KML General Programs

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All of our programs are free! Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Become a member! Please register for programs.

Continuous Programs – New members welcome

Photo Café – First Tuesday, July 3 and August 7, 6:30 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop – Fourth Monday, July 23 and August 27, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café – Last Monday, July 30 and August 27, 6:30 p.m.

Ask George…

technical questions about your digital devices, computers and gaming. Call for an appointment in July. Date TBD

Cookbook Club

Contact Vicki McGuinness at the library

Book Discussions

12:30 p.m. Thursday Readers, July 12: Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen and August 9: So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

7 p.m. World Book Group, Thursdays, July 19: The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami and August 16: The Tailor of Panama by John le Carré

2 p.m. Books in the Parlor, August 21at the Phelps Hatheway Visitor’s Center: Women of the Republic by Linda Kerber

2 p.m. Suffield By the River, Thursdays, July 26: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and August 30: Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly

Be our Guest

Summer Reading Program for Adults – Saturday, June 16 – Wednesday, August 1

* For Suffield-only patrons, 18 years and older

* Read books – get a chance to win a fabulous basket filled with goodies.

* NEW THIS YEAR! A reading challenge! Anyone who reads five (5) books on the reading challenge list gets a chance for a $25 gasoline card. Oooohhhhh!


Tuesdays, July 10, 17, and 24, 12:30 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place: I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti or What Was I Eating at Important Sentimental Moments.

Drop in and kvetch about those foods that make you remember…Even bring a sample to share!

Wednesdays, July 11 and July 18, 6:30 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place:

Book Tasting

So to speak. Take a moment to look at some books you may not have thought about reading.

 Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place: 

Book Talk with B.J. Smith: The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Cat’s Table is a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood, and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place:

Soap Making Workshop for Adults

Join the KML creative team and learn how to make soap in different shapes and sizes. Once you complete the bars of soap, take them home in a gift bag, basket or decorative box. The workshop will run 30 to 40 minutes.

Wednesday, July 25, 6 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place:

Chef Renee: Movie Foods

What movie was this dish in? Does it taste the way it sounds? Let’s taste them and see!

Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place:

Tech Day for Families

Bring the family and try out Kent Memorial Library’s cool new tech toys. There will also be snacks and a free raffle.

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 p.m. at Lily House, 13 Bridge Street: Adult Summer Reading Grande Finale! Literally.

 Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m. at Suffield Senior Center: Baseball Trivia

Enjoy an evening of Baseball Trivia and compete for prizes. The contest will be led by Suffield resident Karl Cicotte of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). Suitable for baseball fans of any level of expertise. Prizes, food, fun! Batter up!

Tuesday, August 28, 7-9 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center:

Astronomy for Everyone

Following an indoor presentation, we will go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., through a powerful telescope, weather permitting. Astronomer Kevin Manning has presented astounding cosmic journeys in Suffield before. He has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. Kevin was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. This program is a must-see!

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