November
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, November 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, November 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.

Monday, November 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Paper Toys! A FUN Engineering Challenge to make toys from paper! Grade 2 and up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.    
 
Wednesday, November 6 from 12:30-2:30 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, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. Science Friday: Binary, Pixels, And Data, Oh My!
Science Friday is a podcast that tells entertaining and educational stories about science, technology and other cool stuff! We will listen to Science Friday's segment "A Digital Dark Age" and do a craft to learn about how computers store information with Digital and Analog signals. Grades 5 and up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night! Missing Link (PG) (2019) Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. Africa Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and make a mask! Please register. Not a drop off.

Monday, November 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB Knitting & Crochet Circle. Not just for grannies anymore! We'll be hanging out, eating snacks and making fun things with yarn! Grades 2nd and up. Please register. Not a drop off.

Thursday, November 21 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting! Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the Library! Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Thursday, November 21 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks. Grades 5th and up. Please register.    
 
Friday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Free Birds (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.  
 
Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving Share! All ages. Bring along a donation for the Kent Food Bank and enjoy stories, a snack and a Thanksgiving craft. Please register. Not a drop off.
Congratulations Ned Babbitt!  
He's our 2019 Car Raffle Winner.
Happy winner, Ned Babbitt at the wheel with Car Guy, Rudy Molho.
EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Art Exhibit: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
Saturday, November 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, November 2 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the Publication of EDISON by Edmund Morris. House of Books and Kent Memorial Library invite you to join Sylvia Jukes Morris and Christopher Buckley for a reception to celebrate the publication of EDISON by Edmund Morris at Ho use of Books, 4 North Main Street, Kent. Books will be available for purchase. Registration required. (Please note: this is not a sit-down event)
 
Monday, November 4 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Computer Class for Beginners -
Part 3 New to computers? Lots of questions? Don't have your own computer? Never even touched a computer? The Library will be using its recent addition of 12 laptop computers to offer ongoing classes for those who want to start from the beginning. These hands-on classes, in which each patron will have his or her own computer - will let you dive in as a newbie and learn to use a computer on your own. Reading Room. Limited to 11 people. Must Register.
 
Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. Plug-in Cars: The models, the tech, and the myths behind plug-in hybrids and electric cars. Ever wonder how those "plug-in" cars drive with an extension cord running all the way back to the house? Wonder if you need some special type of electricity to charge an electric car at home? Can you really save money - and the environment - with a "clean" car? Bring lots of questions. Th is very informal, interactive lecture will discuss: Is Tesla really just a scam? Who else is scamming me? Why is my town giving away free electricity for Plug-in cars - AND WHERE'S MY FREE GAS? What's safer - a big hulking SUV, or a sporty electric car? Can I really save money with such cars? Um, thousands? How do I find charging stations? (and is there an app for that?...) Can I get an electric or hybrid car with All-Wheel Drive? Can I get a plug-in car for under $100,000? $35,000? Under $20,000? (Guess...) If you never thought that a spreadsheet could be fun, wait 'til we sort car models based on range, price, features, safety, rebates, and cup holders. And, there will be a brutally frank assessment of Michael's own car. Presented by Michael Jay, a technology consultant and personal computer tutor, who taught for several years at NYU graduate school and other colleges. Since leaving New York City for the country and founding TECHsperienced, Michael has lectured at over a dozen of Litchfield County libraries and schools, and has been the ongoing tech tutor for Kent Memorial Library. Every night he plugs in his iPhone and his car. Reading Room. Please register.
 
Thursday, November 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, November 9 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. More Tech Help. Mobile Technical Support. Bring any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Need help with your smart phone, tablet, or e-reader? Questions about apps, widgets, Google accounts, e-mail, viruses, and more? Bring your devices and your questions and receive one-on-one help learning how to solve your technology-related issues, and some tips and tricks to make your device easier to use! Please call to register. Only room for 4 -5 registrants.
 
Saturday, November 9 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Book Signing with Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger's book Kissinger on Kissinger which he co-authored with Winston Lord will be available for purchasing and signing. Limited amount of books.   

Monday, November 11 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Wednesday, November 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, November 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, November 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Charitable Tax Strategies: IRA Distributions and More. Charitable giving can be of benefit in a number of ways. Not only can it keep non-profit organizations in operation, it can result in smart ways to reduce taxes for the donor. In this presentation, Attorney Schiesel will discuss some of those techniques.  Her talk will cover both estate planning to reduce the impact of estate taxes and gifting during your lifetime to reduce income taxes. More and more baby boomers are reaching the age when they are forced to take minimum required distributions from retirement funds, often creating tax issues. Presented by Dolores R. Schiesel, resident partner in the Kent office of Cramer & Anderson. Reading Room. Please register.
 
Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, November 28 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
 
Friday, November 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Opening Exhibit: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. Join us for a reception to meet the artist. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10

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NOVEMBER!!!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
Tuesday, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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 5, 12, 19, 26 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.
 
Wings of Fire Scavenger Hunt! All throughout December we are having a Wings of Fire Scavenger Hunt! The dragons from these books are hidden in the library and it is up to you to find them all! If you fill out the entire scavenger checklist by December 31st and turn it in at the library, you will be entered to win a wicked cool prize!
 
Wednesday, December 4 from 12:30-2:30 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, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and celebrate with a festive craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, December 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Glow in the Dark! A FUN science project to make things that glow in the dark with Mrs. Sam! Grades 2 and up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, December 11 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Ornament Making! Come make beautiful decorations with Ms. Abby! Please register in advance. Not a drop off.
 
Friday, December 13at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Arthur Christmas (PG)
Bring a picnic dinner (or grab a pizza from next door!) and come enjoy this Christmas flick. Please register. Not a drop off for kids under 12.  
 
Saturday, December 14at 2:00 p.m. Author Reading and Reception: The Jolly Woodman. All ages. Come meet author Joanna Kelly. This heartwarming story is about the origin of Christmas Trees by Joanna Kelly and illustrated by Katie Atkinson, both with ties to KML. All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Thursday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m. TAB Meeting! Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! Grades 5th and up only. Please register.
 
Thursday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Title TBA. Grades 5 and up. Please register.  
 
Friday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. Science Friday: Octopus Camouflage! We will learn about camouflage by watching a video of an octopus blend into its surroundings and create and discuss our own uniquely shaped, textured, colored, and sized "octopus" using modeling clay. Grades 5 and up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.  
 
Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. Holiday Story Hour! All ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Monday, December 23 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB Knitting & Crochet Circle. Not just for grannies anymore! We'll be hanging out, eating holiday cookies and making fun things with yarn! Grades 2 and up. Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, December 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. TAB Black Light Party! Dress up in glow in the dark attire and come play with black lights in the library! There will be pizza and contests and music and games and a lot of neon! Grades 5and up. Please register.  
 
Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 a.m. Science Tellers! Aliens Show! Fun for all ages and the whole family! Don't miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world! Please register. Not a drop off.  
 
Monday, December 30 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. TAB/ Wassiac Project Collaboration: iPhone Photography Workshop! This workshop, taught by professional photographer Christopher Burns, aims to teach kids how to use their phones to express themselves artistically and promotes visual literacy. Please send your child with a bagged lunch or snack (no peanut products allowed). Grades 5 and up. 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: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
Wednesday, December 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, December 5 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 7 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, December 7 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 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, December 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 14 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, December 14at 2:00 p.m. Author Reading and Reception: The Jolly Woodman. All ages. Come meet author Joanna Kelly. This heartwarming story is about the origin of Christmas Trees by Joanna Kelly and illustrated by Katie Atkinson, both with ties to KML. All ages. Please register. Not a drop off.
 
Wednesday, December 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, December 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, December 21 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 25 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
 
Thursday, December 26 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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Art Exhibit: Third Eye by Kent artist Heather Scofield. The exhibit runs from November 4 to January 10.
 
2019 Car Raffle. The Kent Memorial Library's winning ticket for the 2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster goes to Ned Babbitt! Congratulations!
 
hoopla. Kent Memorial Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device 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. The sale has ended for the season. Thank you to all for volunteering, donating books, and buying books!
 
Holiday Boutique. This holiday season, make sure you stop in to check out our annual Holiday Boutique! We offer items such as Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, Scarves, Jewelry, Quilted Items, Cards, Glassware, Knick-knacks, Stocking Stuffers, Small Gifts, and Much More! All proceeds will go to the Library. The boutique will be open during regular Library hours. Monday - Friday 10:00-5:30 and Saturday 10:00-4:00 through December 31.
 
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 2020 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,
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