KML General Programs

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Registration Required for Most Programs.

For more information or to register for a program, please stop by or call the library at 860-668-3896 or go online to Follow us on Facebook. All programs are free.

All of our programs are free, and we have 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.

Photo Café

1st Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Cookbook Club

2nd Tuesday, February 11 at 12:45 p.m.

Poetry Lovers

2nd Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.

Current Events Café

3rd Tuesday, February 18 at 1 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop 

4th Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

Socrates Café

Last Monday at 7 p.m.

Book Discussions

Thursday Readers

Thursday, February 13: 12:30 p.m. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

World Book

Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.

Great Decisions

Tuesday, February 4 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 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

Bet Your Bottom Dollar:The Psychology of Separating You From your Money

Saturday, 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?

Adults Make an Indian Garland (Toran)

Adults are invited to the library on Monday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m., to make an Indian Garland Toran and learn about its meaning and tradition. Indian snacks provided. Please register at Funded by The Friends of Kent Memorial Library.

Calling All Adults:Winter Reading is Coming

Chapter XIII: Unfrozen

February 1-29

Stop by the library during the month of February to participate in our annual winter reading program. There will be a kick-off event, raffle prizes, weekly giveaways and a wrap-up program. Not to mention some great new books to check out. For more information, check the library’s website at for details and a listing of  events.

Most of our programs are funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Become a member!

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