Kent Memorial Library Programs

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For more information or to register for the library’s free programs, register on the library’s website:, stop by the library, or call (860-668-3896). Follow us on Facebook.

Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.

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Ask George!

Saturdays, March 11 and 25 at 10 to11 a.m. at 61 Ffyler Place

Ask George about your computer and video game issues. George, a whiz at solving computer problems, is a middle school student in Suffield. If you have trouble with viruses, video games, email, browsers and even how to download e-books, George can answer questions for adults and kids. There is no need to register, just drop in. Bring your problems to George. This is a free service.

Author Talk:

They Called Her Reckless

A True Story of a Courageous Pony in the Korean War

Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center

Janet Barrett brings her tale about an indomitable warhorse, Reckless, a small pony who captured the hearts of the American soldiers she worked with during the Korean War. For her efforts, the pony was awarded two Purple Hearts and was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Genealogy 101 Help on

At 61 Ffyler Place

For people who want to start or know very little about their family background.

Signing up two people at a time for approximately 45 minutes to an hour;Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28; Sign up with Art Sikes: 1 or 2 p.m.; Sign up with Jim Reeves: 6 or 7 p.m.

Poetry contest

Submissions accepted

March 15–April 15

Grade 1 – Adult

The contest is open to residents of Suffield, also non-resident Suffield public school students. Applications can be found on the library’s website at or at the library. Poems must be accompanied by the poetry application form. Entries are limited to one original poem per person. The poem can be on any topic. Applicants need to keep a copy of their poem. The poems must be 50 lines or less and must be typed in a 12-point font. The decision of the judges will be final. Potentially three prizes will be awarded in each of the five age categories. First prize is $25, 2nd prize is $10 and 3rd prize is $5. Winners will be asked to read their poems at a program.

Make a Carnation

Topiary with Karen

Lewandoski from K & P Flowers & Gifts

Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place

This floral arrangement is interesting to look at but simple to make. Learn how to do it with Karen. Sign up early as space is limited.

U.F.O.s: The Truth is

Out There

Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center

Meet with CT MUFON (The Mutual UFO Network of Connecticut) is coming to talk about UFOs. The talk will center on recent sightings and MUFON’s mission and other activities.

Book Discussions

At 61 Ffyler Place

Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday Book Group discusses Faith by Jennifer Haigh

Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. World Book Group discusses Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani.

Books in the Parlor: Tuesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. discusses America’s First Daughter by Laurie Kamoie.

Museum Passes

Funded by Friends of the Library

Good weather is on the way. Time for an excursion! Use one of the following museum passes; most are free, some give a discounted entry fee:

American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol; Children’s Museum, Holyoke; Children’s Museum,West Hartford; Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton; Connecticut Historical Society Museum, Hartford; Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford; Connecticut Science Center, Hartford; Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor; Eric Carle Museum, Amherst; Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield; Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford; Hillstead Museum, Farmington; Historic Deerfield, Deerfield; Mark Twain House, Hartford; Maritime Museum, Norwalk; Mystic Aquarium; New Britain Museum of American Art; New England Air Museum,Windsor Locks; Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge; Springfield Quadrangle Museums; State Parks & Forests; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; The Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield.

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