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.

Once a Month Programs

New members are welcome at all our programs, including book discussions and the cookbook club.

Friends of the Kent Memorial Library used book, audio and DVD collection will be Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to  noon.

Photo Café – 1 Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Cookbook Club – Tuesday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop – Monday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café – Last Monday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Ask George for technical help – TBD

Book Discussions

June 13: 12:30 p.m. Thursday Readers: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

June 20: 7 p.m. World Book: Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafek

June 25: 2 p.m. Books in the Parlor at the Phelps Hatheway House Visitor Center: Dearest Geniuses: A Life of Theodate Pope Riddle by Sandra Katz

June 27: 2 p.m. Suffield by the River: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Adult Summer Reading

June 29– August 8

“A Universe of Stories . . . to Remember.” That’s our theme for the summer program. We will celebrate our return “home” to Main Street with lots of baskets to give away! B.J. Smith will be back by popular demand, for book discussions: July 17 to talk about Home by Toni Morrison, and August 8 for the book The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. And to celebrate the Big 5-0 of Woodstock, Marc Black will return for a surprisingly fun look back at the music that we all remember (when was the last time your teenager sang along with you on a song you both knew?!). Watch our website, stop by, and plan to be part of this spectacular summer!

Saturday, June 1

10 a.m. to noon

Drop off used books, audios and DVDs at the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library collection, 61 Ffyler Place

Wednesday, June 5

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Climate Change Symposium moderated by Joseph Barnes in Second Baptist Fellowship Hall, 100 North Main Street.

Climate change has become a buzz word, but what is it? How can we fight it? How does it affect us? Join local and national organizations in this momentous gathering of climate talks. Learn about social injustices, environmental impacts and solutions going forward. With speakers from Zero Hour and Sunrise, and local activists Justin Kaput, Rev. Tom Carr, and more! Sponsored by the Green Teams of the First Congregational and the Second Baptist, the Sierra Club, and the Kent Memorial Library.

Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. 

Lyme Disease Prevention with Tricia E. Sedelow, BSN, RN-BC, Public Health Nurse, North Central District Health Dept., 61 Ffyler Place

Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make preventing tick bites part of your plans. Learn how to reduce your risk of exposure, what to do when you find a tick, alternative therapies and information on current research.

Monday, June 10, 7 p.m. 

Friends of the Kent Memorial Library Annual Meeting, 61 Ffyler Place

The Friends fund the library programs, museum passes, and other things with proceeds from their annual September book sale. They need volunteers year-round to sort, cull and organize for the book sale and support other library activities. More Friends are needed. The annual meeting is a good time to learn about the organization.

Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m. 

Hello, Poetry Lovers

61 Ffyler Place

Poetry lovers please gather to read and talk about poetry. Local poets can bring their poems to read, others can recite their favorite poems. And there will be a discussion of two famous poets who were born in June: William Butler Yeats and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Saturday, June 29

Homecoming Human Chain & Grand Opening

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