KML Programs – October

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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.

Adult Programs

Fiber Friendly: Wednesdays, October 4 and 18 at 4 p.m. – Are you someone who likes to knit, crochet, embroider, or engage in any other fiber-related interests? Join us on alternate Wednesdays for conversation, camaraderie and fiber artistry. Bring a project you’re working on or start something new! No registration required. Open to all ages. People under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Qigong for Fall: Tuesdays, October 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m. – Join us for a blend of qigong and gentle yoga to simultaneously calm and energize the body, mind and spirit as we transition into autumn. We will be practicing standing poses, breath work, flowing movements and floor stretches. Benefits of qigong and yoga include increased energy, strengthening of the immune system, relieving muscular tension, clearing stress, and improving focus and sleep. Pamela Cincotta holds a 200-hour yoga certification, Qigong Infused Yoga certification and is currently training in The Five Elements of Qigong.

Adults only. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register for any or all dates. Yoga or exercise mat is recommended.

Rise to the Challenge Book Group: Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Join us in reading and discussing books that have been challenged and/or banned. Copies of October’s discussion book Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya are available at the library. Registration is encouraged but not required.

BJ Smith Book Discussion Series: Tuesday, October 17 at 3 p.m. – B.J. Smith returns to lead another fascinating book discussion. The third in this book series will be Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration is required.

Free, Confidential Social Services Consultations: Appointments available Thursday, October 19 – Pat Beeman, MSW from Suffield Community Aid, is offering free initial Social Services Consultations on the third Thursday of each month at Kent Memorial Library. Make an appointment if you need help. Space is limited. Visit our online Events Calendar to register.

Books and Beyond: Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom – Join us for a book discussion with Pip Williams, author of the New York Times bestseller debut, The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Registration is required.

Movies at the Library

KML is showing movies again! Visit our website at for more information, including this month’s movie and showtimes.

KML Tech Time: Every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. – Do you want help with your laptop, smartphone, or tablet? Don’t let technology frustration hold you back – come to KML Tech Time! Whether you need help troubleshooting an issue, setting up a new device, or downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, we’ve got you covered! No registration required. First come, first served.

Kids Programs

Kids’ Scary Story Writing Contest Submissions Accepted
Monday, October 2 through Saturday, October 21
Open to authors in grades 1-3 and 4-5
Do you love writing scary stories? We’re looking for the scariest, most imaginative tales for our upcoming Scary Story Writing Contest. Local author and illustrator Rick Stromoski will act as our Special Guest Judge. The author of the scariest story in each age group will receive a prize. Thank you to the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library for supporting this and other programs.

For more information, including how to submit your story, please visit:

Rhyme Time: Fridays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 and Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. – Bring your singing voice! We sing, dance, blow bubbles — and have fun! Drop in. Recommended ages 0-5.

Lego Club: Monday, October 16 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. No registration required. Recommended Ages four and above. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you to the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library for funding this program.

Halloween Drop-In Family Craft: Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; while supplies last.
Halloween crafts to help celebrate the season! Ages three and up. No registration, just drop in!

Teen Programs

Nutmeg Book Club: Thursday, October 13 at 4 p.m. – Join us for a discussion of 2024 Nutmeg Book Award Middle Grade nominee, The Raft by S.A. Bodeen. No registration required. Books are available at the library for checkout. Open to people in grades five through twelve.

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