Kent Memorial Library General Programs

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The Kent Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m on Wednesday, November 24, the day before Thanksgiving.

Please register for upcoming programs at 860-668-3896 or Programs are funded by the Friends of KML.

There is still time to sign up to play the Stock Market Game which ends December 9 for Suffield students in grades 6 through 12.

Dedicated to the One I Love
Tuesday, November 1

The Kent Memorial Library was dedicated to the Town of Suffield 117 years ago this November. Let’s celebrate with cake until it’s gone!

Raise a Glass to the Forgotten Drinks of New England Colonists
Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. at Suffield’s Phelps-Hatheway House.

Taste favorite drinks of early Americans while learning the history and modern-day recipe equivalents with Corin Hirsch, an award-winning author and writer of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England.

Samuel K. Beamon, Sr.: Vietnam Veteran Talks about his book, Flying Death: The Vietnam Experience
Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m.

Flying DeathLast May, Samuel Beamon spoke at Suffield’s Memorial Day program to rave reviews. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1965 and became a helicopter mechanic, crew chief and aerial gunner. The next year, he began flying. He was awarded 16 Air Medals, Combat Air Crew Wings, along with several awards including the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Presidential Unit Citations and the Good Conduct Medal. His book is his account of the Vietnam War and also an account of his battle for equality as an American.

Board Books for Babies
Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Please sign up for a specific time so that we can fit everyone in at 61 Ffyler Place.

The library is giving away a board book to babies born during January 1, 2015 through November 2016. It’s a party for parents and caregivers and babies to get together for fun and play. Each child will receive a free book and reading kit. Even at an early age, reading to young children is the best thing you can do to put them on a path to success.

If you cannot attend this program, please let us know, so we can prepare a kit and book for your baby.

Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener
Saturday, November 19 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center

Learn how canines communicate and see the human world. Understand the reasons for your dog’s behaviors and find out how to interact with your dog to transform its annoying and naughty behavior in a kind and lasting way. Bring your questions, but not your dog for this fun informative session! Phil became a certified Dog Listener with the Jan Fennell’s Foundation and Advanced Canine Communications course.

Author Presentation:
Brianna Dunlap, Author of Connecticut Valley Tobacco
Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. at Academy Hall
1499 Mountain Road
West Suffield

The library is collaborating with the Suffield Historical Society for this presentation.

Meander Through Italy with Mariann Millard
Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center

ItalyWalk through the richness and diversity of Italy by weaving historical and modern events and facts about the country with pertinent personal anecdotes to illustrate its geography, language, cuisine, culture, politics and economics. This is a PowerPoint presentation with photographs.

Poet and Winner of the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, Alison Moncrief Bromage, will read her poetry Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Suffield Academy Library

South Main Street native, Alison Moncrief Bromage will read from her debut collection of poems, Daughter, Daedalus, which won the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, a national award given out by Truman State University Press for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English.

The poems are letters to the mythical inventor Daedalus and her daughter. She will talk poetry and answer questions after the reading. There will be an open mic before the reading, so bring your poems to share too.

Poetry Workshop with Alison Moncrief Bromage Friday, December 2

Call the library for time and location.

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