KML General Programs

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For more information or to register for programs, stop by the library, call 860-668-3896, check, 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. Become a member! Please register for programs.

Continuous Programs

New members welcome

Photo Café: First Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop: Fourth Monday, June 25, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café: Last Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Ask George: Technical questions about your digital devices, computers & gaming. Sign up for an appointment. Saturday, June 2 appointments at 10, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

Cookbook Club: Tuesday, June 12, 1 p.m. Ask for location details

Book Discussions

12:30 p.m. Thursday Readers, June 7: Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner

7 p.m. World Book Group, Thursday, June 21: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

2 p.m. Books in the Parlor, Tuesday, June 26: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families by Jane Ziegelman

2 p.m. Suffield by the River, Thursday, June 28: Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande

Garret Pinder

Meet Garret Pinder, Our New Reference Librarian!

We are pleased to welcome Garrett to the Kent Memorial Library staff. He worked at the Jones Library in Amherst, Mass. where he served as the Young Adult Services Coordinator, as well as at Bay Path University Library where he worked in reference, circulation and outreach services. He will continue to work at the Odyssey Bookstore in South Hadley, Mass. where he offers reader’s advisory services. I hope that he will be able to get us some good author talks! Garrett graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Richmond and has a Masters of Library Science from Simmons. He lives in Enfield. He is a native of the Bahamas, so if you want to know about the islands, he’s a good librarian to ask! Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center.

Wadsworth Atheneum Arm Chair Tour

A Wadsworth Atheneum docent, will lead an interactive discussion of highlighted works from the Wadsworth’s collections for adults. The occasion for this “Wadsworth Atheneum Virtual Art Exploration,” is a public outreach effort celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Docent Council, the organization responsible for a large part of the interaction between the public and the great works of art held in trust for it by the museum. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States. The museum’s nearly 50,000 works of art span 5,000 years, from Greek and Roman antiquities to the first museum collection of American contemporary art.

Monday, June 4, 6:30, at Suffield Department ofEmergency Management & Homeland Security, 205 Bridge Street.

Playing with Parkinsons

This documentary is about Sangeeta Michael Berardi, a successful guitarist, who has played with jazz greats. In the film, Sangeeta plays, but in a different way, because he is also playing with Parkinson’s. It is a remarkable and uplifting story, showing how Sangeeta didn’t let this horrible disease stop him from living. The showing of the 50-minute film is sponsored by the Emergency Aid Association and the Kent Memorial Library. Resources will be available from the Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served.

Farmer’s Market, Suffield Green – South

The Kent Memorial Library will be there! Check out books, sign up for programs, get a library card. Crafts for children! Saturdays, June 30, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

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