Honoring Late Board Member, Explorer PH Nargeolet

At the Library’s Annual Meeting on January 20, the late Paul-Henri (“PH”) Nargeolet was memorialized with an illuminated globe that was displayed and will be kept in the Reading Room. Nargeolet, a French deep sea explorer and Titanic expert, was one of five people killed aboard the submersible Titan last June when it imploded near the wreck of the Titanic.

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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! February 5-10, 2024 

For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  

or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org


  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s in the Junior Room.

  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. This event is held in the Junior Room. Numbers are limited and registration is required. Please register on our events calendar.


Art Exhibit: Mansards & by Jim Fenzel. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from January 2 to February 29, 2024. 

Tuesdays – Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In the Junior Room.

Wednesdays - Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In the Junior Room.

Thursdays – Lunch Bunch Storytime at 12:30 p.m. Three stories and a craft in the Junior Room.

One Book. One Town. Our Town! Beginning January 2024, there will be FREE copies of Our Town available for Kent Residents. We encourage everyone to read this play, and remind ourselves what makes small town life so special! Read the play to enter our raffle giveaway. You must come to the Library to get your raffle ticket. The community read will conclude with a special program on Sunday, March 24 with Sharon Playhouse at 3:00 p.m. Raffle will be drawn and the winner will receive tickets to Our Town on Broadway, opening fall 2024. Kids and teens will also have their own program and prizes to be won!

January & February: Teen & Tween Winter Reading Program. Read books and win prizes! Starting in January, reading logs will be available in the Library and online. You will get a raffle ticket for every 5 books that you read, by writing a short review (max. 250 words) of a book that reminds you of Kent, or by coming to a library program. Prizes include gift cards and a cozy raffle basket. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.


Wednesday, February 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Chocolate Fest at KCS! Join our Junior Room staff at Chocolate Fest! We will have a Valentine making station and opportunities to learn about and register for programs.

Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. Lunar New Year Storytime! You’re invited to a Lunar New Year storytime and craft! Please join us in the Junior Room to learn about Lunar New Year celebrations and welcome the Year of the Dragon. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration appreciated, please call or email to register, or register online.


Thursday, February 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. In the News: Conversations. Hungry for intelligent discussion on the events of the day? Then this open discourse program is for you. We meet the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Reading Room at Kent Memorial Library. The group sets the agenda. Moderated by Rick Levy. Free and Open to the Public. Please email to register.

Thursday, February 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Spring Book Discussion Series: Displacement. This Spring we will take up the theme of Displacement on an international scale. On the list for Spring are four twenty-first century novels that examine historical events from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century that echo across time. Although all the novels have been written since 2011, the events have deeper roots. The stories are unified as a geography of personal and national suffering and loss. This month's book is Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. The discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD., writer, professor emerita, and longtime Kent resident. Free and open to the public. On Zoom. To register and reserve books call 860-927-3761 or email.

Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Third Thursdays Young Locals Game Night. We are hosting a special series at the Library with games and refreshments for young locals 21+ years! New to the area, or back and looking to meet your peers? Free & Open to the Public. Please register.

Friday, February 16 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Teen & Tween Slime Extravaganza! Come to the Junior Room for a slime party! We will be making two types of slime- regular and fluffy- to customize and play with! Grade 5 and up only, please. Registration is strongly encouraged so we can have enough materials! Please call or email to register, or register online.

Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Danny Sings About Everything! Join us in the Junior Room for the special performance by Danny Tieger. Since 2012, Danny has been performing in preschools across the country. His 35-minute music show is half improvised, half dance-along-songs, and one hundred percent silliness. Danny is an author, songwriter, teacher, and dad, though rarely in that order. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration appreciated, please call or email to register, or register online.


Monday, February 19. Library Closed for Presidents’ Day.

Wednesday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Want to get involved at the Library? Come to our Teen Advisory Board meeting and help us plan upcoming events! For book club, we will be discussing The Hike to Home by Jess Rinker. Stop by the Junior Room to pick up a copy of the book. Grades 5 and up are welcome to join. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, or register online.

Thursday, February 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Night. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Saturday, February 24 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Learn All About Pickleball! Join Kent Memorial Library at Kent School for an afternoon learning all about Pickleball! Equipment will be provided, please bring sneakers. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Sunday, February 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Family Skating Party at the Kent School Ice Rink! Join the KML’s Parents’ Committee for this Junior Room Fundraiser. Food, fun, and skating for all! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Junior Room of Kent Memorial Library! $2 per child, $4 per adult, $10 maximum per family. Helmets are required on the ice. Skates are no longer available to rent in Kent, please make other arrangements.

Thursday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m. Family Movie Night & Dinner! Bring your dinner and join us in the Junior Room for this showing of PAW Patrol: the Mighty Movie (2023). Registration appreciated, please call or email to register, or register online.

Did you know you can find recordings of  

recent adult programs right here?

This Month: Thursday, February 15

Catch Up on the Comics You Love!

Looking for a laugh? Start perusing digital editions of classic funnies like Zits, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, and more. You can take your pick from newly added comics or explore the robust library of archives. With thousands of comic strips at your fingertips, this collection will surely keep you entertained!

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All Your Favorite Puzzles in One Place

Now you can easily play a variety of brain-bending sudoku, crossword, and word games. Take a crack at 10 variations of Sudoku, 5 crossword puzzle types, and 4 word games. From “Guesstionary” to“Word Sleuth” there’s something for kids, beginners, and seasoned experts alike.

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32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.