For more information or to register for a program, please stop by or call the library at 860-668-3896 or go online to suffield-library.org. Follow us on Facebook. All programs are free.
Summer Reading at KML
Summer reading officially kicked off at Kent Memorial Library on Monday, June 19, but it’s not too late to join in the fun! Suffield residents, stop by to register for the program, participate in one of our fabulous programs, and take a look at a fabulous array of raffle prizes. Thank you to the Friends of Kent Memorial for making it all possible. For more summer reading information, visit our website at www.suffield-library.org.
Children’s and YA Programs
Create A Book Display With Ms. Sandy!
Mondays June 19 through July 31, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grades 1 and up
Book an hour with Ms. Sandy and help her create a book display. Pick a theme, or share your favorite books, and learn how to find the books on the shelf. Registration is required. Please only register for one this summer.
Mondays, June 19 and July 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us for Lego Club! Participate in our building theme of the month, or construct whatever you can dream up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. No registration required.
Two Sessions: Thursday, June 22 at 11 and 2
Grades K – 12
Roll up your sleeves and get busy making slime! We’ll have all the ingredients for fun at Slime-a-palooza! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
Fridays, 10:30 am throughout the summer
Bring your singing voice! There will be singing, dancing, bubbles, and fun! This program will be held outside. No registration required.
Teens@TheLibrary: Watercolor Crafts
Thursday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m.
We’ll be creating abstract art with watercolors. Learn different techniques and experiment to see what you can achieve with watercolor paint! No registration required. While supplies last.
Farm Story Time with Ms. Wendy
Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m.
If you had a farm, what crops would you grow? Would you have animals? Come read some farm stories and make a craft! It’s that time of year again! Summer reading at Kent Memorial Library! We have a great selection of programs for adults and kids, not to mention a fabulous array of raffle prizes for Suffield residents. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
Meet an Author: Rick Stromoski
Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Meet local author and Illustrator Rick Stromoski as he tells us about his new graphic novel series for kids, Schnozzer & Tatertoes.
Tie Dye Programs
Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 and 2
Grades K and Up
Keep your groovy summer going and tie dye something with us! Bring a 100% white cotton shirt, bandana, pillowcase, hat, or pair of socks! Just be sure they are pre-washed and 100% cotton for best results. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Registration required.
Tuesday, July 25 from 10-noon
Calling all artists! Let’s decorate the sidewalk ramp at the library. We have the chalk, you bring the ideas. No registration required.
Drop-In Crafts with Ms. Sandy
Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Come see what summer craft Ms. Sandy has planned! No registration required. While supplies last.
Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Families, Ideal for grades K-4
What animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long they reached your feet? Or what if you had no leg bones, but kept your arm bones? Join us for an interactive program with author Sara Levine as she reads her book Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons and then teaches us all about those animals and their bones. Located at Second Baptist Church (100 North Main Street) Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
Movies at the Library
We show movies at the library every week. Visit our website (suffield-library.org) for a list of all our upcoming movies.
Rise to the Challenge Book Discussion
Monday, July 10 and August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Read and discuss books that have been challenged and/or banned. Teens and adults are welcome to join the discussion. Books are available at the library. July’s title will be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and August’s title will be Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Registration is recommended but not required.
Introduction to Qigong
Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Long day? Come join our very own staff member, Pamela Cincotta, for an evening of gentle movement with the ancient practices of Quigong (chi-gong) and Yoga. Feel the day’s stress and tension melt away as we bring in relaxation and calm for a good night’s sleep. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Suitable for all levels. Registration required.
Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Creating Loofa Soap
Join Suffield resident Libby from “Made by LLC” to create your own custom loofah soap to take home. During this hands-on experience, you will be learning about soap-making, the advantages of loofah soap, and how Libby grows her own loofahs on her farm for this product. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
On the Curry Trail
Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a little taste of India in Suffield with Pinki! During this in-person cooking demo, you will be able to learn simple ways to cook Indian food. You will also get to sample the delicious fare and go home with some key ingredients to recreate the magic of Pinki’s kitchen. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party
Thursday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled pizza party! We will be wrapping up our Adult Summer Reading program by announcing the winners of the raffle prizes LIVE while snacking on some pizza! First come, first served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.
B.J. Smith Book Discussion
Tuesday, August 15 at 3 p.m.
B.J. Smith returns with another round of book discussions! The first book for discussion will be Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. Registration is requested.
Ice Cream Social – All Ages
Thursday, August 17, 2-3 p.m.
Come and join us in celebrating summer with some ice cream and your choice of toppings! All ages; families are welcome! No registration is required. While supplies last.