ADULT PROGRAMS

EXPERIENCE  NATURE AS A HEALER
with Marlow Shami
Wednesday, March 20, 2pm
Senior Center
Discover how every-anywhere nature can make you happy.  It can also guide, calm, inform, and restore you.  This is a workshop to experience nature on a profound and personal level through mindfulness and meditation with a short walk outside.

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SOCRATES CAFE
Monday, March 25 at 7pm

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SUFFIELD RESIDENT SCOTT SEABURY IS IN
A MOVIE – WELL, SORT OF!
Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm

It’s not every day that you get to see yourself in a national movie, especially when Dean Cain (remember he was Superman and Teri Hatcher was Lois Lane?) gets to play you.  Scott Seabury will tell you how it happened in a Kent Memorial Library program held at the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Suffield Senior Center on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Accompanying Scott will be Agawam resident Michael Tourville, the author of the book, “A Promise to Astrid” which set the stage for the movie. Both Scott and Michael attended the final days of filming the movie also called “A Promise to Astrid” in
West Virginia last October.

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PHOTO CAFÉ
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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AMERICAN CREED:  CULTURAL FISSURES
Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
Suffield Senior Center

Professor Doug Battema, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communiation at Western New England University will explore the ways in which media has been used to advance or complicate our fulfillment of the American Dream. Does it create or resolve cultural fissures around race, gender & class? Has it divided us over the centuries?  What about social media? This program is part of a series made possible by a grant that the library received.  American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the Kent Memorial Library.

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ASK GEORGE FOR TECHNICAL HELP
Saturday, April 6 10-12:15
sign up for appointments

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COOKBOOK CLUB
Tuesday, April 9 at 12:45pm

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JUSTIN KAPUT:  ANTARCTICA
Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm
At the Senior Center

Justin, a science teacher for 15 years, traveled to Antarctica as a 2018 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, one of forty teachers in the country.  Here is an excerpt from his blog.  “I can’t tell you how incredible this place is.  I can’t type either. My fingers are frozen from being outside on the bow of the ship for too long, taking pictures of the most beautiful icebergs floating on a perfectly still sea.  In the hour and a half I was out there I saw crab eater seals, several humpbacks, storm petrels – but the ice!  Just amazing. “  Join him as he talks and shows photos of his adventure.

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JEFFREY ENGEL:  CARMEN, THE OPERA
Saturday, April 13 at 2pm
Held at the Senior Center

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Join Jeffrey as he talks about this opera first performed in 1875.

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BASEBALL TRIVIA
Monday, April 22 at 7pm
Held at the Suffield Senior Center

Karl Cicitto is back with lots of fun and some baseball prizes for the baseball aficionado.  See if you know all the answers!  Questions for the game will be based on the World Series; Connecticut baseball players and other Connecticut baseball people; and baseball awards and records.

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CONNECTICUT ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
Held at the Suffield Senior Center

In his guide to Connecticut’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, Christopher Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Unfortunately, he does not include our own Kent Memorial Library but it is still a good and interesting presentation to attend.

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FORGOTTEN FARMS: A  FILM
Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm
Held at the Suffield Senior Center

With a question and answer session with the filmmakers (Please see the write-up in a larger article.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop and the Kent Memorial Library.

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AMERICAN CREED:  THE 1925 CULTURE WAR  or HOW AMERICA LOST ITSELF BUT WAS FOUND AGAIN ON THE SILVER SCREEN
Thursday, May 9 at 7pm
Held at the Suffield Senior Center

Professor Winthrop Rhodes, Professor of English at Western New England University will reference the popular books and films that came out in 1925 to show how some of our American Creed ideals and myths got turned on their headS.  The books he will reference are THE GREAT GATSBY, AMERICAN TRAGEDY, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDS, THE BREADGIVERS AND MANHATTAN TRANSFER.  If interested in reading any of these books, they will be on display for check-out at the library.This program is part of a series made possible by a grant that the library received.  American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with funding from The Friends of the Library.