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, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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.

Friday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Family Dinner and a Movie! Hotel Transylvania. All Ages. Bring along your dinner and enjoy the show in our cozy, surround sound Junior Room. For all ages, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Monday, October 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Crawling Colors! A FUN Science Experiment in Color Mixing. Grade 2 and Up. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.

Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. Dragon Story Hour! All Ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft. You can make your own fire-breathing beast! Please register. Not a drop off.    

Thursday, October 17 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, October 17 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Grades 5th and up. Title TBA. Please register.
 
Wednesday, October 23 from 1:30 p.m. Movie Matinee. Aladdin (2019). 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 25 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night: Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Grades 5th and up. Please register.  

Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. Halloween Story Hour! All Ages. Come dressed in your favorite costume, enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft! Please register. Not a drop off.
Congratulations to  
Quiz Night Winners! 
left to right: The Spanish In-Quiz-tion-1st place and Foote in Mouth 2nd place!

EVENTS FOR ADULTS
 
Art Exhibit: Snapshots Along the Way by Kent & Falls Village artist Kathy Wismar. The exhibit runs from September 4 to October 31.

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

Friday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Writing Your Life. An eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. This memoir-writing workshop meets once a week for two hours. Class is full.
 
Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, October 5 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 6 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Origami/Kirigami: Playing with Books in the Courtyard every Sunday until the end of October at the Book Sale! Use your folding and simple cutting skills to re-fashion discarded books into works of art to take home. This is the ultimate in recycling using art and imagination. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins Welcome! Weather permitting.
 
Wednesday, October 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Writing Your Life.
An eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. This memoir-writing workshop meets once a week for two hours. Class is full.
 
Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, October 12 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 13 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, October 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Origami/Kirigami: Playing with Books in the Courtyard every Sunday until the end of October at the Book Sale! Use your folding and simple cutting skills to re-fashion discarded books into works of art to take home. This is the ultimate in recycling using art and imagination. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins Welcome! Weather permitting.
 
Monday, October 14 LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Tuesday, October 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Writing Your Life. An eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. This memoir-writing workshop meets once a week for two hours. Class is full.

Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Kent Town Hall. Civil Dialogue with the Kent First Selectman Candidates hosted by the Kent Memorial Library. Join us in welcoming the two candidates to discuss their platforms and plans for Kent. The Library will solicit a series of questions from Kent residents for both candidates to answer. Questions may be dropped off at the Library or at the event. This event will be moderated by a member of the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County. Free and open to the public. Must Register.
 
Saturday, October 19 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.
 
Sunday, October 20 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Origami/Kirigami: Playing with Books in the Courtyard every Sunday until the end of October at the Book Sale! Use your folding and simple cutting skills to re-fashion discarded books into works of art to take home. This is the ultimate in recycling using art and imagination. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins Welcome! Weather permitting.
 
Monday, October 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Computer Class for Beginners-Part 1 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, October 23 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, October 24 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Writing Your Life. An eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. This memoir-writing workshop meets once a week for two hours. Class is full.
 
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Sunday, October 27 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. The 2019 Car Raffle winning ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the 43rd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run.
 
Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Origami/Kirigami: Playing with Books in the Courtyard every Sunday until the end of October at the Book Sale! Use your folding and simple cutting skills to re-fashion discarded books into works of art to take home. This is the ultimate in recycling using art and imagination. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins Welcome! Weather permitting.
 
Monday, October 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Computer Class for Beginners-Part 2 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.
Our Seed Library was very popular this year. And now it's time to think about replenishing for next year! In the weeks to come as you are cleaning up your summer gardens remember we are in need of seed to keep our Seed Library  
going. Many plants are now going to seed. Take time to capture the seeds,  
dry them and label for the Library seed borrowing program. If you have  
leftover seeds or seeds you never got to plant this year, drop them off to us!  
 
Help us keep this great resource going!
 

DID YOU KNOW:  
Your membership can now be a recurring monthly contribution! Just follow the membership button and choose a recurring donation to keep your membership rolling throughout the year!
 


OCTOBER HOURS: Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 10-5
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND HOURS: (October 12-14)
Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5 * Monday: 10-5
 

Make a difference. Be a Friend to the Library.  
 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
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 12:00 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.
 
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 5th 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.
 
Thursday, November 21 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, November 21 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Title TBA.
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.

UPCOMING 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 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
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. Purchase Henry Kissinger's new book "Kissinger on Kissinger" which he co-authored with Winston Lord .
 
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 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
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 
WINNING TICKET WILL BE DRAWN  
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27!!!!


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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?
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.

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 Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday from 12:00 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 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.