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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.

CONGRATULATIONS!
The winners of this year's car raffle are  
Jim & Ida Ucci of Mahopac Falls, NY

Make a difference. Be a Friend to the Library.  
 

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS

Tuesday, November 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, November 1, 8, 15, 29 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.
 
Thursday, November 1 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.
 
Wednesday, November 7 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, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Incredibles 2 (PG). Bring along your dinner and enjoy the show in our surround sound Junior Room. For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register.
 
Monday, November 12 Library Closed for Veterans Day.
 
November 13-18 is FINE AMNESTY WEEK! Bring in your late materials AND a donation for the Kent Food Bank any time that week and have your fines erased!
 
Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. STEM Challenge! Come test your engineering skills in a fun, STEM challenge. Grades K and up. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Share! Bring along a donation for the Kent Food Bank and enjoy stories, a snack and a Thanksgiving craft. All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Saturday, November 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Drop in Craft Hour! Come stop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 to make our fun crafts! Everyone is welcome to join in, children, parents, even grandparents! All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Saturday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.
 
Saturday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan. Grades 5 and up only. Please register.


THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR  
2018 SEASON A SUCCESS! 


If you would like to volunteer or donate books please call the Library
or speak in person at the front desk. We gladly accept books all year round.
Please bring them to the Library when we are open.



 
Art Exhibit: The Farm by Dover Plains artist Susan Hennelly. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29 .    
 
Thursday, November 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 3 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.
 
Saturday, November 3 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. 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, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. UN Peacekeeping: Its Challenges & Latest Efforts with Kent resident J. Daniel Cloutier. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Wednesday, November 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, November 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 10 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 November 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.
 
Saturday November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tech Talk: Top Five Tips for Apple Products with Technology Tutor and Apple Expert, Michael Jay, of TECHsperienced. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Monday, November 12 Library Closed for Veterans Day.
 
November 13-18 is FINE AMNESTY WEEK! Bring in your late materials AND a donation for the Kent Food Bank any time that week and have your fines erased!
 
Wednesday, November 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: Into Africa. This month's book is Half A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie . It takes place between 1967 and 1970 in Nigeria/Biafra. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD, writer, professor emerita, and long time Kent resident. Please Register.

Saturday, November 17 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, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2019 Health Insurance 
Peter D'Aprile of Kent Station Pharmacy will be available to review Part D prescription plans. Hugh Hill, licensed insurance agent and Kent resident, will be available to review your current Medicare Supplement Plan and/or Medicare Advantage Plan. Participants should bring their current insurance cards, list of current physicians, and list of current medications. Co-hosted by Kent Social Services. No appointment necessary.
 
Saturday, November 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. For more information email: daryl.bohning@mac.com
 
 
Saturday, November 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Reception: The Farm by Dover Plains artist Susan Hennelly. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29 . Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Wednesday, November 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 22. Library Closed for Thanksgiving Day.
 
Friday, November 23 from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. Champagne Stroll.

Saturday, November 24 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, November 24 from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. Champagne Stroll.
 
Wednesday, November 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

There will be NO CLASS in November.
See you in December! 
 
OUR SEED LIBRARY NEEDS REPLENISHING
Please remember to bring your seeds or  
left-over packets to our seed library.
(Organic and non-GMO seed please)
 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, December 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme.
Sing-alongs, finger plays, puppets and more! For kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.  
 
Thursday, December 6, 13, 20, 27 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch in the Junior Room. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy stories and a craft. All ages. No registration necessary. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, December 5 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, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting. Grades 5 and up only. Come meet to plan events and work on library projects. Please register.
 
Thursday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Thursday, December 13 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.
 
Saturday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour! We are celebrating the holidays with some festive stories, a snack, and a fun craft. All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.    
 
Wednesday, December 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. LEGO Free Play! Come enjoy our excellent collection! All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, December 27 at 11:00 p.m. Special Pajama Lunch Bunch! It's our regular Lunch Bunch but with a twist! It's pajama day at the library, so make sure that you wear your favorite pajamas and come enjoy stories and a craft! All ages. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. Magician Chris Lengyel! Prepare to be amazed by this "one-of-a-kind magician/illusionist!" All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.    
 
Friday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Quiz Night! Put together a team of 4 friends and get ready for a great night! Pop culture and trivia will be the focus of this fun quiz. Snacks will be served and there will be prizes!!! Please register.
Grades 5th and up only!  
 
Saturday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m.Board Game Fun! Come drop in and enjoy our massive board game collection! We have all the favorites like Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, and Candyland! All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. New Year's Eve Story Hour! Get ready to celebrate New Year's Eve! Stop by for some stories, a snack, and a party craft. All ages. Please register. 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.    
 
Sunday, January 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Sitter Babysitting Training! Grades 6th 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.
   
 
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADULTS 
Art Exhibit: The Farm by Dover Plains artist Susan Hennelly. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29 .   
 
Saturday, December 1 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.

Saturday, December 1 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, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. The presentation by Paul Colburn focuses on the history of coyotes in Connecticut, an overview of coyote habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our coyote population. The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up. There will be a suggested donation at the door of $5.00. Please register.

Saturday, December 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Poetry & Music Night. Anyone who is interested in playing or reading his or her own or a favorite poem, is invited to join in or listen. Refreshments will be served. Reading Room. Please register.

Wednesday, December 5 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, December 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, December 8 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.

Saturday December 8 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, December 10 at 2:00 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. Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane, Kent. Presented by Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library. Free & open to the public. Please register.

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

Thursday, December 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, December 13 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: Into Africa. This month's book is Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. It takes place from the 1980s to 2008 in Nigeria. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD, writer, professor emerita, and long time Kent resident. Please Register.

Saturday, December 15 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.

Saturday, December 15 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, December 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, December 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, December 22 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.

Monday, December 24. Library Closed for Christmas Eve Day.
 
Tuesday, December 25. Library Closed for Christmas Day.
 
Wednesday, December 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters.
Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Thursday, December 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, December 29 Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.

Monday, December 31. New Year's Eve Day Open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
 
Tuesday, December 25. Library Closed for New Year's Day.

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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: The Farm by Dover Plains artist Susan Hennelly. The exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29     
 
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.