For more information or to register for programs, stop by the library, call 860-668-3896, check suffield-library.org 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.
Once a Month Programs
New members are welcome!
Photo Café –
1st Tuesday, March 5
at 6:30 p.m.
Cookbook Club –
2nd Tuesday, March 12
at 12:45 p.m.
Writer’s Workshop –
4th Monday, March 25
at 7 p.m.
Socrates Café –
Last Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Thursday Readers: March 14: 12:30 p.m.: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
Books in the Parlor: March 26: 1 p.m. The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter (Ask for location of the book group meeting)
Suffield by the River: March 28: 2 p.m. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Come to the Library
Wacky March Holidays!
Unless noted the programs are at 61 Ffyler Place.
At the Circulation Desk we are taking guesses for the date we will open at 50 North Main Street. (Hint: It will be a Saturday). A winner will be picked via a random drawing from the correct answers. The prize will be a Barnes and Noble gift card and to help Melissa Mack cut the Grand Opening ribbon.
Dr. Seuss Birthday
Saturday, March 2
Book Buddies Read Dr. Seuss, 11 a.m. to noon. What better way to celebrate his birthday then by pairing your child with a caring reading mentor and Dr. Seuss books. Open to readers grades K-3 and mentors grades 6-12 or adult. Sign up online and indicate “reader” or “mentor”.
National Old Stuff
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. to Noon: Bring your old stuff to the Friends of the Library Collection for the Used Book Sale.
But there’s more!
Donate clean and in-good-condition craft and yarn supplies
Saturday, March 2 through Friday, March 8
Donate craft and yarn supplies you don’t need during the regular hours of the library. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to recycle extra supplies and unfinished projects. Please put all donations in sealed, clear plastic bags. Please do not bring opened paint, solvents or glue.
Yarn and Craft Exchange Saturday, March 9
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
You do not need to donate items in order to participate and no money is involved in the exchange. Please bring your own tote bag for carrying your new materials home.
Tim Van Egmond,
Folksinger and Storyteller at the Senior Center
Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m.
For all ages. He will present a treasure trove of traditional Irish songs and stories.
Oreo Day –
until the Oreos run out!
Wednesday, March 6
Alfred Hitchcock Day
Tuesday, March 12
We will have one or two Hitchcock movies to show
Pi Day –
until the pi(es) run out!
Thursday, March 14
We will celebrate with little circular pies in order to figure out the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, also known as 3.14159265359…
Saturday, March 16,
Dancers from Scoil Rince Luimni, an Irish Dance Academy in South Windsor and Farmington will perform. Everyone is Irish around this time of year, so come and be joyful and watch the feet fly. No need to register for this program, just drop in and enjoy!
Sunday, March 17, 4:30 p.m.
Movie: 2nd Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 100 North Main St.
Please see the article on this event on page 16.
Beware of Identity Theft and Scams with Lieutenant Ryan Burrell
Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Suffield is not exempt from these dangers. The Suffield police receive a case every day! Learn about the latest scams. Find out how you can protect yourself and your family.
Happiness Day – all day!
Wednesday, March 20
Shake hands or high five with a librarian and get a little kiss (candy!)
Experience Nature as a Healer with Marlow Shami at the Senior Center
Wednesday, March 20
at 2 p.m.
Discover how every-anywhere nature can make you happy. It can also guide, calm, inform, and restore you. This is a workshop to experience nature on a profound and personal level through mindfulness and meditation with a short walk outside.
World Poetry Day – A Poem from Mary Oliver
Thursday, March 21
Mary Jane Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007, The New York Times described her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet” because her poems are very accessible. Many of them are observations of the natural world. Oliver recently died. To commemorate her, we are handing out some of her poems, available at the circulation desk.
Purple Day – all day!
Tuesday, March 26
Come to the library wearing purple and you will be entered for a prize!
is in a movie – well, sort of – at the Senior Center
Wednesday, March 27
Grand Opening and the
It looks like Kent Memorial Library will be back at our beloved 50 North Main Street soon! Maybe April?
The library staff, Friends of the Library, the Library Commission and the Library Foundation are planning Grand Opening activities, so stayed tuned.
One thing the library staff would like to do is to create a human chain from the temporary library at Ffyler Place to the big House at 50 North Main Street to move some books. It would only be a symbolic gesture as most of the books will be moved by trucks and not humans, but it would make a great photo opportunity.
If you would like to be part of the Kent Memorial Library Human Chain, please contact Jackie Hemond at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 860-668-3896. Come celebrate our reopening!