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For more information or to register for programs, stop by the library, call 860-668-3896, check our website at, or follow us on Facebook. All of our programs are free! Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.

p15_COLOR_CLipart_Dream_ItDream It: Adult Summer Reading!

The adult summer reading program, Dream It . . . Make It . . . A Better World, will kick off Saturday, June 17 and run through August 1. Specifically the programs will cover:

Better health. (Example: cleaner eating)

Better community. (Show you care with hand-stamped cards! Volunteer wisely!)

Better earth. (Recycle! Practice cleaner garden care!)

Highlights will include book discussions on building a better world, with B.J. Smith (June 28 and July 25); creating beautiful, hand-stamped cards; building better words (Monday night Scrabble!); finding new ways and inspiration for caring for our earth (with pastor and master environmentalist Tom Carr); and creating garden stones.

As always, the program will also feature beautiful raffle baskets. Dream It is funded generously by the Friends of the Library.

Ask George!

Saturdays, June 3 and 17 – Please make an appointment for 10, 10:45 or 11:30 a.m.

George, a whiz at solving computer problems, is a Middle School student in Suffield. George can answer questions for adults and kids on viruses, gaming issues, email, browsers and downloading e-books.

Pops-Up at the Farmers Market

Saturday, June 17 and other Suffield Farmers Markets times throughout the season.

Under the library tent will be children’s activities and items to check out for all ages.

North Korea: A Slide Show Presentation with Charles Kling

Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street

Catch a glimpse of this country, so often in the news, by looking at “Chuck’s” interesting photos.

Protecting Your Online Privacy and Security

With Samantha Lee, the Tech Librarian at the Enfield Public Library

Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place

The internet is an amazing place filled with predators who will try just about anything to steal your information. Learn the basics of how to keep your online information private and secure with tips and techniques.

Astronomy Tonight!

With Chris Markiewicz from the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford, Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place.

Before heading outside, we will get pointers about the night sky. The plan is to observe the night sky on a monthly basis at the time of the new moon. Dress warmly if it’s a cool night. Stuff to bring: flashlights with red filters – a few layers of red plastic wrap will work, binoculars, a blanket, pad or pillow to sit or lie on, tissues and your imagination. The Club members will bring some telescopes to share.

Local Author: Julie Boglisch on her Young Adult/Adult book The Elifer Chronicles

Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place

Julie, a Windsor Locks resident, recently published her book, the first in a series. Here is the summary: It has been 40 years since America closed its borders and separated from the world following the Vietnam War. Living in a small town, this fact made no difference to Maxwell and Karina until they found their house ransacked and their mother missing. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

Book Discussions

New members welcome! Discussions at 61 Ffyler Place unless noted.

Thursday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday Book Group discusses The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Cookbook Club.

Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. World Book Group discusses The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

Books in the Parlor: Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. discusses The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Meeting is at the Phelps Hatheway House.

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