KML Youth Programs
By Wendy Taylor
Spring Story Time – Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
We’ll have four weeks of Story Time on Tuesdays (March 29, April 5, 12, 19) and Wednesdays (March 23, 30, April 6, 13.) Stories, finger-plays, music, and a craft! Woohoo! Registration required.
Craft Wednesday – April 13, 10 a.m. to noon
Join us for a drop-in craft anytime between 10 a.m. and noon, while supplies last.
Teen Library Council – April 5, 3:30-4pm
If you haven’t joined the TLC, this is a great time to check it out. The TLC is for grades 5-12. Members create displays, plan events, suggest books and act as ambassadors to the library.
KML Library Programs
By Jackie Hemond
Passport to Connecticut Libraries, April 1-30
The Kent Memorial Library in Suffield is one of 140 Connecticut libraries participating in the Connecticut Library Association’s Passport to CT Libraries Program. Suffield residents should pick up a stamped passport, a small gift and a library card (if a resident does not have a library card) at the Kent Memorial Library. Then with library card in hand, visit any or all of the Connecticut public libraries which are partaking in the program for more stamps and gifts. After visiting at least five libraries, participants must return the passport to any of the libraries by May 6 for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) and a $100 Visa gift card for children (under 18). Four winners will be selected: two adults and two children.
Monday, April 4, 6-7 p.m.
Haiku: Capturing Moments in Nature – Zoom program
Join poet Jennifer Y. Montgomery on a journey through the history of haiku and other forms of Japanese micro poetry, from frogs to Zen meditation to clandestine feudal love letters. She’ll then guide us through the basics of writing haiku. It’s much more than just counting lines and syllables; each haiku presents a season and a single moment in nature. Think about your favorite season and come prepared to write your own haiku. Program provided with funds from the Friends of KML.
Saturday, April 23
Paper Cutting Workshop for Children and Adults
2-3 p.m. Children aged 11 and older
3-4 p.m. Adults
Instructor Landi Hou will guide participants in this art form, which involves making small cuts into paper to create beautiful designs. Each workshop will be limited to 10 people. All supplies will be provided. Program provided with funds from the Friends of KML.
Saturday, April 30, 1- 3 p.m.
Yarn & Craft Exchange
Donations accepted Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29 during the regular hours of the library (Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Please bring clean craft and yarn supplies in good condition during the regular open hours of the library. This is an opportunity to recycle extra supplies and unfinished projects. Put all donations in sealed, clear plastic bags. Please do not bring opened paint, solvents or glue. One does not need to donate items in order to participate. No money is involved. Please bring your own tote bag for carrying your new materials home.
Thursday, May 5, 7-8 p.m.
Who’s Lived in Your House? – Zoom Program
Bryna O’Sullivan of Charter Oak Genealogy will teach attendees how to trace the history of a historic home, including information on how to access Connecticut Land Records. Discover how to build a timeline of the home’s ownership and story through maps, photos, local histories and more.
Register at suffield-library.org or call 860 668-3896.