Kent Memorial Library Winter Programs

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Please register for programs.

Continuous Programs – New members welcome

Photo Cafe – 1st Tuesdays, December 5, January 2, 6:30 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop – December 18 & January 22, 7 p.m.

Socrates Cafe – January 29 at 7 p.m.

Ask George technical questions about your digital devices. Saturday, December 2. Sign up for an appointment.

Book Discussions

Thursday Readers, 12:30 p.m. December 14: Two a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino and January 11: Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

World Book Group, Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and January 18: TBD

Books in the Parlor at Jackie Hemond’s house at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave by Ona Judge.


BYOB (Bring your own book) Book Group

Monday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place. Bring a book you love or just read. It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or non-fiction. It should be a fun evening to share authors and titles. Please register.

Create Your Own Miracles with Brandyce Stephenson,

Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. at Ffyler Place. Based on the principles in The New York Times best-selling book, May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein, Brandyce Stephenson will discuss how to create subtle shifts that create incredible change, leading to increased happiness, less stress, and overall greater well-being. Just in time for the holidays learn tools and techniques to lessen your stress and create your own miracles.

Women and War. A Presentation by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace. Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved. CWHF inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. Learn about a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, how Harriet Beecher Stowe sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.

Local author Mark Dressler will discuss his book, Dead and Gone. Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at Ffyler Place. Mysteries abound in this detective novel. Disparate threads somehow lead to one conclusion. Hartford detective Dan Shields is in the middle of it all when he comes face to face with the gun-toting thug who’d nearly killed him six years ago. With vengeance in his blood, the detective attempts to bring down his nemesis, resorting to tactics that almost cost him his badge and the investigation. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Marcey Hickey. Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The bottom surface of singing bowls sits on the floor. Their rims vibrate to produce a singing sound. Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and world music. You are invited to try this type of mind/body class in chairs or lying on a mat. Instructor Marcey Hickey received her certification as a Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healer from Hartford Hospital Integrative Medicine Department.

1961: Peter Das – 25,000 Miles on a Motor Scooter through Europe. Tuesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at 61 Ffyler Place. Peter will reminisce with you about this year of adventure.

Connecticut Valley Mineral Club will display and talk about gems and minerals. Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. to noon.

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