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.
Friends of the Kent Memorial Library Used Book, Audio and DVD Collection
The Friends are not collecting items until Saturday, October 5.
Come to the book sale in the Father Ted Hall at Sacred Heart Church, Friday, September 6-Sunday, September 8.
Ask George for technical help – TBD
We have fixings for coffee and tea in the library café area. $1 per cup – lots cheaper than Starbucks!
Once a Month Programs
New members are welcome at all our programs, including book discussions and the cookbook club.
Photo Café – 1st Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Cookbook Club – 2nd Tuesday, September 10 at 12:45 p.m.
Poetry Lovers – 2nd Wednesday, September
Writer’s Workshop – 4th Monday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Socrates Café – Monday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 12: 12:30 p.m. Thursday Readers: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Thursday, September 20: 7 p.m. World Book: Whale Rider by Witi Tami Ihimaera
Tuesday, September 24: 2 p.m. Books in the Parlor at the Phelps Hatheway House Visitor Center: Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead by Justin Martin.
Thursday, September 26: 2 p.m. Suffield by the River: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
350th Writing Contest
As part of the year-long 350th Anniversary Celebration, the Kent Memorial Library is sponsoring an essay contest in four different age categories for Suffield residents, non-resident students in the Suffield public schools, or students at the Suffield Academy. The theme of the essay is Suffield: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Essays must be under 500 words long. Deadline is October 31. More complete details for the contest are available on page 8.
Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m.
Hello, Poetry Lovers
Poetry lovers gather to read and talk about poetry. Bring a copy of a published poem to recite and discuss. Local poets can bring their poems to read aloud and talk of their inspiration.
Friday, September 13:
All day (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Lois Gracey’s Last Day!
Come wish her a happy retirement throughout the day.
Thursday, September 26
7 p.m. Civics Matters!
Connecticut State Representative Tami Zawistowski presents a short course on the legislative process using three examples of bills, with specific interest to Suffield residents, which passed by different routes through the Connecticut House of Representatives. Learn how our government works.
Saturday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. Chinese Paper Cutting for Adults
Learn the ancient art of Chinese paper-cutting in a hands-on workshop led by Landi Hou.