COMPOSITION CONTRAST COLOR EXHIBITION @ KML Press Release 8/25/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Kent artist Juan J. Moreno will have his artwork displayed in the Library’s gallery from September 1 through October 31 in an exhibition titled Composition Contrast Color.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION September 9th – Nature and You: the Checkered Past and Uncertain Future of the Wilder Side of Litchfield County August 23, 2017 (Kent, Connecticut) – Join the Kent Memorial Library and Housatonic Valley Association as we put 500 million years of local natural history in perspective. The presentation takes place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent.

KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FALL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: KEEP CALM, CARRY ON? ENGLAND’S TWENTIETH CENTURY WARS Press Release 8/16/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The book discussion group at Kent Memorial Library for fall 2017 will take its cue from the movie “Dunkirk.” But it is impossible to understand the British experience of war without going back to England’s situation by the end of WWI.

LIBRARY WINS CONNECTICUT LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR THE FIFTH TIME Press Release 8/9/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to announce it is once again, for the fifth time, the recipient of a Connecticut Library Association Award. This year it has been awarded Outstanding Library Public Relations in the Print Media Category. The winning materials were the invitation and program for the Library’s 2016 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 7 years and in graphic design & public relations at Klemm Real Estate, with previous experience at Hartwick College, the Litchfield County Times, and her own marketing company based in the greater Waterbury area.

EXPLORE THE ANCIENT ART OF HENNA @ KML Press Release 7/19/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is happy to present a workshop on the ancient art of henna. Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across India, northern Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years. Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn all about henna. In this workshop you will explore what henna is, where it comes from, its history, the science of henna on skin and basic design elements. You will also receive your own kit, which includes henna paste and supplies, to practice drawing designs on yourself, family and friends.

TIMELY TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE @ KML: A Four-part Series Press Release 7/24/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Library is pleased to announce the second part of the series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series is presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system. Join us on Saturday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. Find Your Wellness Within: Learn to Tap into the Tools that are there to Serve You presented by Mary Ann Van Valkenburg, Wellness Coach, Reiki Practitioner, and owner of Inscape Awareness of Kent.

KENT NIGHT AT SHARON PLAYHOUSE To Benefit the Kent Memorial Library Press Release 7/10/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library, in conjunction with the Sharon Playhouse, is proud to sponsor an ice cream social and musical theatre experience with an amazing production of The Music Man, a wonderful family musical that features a librarian!

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN WELL-KNOWN TRAVEL WRITERS IN KENT Press Release 6/19/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – Have you ever dreamed of being a travel writer? Authors Lavinia Spalding and Marcia DeSanctis will discuss the art of travel writing: There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories. This extraordinary conversation will take place on Saturday afternoon July 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard in Kent.

KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY IS FULL STEAM AHEAD Press Release 6/12/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – Spend a lovely evening at the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association to benefit the Kent Memorial Library. This year’s annual gala and fundraiser, “Full Steam Ahead,” will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. you are invited to tour the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association and Eric Sloane Museums. Docents will be available onsite. But at 5:00 p.m., the Train Bell will clang to announce the beginning of the party!

SOUTH KENT ARTIST TO EXHIBIT WORKS @ KML Press Release 6/5/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that South Kent artist Linda Petrocine will have her artwork displayed in the Library’s gallery from July 1 through August 31 in an exhibition titled Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings.

GROTESQUE GARGOYLES OF YALE @ KML Press Release 5/22/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to welcome photographer and author Mathew M. Duman of Bethany, CT for a Book Talk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Duman will discuss and sign his book An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University.

POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY Press Release 5/19/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! The sale will begin on Friday, May 26 (no early birds) and continue through Monday, May 29. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5. The Book Sale will continue on weekends all summer and through mid-October. Visit the Library’s website for operating hours.

TIMELY TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE @ KML A Four-part Series Press Release 5/17/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Library is pleased to announce a new series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series will be presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system.

PRISTINE 1998 PORSCHE BOXSTER IS THIS YEAR’S KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY RAFFLE CAR Tickets on Sale Now! Press Release 5/3/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will raffle a pristine 1998 Porsche Boxster in a fund raising raffle project starting on Memorial Day. The crimson red convertible has very low mileage, a five speed manual transmission and a six cylinder boxer design engine as well as several factory upgrades. For more information, go to kentmemoriallibrary.org.

THOMAS FRANKEN TO EXHIBIT @ KML Press Release 4/22/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that South Kent artist Thomas Franken will have a retrospective of over 50 years of his artwork displayed in the Gallery in an exhibit titled, Then and Now, beginning May 1 until June 30, 2017. Thomas Franken is an innovative and imaginative artist and designer. His portfolio encompasses oil paintings, silk-screen prints, collages, greeting cards, designs in wood, and graphic arts.

THE HABIT OF DECLUTTERING @ KML Press Release 4/19/17 (Kent, Connecticut)– Join us for a special presentation “The Habit of DeCluttering” on Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Reading Room at Kent Memorial Library. DeClutter By Deirdre is returning to speak about the benefits of forming decluttering habits that will work starting today. She will provide tips to achieve positive results for those with small to medium clutter habits. You will leave with a roadmap to address your clutter habit.

MY INSPIRING UGANDAN JOURNEY @ KML  Press Release 4/3/17 (Kent, Connecticut) –  Think about living on $1.25 a day. That budget includes food, shelter, and health expenses for a family. In Uganda today, approximately 30% of the population lives in poverty. The Kent Memorial Library, along with Joseph Baxer, President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut, and in collaboration with Karen Marino a volunteer from Bead for Life (an organization which helps women living in extreme poverty become self-sustaining) will hold a presentation about her inspiring journeys to Uganda. After two trips to Uganda, Karen has learned about the generous people, the beautiful and rich natural beauty, living conditions, schooling, food, and has became friends with Ugandan women living in extreme poverty. She will share first-hand how extreme poverty affects the women and their families living there.

THE BOBCAT – CONNECTICUT’S SECRETIVE WILD CAT Press Release 3/27/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to present a program about bobcats on Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. The Bobcat  – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat presentation focuses on the natural history of bobcats in CT, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts are shared with the audience. The topic of mountain lions is also addressed. The presentation runs 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of audience engagement. It is intended for ages 12 and older.

THE HONEYBEE & ME @ KML Press Release 3/22/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will present the program The Honey Bee and Me geared to Pre-K through grade 3, on Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Junior Room. Catherine Wolko of the Humble Bee Honey Company LLC who is known as the Bee Lady will introduce the bees’ fascinating colony with three different roles. She will discuss that bees are important pollinators and just how important they are to people. She will also explain how bees find flowers and how they communicate with each other. The Bee Lady plans to bring an observation hive so the children can get a closer look.

LECTURE TO OFFER INSIGHT INTO COMMUNICATION USING THE ALAN ALDA METHOD Press Release 3/20/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to present a lecture on Communication Matters, Saturday afternoon, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Join us as Kent native, Sarah Chase explores what she has learned about communication and the Alda Method™ since working with actor Alan Alda and his team of world-class science communicators. The talk offers insightful reflections on the use of improv to effectively engage and connect with people. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the unique exercises, which will be introduced during the talk.

KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY SPRING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: CREATED EQUAL? AMERICAN NOVELS EXPLORE HISTORY Press Release 3/8/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The spring book discussion series at Kent Memorial Library will start up again late March. The 2017 program will touch on The founding fathers announced it was “self-evident that all men are created equal…” and have “unalienable Rights….” The four books on the KML Spring Book Discussion list tell stories of how this proclamation played out across the continent and across centuries.

THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING TO KENT! Press Release 3/8/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Thursday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m., Kent Memorial Library and the KML Parents’ Committee are presenting Dinosaurs Rock! The Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street in Kent, will be transformed into a dinosaur touch museum with a myriad of museum-quality (many genuine and life-size) dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric related items. There will be a spectacular interactive presentation, a fossil dig, over 30 amazing specimens that are 10,000 to over 500 million years old, and a dino store.

LAUNCHPADS @ KML Press Release 3/6/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is very excited to be “launching” some new technology. Come try out the Library’s new Launchpads by Playaway. These children’s gaming tablets are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps. Launchpads are 100% secure, there’s no risk of exposure to unintended content like you might find when looking for games on the internet. The Library will circulate them to anyone with a valid Library Card in 30-minute shifts, more, if no one else is waiting. Kids will learn and be entertained! The Library has purchased these new tablets with funds from the Beck Legacy Fund grant for children’s programming and services. If you are interested in trying out these new tablets, ask for them in the junior room or at the front desk.

THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY OFFERS FAMILY SKATING PARTY! Press Release 1/25/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library’s Parents’ Committee is happy to announce its Annual Fundraiser Party will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Kent School Rink, 1 Macedonia Road in Kent.

HEALTH TOPICS: THINGS YOUR BODY TELLS YOU @ KML Press Release 1/16/17 (Kent, Connecticut) –If you are willing to listen very carefully, your body can and will keep up a running dialogue of what it needs to stay healthy and what you should do to stay away from the things that can compromise your well-being. Join us for this interesting health-related discussion on Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. (snowdate: February 25). The Library is pleased to host a lecture presented by Prism Health Advocates’ managing director Deborah M. Bain, RN BSN of Kent. Her topic is Things Your Body Doesn’t Tell You, and Things It Does (If You Are Listening).

GARDEN CLUB AND LIBRARY TO PRESENT KAREN BUSSOLINI Press Release 1/11/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – News of declining bee populations and growing awareness that pollinators are really important has prompted gardeners all over the country to take action – in their own yards and communities. Come delve into the fascinating world of pollination with Karen Bussolini, in a talk full of insight, practical advice and gorgeous photographs. Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Garden Club as they welcome this widely-published garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach on Saturday, January 28, 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. The topic is “Planting The Year-Round Pollinator Garden.”

KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 14 Press Release 12/14/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting in the Reading Room at the Library on Saturday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. (snowdate is Saturday, January 21).

WARREN RESIDENT TO EXHIBIT “LANDSCAPES” @ KML Press Release 12/14/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Warren artist Beth Carlson will have her artwork displayed in the Gallery in an exhibit titled, Landscapes, beginning January 3 until February 28, 2017.

MEMOIR WRITING CLASS TO READ WORKS @ KML Press Release 11/30/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday December 11, the Kent Memorial Library will host the return of the 12-member “Writing Your Life” class held this fall at the Library. The memoir writing program students will be sharing & reading one of their favorite pieces from the class. The instructor for the eight-week class was Betty Krasne, PhD.

BETTY KRASNE TO READ AND SIGN HER NEW BOOK Press Release 11/16/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. the Kent Memorial Library will host Betty Krasne, Ph.D., writer, professor emerita, and long time Kent resident. She will discuss and sign copies of her newly published book of collected poems, Playing the Part.

SOUTH KENT RESIDENT TO EXHIBIT “SEASONS” @ KML Press Release 10/26/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that artist Shirley Howe will have her artwork displayed in the Gallery in an exhibit titled, Seasons, beginning November 1 until December 30.

APPLE PRODUCTS WORKSHOP @ KML Press Release 10/17/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this easy, non-technical lecture will reveal many features you may not know of; give you the best tips so you can get the most out of your device; and show you the solutions to the most common mistakes made by newer users – especially those who may have switched from a PC. We’ll also try to answer your most common questions. And, because these devices are now so intertwined – especially with iCloud, iTunes and your Apple ID – we’ll address both the computer software and the smaller devices as a single system.

THE FINE ART OF DECLUTTERING Press Release 10/7/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– Join us for a special presentation “The Fine Art of DeCluttering” on Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room at Kent Memorial Library. DeClutter By Deirdre will present a lively discussion about decluttering, organizing and right-sizing your home. She will speak about getting rid of stuff and how to keep it moving out of your home. The program will put a positive focus on what can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Great “how-to” information for you or a family member in the process of decluttering.

APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS TO BE DISCUSSED BY KENT AUTHOR AT THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 10/7/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. the Kent Memorial Library will host Kent resident and author Burton L. Visotzky. He will discuss and sign copies of his newly published book, Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It. His writing is published in America, Europe, and Israel. He is the author of eleven books and over 120 articles and reviews.

GARDEN CLUB AND LIBRARY TO PRESENT TOVAH MARTIN Press Release 10/3/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – When you need nature close by, terrariums are the answer. If you’ve always yearned to host plants indoors, but failed – this lecture will come to the rescue. The solution is crystal clear – glass can serve as a solution to bond botany and you. With the aid of a terrarium, you can host nature almost anywhere: in your parched apartment, your dim office cubicle, or your less-than-ideal home growing environment. Terrariums are like personal assistants – they put your indoor gardening chores on autopilot. These “small worlds” introduce beauty, botany, whimsy, sophistication, and sparkle into any décor simply, elegantly, and inexpensively.

KENT QUIZ NIGHT WILL BE SPONSORED BY KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY AGAIN Press Release 8/24/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – This fall the tradition continues, Kent Quiz Night lives! Brought to you by the Kent Memorial Library, the very popular and fun Kent Quiz Night will be held on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. at the Kent Firehouse, 28 Maple Street, Kent, CT.

KML TO CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY Press Release 8/22/16 (Kent, Connecticut) –In 2005, through an act of Congress, Constitution Day was made an official national holiday, intended to inspire community programs that enlighten its citizens, especially its youth, about the nature of the US Constitution and its application. Join the Kent Memorial Library in celebration of Constitution Day, Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. In this, a Presidential election year, the Library has chosen to honor the spirit of the Constitution in our own town by exploring the origins and current day form of Kent’s Town Hall form of government and its evolution. The program is entitled “Kent Town Government – DIRECT DEMOCRACY – A Program in Celebration of Constitution Day.”

WELL-KNOWN ART QUILTER TO EXHIBIT @ KML
Press Release 8/17/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Kent fiber artist, Karen Eckmeier will be exhibiting her work in an exhibit titled, Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes, at the Kent Memorial Library beginning September 1 until October 31, 2016.

ANN LEARY TO DISCUSS & SIGN NEW BOOK IN KENT Press Release 7/6/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon July 23, 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 Children. This program will begin with an introduction by Bethlehem author and friend, Marcia DeSanctis.

MEMOIR WRITING PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED @ KML Press Release 7/20/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – “Writing Your Life” is an eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. She will offer the program this fall at the Kent Library. The goal of the program is to give participants a tool box of skills that can be used to compose a series of short pieces (two to four pages each). These pieces can be used as the basis for a longer work, or to sharpen general writing skills.

REX BRASHER’S BIRDS EXHIBITED @ KML Press Release 6/20/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – An exhibit of one of America’s great bird artists, Rex Brasher (1869-1960), titled, “Secrets of the Friendly Woods – Rex Brasher’s Birds” at the Kent Memorial Library will be on display July 1 until August 30, 2016.

MAKE YOUR SUMMER ENJOYABLE – READ! SUMMER READING FOR ADULTS @ KML Press Release 5/25/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Beginning on Wednesday, June 1, all adults are invited to drop in at the Kent Memorial Library and start reading for the Adult Summer Reading Program “Escape the Ordinary – Read!” and win a chance at our two themed giveaways! Two Library book bags will have a theme and be filled with various items collected mostly by donations from local merchants. This year’s themes are “Summer Fun” and “Summer Sipping.” Adults will fill out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including e-books), which will be entered into a drawing on Wednesday, August 31. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning one of the prizes.

SUNSET ON SPOONER: KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY Press Release 5/23/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Spend a lovely evening at an idyllic property in South Kent at Kent Memorial Library’s “Sunset on Spooner.” This year’s annual gala and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

BLACK BEARS IN CONNECTICUT @ KML
Press Release 5/16/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial library is pleased to present a program about Black Bears on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. The “Black Bears in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts are shared with the audience. The presentation runs about 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of audience engagement. The presentation is suitable for ages 12 and up.

CHINA: YESTERDAY – TODAY – TOMORROW @ KML
Press Release 5/16/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – China is in the news! It is the world’s second largest economy, producing food for 20% of the world’s population with only 10% of the world’s arable land. It is a member of the world’s select nuclear club. Critical issues today include the South China Seas, China’s new law on Foreign NGOs, Cybersecurity, the Asian Infrastructure Bank and the progress of the Bilateral Investment Treaty with the US. Given these realities, China is a country whose leadership must be reckoned with. Today’s President of China, Xi Jinping, has been likened to an emperor in dynastic China, and to Mao Zedong in the way he has created a “cult of personality” for himself.

An Evening of Poetry and Music Returns @ KML
Press Release 5/13/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Marketing and Special Events Director Lucy Pierpont announced today that after April’s very successful first poetry night, the Kent Memorial Library is hosting its second “Evening of Poetry and Music” on Saturday, May 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room.

POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 5/9/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! The sale will begin on Friday, May 27 (no early birds) and continue through Monday, May 30. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 12-5 and Monday: 10-5. The Book Sale will continue on weekends all summer and through mid-October. Visit the Library’s website for operating hours.

NEW BOOK SALE MANAGER @ KML
Press Release 5/9/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Kent resident, Eric Cieplik has been hired to take charge of the Library’s annual book sale. Eric is gearing up for the Book Sale’s Grand Opening on Memorial Day Weekend.

IMPRESSIONS BY CAROL T. MOORE @ KML

Press Release 4/15/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Bantam artist, Carol T. Moore will be exhibiting her work in a show titled, ‘Impressions,’ at the Kent Memorial Library beginning May 2 until June 30, 2016. Moore is well known in the area for her colorful, energy-charged painting. Recent paintings in pastel reflect her interest in negative space and industrial sites. Plein aire landscapes are also a favorite in oil, acrylic and pastel.

KENNEDY BOOK TALK & SIGNING @ KML

Press Release 3/23/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room. Kent resident and acclaimed biographer, Barbara Leaning will be discussing and signing her newly published book (April 2016) Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter. The book reveals the story of Kick’s glamorous and tragic life, which she lived as part of the vanishing world of the British aristocracy—a fascinating world much like that portrayed in the fictional Downton Abbey.

APPALACHIAN TRAIL: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE @ KML
Press Release 3/18/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to present “Appalachian Trail: Walk on the Wild Side” on Saturday afternoon, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. Elaine LaBella, Kent resident, will share photos and experiences from maintaining the trail in Connecticut and from her 6-month Appalachian Trail hike from Georgia to Maine in 2004. She will take us through fourteen states and discuss the trail’s history. She will tell us how and where to hike and help maintain the trail right here in Kent and surrounding areas.

COLOR YOUR WORLD: ADULT COLORING PROGRAM IN KENT
Press Release 3/16/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Templeton Farm Apartments, the Town of Kent Park and Recreation, and the Kent Memorial Library are pleased to present the first of many coloring and relaxing programs for adults. Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. It is one of the latest ways in reducing stress, and not to mention, extremely popular. Join us on Monday afternoon, April 11, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane, Kent. Sit down and relax while coloring intricate pages made just for adults; it’s the perfect way to de-stress!  Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be provided, or you may bring your own.
The program is free & open to public. Please register. For more information, call the Library at 860-927-3761 or Templeton Farm Apartments at 860.927.4000.

AN EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC@ KML
Press Release 3/7/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the Library and Karen Chase will be hosting an evening of Poetry and Music on Saturday, April 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with Mrs. Chase’s photography exhibit “Natural Touch.” The program to date includes Blues guitarist, Hugh Hill. Mrs. Chase will read some of her poetry, including her poem “FAMINE: Ireland 1845-49.” Anyone who is interested in playing or reading their own or a favorite poem, is invited to join in and everyone is invited to come and listen. Refreshments will be served.

GADGETS AND THINGS @ KML
Press Release 3/9/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– Join us for a special workshop on Wednesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. in the Reading Room at Kent Memorial Library. You will learn about a variety of assistive devices such as magnifiers, phone amplifiers, a vibrarting alarm clock, a smart pen and a talking watch, just to name a few.

PASSPORT TO CONNECTICUT LIBRARIES @ KML
Press Release 3/9/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– Beginning on April 1 through April 30, 2016 the Kent Memorial Library will be one of 124 Connecticut libraries to proudly participate in the Connecticut Library Association’s Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program.

WELLNESS CIRCLE @ THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY CONTINUES

Press Release 3/5/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– The Kent Memorial Library is pleased once again to announce its continuing schedule for the pursuit of wellness. Join us on Wednesdays for the best hour and a half you can give to yourself. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital. Below is the schedule.

COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS @ KML

Press Release 2/29/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – This spring the Kent Memorial Library will be hosting a series of workshops about College Planning led by an expert College Advisor with past admission experience. Any student or parent who needs information about these four areas of the college admission process (making the right match, making a personal time line, writing the college essay, packaging yourself for college admission) should attend. These will be hands-on workshops, so bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.

PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE NATURAL WORLD BY KAREN CHASE @ KML
Press Release 2/10/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Kent photographer, Karen Chase will be exhibiting her work in a show titled, ‘The Natural World,’ at the Kent Memorial Library beginning March 2 until April 30, 2016.

SPRING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: RUSSIAN WRITING: THE LAST 200 YEARS
Press Release 2/8/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The spring book discussion series at Kent Memorial Library will start up again late March. The 2016 program will touch on 200 years of writing by Russians.  First up are short stories by the early nineteenth century writer Nicolai Gogol.  We will follow this with a novel from the later part of that century, Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, published a year after the emancipation of the serfs.  Moving on to the twentieth century, we will read Aleksandr Solzenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, set in the Gulag but miraculously published in the USSR before the author was expelled.  Our final book will be the recent twenty-first century work by David Bezmogis, The Betrayers, set at a crossroads of contemporary conflict.

WORKSHOP: BUY AND SELL ON eBAY! IT’S EASY @ KML
Press Release 1/29/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– Learn how to successfully list your items for sale on eBay. Find out how to avoid many of the pitfalls that first time users of eBay make. Emphasis will be on the listing of auctions, setting prices, writing descriptions, and photos. Buying basics and a few eBay stories will also be covered. You must have experience using a computer, email, and the internet. If you would like, bring your laptop to create an eBay account (not required).

HOME RENOVATION 101 WORKSHOP @ KML
Press Release 1/25/16 (Kent, Connecticut)– Are you thinking about making big design changes within your home? Want to make sure you have a full understanding of the process before living inside your home at the mercy of the contractor’s schedule? Home Renovation 101 is the perfect introduction for all homeowners at the beginning stages of reevaluating or redesigning their living environment. This workshop will help you to understand remodeling, demystify the budget process, guide you through the design process and explore the various construction options.  This program is the first step in a long process of home remodeling. Join us for this special workshop on Saturday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. (snowdate: Saturday, February 27). You will learn ten important things to consider before starting your home renovations with Kent resident, Hilary Carlin, Design & Project Coordinator at Design Builders & Remodeling, Inc.

THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY OFFERS FAMILY SKATING PARTY!
Press Release 1/22/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library’s Parents’ Committee is happy to announce its Annual Fundraiser Party will be held on Sunday, February 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Kent School Rink, 1 Macedonia Road in Kent.

GARDEN CLUB AND LIBRARY TO PRESENT TOVAH MARTIN  Press Release 1/6/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – Deep down inside, you’ve always yearned to grow houseplants, right? Who doesn’t want to bask in the calming beauty of something green cohabitating in your home? If only you had a green thumb. Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Garden Club as they welcome horticulturalist, author and photographer Tovah Martin. She will be discussing her new book The Indestructible Houseplant on Saturday, February 6, 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard (snowdate: Saturday, February 13).

SAFE SITTER® TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE HELD @ KML
Press Release 1/4/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday, January 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.

CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK @ KML WINTER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS 

Press Release 12/28/15 (Kent, Connecticut) –As the chill of January fills the air and we enter the bleak days of winter, the staff at the Kent Memorial Library is happy to offer a diversion to make things nice and cozy. Beginning on Monday, January 4, all adults are invited to curl up with a good book this winter and win a chance at our three bag-themed giveaways! Three new Library book bags will each have a theme and be filled with various items collected mostly by donations from local merchants. This year’s themes are “Wine,” “Birds,” and “Soup.” Adults will fill out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including e-books). The winning tickets will be drawn on Monday, April 4. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning one of the prizes.

KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY GETS GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY
Press Release 12/28/15 (Kent, Connecticut)– The Kent Memorial Library in Kent is among 26 Litchfield County nonprofit organizations receiving funds from KentPresents, the annual ideas festival which held its inaugural event in Kent in August.

JANUARY 2016 @ KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Press Release 12/28/15 Note: To register for any of the events listed, please do so by calling the Library, 860-927-3761; by emailing, kmlinfo@biblio.org; by stopping at the Library or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK @ KML WINTER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS
Press Release 12/28/15 (Kent, Connecticut) –As the chill of January fills the air and we enter the bleak days of winter, the staff at the Kent Memorial Library is happy to offer a diversion to make things nice and cozy. Beginning on Monday, January 4, all adults are invited to curl up with a good book this winter and win a chance at our three bag-themed giveaways! Three new Library book bags will each have a theme and be filled with various items collected mostly by donations from local merchants. This year’s themes are “Wine,” “Birds,” and “Soup.” Adults will fill out a ticket for each book they read or listen to (including e-books). The winning tickets will be drawn on Monday, April 4. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning one of the prizes.

Monday Morning Art Group to Exhibit @ KML
Press Release 12/11/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – “ART IS LIFE AT ITS BEST,”  wrote the poet and philosopher, Eli Siegel. With that in mind, the Monday Morning Art Group starts the week on a high note. This group of seniors has been meeting every Monday morning for more than twenty five years. Each member works in his own style and medium to make the world look good. The late Maggie Smith started the group and the older members remember her with gratitude.

CAR RAFFLE WINNER AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY!!!!
Press Release 10/28/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. the winning raffle ticket for this year’s  2013 Mustang was drawn. The winner is Jim Coffey of Redding, CT with ticket #0981.

Heather Scofield’s “Kinetic Fields” @ KML
Press Release 10/28/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Kent artist Heather Scofield will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s Gallery from November 2 through December 28 in an exhibit titled “Kinetic Fields.”

WELLNESS CIRCLE @ THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY RETURNS
Press Release 10/5/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – Back by popular demand! The Kent Memorial Library is extraordinarily happy to announce the return of the extremely popular Wellness Series. Combine wellness, healing, coping and wellbeing…from Acupuncture and Aromatherapy to Yoga and Zentangles, the Library will offer a new series of presentations. Join us most Wednesdays. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital. Below is a tentative schedule.

FALL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: AMERICAN FAMILY CHRONICLE @ KML
Press Release 8/24/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – The 2015 Fall Book Discussion Group at Kent Memorial Library, which begins in mid-September, will start its fall series. The theme for fall is the American Family Chronicle.  The reading list includes novels set from coast to coast.  In addition to geographic differences, each work proposes a different explanation for the way families turn out.  Book discussion leader Betty Krasne foresees lively discussions from the library’s group that gathers monthly from varied parts of Litchfield County for involved discussions of writers, their works and ideas.