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

Saturday, August 31 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Kent Carnival! Come one, come all to the second annual Kent Carnival at the Golden Falcon Field! The carnival is for all ages - children, teens, and parents alike! There will be pony rides, touch-a-truck, a bouncy house, balloon animals, s'mores, shooting gallery, and more! Make sure you come visit the TAB carnival game booths and win some awesome prizes!
 
Tuesday, September 3, 10, 17, 24 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, September 5, 12, 19, 26 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, September 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Exploring Science through Fun with Water. Grades 2 and up. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:00 and enjoy several fun and educational activities. Please register in advance. Not a drop off.  
 
Friday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Movie Night: Men in Black: International. Grades 5th and up. Please register.
 
Wednesday, September 25 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). Please register. Drop off for kids in K-5 only available with pre-registration. 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, September 26 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, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. TAB Book Club! Grades 5th and up. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding. Please register.
 
Saturday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m. Pirates Story Hour! All Ages. Come enjoy stories, a snack, and a craft! Please register. Not a drop off. 
Welcome Samantha! 
 
The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Samantha Saliter has been
appointed its new Co-director of Children's Services. She will share the duties of
Co-director with Abigail Parker and begin immediately. Ms. Saliter grew up in
Cornwall, CT and has worked in many facets of the business world. After reading
"A Series of Unfortunate Events" her six-year-old daughter, Rowan, noticed that
since all the good characters in the series like to read books,
that her Mom should become a Librarian.

Ms. Saliter is eager to begin her work at the Library in Kent.
" I'm hoping to incorporate my love for art and literature into this position,"
she raves. " I'd like to instill excitement, fun and inspiration into the  
imaginations of every child who enters the Library."
 
Samantha has just begun to obtain a Library Clerk Certification through  
an online program. She has experience working with children and teens as an  
art mentor at the Art Garage: High School After School Program at  
Housatonic and a volunteer at the Cornwall Library.

SAVE THE DATE! 
 
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.

Sunday, September 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Monday, September 2 LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Wednesday, September 4 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

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

Friday, September 6 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. Workshop full.
 
Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, September 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, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. Book Talk and Signing: Betty Krasne . Join us as we welcome our friend and author of the novel The Good Life? She will discuss this newly published book. The book will be available for purchase and signing. NEW LOCATION: Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd, Kent. Please Register.    
 
Sunday, September 8 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Monday, September 9 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.

Wednesday, September 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, September 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, September 13 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.  
 
Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.

Saturday, September 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, September 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Opening Exhibit: Snapshots Along the Way by Kent & Falls Village artist Kathy Wismar. Join us for a reception to meet the artist. The exhibit runs from September 4 to October 31.
 
Saturday, September 14 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, September 15 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Wednesday, September 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, September 19 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, September 20 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. 
 
Saturday, September 21 fro m 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. Tour of Local Artists' Studios. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the local artist studios of Robert Lenz, Kathy Wismar, Greg St. John, Tony Antonios, and Deb Chabrian & Ed Martinez. Return to Kent Art Association for lunch provided by Chef Patsy Stroble. Must register, can only accommodate 12 participants. Total cost per participant is $75.
 
Saturday, September 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.
 
Saturday, September 21 Quiz Night. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Kent Firehouse, 28 Maple Street, Kent. Join Us for Quiz Night 2019!!!!!!Form a team of 4 and give it a name. $50 per team or $60 at the door plus a bottle of wine. For further information, call the Library at 860.927.3761. Must be 18 years of age or above. We encourage preregistration.
 
Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Monday, September 23 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, September 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Thursday, September 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
Friday, September 27 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. 
 
Friday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Friday, September 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Gilmore Girls Fan Fest Meet & Greet. An event for Gilmore Girls Fan Fest registrants only. Reading Room.    
 
Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
Sunday, September 29 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
Congratulations Therese Duncan! 
 
Therese played the adult summer reading program, Adult Bingo, during the month of July and WON! She won 2 gift cards: one to Ace Hardware and the other to Davis IGA.

Instructions were to pick up a bingo sheet. Read 5 books described on the bingo sheet.
After each book is completed, mark the appropriate square. If all squares are covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, you have a BINGO!

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!
 


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER HOURS: Friday: 10-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 10-5
LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS: (August 30-September 2)
Friday: 10-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 10-5 * Monday: 10-5
GILMORE GIRLS WEEKEND HOURS: (September 27-29)
Friday: 10-5 * Saturday: 10-5 * Sunday: 12-5
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.  
 
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR!
8 spaces available/$75pp 
 
CALL OR GO TO THE LIBRARY AND PUT YOUR AND YOUR FRIENDS' NAMES ON THE LIST
(limited to 12 people)
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 
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.
 
Monday, October 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. STEM! Topic TBA. Grades 2 and up. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 4:00 and enjoy several fun and educational/activities. 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! 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. Title TBA. 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.  

UPCOMING 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.
 
Tuesday, October 1 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
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.
 
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.   
 
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.
 
Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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.

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.
 
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. 
 
Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Annual Book Sale.
 
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.
 
Tuesday, October 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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 2:00 p.m. The 2019 Car Raffle winning ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the 43rd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run.



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.

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.