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.
Join Us
Join Us This Saturday!!!!!

Adult Summer Reading Bingo 
July 1 to July 31  
We are trying something new! Come into the Library and pick up a bingo sheet. Read 5 books described on the bingo sheet. After each book is completed, mark the appropriate square. If all squares are covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, you have a BINGO!  This makes you eligible for a $25 gift certificate to Ace Hardware and a $25 gift certificate to Davis IGA. 
  

The Kent Memorial Library will be fully open for business offering computer  
use, checking in and out of materials, or even just a cozy place to sit and  
relax in between shopping or browsing at the book sale. Public Restroom available.

The current Art Exhibit is Born to be Wild by Kent native and New Preston artist Paul Sakren. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 28.
 
Our tentative programming schedule:
 
Sunday, July 7:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Minstrel at the Book Sale!
Minstrel Garald Farnham of Shakesperience Productions will be entertaining visitors at the book sale and the Library. Join the merriment.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Opening Reception:
Born to be Wild by Kent native and New Preston artist Paul Sakren. Come meet the
artist and enjoy refreshments while admiring his vast array of work. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 28. Please register. Free & open to the public.

Sunday, July 14:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 
 
1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss!
Come compete in our water balloon toss and see how far you and your partner can go! Dress to get wet. All Ages. Please register. Not a drop off.

Sunday, July 21:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 

1:00 p.m. Story Book Making!
Come create the pictures in your own story book during this interactive read along! All Ages. Please register. Not a drop off.

Sunday, July 28:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Library Scavenger Hunt! All Ages.
Test your Library knowledge during our drop in scavenger hunt! Visit the Library any time during the week of July 28 and try our hunt throughout the library. There will be small prizes for everyone that finishes! Not a drop off.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 
 
Sunday, August 4:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 
 
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Board Games and Lemonade. Come enjoy a puzzle, board games and lemonade in an air-conditioned setting. All Ages. Not a drop off.  
 
Sunday, August 11:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 
 
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Pin Where You've Been.
All Ages. Drop by and put a marker with your name on the world map! See where all of your friends have been! Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, August 18:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling.
Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register. 
 
1:00 p.m. Story Hour with Miss Sarah!
All Ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft! Please register. Not a drop off.


JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Tuesday, July 2, 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, July 11, 18, 25 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.

Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. Boating Story Hour! Come enjoy stories about boats, a snack, and a fun boat craft! All Ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Movie TBD. Bring along your dinner and enjoy the show in our air conditioned, surround sound Junior Room. For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss! Come compete in our water balloon toss and see how far you and your partner can go! Dress to get wet. All Ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting! Grades 5 and up. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Thursday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Grades 5 and up. Title TBA. Please register.
 
Sunday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. Story Book Making! Come create the pictures in your own story book during this interactive read along! All Ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3 - Library Scavenger Hunt! All Ages. Test your Library knowledge during our drop in scavenger hunt! Visit the Library any time during the week of July 28th and try our hunt throughout the library. There will be small prizes for everyone that finishes! Not a drop off.


Summer Reading BINGO Challenge!
For kids entering Pre-K through 4th Grade
Participate all summer long!
 
Pick up a BINGO board (or access it from the website) and fill in rows and columns with completed tasks to earn as many BINGOs as you can. Each BINGO is worth a ticket to put in our prize boxes. We'll draw for prizes each Wednesday. Put your ticket in the prize box you want, including tickets to Lake Compounce! The more BINGOs you earn, the more chances you have to win!
 
Teen Summer Reading Rewards!
For kids entering Grades 5th and up!
 
Earn a point for each teen event attended, volunteer job, or outside project.  
Collect 8 points by Wednesday, August 8. Winners earn a $25 Visa gift card!
 
Friday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. Kick-off Party! Quiz Night!
 
Friday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. Galaxy Slime Making!
 
Friday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
 
Friday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. Star Wars Party!
 
Friday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. Galaxy T-Shirt Making and Pizza Party!
 
Friday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Code Cracker!
It's our annual town-wide scavenger hunt and puzzle night.  
Come with a team or we'll find you one.
 
Wednesday, August 7 - Logs are due!
 

Wednesdays July 3 to July 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  
For kids entering K-4th grade.
2 hours of fun at the Library!  
We'll have stories, games, crafts, snacks, special guests, and more!  
You must register for each individual week, space is limited.  
Registration opens at the Summer Reading Program Kick-off party  
on June 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Library Camp is a drop off program.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS
 
Adult Summer Reading Bingo July 1 to July 31. We are trying something new! Come into the Library and pick up a bingo sheet. Read 5 books described on the bingo sheet. After each book is completed, mark the appropriate square. If all squares are covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, you have a BINGO! This makes you eligible for a $25 gift certificate to Ace Hardware and a $25 gift certificate to Davis IGA.
 
Art Exhibit:
Born to be Wild by Kent native and New Preston artist Paul Sakren.
The exhibit runs from July 1 t o August 28.

 
Tuesday, July 2 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.  

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


Thursday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Thursday, July 4 Library Closed for Independence Day.

Friday, July 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 6 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.

Sunday, July 7 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 7 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Minstrel at the Book Sale! Minstrel Garald Farnham of Shakesperience Productions will be entertaining visitors at the book sale and the Library. Join the merriment.

Sunday, July 7 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.

Sunday, July 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Opening Reception: Born to be Wild by Kent native and New Preston artist Paul Sakren.The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 28. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Tuesday, July 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters.
Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, July 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 13 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, only room for 4-5 registrants. 20-minute sessions. APPLE PRODUCTS ONLY.

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Make Friends with your Technology: Learn to Overcome Your Fears and Use Your Personal Devices Like a Teenager. Many people think they need an advanced degree to do anything beyond the basics with their smart phones or computers. Or, they see teenagers using their tech, and assume that youngsters must be smarter or quicker than themselves. And some older users fear that a single wrong step with their iPhone could erase every photo that every family member has ever taken. Instructor Michael Jay is a technology consultant and educator, who has worked with Apple products and other tech products for over 30 years.

Saturday, July 13 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, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 14 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, July 14 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.

Tuesday, July 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, July 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 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. Call the Library for more information. 
 
Sunday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 21 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, July 21 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.

Tuesday, July 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, July 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, July 28 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, July 28 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.

Tuesday, July 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, July 31 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Make a difference. Be a Friend to the Library.  
 


JULY 4TH WEEKEND HOURS: Thursday: 10-5 * Friday: 10-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 10-5
JULY HOURS: Friday: 10-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 10-5
 
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR!
8 spaces available/$75pp 
 
CALL OR GO TO THE LIBRARY AND PUT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS' NAMES ON THE LIST
(limited to 12 people)
 
LIBRARY RECEIVES A DOZEN LAPTOPS
 
In early June, Library Director Sarah Marshall called the Kent Center School and asked if they woul d be willing to loan the Library some laptops for educational purposes. Seventh and eighth grade students at the school are loaned laptops for their exclusive use during the school year. After double-checking, Principal Michelle Mott said they had just upgraded and had 12 older but good-quality laptops that they would be happy to give the Library. The laptops are in excellent condition an d are already loaded with software.
 
For many years the Library and the school have collaborated. The Children's staff is invited in to present programs and publicize events directly to the students. For many years the school library has shared its collection of Nut meg Award nominees for KML to circulate to Kent patrons over the summ ers. In 2011 and 2012 they allowed the Library to use their gymnasium for two Kent Lecture Series events featuring Colin Powell and Meryl Streep. Currently, there are 13 KCS alumni exhibiting their work in the Library's gallery.
 
"The fact that they gave us these laptops is another example of great collaboration. By sharing their excess materials the school demonstrates its support for one of our Library's most important missions: Life Long Learning. We will now be able to offer tech classes for those looking to further their computer skills," marveled Library Director Sarah Marshall.
 
More information about the computer classes will be released when information is available.
 
LIBRARY WINS CONNECTICUT LIBRARY
ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE SIXTH TIME
 
  (Kent, Connecticut) - The Kent Memorial Library is proud to announce it is once again, for the sixth time, the recipient of a Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award. This year it has been awarded Outstanding Library Public Relations in the Small Library Category. The winning materials were the invitation and program for the Library's 2018 Annual Spring Gala. The graphics for this annual event were designed by the Library's Marketing and Special Events Director, Lucy C. Pierpont. Woodbury resident, Ms. Pie rpont has worked at the Kent Memorial Library for 9 years and in graphic design & public relations at Klemm Real Estate, with previous experience at Hartwick College, the Litchfield County Times, and her own marketing company based in the greater Waterbury area.
 
"Lucy continually impresses all of us with her fabulous artistic eye. We are lucky she's on our team," remarked Library Director, Sarah Marshall. "We took advantage of the lovely South Kent School's Farm on North Campus and highlighted one of their goats: Zeus as the symbol of the gala," she continued. Over 300 people attended the hugely successful event that raised funds to support the operations of the Kent Memorial Library.    
 
The winners of these awards were recognized at the Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton in April. 
 
Woodbury resident and Kent Memorial Library's
Marketing & Special Events Director,
Lucy C. Pierpont, proudly holds the
award won for Outstanding Library Public
Relations in the Small Library Category
for the invitation and program materials
for the 2018 Annual Spring Gala
fundraising event in Kent.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 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, August 1, 8, 15 at 12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch at Emery Park. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, August 22, 29 at 12:00 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.
 
Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3 - Library Scavenger Hunt! All Ages. Test your Library knowledge during our drop in scavenger hunt! Visit the Library any time during the week of July 28th and try our hunt throughout the Library. There will be small prizes for everyone that finishes! Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. Sidewalk Chalk Contest! All Ages. Come show off your artistic skills and compete in our sidewalk chalk contest! There will be special judges and prizes! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, August 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Board Games and Lemonade.
All Ages. Come enjoy a puzzle, board games and lemonade in an air-conditioned setting. Not a drop off.  
 
Wednesday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. Yo-Yo Guy!
All Ages. Come check out this awesome, high energy yo-yo comedy show! You will see awesome yo-yo tricks you've never seen before! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, August 9at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Movie TBD . All Ages. Bring along your dinner and enjoy the show in our air conditioned, surround sound Junior Room. For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register.
 
Saturday, August 10at 1:00 p.m. Garden Story Hour! All Ages. Come enjoy stories about gardens, a snack, and a fun garden craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Sunday, August 11 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Pin Where You've Been. All Ages. Drop by and put a marker with your name on the world map! See where all of your friends have been! Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, August 15 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting! Grades 5th and up. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Grades 5th and up only. Please register.
 
Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Grades 5th and up. Title TBA. Please register.
 
Sunday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. Story Hour with Miss Sarah!
All Ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Sunday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Baby Sitting Training Course! For kids in grades 6th and up. 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.
 
Saturday, August 31 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Kent Carnival! Come one, come all to the second annual Kent Carnival at the Golden Falcon Field! The carnival is for all ages - children, teens, and parents alike! There will be a carnival sideshow, Touch-a-Truck, a bounce house, balloon animals, s'mores, root beer floats, and more! Make sure you come visit the TAB carnival game booths and win some awesome prizes!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit: Born to be Wild by New Preston artist Paul Sakren. The exhibit runs from July 1 to August 28.
 
Friday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 3 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.
 
Sunday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, August 4 from from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.
Tuesday, August 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 10 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.
 
Sunday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 11 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, August 11 from from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.
 
Tuesday, August 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 17 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. Call the Library for more information. 
 
Sunday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, August 18 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. LIBRARY OPEN.

Sunday, August 18 from from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Summer Creative Journaling. Bring your own journal or create a new one. Stretch your observations and imagination. Expand your sense of writing. Have fun with pen and paper. Relieve stress. Bring a friend. Be surprised by guest speakers. Free and open to the public. Donations to KML happily accepted. Meet in the Reading Room. Led by E. Barrie Kavash. Please register.
Tuesday, August 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, August 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.



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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. 
DO YOU ORDER LOTS OF ITEMS FROM AMAZON?
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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.
 
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.    
 
Annual Book Sale. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. (the sale is weather permitting, if in doubt, call the Library.) All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library.
 
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.  
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.