Registration required for most programs.
Most library programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Become a member!
There are fixings for coffee and tea in the library café area. $1 per cup.
Once a Month Programs
New members are welcome at all our programs, including book discussions and the cookbook club.
1st Tuesday, December 3 and January 7 at 6:30 p.m.
2nd Tuesday, December 10 and January 14 at 12:45 p.m.
2nd Wednesday, December 11 and January 8 at 7 p.m.
Current Events Café
3rd Tuesday, December 17 at 1 p.m.
December 16 and January 27 at 7 p.m.
Last Mondays, December 30 and January 27 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 12:30 p.m. This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel.
Thursday, January 9: TBA
No meeting in December.
Thursday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. Judas by Amos Oz.
Books in the Parlor
No meeting in December.
Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 p.m., location TBA. Circus Fire by Stewart O’Nan.
Suffield by the River
Thursday, December 19, 2:00 p.m. Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Thursday, January 30. Educated by Tara Westover
Christmas Tree Lighting on the Green
Activities at the Library
Crafts & Refreshments
Face Painting and
Tome Was, an
a cappella singing group with jazzy standards.
Tentative date is Tuesday, January 14 at 3 p.m.
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs designed by the American Foreign Policy Association. Individuals who register for the program will receive a Briefing Book, paid for by The Friends of Kent Memorial Library. Participants will read about an issue in the Briefing Book before the discussion. The program will run every week for 8 sessions. Please sign up for this free program by visiting or calling the library at 860-668-3896 or on-line at suffield-library.org. Topics that will be discussed this year are:
- Climate Change and the Global Order
- India and Pakistan
- Red Sea Security
- Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
- U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
- China’s Road into Latin America
- The Philippines and the U.S.
- Artificial Intelligence and Data
2020 Adult Winter Reading Program
Are you looking to escape winter? Adults are invited to join Kent Memorial Library’s 2020 Winter Reading Program. With help from the Friends of Library, we are talking real get-away prizes. The program will run February 1–29. Just read anything you enjoy, and stop in once each week for a raffle ticket and a little something to thank you for coming. Check our website or Facebook page for details.
Yarn & Craft Exchange
Saturday, January 18 through Friday, January 24: Donate clean and in-good-condition craft and yarn supplies you do not need during the regular hours of the library. Do not 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.
Saturday, January 25: Yarn and Craft Exchange, 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.
Bet Your Bottom Dollar
The Psychology of Separating You From the Money
February 8 at 2 p.m.
Charles Zanor, a psychologist and Suffield resident, will present a program on behavioral economics, discussing things like brand loyalty, going to the casino and shopping for sales. He recently wrote a piece on the subject for Scientific American.
When we think of “economic theory,” we mostly think big – supply and demand, inflation and recession, national debt and taxes. But what does all that have to do with how we make financial decisions in our day-to-day lives? In some cases, not much. Often, how we spend or refrain from spending our money is more a matter of “behavioral economics.” How much are we willing to spend on concert tickets, for example? If we buy them, would we be later willing to sell them at a higher price? What happens if circumstances make it hard for us to actually go to the concert? ζ