KML Summer Programs

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Reading Program!
Starting June 17, come in to register for Summer Reading and join in the fun! This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library. We have a fun lineup of library programs scheduled for kids, teens, and adults along with fabulous raffle prizes. Thank you to the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library for their support.

Adult Programs

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

Wanderlust Club – where travel enthusiasts unite to celebrate the thrill of adventure and discovery. Come join your fellow travelers (or people interested in learning about different places) to swap stories, share experiences and travel tips! June 26 at 2 p.m. at Kent Memorial Library

Fiber Friendly – Wednesday, June 26 at 4 p.m.
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or engaging in other fiber-related interests? Bring a project you’re working on or start something new! Join us on alternate Wednesdays for conversation, camaraderie, and fiber artistry. No registration required; marble table seats 10. Open to all ages; people under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rise to the Challenge Book Discussion – Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
A book group for adults to read and discuss books that have been challenged and/or banned. Copies of the book will be available at the library. No registration required. The June title is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Tech Time – Wednesday June 19 from 1:00-3:00 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 on alternate Wednesdays! 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.

Thursday Readers Book Discussion Group – Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m.
Get together on the last Thursday of the month with other readers to discuss a book. Books are available at the library. Registration is not required. The June title will be The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni.

Indigenous People’s Music – Wednesday June 19 at 2 p.m.
Come for Indigenous Music in North America: A Participatory Introduction. This program combines songs, stories, a film montage, guided music-making and offers an unprecedented eye-and-ear-opening look at the Indigenous soundscape. No registration required.

Hula Hoop Workshop – Wednesday June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Join our introductory adult hula hoop class to learn how to integrate this fun activity into your fitness regimen.

Kid and Teen Programs

Connecticut’s Young Woman of the Year – Saturday June 1 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Meet Christina Vega, Suffield student and CTs Young Woman of the Year. Ask her about her experience or advice and wish her well as she joins other Young Women of the Year for the National finals at the end of June. No registration required, just stop by!

Teen Nutmeg Book Club – Thursday, June 20 at 3:30 pm
Join us for our KML Nutmeg Book Club! Books will be available to check out at the library. Open to all people in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Elementary Nutmeg Book Club – Tuesday June 25 at 10:30 am
Join us for our first meeting of our new Elementary Nutmeg Book Club! Each meeting we will read a book from this year’s list of Elementary Nutmeg nominees, and we’re kicking things off with Big Truck Little Island by Chris Van Dusen! Then we will enjoy a book related activity and finish up with a craft. For grades K-3 registration required.

Summer Reading Preview for Homeschool Families – Wednesday June 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Miss Wendy will share what to expect from this year’s KML Summer Reading Program! You’ll also get a peak at some of our new books! No registration required, drop-ins welcome.

Rhyme Time – Fridays, June 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Recommended Ages 0-5

Visiting McAlister – June 3-7
Miss Wendy will be visiting McAlister Intermediate School in June to tell students all about the Summer Reading Program! She’ll be bringing a bunch of new books to share as well!

Anne Frank – Monday June at 6:30 pm
Join Amy Healy and Beth Chafetz for a discussion on Anne Frank. Mrs. Healy has just been to Amsterdam and seen the apartment in which Anne’s family was forced to hide. Mrs. Chafetz is a retired middle-school English teacher who has taught about the Holocaust for over 15 years. Join us for a discussion of what life would have been like, including some of the history that necessitated their hiding.
Grade 4 and up with an adult.
Registration required.

Chalk Drawing – Tuesday June 18 10:00 a.m. – noon
Help us draw a chalk walk, or check out the fun by doing a disco, swimming around the sharks and all other silly things we draw on the sidewalk. Fun for the whole family, just drop in!

Paper Cutting with Landi Hou – Wednesday June 26 at 10:30 am
Learn the art of Chinese paper cutting. This is an hour-long beginner level program for ages 7 and up. Registration is required.

Rock Painting with Landi Hou – Wednesday June 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Rocks will be provided but you may also bring your own if you wish. We will be using acrylic paint so dress accordingly! This is an hour-long program for ages seven and up. Registration required.

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