Americans of every stripe wanted to believe that Atticus Finch reflected their own essential decency. Join us immediately following the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard for part two of the Library's series. His book will be available for purchase and signing. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) To Kill A Mockingbird: An Exploration Part 3 * To Kill A Mockingbird (Not Rated. 2 hr. 9 min.)
Join us for this 1962 classic film about Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), a lawyer in the Depression-era South, who defends a black man (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges. The trial and other events expose his children to the evils of racism and stereotyping. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Free & open to the public. Please register.
(snow date: Friday, February 1, 2019).
 
*Attend all 3 programs in this series and your name will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird with Jeff Daniels at Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York. Date to be announced.

 
Art Exhibit: In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison . The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 27 .  
 
Wednesday, January 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 5 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, January 5 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 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 12 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 January 12 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 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CTV-192 Presents An Improvisational Comedy for Beginners Workshop. Join the staff of community television CTV-192 to learn about community television through an Improv Comedy Workshop. Improvisational comedy is a fun and often hilarious group activity where - much like community access - no experience is necessary and everything is made up by you! Reading Room. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Saturday, January 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To Kill A Mockingbird: An Exploration Part 1 Book Discussion led by an Expert Panel of Educators. Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard.  
 
Monday, January 14 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, January 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 19 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, January 19 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, January 19 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 2018 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend.  
 
 
Monday, January 21 Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 
Wednesday, January 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, January 26 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, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) To Kill A Mockingbird: An Exploration Part 3. Movie: To Kill A Mockingbird (2 hr. 9 min.) Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. (snow date: Friday, February 1, 2019).
 
Wednesday, January 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, January 31 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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Coming in February.........

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
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!**  
 
Friday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Program. Grades 5th and up only. Please register.
Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. Valentine's Day Story Hour ! Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a festive Valentine's Day craft. Please register. All ages. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, February 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in Valentine Making! 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.
 
Thursday, February 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, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA. Grades 5 and up only. Please register.


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit: In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison. The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 27 .  
 
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.
 
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 popular. 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 TBA. 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 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
 
 
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.
 
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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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. 
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Art Exhibit: In Living Color by Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison . The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 27 .       
 
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.