Cooking Club
Tuesday, December 10 at 12:30pm
Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Hello, Poetry Lovers
Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm
Poetry lovers gather to read and talk about poetry!

Writer’s Workshop
Monday, December 16 at 7pm


Event Café
Tuesday, December 17 at 1pm
Join us for a lively discussion on current events!


Socrates Café
Monday, December 30 at 7pm



Saturday, January 18 through Friday, January 24:  Donate clean and
in-good-condition craft
and yarn supplies you do not need during the
regular hours of the library.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to recycle extra supplies and unfinished projects.
Please put all donations in sealed, clear plastic bags.
Please do not bring opened paint, solvents or glue.
Saturday, January 25:  Yarn and Craft Exchange, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
You do not need to donate items in order to participate and no money
is involved in the exchange.
Please bring your own tote bag for carrying
your new materials home.


Great Decisions
Starts Tuesday, January 21 at 3 p.m.

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 an issue
in the Briefing Book
before the discussion.  The program will run every
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

Topics that will be discussed this year are:

Climate Change and the Global Order

India and Pakistan

Red Sea Security

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S.

Artificial Intelligence and Data


Saturday, February 8 at 2 p.m.

Charles Zanor, a psychologist and Suffield resident, will present a program on
behavioral economics, discussing things like brand loyalty, going to the casino and
shopping for sales.  He recently wrote a piece on the subject for Scientific American.

When we think of “economic theory”, we mostly think big – supply and demand,
inflation and recession, national debt and taxes.  But what does all that have to do
with how we make financial decisions in our day-to-day lives?  In some cases, not much. Often,
how we spend or refrain from spending our money is more a matter of “behavioral economics.”
How much are we willing to spend on concert tickets, for example?  If we buy
them, would we be later willing to sell them at a higher price?
What happens if circumstances make it hard for us to actually go to the concert?