25,000 Miles on a Motor
Scooter through Europe in 1961, with Peter Das
Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00pm
Peter will reminisce with you about this year of adventure. This program will be held
at 61 Ffyler Place


Socrates Café
Monday, January 29 at 7pm


Conecticut Valley Mineral Club
February 3, 2018 between 10am – Noon
If you like rocks, stop by to talk to the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club who will be displaying minerals and gems between 10am to Noon at the Kent Memorial Library, 61 Ffyler Place on Saturday, February 3.  Bring your favorite rock and ask them what it is. Club members will be glad to talk to you.  That day is also Take Your Child to the Library Day.  There will be cocoa, kids can make a craft and get a goody bag.  Lots to do.  Just drop in. Check out their website.


Reiki Demonstration & Explanation
Thursday, February 8 at 7pm

Christine Jette, a Reiki practitioner, will demonstrate and explain Reiki, a natural energy-activating method capable of restoring and balancing vital energy at the Kent Memorial Library, 61 Ffyler Place.  Reiki can be used for relaxation, energy balance, increasing creativity and releasing of emotions that no longer serve you.  Please sign up for this free program at 860-668-3896 or


Music Appreciation:  Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet
February 10 at 2:00 p.m.
This program will be held at the
Suffield Senior Center

Jeffrey Engel, a musicologist will discuss Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet, a classic interpretation of the lovers’ story with video clips of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing to portions of the ballet.   The program will take place at the Suffield Senior Center.   Please sign up for this free program at 860-668-3896 or  The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library is funding the program.
Mr. Engel, a graduate of Ithaca College, majored in cello and music history. He continued musicological studies at the University of Connecticut (Storrs). Mr. Engel lived in Paris for fourteen years where he earned a diploma in French and studied art history at the Sorbonne. He played with the Paris Opera as well as with numerous symphonic orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mr. Engel also is a contributor to the recently published edition of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians”. Since his return to America he has been giving talks and cello lessons and is a regular presenter of music lectures at the Litchfield Community Center.


 Great Decisions Program
at the Kent Memorial Library
Beginning Monday, February 12
2:00-3:30 p.m.
The Great Decisions program will be presented by the Kent Memorial Library at The Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street.  The program will run every other week for 8 sessions.  Please sign up for this free program by visiting or calling the library at 860-668-3896 or on-line at  Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs designed by the American Foreign Policy Association. Individuals who register for the program will receive a Briefing Book, paid for by The Friends of Kent Memorial Library.    Participants will  read about the issue in the Briefing Book before the discussion.  Topics which will be discussed this year are:

The waning of Pax Americana?

Russia’s foreign policy

China and America

Media and foreign policy


U.S. global engagement & the military

South Africa

Global health


Make a Spring Wreath
Saturday, February 24
10am, 10:45am or 11:30am
Winter won’t really last forever.  So be ready for spring! Decorate a grapevine wreath in 30 minutes.  Learn to make your own bow! Take home something fabulous!
Registration required.