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
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 5:30 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, 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.

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.

Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Early College Awareness. This workshop is ideal for 8th and 9th grade students and families.  We will discuss using your high school years effectively with regard to academics, activities, volunteering, and what to do on weekends and during the summers. Reading Room. Please Register.  
 
 
  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 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Characteristics of Colleges and Making the Right Match. This workshop is ideal for 9th-11th grade students and families. We will discuss how to decide what characteristics are important to individual students and how to start thinking about characteristics and making the right match when deciding where to apply. Reading Room. Please Register .
 
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 combina tio ns 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. K en t 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. 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. 
   
Monday, March 25 at 1: 00 p.m. Fraud Prevention presented by the New Milfo rd VNA and sponsored by the Kent Community Fund. Learn how to be more cautious when it comes to protecting yourself from identity theft. Hear about the many ways your privacy can be compromised. This workshop will help you be aware of the many types of fraud and how you can be more vigilant. Reading Room. Please Registe r.
 
  We dnesday, 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. 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, March 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Problem-Soving 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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A BIG THANK YOU to  
ANNE McANDREW!  
 
Thank you to Anne McAndrew for donating a large amount of seed packets for our Seed Library!The Seed Library will be full of fun seeds to grow for the 2019 Garden Season.  
 
How the Seed Library works: Much like  
our regular Library, the Seed Library is  
here for our patrons to take out seeds  
to enjoy learning and growing. But unlike returning a book we ask that you return seeds to the Library; either your own saved seeds or seeds that you would like to share with others. There is a binder by the seeds to record what you take and bring in. Returning seeds to the Library enables the Kent Seed Library to thrive!
 
Let's Keep it Growing!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
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.
 
Wedneday, 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 6:30 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 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, 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!**
 
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.
 
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.
 
Thursday, April 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, April 6 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 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. 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. Please register . Donation: $15 per class.
 
Monday, April 8 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, April 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, April 11 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.
 
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 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
 
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.
 
Thursday, April 25 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.
Please keep those memberships/renewals coming in.  
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Not sure of your membership status?
Call Sarah or Maria at 860.927.3761.

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.

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.

We are looking for a temporary sponsor for the New York Times.
If you would like to help, please give Sarah a call for details.
 

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.