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.

DRAWING AT 2:00 PM ON SUNDAY,  
OCTOBER 28 , 2018 AT THE CONCLUSION  
OF THE 42ND ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN!
   
STOCK UP ON TICKETS NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Make a difference. Be a Friend to the Library.  
 

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS

Tuesday, October 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, October 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.
 
Thursday, October 4 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, October 17 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, October 18 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, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. Please register.
 
Wednesday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee - Hotel Transylvania 3 (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.
 
Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Halloween Party! Pumpkin carving, Halloween games, candy, and more! Grades 5and up. Please register.

Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. Halloween Story Hour. Ages 2-9. Stories, a spooky Halloween craft, and a snack. Please register. Not a drop off.

WELCOME TO FALL 2018
OCTOBER HOURS:
Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND HOURS: (Oct 6-8)
Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5 * Monday: 10-5

GILMORE GIRLS FAN FEST WEEKEND HOURS: (Oct 19-21)
Friday: 12-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5

ALL TIMES ARE WEATHER PERMITTING

If in doubt or for more information whether the sale is open call the
Library 860.927.3761 or visit kentmemoriallibrary.org

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.


 
 
 
 
Come check out our  
BANNED BOOKS DISPLAY!
 
See why some of  
your favorite books  
have been b anned before. We love Banned  
Books Week so much  
that even our socks  
match the theme!

Art Exhibit: A Rambling Brush by Gaylordsville artist Bill Merklein. This exhibit of paintings r uns from September 1 to October 29 .     
 
Wednesday, October 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. NO CLASS.
 
Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, October 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.

Sunday, October 7 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Monday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Monday, October 8. Library Closed for Columbus Day.
 
Wednesday, October 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday October 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.
 
Sunday, October 14 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, October 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 18 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Fall Book Discussion Series: Into Africa. This month's book is Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. It takes place in 1948 in South Africa. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD, writer, professor emerita, and long time Kent resident. Please Register.
 
Friday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, October 20 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, October 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Gilmore Girls Fan Fest Meet & Greet. An event for Gilmore Girls Fan Fest registrants only. Reading Room.
 
Sunday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, October 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Financial Program TBA. Join us in the Reading Room, presented by Theresa Kung PhD & Katrina Luca, CPA. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Thursday, October 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, October 27 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, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Voting: Got Questions? We've Got Answers. Are you wondering what happens to your ballot after it is counted, if your vote counts or who runs the election, etc? Join the Kent Registrar of Voters and the Kent Town Town Clerk as they answer your questions. Free & open to the public. Please register.
 
Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, October 31 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 October & 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, 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 17 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.
 
Do you have library fines? 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!
 
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. Title TBA . Grades 5 and up only. 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 .     

  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. 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 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. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
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.
 
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. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
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 23 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga. The workshop is led by Certified Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Claudia Saucy. Please register. Call 860.927.3761. Donation: $10 per class. Please bring your own yoga mat (the Library has a few to loan if you don't have one)
 
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.


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 Rambling Brush by Gaylordsville artist Bill Merklein. This exhibit of paintings r uns from September 1 to October 29 .  
 
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.    
 
2018 Car Raffle. The Kent Memorial will raffle a pristine 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster in a fund raising raffle project starting on Memorial Day. The sterling grey convertible has very low mileage, and includes five speed manual transmission, fuel injection, 2.5 liter, 184 horsepower and a six-cylinder engine. 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 28 at the conclusion of the 42nd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run. Information is available on the Library's website. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
 
Annual Book Sale. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO KENT QUIZ NIGHT WINNERS: THE LEFTOVERS!
It was down to a tie between the Leftovers and the Sex Panthers. The Leftovers's answer came closest to the Kent-related tie-breaking question: What year was Kent, CT sectioned?*
*1737
 


CONGRATULATIONS TO  
ASHLEY RUEGG
Ashley Ruegg of Vernon, CT won all of the wine! She came a long way for Kent Quiz Night. We are glad she left with something more than a memory.

Thank you to all teams! It was a great night with some very hard questions! You all did well and because you entered the competition, you helped the Library and for that we are very appreciative.

Please come again next year!



The front desk will have a copy of the America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).* PBS and the producers worked with the public opinion polling service "YouGov" to conduct a demographically and statistically representative survey asking Americans to name their most-loved novel. Approximately 7,200 people participated. The Library will be conducting its own survey of our patrons favorite novels. Please come in to the Library to add your favorite to our list!

The PBS television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America's best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Schedule for last 4 episodes:
"Villains and Monsters" (Premieres Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8/7c)
"What We Do For Love" (Premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8/7c)
"Other Worlds" (Premieres Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8/7c)
"Grand Finale" (Premieres Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8/7c)

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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.