SOS: TITANIC FUNDRAISER @ KML
Press Release 11/10/14 (Kent, Connecticut)— The Kent Memorial Library takes great pleasure in announcing an “S.O.S.: Titanic Fundraiser; Save Our Sinking Infrastructure” on Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.* at Kent School Pre-Engineering and Applied Sciences Center, 23 North Main Street, Kent (formerly the headquarters of Cyberian Outpost). Our distinguished guest and speaker is PH Nargeolet, the world’s leading expert on the Titanic wreck site. Nargeolet, formerly a French Navy commander is Director of the Underwater Research Program for RMS Titanic Inc. He has led over six expeditions to the Titanic wreck site. More than 5,000 artifacts have been recovered from the Titanic, which sank in 1912. *snow date is Sunday, December 14.
DR. HENRY KISSINGER TO SIGN NEW BOOK@ KML
Press Release 11/3/14 (Kent, Connecticut)— The Kent Memorial Library takes great pleasure in announcing special guest, Dr. Henry Kissinger, who will be at the Library signing copies of his newly published book World Order on Saturday, November 22 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room.
COMMEMORATION OF KENT’S WORLD WAR I VETERANS @ KML
Press Release 10/13/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will be partnering with the Kent Historical Society on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. with a Commemoration of Kent’s World War I Veterans in the Reading Room at the Library. The program will present an array of people who will speak, reminisce and honor those who fought in WWI. It will consist of a short presentation of how and why the Library is called “Memorial” including a look into Williard Paddock, the sculptor of the plaque over the fireplace in the Reading Room. The plaque has a list of sixty-seven names of those Kent residents who served in World War I.
ROBERT H. STEELE TO HAVE BOOK TALK @ KML
Press Release 10/6/14 (Kent, Connecticut) - The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. Robert H. Steele will be discussing his book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town, a novel set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the Southeastern corner of the state.
WORKING STREET CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN WILL BE EXPLORED @ KML
Press Release 9/8/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will host a distinguished visitor on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a reception. Eng. Mohammed Yousef, the founder of the Afghan organization, Aschiana, will speak about “The Lives of the Forgotten: Working Street Children in Afghanistan.” This program is co-sponsored by Wendy Summer of ZAANHA and Dr. Joseph Baxer, president of the United Nations Association of Connecticut.
SUMMER READING WINNERS AT THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY!!!!
Press Release 9/3/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The winners were announced on Wednesday, August 27 for the Adult Summer Reading Program which ran from June 25 through August 25. And the winners are: Kent resident Christine Staeven, recepient of the gardening Bag; Pat Lawrence of Kent was the winner of the sports bag and Jennifer Menniti of Warren won the bag full of summer fun.
AUTHOR BETTY KRASNE TO LAUNCH NEW BOOK @ KML
Press Release 8/25/14 (Kent, Connecticut)— The Kent Memorial Library is hosting a reading by Macey Levin of a short story from Body Parts, followed by a signing and reception for Kent author Betty Krasne. Come celebrate the launch of her newly published book Saturday, September 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
BEGINNING THE GREAT ANCESTRAL HUNT @ KML
Press Release 8/25/14 (Kent, Connecticut) - Every person has a place in history so even if you didn’t have ancestors who landed at Plymouth Rock, wouldn’t you like to know where they were in 1620? An American pedigree may be the most interesting in the world - a little Italian grandmother, a dash of Irish Famine immigrant, maybe a great great great grandparent who made the Middle Passage and who married a Cherokee maiden. Who could ask for a better story?
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FALL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: SCIENCE/FICTION
Press Release 8/18/14 (Kent, Connecticut) –The 2014 Fall Book Discussion Group at Kent Memorial Library, which begins in mid-September, will take up the subject of Science/Fiction. When fiction writers choose to write about science, how much is enough information? Can they just make up their story or does it need to include a substantial dose of scientific information, and if so, how do they accomplish this without losing their readers?
PASSPORT TO CONNECTICUT LIBRARIES
Press Release 8/19/14 (Kent, Connecticut)—Who says you need to travel out of the country to have a passport? During September, which is Library Card Sign-up Month, participating Connecticut libraries are putting on a special program sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association entitled, “Passport to Connecticut Libraries” to encourage you to visit more libraries in Connecticut. Every Library you visit (88 participating Libraries) will give you a stamp in your Library Passport, as well as a special token!
COMMUNITY QUILTING PROJECT INTEREST MEETING @ KML
Press Release 8/18/14 (Kent, Connecticut)—Calling all artists, artisans, crafters and sewers! Have you always wanted to be a part of a local, collective project where you can exercise your creativity? Have you kept your sewing machine, needles and thread buried beneath your bed, collecting dust? The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce it is hosting a meeting Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m to gather interest on a Community Quilting Project spearheaded by Jane Suttell Zatlin, Kent artisanal clothing designer and textile artist. Come join this meeting to collectively wrack your brains with other ready minds to decide how best to start this project!
LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH
Press Release 8/18/14 (Kent, Connecticut)—September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Adults are encouraged to check the expiration date on their card as well, and bring it in for renewal if expired.
BOOKS WANTED FOR KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S BOOK SALE
Press Release 8/13/14 (Kent, Connecticut)— The Kent Memorial Library’s book sale needs more book donations! What we need most are children’s books, new fiction (both hardcover and paperback), chapter books and mysteries. Please no encyclopedias, old textbooks, or Reader’s Digest books. We would prefer nothing moldy, wet, or in poor condition. Donations are greatly appreciated!
SAFE SITTER® TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE HELD @ KML
Press Release 8/13/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday, August 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Kent Memorial Library will offer a Certified Safe Sitter® Training Program for young adults age 11 and older. The library is the only site in Northwest Connecticut to offer this training by Certified Safe Sitter® Trainers.
YOU WROTE A BOOK, NOW WHAT—THE SECRETS TO GETTING PUBLISHED
Press Release 8/11/14 (Kent, Connecticut) — Have you written a book and found it is now gathering dust in a box in your house, or maybe it’s saved on your computer, but it hasn’t been touched in months, or maybe even years? Or, have you not yet tried to write a book, but have characters, plot lines, and details gathering in your head just waiting to be written on paper? Well, here is your opportunity to figure out what is next. The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present Jan Kardy and Jeanne E. Rogers’s program, “You Wrote A Book, Now What—The Secrets to Getting Published” Saturday, September 6, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m in the Library Reading Room.
GARDEN CLUB & LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE GARDENER: BEATRIX FARRAND
Press Release 8/1/14 (Kent, Connecticut)—Take a breath and unwind with an orally guided amble through the beautiful and famous gardens of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), Thursday, August 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Farrand was a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was a notable landscape designer, as well as a breakthrough character in her field having been both young and female. In her life, Farrand created alluring gardens that can still be seen in various locations in Connecticut including two at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, and the Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater.
CHESS AND POETRY OFFERED THIS SUMMER @ KML
Press Release 7/21/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Last summer the Kent Memorial Library introduced its new Chess Courtyard, beckoning people to take advantage of all the fun to be had with the timeless game. This summer the Library is pleased to offer more opportunities to play chess whether you are challenging your skills as deemed expert, or fulfilling your dreams of learning the art of the game! Barrie Kavasch, Kent Memorial Library’s chess-master and members of the Chess Club have a variety of events planned to keep the chess-buzz alive this summer for all ages and skill levels!
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN SYLVIA JUKES MORRIS AND CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY @ KML
Press Release 7/14/14 (Kent, Connecticut) –The Kent Memorial Library invites you to attend an entertaining conversation between Sylvia Jukes Morris and Christopher Buckley entitled Clare Boothe Luce in Love, War, and Nirvana. This will take place Sunday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kent School’s Mattison Auditorium, 1 Macedonia Road.
SPECIAL AGENT WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO SPEAK
Press Release 7/7/14 (Kent, Connecticut) The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present Gary Ross, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent and Author of Who Watches The Watchmen. He will be speaking on “Balancing Our National Security with Freedom of the Press” on Sunday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Kent School Pre-Engineering and Applied Sciences Center, 23 North Main Street, Kent, CT, as the final speaker in the series The Impact of Media on Our Lives.
GEORGE LAURENCE NELSON & ALICE HIRSCHBERG: HIS MOTHER & MENTOR @KML
Press Release 6/27/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce a rare exhibit of paintings by Artist George Laurence Nelson alongside the beautiful angelic artwork of his mother Alice Kerr-Nelson Hirschberg. Their work will be displayed in the Library’s gallery from July 2 through August 30 in an exhibit titled “George Laurence Nelson and Alice Hirschberg: His Mother and Mentor.” The artwork is on loan from the Kent Historical Society.
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND Press Release 6/24/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library in Kent will be closed over the July 4th weekend due to the Bibliomation Library System moving its servers to a new location to reduce expenses. All systems will be down during the move. The Library will be closed Friday, July 4th through Sunday July 6th and will reopen on Monday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. The book drop will remain open all weekend, and the book sale will be open, weather permitting. No late fees will be charged on items due during that time.
MAKE YOUR SUMMER ENJOYABLE – READ!
Press Release 6/9/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Beginning on Wednesday, June 25, all adults are invited to drop in at the Kent Memorial Library and start reading for the Adult Summer Reading Program “Make Your Summer Enjoyable – Read!” and win a chance at our three themed giveaway bags! Three new Library book bags will each have a theme and be filled with various items collected mostly by donations from local merchants.
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR TO SIGN BOOK AT KML
Press Release 6/2/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon June 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Kent Memorial Library will host New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Parson Rossiter. Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks - especially her first novel, The Gin & Chowder Club. Nan hopes readers who enjoyed Gin & Chowder will look for the same characters in the Christmas anthology, Making Spirits Bright. Nan’s second novel, Words Get In The Way, is an uplifting story about a single mom whose young son has autism. Her third novel, More Than You Know, touches on the bonds of sisterhood and the tragedy and despair of Alzheimer’s. And her new novel, Under A Summer Sky, will tie all of the books together.
SUMMER SOLSTICE SOIRéE: KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY
Press Release 5/31/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Spend the first evening of summer at the Historic Iron Mountain Farm and Gardens at Kent Memorial Library’s “Summer Solstice Soirée.” This year’s annual Gala will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
DR. JOSEPH BAXER & KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY PRESENT “ISRAEL & PALESTINE: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GROUND”
Press Release 5/31/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Intense negotiations are ongoing exploring a two-state solution to resolve the conflict arising from two ethnic peoples living on one land in the Middle East. Many commentators believe this resolution is a key to resolving other thorny issues in the Middle East. The discussions are complex, the details unlimited. As concerned citizens, it is crucial to have a firsthand account and appreciation of the data, to be informed about what is actually the situation on the ground at this present moment. In this context, the Kent Memorial Library and the United Nations Association of Connecticut are pleased to present Rita E. Hauser, an international lawyer known for persuading Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization to renounce violence in 1988. She also served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1969 to 1972. George W. Bush appointed her to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in 2001 and she was appointed again by Barack Obama in 2009. She will be introduced by James Hoge, past editor of Foreign Affairs and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
DIGITAL PROPHET TO SPEAK IN NEW DOWNTOWN KENT VENUE
Press Release 5/19/14 (Kent, Connecticut) –There are over 2 billion people connected to the internet today, and what they do online is changing our lives and our world. That’s where AOL’s Digital Prophet, David Shing comes in. He spends most of his time watching the future take shape across the vast online landscape. The rest of the time he spends talking to people about where this mass movement is headed, and how we can get the most out of it.
LIBRARY WINS CONNECTICUT LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Press Release 5/12/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to announce it is once again, for the third time, the recipient of a Connecticut Library Association Award. This year it has been awarded top prize in the Print Media Category. The winning artwork was the invitation and program materials for the Library’s 2013 Annual Spring Gala. The graphics for this annual event were designed by the Library’s Marketing and Special Events Director, Lucy C. Pierpont. Ms. Pierpont has worked at the Kent Memorial Library for 4 years and has previous experience in graphic design & public relations at Hartwick College, the Litchfield County Times, and her own marketing company based in Waterbury.
POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KML
Press Release 4/25/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Book Sale Committee at the Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce the opening of this season’s annual book sale. The sale will begin on Saturday, May 24, of the Memorial Day weekend, and continue through Monday, May 26. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Saturday: 10-5, Sundays: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5*. The Book Sale will continue all summer and through mid-October. All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library. *please note: the sale will not be open on Friday, May 23.
KML TO HOST A SCREENING OF “MISS REPRESENTATION” FOLLOWED BY AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
Press Release 4/21/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. the Kent Memorial Library will host a Student Final Project titled “Women’s Circle: Miss Representation Screening.” This project is a collaboration of Rachel Richards and Jaclyn Tagan, two University of Connecticut students who call Kent their homes. Both students are taking a course this spring in Women and Violence Studies and completing the class by doing a “Taking Action Project.” Students are required to design their own activist project focused on topics discussed in class. This movie screening is the final project focusing on the violence women face on a daily basis through the media. Instead of a final exam, Rachel and Jaclyn will host this evening at the Library, for ladies only, by showing the documentary Miss Representation. A discussion will follow to explore topics such as gender equality and violence against women.
DR. BAXER’S A CONVERSATION ON RUSSIA @ KML
Press Release 3/31/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Russia is in the news. Be it the Olympic games in Sochi earlier this year, the crisis in Ukraine, the deterioration of ties with Europe and the US or the planned G8 meeting in the late spring. A February issue of the Economist featured Vladimir Putin’s all encompassing presence and political triumphs and the struggles within the country with its economic stagnation. How will Russia manage its relations with neighboring Ukraine; what are the prospects for the Russian economy and further East-West trade; to what extent is President Putin building on the reforms begun by Gorbachev, expanded by Yeltsin, and as incorporated in the Constitution of the Russian Federation of 1993?
CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK @ KML
Press Release 3/31/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – As libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide celebrate National Library Week, so too, will the Kent Memorial Library, April 13 - 19. This will be a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, library workers and most importantly, patrons.
INVESTMENT SMARTS IN PLAIN ENGLISH AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 3/18/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Do you want your money to work for you and your family? On Saturday, April 5 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m., the Library will kick off “Money Smart Week @ Your Library,” with Kent resident, Dr. Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®. Altfest will present “Investment Smarts in Plain English.” You will find out how your lifestyle choices shape your financial life and learn the fundamentals to build a sound and diversified investment portfolio. Q&A will follow Karen’s down-to-earth talk.
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNOUNCES 2014 KENT LECTURE SERIES
Press Release 3/12/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library Lecture Series 2014 will explore “The Impact of the Media on Our Lives.” Tom Brokaw, Television News Anchor and Author, will headline the series discussing “The Influence of the Media on our Political Process” on Sunday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Mattison Auditorium, Kent School, 1 Macedonia Road, Kent, CT.
CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT KML
Press Release 3/3/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – In January 2012, the former Kent Memorial Library Director, Laura McLaughlin, received a phone call from Don Hicks asking if she knew any illustrators who would want to get involved in a Children’s Book project.
VISIONS REVISITED AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 2/24/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Amenia artist Connie Horton will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s gallery from March 10 through April 30 in an exhibit titled “Visions Revisited.”
LEARN HOW TO NATURESCAPE YOUR YARD AT KML
Press Release 2/17/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Spring is in the air at the Kent Memorial Library. Coming on Thursday evening, March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Kent’s own garden coach, Karen Bussolini will conduct a workshop titled “Naturescape Your Yard.” You will learn how to create environment-friendly landscapes that work with nature to reduce maintenance and costs while increasing beauty and enjoyment. She will show inspiring examples of gardens from across the country that conserve resources (time, money and natural resources), foster diversity, sustain wildlife, provide food and incorporate environmentally sound practices to create sustainable yards.
THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY OFFERS FAMILY SKATING PARTY!!!!
Press Release 1/22/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library’s Parents’ Committee is happy to announce its Annual Fundraiser Party will be held on Sunday, February 16 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the Kent School Rink, 1 Macedonia Road in Kent.
VANISHED JOBS IN CONNECTICUT: A HISTORIC EXPLORATION
Press Release 1/20/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Historical Society and Kent Memorial Library will present a program on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall called “Vanished Jobs in Connecticut.” This program will discuss the history of work in Connecticut and how it has dramatically changed since the 19th century “as many traditional trades and crafts were rendered obsolete by mechanization.”
SPRING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: ELSEWHERE IN AMERICA
Press Release 1/17/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – Years ago, The New Yorker magazine had a famous cover with a map showing a New Yorker’s view of the United States. It consisted of New York City, and the state of California. This spring, the Kent Memorial Library Book Discussion will focus on novels set in other cities, places that make up the land between those coasts.
LAW MATTERS SERIES AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 1/13/14 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library wants to help you explore some important topics in a 3-part series titled “The Law Matters” beginning on Wednesdays, January 29, February 26 and March 26 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Each program will be facilitated by Elder Law practitioner and Kent Attorney Metta Rehnberg, Esq.
CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK: WINTER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS AT KML Press Release 12/18/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Oscar Wilde once said “Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” That’s exactly how the staff at the Kent Memorial Library feels as we near the bleak days of winter. And to make things nice and cozy, all adults are invited to curl up with a good book this winter and have a chance at a basket full of chocolate.
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY POSTS HOLIDAY HOURS
Press Release 12/16/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25 and regular hours will resume at 10:00 a.m. on December 26. The Library will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed on New Year’s Day. Regular hours will resume at 10:00 a.m. on January 2.
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 11
Press Release 12/14/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting at the Kent Town Hall on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The public is invited to attend.
CAPE COD PAINTINGS BY BELFONTAINE AT KML
Press Release 12/14/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Gaylordsville artist John Belfontaine will have his paintings displayed in the Library’s Gallery from January 4 through February 28 in an exhibit titled “Cape Cod.”
CHAMPAGNE STROLL AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 11/20/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – In anticipation of the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual Champagne Stroll, the Kent Memorial Library plans to join in the fun and stay open late for all the strollers who frolic from one store to the next!
AMNESTY WEEK AT KML
Press Release 11/9/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – As the season of giving thanks approaches, the Library will celebrate by forgiving all library fines during Amnesty Week – November 23 - 30. If you have “lost” items or overdue books, your fines will be forgiven if you return the items with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Kent Food Bank.
BEERBOHM BOOKS FOR SALE AT KML
Press Release 11/9/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – A collection of books by and about the renowned Edwardian essayist and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm has gone on display in the Kent Memorial Library. The books, many of which are first editions, were donated to the Library’s summer-long book sale from a private collection and are for sale.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE OFFERED AT THE LIBRARY
Press Release 11/1/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – While the Book Sale Committee is taking a recess, the holiday elves have moved into the library with a wonderful shopping opportunity until Tuesday, December 31.
RAFFLE TICKET WINNER AT KML!!!!!!
Press Release 10/30/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. the winning raffle ticket for this year’s 2009 Mini Cooper “S” Convertible Car was drawn. The winner is Brian Crecente of Pawling, NY with ticket #3756.
DR. JOSEPH BAXER’S GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM TO BE HELD AT KML
Press Release 10/28/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –Dr. Joseph Baxer’s Global Issues Forum will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room and will explore serious current global geo-political issues and concerns at the Library. The topic will be “Refugees: Displaced, Stateless: Syria, Jordan, the US and the World.”
FREE BOOKS SALE AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 10/23/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –The Annual Book Sale at the Kent Memorial Library will be finishing its season this weekend with a FREE BOOKS SALE on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting). There is still a wide range of books available, including many gardening, cookbooks, classics, trade paperbacks, history, and something for all interests. If you are taking part in the Pumpkin Run or just out for an autumn road trip, please drop by and pick up some books for fireside reading and make a donation to the Library.
“ARE YOU RELATED?” A FAMILY EXHIBIT AT KML
Press Release 10/21/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – For the first time, the artistic family of Scott Bricher, Mary Terrizzi, and their daughter, Naya Bricher, are creating fine art under one roof. Their home life and creative life have always intersected, but never have they overlapped so significantly. They live in a constant state of acclimation to their work, to one another and to the world. “Are you related?” celebrates the unanticipated intersections, similarities, and departures within three bodies of work. Through work presented in thematic, stylistic or chronologic clusters, they ask viewers to recognize the common, perhaps genetic, element. As their first family art exhibition after nearly twenty years of living in Kent, they are excited to share their discoveries with the community. The family’s art will be displayed in the Library’s Gallery from November 2 through December 31.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING STRATEGIES AT KML
Press Release 10/11/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present a free workshop titled “Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media Marketing Strategies.” On Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., you will have the opportunity to learn more about this important communication method presented by email marketing expert, Cathy Ann Drury.
BAG OF BOOKS SALE AT KML
Press Release 10/11/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Book Sale Committee at the Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce this season’s annual Bag of Books Sale. The sale will take place Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 from noon to 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting). All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library. Book sale customers may purchase plastic bags for $7.00 each and fill them to the brim with books.
DR. JOSEPH BAXER’S GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM TO BE HELD AT KML
Press Release 9/27/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –Dr. Joseph Baxer’s Global Issues Forum will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room and will explore serious current global geo-political issues and concerns at the Library. The topic will be “Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Moving the Needle on Nuclear Security” with guest presenter Ben Sanders, former UN nuclear inspector in Iran. Along with the guest presenter, a brief film, Radioactive Challenge, will be shown to explore this issue in depth.
GEORGE LAURENCE NELSON’S IMPACT ON KENT ART COLONY TO BE DISCUSSED AT KML
Press Release 9/23/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On October 5 at 2:00 p.m. amidst the celebration of the life and works of artist George Laurence Nelson, the Kent Memorial Library will present a lecture “George Laurence Nelson and the Budding of an Art Colony in Kent, Early Twentieth Century.” The lecture is co-sponsored by Kent Historical Society.
AUTHOR TO SHARE HIS PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA AT KML Press Release 9/9/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday, September 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Kent Memorial Library will host Connecticut author, Bruce Bayne, who publishes under the pen name, A.H. Wellewood. He will answer questions and sign copies of his two books; The Well: Memoirs of a Schizoprenic and a novel, Conversations With Joe. Also available will be a booklet of two short stories.
DR. JOSEPH BAXER TO HOLD TWO-PART FORUM ON GLOBAL ISSUES AT KML
Press Release 8/30/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – This fall Dr. Joseph Baxer will explore serious current global geo-political issues and concerns in a three-part forum at the Library. The first forum will be held Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room.
AUTHOR JAMES GOODALE TO DISCUSS & SIGN HIS BOOK FIGHTING FOR THE PRESS AT KML
Press Release 8/13/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon August 24, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Kent Memorial Library will host noted author James C. Goodale. He will discuss and sign copies of his most recent book Fighting for the Press: the Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.
THIRTEEN LOCAL AUTHORS TO SIGN & SELL BOOKS IN KENT
Press Release 7/15/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the first “Local Author’s Day” will take place in front of the library (inside if raining) on Saturday, August 3 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. This premiere event featuring thirteen authors, all with ties to the Kent Memorial Library, is being held during the Chamber of Commerce’s Kent Sidewalk Festival, which runs August 1 - 4. more
SUMMER OF CHESS AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 7/1/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Something new has come to town! Amid the hustle and bustle of the summer pedestrian traffic in downtown Kent, the Kent Memorial Library has added a Chess Courtyard. In addition to the library’s very busy weekend Book Sale, the front area is now adorned with two beautiful outdoor chess tables. Now you can come to town and play chess (checkers and backgammon) – alfresco! more
IMAGES OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY BY PHOTOGRAPHER JEFF PUDLINSKI AT KML
Press Release 6/24/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Award-winning photographer Jeff Pudlinski will be the next artist whose art will appear at the Kent Memorial Library. Images of Litchfield County will adorn the walls in the Library’s Gallery from July 1 through August 31 in an exhibit titled “Images of Litchfield County.” more
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY WILL HONOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, MARCH ORGANIZER, TO SPEAK
Press Release June 1, 2013 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library takes great pleasure in announcing events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Congressman John Lewis, one of the six organizers of the March, will speak on Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Community House at 93 North Main Street, Kent. more
UNDER THE TUSCAN SKY: KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S SPRING GALA Press Release 5/29/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –Are you ready to spend an evening “Under the Tuscan Sky” in Kent? This year’s annual Spring Gala will be held this year on June 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. more
AUTHOR & FRIEND OF KML JOANNA KELLY TO LAUNCH & SIGN NEW BOOK
Press Release 5/18/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday, June 1, Kent Memorial Library’s friend, volunteer and former employee, Joanna Kelly will be officially launching her new book Hooligan’s Alley. This book will be available for purchase and you will have the opportunity to meet and have her sign your copy(ies). Please join us from 3:00 to 5:00 and enjoy a wine and cheese reception in her honor. Order advanced signed copies if you cannot be here. more
KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® ON GERSHWIN & FRIENDS WITH PIANIST JEFFREY SIEGEL
Press Release 5/13/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel will be in Kent this Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church where he will be presenting one of his signature “Keyboard Conversation’s®” this one will be on Gershwin and Friends. Mr. Siegel’s concert is a joint presentation of St. Andrew’s “Music in the Nave” concert series and the Kent Memorial Library. more
2009 MINI COOPER “S” CONVERTIBLE CHOSEN AS THIS YEAR’S KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY RAFFLE CAR
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Press Release 5/6/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library has chosen a 2009 Mini Cooper as this year’s annual fund raising raffle car. The 2009 Mini Cooper “S” Convertible Car has had only one owner. This 6-speed manual, turbo-charged, 170 HP engine automobile is yellow with black stripes. It has John Cooper Works 17 inch wheels and body kit. It is a “BMW” certified pre-owned car and comes with a bumper-to-bumper warranty to 100,000 miles, which is transferable to the new owner/winner. more
POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KML
Press Release 5/6/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Book Sale Committee at the Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce the opening of this season’s annual book sale. The sale will begin on Friday, May 24, of the Memorial Day weekend, and continue through Monday, May 27. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sundays: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5. The Book Sale will continue all summer and through mid-October. All proceeds benefit the Kent Memorial Library. more
LIBRARY WINS CONNECTICUT LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AWARD AGAIN
Press Release 5/2/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to announce that it is once again the recipient of a Connecticut Library Association Award. This year it has been awarded Honorable Mention for a Poster in the Print Media Category. more
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY HIRES NEW DIRECTOR
Press Release 4/29/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Donna Miller has been appointed as its new director. She will assume the duties of her new position in early June. Ms. Miller has over 30 years of experience in public, special and academic libraries, most recently as director of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, CT. more
PORTRAITURE: FROM MASTER TO PROTÉGÉ AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 4/15/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –The art of portraiture has fascinated us since the beginning of time. And often, when an artist doesn’t have a model at hand or a portrait commission, he only has to look in a mirror to create a self-portrait. As such, the Kent Memorial Library will present an exhibit of portraits and self-portraits entitled “Portraiture: from Master to Protégé.” more
NEW TECHNICAL SERIES OFFERED AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 4/10/13 (Kent, Connecticut) –At the end of April, the Kent Memorial Library will debut a new technical series titled “TECHNÕ-HOW: A series of instructional workshops for people who want to communicate, organize, create and get more out of the digital devices in their life.” The series will be taught by Kent resident and business owner, Ian Cieplik. more
KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY TO OFFER REPEAT OF iPAD WORKSHOP
Press Release 4/3/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – Back by popular demand! Because last month’s iPad program was so popular, the Library is repeating the free workshop on Saturday, May 11 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. presented by Computer Coach Emma Lozman, titled “Unlocking the Magic of the iPad.” more
DR. JOSEPH BAXER TO DISCUSS THE IRON CURTAIN AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 4/6/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is happy to announce that on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Dr. Joseph Baxer will be at the Library to share with the audience, information regarding his latest journey: “The Iron Curtain Falls: Rebirth and Renewal.” more
EMAIL / SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING SERIES OFFERED AT LIBRARY
Press Release 2/23/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present two free workshops in a series titled “Social Media and Email Marketing.” On two consecutive Wednesdays, March 13 and March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., you will have the opportunity to learn more about this important communication method presented by email marketing expert, Cathy Ann Drury. more
AUTHOR ANN LEARY TO DISCUSS & SIGN HER NEW BOOK THE GOOD HOUSE IN KENT
Press Release 2/23/13 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon April 6, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, the Kent Memorial Library will host noted author Ann Leary. The Roxbury resident will discuss and sign copies of her most recent book The Good House. This program will begin with an introduction by friend Susanna Salk. They are acquainted with each other after living in the same Litchfield County community for many years and serving together as the directors of the Celebration of Young Writers event to benefit the After School Arts Project in Washington, CT. more