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  • 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: Intercepting Sunshine by Shannon Blanton. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from May 2 to June 30. Art Reception on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Open to the Public. Please register.

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.


Thursday, May 9 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 In the Country of Others by Leila Slimani. 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, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Get a Grip on Your Business. Join us for an informal gathering. Mix and mingle with a community of like-minded local entrepreneurs while engaging in valuable discussion led by Meryl Simmons, business coach and local community member. In the Reading Room. Free & Open to the Public. Please register.

Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. Mother’s Day Storytime. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with some stories and make a handprint flower to give to a loved one. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting behind the Visitor Center. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, as space and supplies are limited.


Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. Aging and Balance Workshop with Emelie Gold and Virginia Billups. Please join us for a 60-minute Aging and Balance workshop tailored for adults aged 60 and older. Led by Emelie Gold, DPT, PT, a certified physical therapist specializing in vestibular and concussion therapy, the session will cover how gait and balance are affected by normal aging, and review tips/strategies to prevent falls. Following the talk, Virginia Billups, an exercise program leader certified by the Arthritis Foundation, will guide participants through an exercise routine. Gain confidence and independence while enhancing your knowledge on fall prevention. Come embrace a healthier lifestyle with us! Reading Room. Free & Open to the Public.  Please register.

Thursday, May 16 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, May 16 at 3:30 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! Book club book TBD. Grades 5 and up are welcome to join. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, or register online.

Thursday, May 16 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.

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. The Dynasty: An Evening with Author Jeff Benedict. How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders—including team executives, coaches, players, players’ wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more—as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications. JEFF BENEDICT is the bestselling author of seventeen non-fiction books and a former special features writer for Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times. Co-sponsored by House of Books. In the Reading Room. Free & Open to the Public. Please register.

Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pollinator Storytime & DIY Bee House. Join us in the Junior Room for some stories about bees, birds, and pollinators, and build a home for wild bees to take home. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Please call or email the Junior Room to register, or register online.


Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SUMMER BOOK SALE OPENING WEEKEND! Click for more information.

CALLING ALL BAKERS! We need your help for the Junior Room’s Annual Memorial Day Bake Sale! Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We need bakers, sellers, and shoppers, so if you can help raise money for the children and family programs you enjoy in Kent, please pitch in! Sign-ups to bake and work the table are at the library. Contact the Junior Room for details.

Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Spanish Storytime with Yaznic Mateos! Join us in the Junior Room for this special Storytime in Spanish. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration appreciated, please call or email to register, or register online.

Friday, May 31 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Relief for Grief” Group. This is a community group for anyone who has experienced a loss, is feeling grief, or grieving. Grief is a natural emotional and physical response to loss. Every person reacts differently and it may be expressed in many ways. This group is neither traditional therapy nor counseling, per se, but it is a safe supportive space where people can come together, speak about their loss, explore their emotions and thoughts, if it is the right time and place for them to do so. Held the last Friday of every month in the Library Reading Room. Free & Open to the Public. Please register.

This Month: Thursday, May 16.

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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Benevity is a software company that powers corporate giving, volunteering, and grant-making solutions for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies from around the globe, including Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft (to name a few). Part of Benevity's social mission is to help improve the way global charities access and become eligible for corporate giving programs and to modernize the way organizations process and receive donation funds.
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Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 

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