KML General Programs

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Kent Memorial Library Now at 50 North Main Street – YEAH!

For more information, 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

Photo Café – 1st Tuesday, July 2 and August 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Cookbook Club – 2nd Tuesday, July 9 and August 13 at 12:45 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop – 4th Monday, July 22 and August 26, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café – No meetings in July or August.

Ask George for technical help – TBD

Book Discussions

July 11: 12:30 p.m. Thursday Readers: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne and August 8: The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata

July 18: 7 p.m. World Book: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and August 15: Whale Rider by Witi Tami Ihimaera

July 30: 2 p.m. Books in the Parlor at the Phelps Hatheway House Visitor Center: Noble Obsession: Charles Goodyear, Thomas Hancock and the Race to Unlock the Greatest Industrial Secret of the Nineteenth Century by Charles Slack and August 27: P.T. Barnum by Charles Slack

July 25: 2 p.m. Suffield by the River: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah and July 25: Educated by Tara Westover.

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, Mattrc Black will return to wrap it up on August 8 with a surprisingly fun look back at the music that we all remember. Watch our website, stop by, and plan to be part of this spectacular summer.

Sunday, July 7, Noon at the Phelps-Hatheway House

Declaration of Independence Reading and “Sworn Again” Ceremony. Join us for a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence as we continue to celebrate July 4. Community participants will read aloud from this moving document. After the reading, guests are invited to renew their civic vows in an effort to revitalize our citizenship through the “Sworn Again” program as part of the American Creed grant which was received by the library. When immigrants become U.S. citizens, they swear an oath. Let’s renew our vows to America. To read more about the Sworn Again program go to Light summer refreshments will be served. (This is a joint program with the Phelps-Hatheway House).

Wednesday, July 10 and August 14, 7 p.m. 

Hello, Poetry Lovers

Poetry lovers please gather to read and talk about poetry. Local poets can bring their poems to read, others can recite their favorite poems.

Tuesday, August 20, 7 p.m. Baseball Trivia with Karl Cicitto. Karl will test your baseball knowledge. Possible topics for the quiz are managers and umpires, baseball music and 1969: Baseball’s Amazin’ Year. Refreshments. Prizes. Fun.

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