ADULT PROGRAM

Get Ready for the Prom – Learn
Ballroom Dance Steps
Friday, April 21 at 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street
For High School Teens.  Learn popular ballroom dance steps in a beginner class by a local ballroom dance professional from Ballroom Fever in Enfield.  No experience necessary!  Come with friends or solo.  Please sign up.

Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo:  Learn Some
Latino Dance Steps
Friday, April 21 at 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street

Dance fun!  Learn popular dance styles like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Rumba in a beginner class taught by a local ballroom dance professional from Ballroom Fever in Enfield.  No experience necessary.  Bring a partner or friend or come solo!

Fire, Ice, Dinosaurs!   The Amazing Geologic History of Suffield and Vicinity
Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street

Professor Richard will talk on the half billion years of geologic history of Suffield and vicinity. He will also bring samples of rare Mesozoic armored mud balls.  His book,“Dinosaurs, Dunes, and Drifting Continents – Geology of the Connecticut River Valley” will be available for purchase. Professor Little has BA and MA degrees from Clark University and the University. of Southern California, respectively.  He is a professor emeritus at Greenfield Community College.

Breast Cancer Talk with Stacey Munro, N.D., Nature’s Helper Medical Clinic, Suffield
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Stacey will talk about breast cancer and the benefits of thermography for cancer screening.

Author Talk:  Lessons from the
Road by Margaret Webster. 
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
What happens when an upbeat, sociable, single, empty nester in midlife, outdoor enthusiast, critter gal, science geek, history buff, treasure hunter, embarks on a 4-month road trip in her Chevy pickup truck which is loaded with a tent, kayak, bicycle, 5 changes of clothes, her laptop, and cell phone for what turned into a 4-year road trip?  Come for lots of laughs, travel tips and info on interesting destinations.  Her book will be available for purchase.

Astronomy Tonight! with Joe Grimard, Science Teacher Extraordinaire!
Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.
If cloudy/rainy/snowy, date is changed to Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m.
The Kent Memorial Library is getting ready for a really BIG SHOW!  There’s a solar eclipse coming in August.  But before then, there’s a lot of stuff to see in the sky.  Joe will point out celestial bodies – satellites, stars, planets, and constellations. The plan is to sky watch on a monthly basis at the time of the new moon.  Dress warmly – gloves, mittens and hats.  Stuff to bring:  flashlights with red filters – a few layers of red plastic wrap will work, binoculars, a pad or pillow to sit or lie on, hand warmers, tissues and your imagination.  Joe will bring a telescope to share.  Please sign up.

International Astronomy Day
Saturday, April 29 – all day
There will be a table display of all things astronomical.  Stop by!

Writer’s Workshop
Monday, April 24 at 7:00pm

Socrates Café
Monday, April 24 at 7:00pm

Cellobop: Gideon Freudmann on Electric Cello
Thursday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
He is wonderful!  You don’t want to miss his performance.  Composer and electric cellist Gideon Freudmann enjoys an international reputation for his innovative compositions and unique style of playing. His art is inspired by the best of classical, modern, jazz, and blues traditions, and his music is both immediately accessible and richly detailed in its nuance and complexity. His music is heard on television soundtracks, he is a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, and he has produced 19 CDs. The Boston Globe said of him, “Taking a modern artist’s approach to the four-stringed instrument, Gideon Freudmann has brought the cello to a new realm.” His music has appeared in several episodes of TV’s popular Weeds and he has given a TEDtalk.

Welcoming New Americans:
U.S. History & Policy on Immigration
Monday, May 8 at 7pm
Held at the Suffield Senior Center
Abigail Fisher Williamson will discuss the United States history and policy on immigration. Ms. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a BA from Williams College.   Beginning roughly a century ago, US lawmakers passed a series of restrictive laws that greatly curtailed immigration up until 1965. Today, immigration is an increasingly polarizing political issue with calls for greater restriction from some political leaders.   Ms. Williamson will discuss how today’s immigrants differ and are similar from immigrants of the early 20th century, and explain various proposals for immigration reform.  This program is free for all to attend and is funded by the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.  Please reserve a seat.

Cookbook Club
Tuesday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m.
The Cookbook Club will meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Even if you don’t want to cook, sign up and come!

Amateur Archaeologists Unite!
Thursday, May 11 at 7pm
Jason Cromack is an enthusiast and a Suffield resident.  He scours the ground for Indian arrowheads and artifacts.  He found some of his treasures in Suffield.  If you are an Indian artifact enthusiast too, come and share your collection with Jason at the Kent Memorial Library  at 61 Ffyler Place.  This program is free.  Please reserve a seat by calling the library at 860-668-3896 or reserving on the website, suffield-library.org.