Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- January 2023


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January 1

  • MassoniArt 2022 Holiday Exhibit

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs December 1 to January 31
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street
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Winter Reading Challenge 2023: All the Feels
  • Winter Reading Challenge 2023: All the Feels

  • Sunday,   |  All Day Event
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • From January 1-31, Kent County Public Library is participating in “All the Feels,” a Winter Reading Challenge.

    We challenge our community to collectively read at least 100,000 minutes d...

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January 3

  • Storytime Resumes

  • Tuesday,   |  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Storytime is back after winter break!

    Join us in Chestertown on Tuesdays, at 10 AM for Preschool Storytime and at 11 AM for Baby and Toddler Storytime!...

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January 5

  • Storytime Resumes

  • Thursday,   |  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Storytime is back after winter break!

    Join us in Galena on Thursdays, at 10 AM for Preschool Storytime and at 11 AM for Baby and Toddler Storytime!

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January 6

Anything Goes - January 2023 - opening reception
  • Anything Goes - January 2023 - opening reception

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106
  • Do you have a piece you’ve created but just have not found the perfect venue to show it? Something a bit quirky or just not quite the right fit for the themes of past exhibits?

    Then this is t...

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January 7

Sourdough Bread Making Class
  • Sourdough Bread Making Class

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am
  • Location: Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street
  • Join Dr. Bill Schindler for a start to finish approach to baking hand-built, real, traditional long-fermented sourdough bread.
    Long, slow fermentation that utilizes wild bacteria and yeasts transfor...

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Eastern Neck Annual Winter Bird and Refuge Walk
  • Eastern Neck Annual Winter Bird and Refuge Walk

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 AM
  • Location: Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island
  • Walk the refuge to see seasonal flora and fauna. Depending on the month, expect to observe wintering waterfowl and local wildlife.

    Walks are conducted in areas of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Re...

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January 10

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from January 10th through February 14th. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning...

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January 11

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from January 11th through February 15th. (6 weeks)

    This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for...

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Candy Sushi
  • Candy Sushi

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Does your candy cuisine reign supreme?

    Choose from a variety of tasty candy treats to create a sweet take on classic sushi treats. Bring your creativity and your sweet tooth!

    Kids, teens, and ad...

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January 12

Sourdough Bread Making Class
  • Sourdough Bread Making Class

  • Thursday,   |  10:00am
  • Location: Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street
  • Join Dr. Bill Schindler on for a start to finish approach to baking hand-built, real, traditional long-fermented sourdough bread.
    Long, slow fermentation that utilizes wild bacteria and yeasts trans...

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Anything Goes - January 2023 - artists' talk
  • Anything Goes - January 2023 - artists' talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:30-6:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106
  • Do you have a piece you’ve created but just have not found the perfect venue to show it? Something a bit quirky or just not quite the right fit for the themes of past exhibits?

    Then this is t...

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Candy Sushi
  • Candy Sushi

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Does your candy cuisine reign supreme?

    Choose from a variety of tasty candy treats to create a sweet take on classic sushi treats. Bring your creativity and your sweet tooth!

    Kids, teens, and ad...

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January 13

4-day Intensive Cooking Class to Learn to Eat Like a Human
  • 4-day Intensive Cooking Class to Learn to Eat Like a Human

  • Friday,   |  9:00 AM
  • This event runs January 13 to January 16
  • Location: Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor) - 236 Cannon Street
  • You have been asking for an intensive cooking class where you can commit to learning how to eat like a human over a few days with like-minded community members focused on nutrition.

    This 4-day, 7-...

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Mobile Wellness Team
  • Mobile Wellness Team

  • Friday,   |  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • The Mobile Wellness Team (MWT) from Shore Medical Center Chestertown, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will be visiting KCPL.

    Stop by for free health screenings and information about l...

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Pizza & Make a Thing: Mochi Making
  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Mochi Making

  • Friday,   |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Make mochi and learn about Japanese New Year traditions!

    Pizza will be provided.

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

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January 14

Pizza & Make a Thing: Mochi Making
  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Mochi Making

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Make mochi and learn about Japanese New Year traditions!

    Pizza will be provided.

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

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Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Farmer's Market
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling during the Farmer's Market:

    • Christmas light strands
    Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt ...

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January 19

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman
  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

  • Thursday,   |  2:00-4:30 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 19th through February 23rd. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to studen...

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Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Thursday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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January 21

Making the Most of your Hunt: An Introduction to Nose-to-Tail Wild Game Cooking
  • Making the Most of your Hunt: An Introduction to Nose-to-Tail Wild Game Cooking

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am
  • Location: Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor) - Modern Stone Age Kitchen- 236 Cannon Street
  • Take the results of a successful hunt to the next level!

    In this class you will learn how to transform the often overlooked parts of the animals you hunt into nourishing and delicious dishes.

    We...

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Art Supply Swap
  • Art Supply Swap

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Looking to get rid of leftover art supplies cluttering up your creative space? Searching for supplies for a new project?

    Come to KCPL's Community art supply swap!

    Refresh your art suppli...

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Quilling with Marjorie Caraway
  • Quilling with Marjorie Caraway

  • Saturday,   |  1-3 pm
  • Location: Arts Education Center - 200B High St.
  • Like many forms of craft, Quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to 15th century France and Italy when it was created to decorate religious objects. Join artist Marjorie for a fun class...

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January 23

Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Monday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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January 24

Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Tuesday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt
  • National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Will it be easy or difficult? Will you be hot or cold?

    Find out at this here-and-there, up-and-down, back-and-forth scavenger hunt all around the library as we celebrate National Opposite Day!

    W...

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January 25

Alumni Extravaganza Reading (Zoom)
  • Alumni Extravaganza Reading (Zoom)

  • Wednesday,   |  8:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Zoom Meeting
  • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Rose O’Neill Literary House. 

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Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Wednesday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt
  • National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Will it be easy or difficult? Will you be hot or cold?

    Find out at this here-and-there, up-and-down, back-and-forth scavenger hunt all around the library as we celebrate National Opposite Day!

    W...

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National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt
  • National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt

  • Wednesday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Will it be easy or difficult? Will you be hot or cold?

    Find out at this here-and-there, up-and-down, back-and-forth scavenger hunt all around the library as we celebrate National Opposite Day!

    W...

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Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley
  • Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

  • Wednesday,   |  6-8 pm
  • Location: online - Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 25, 6-8 pm - on Zoom

    Are you an artist that would like to teach art? Are you an established teaching artist, but want to refine your class? This webinar, hosted by artist and exp...

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Chestertown Open Mic
  • Chestertown Open Mic

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30PM
  • Location: Garfield Theater
  • OPEN MIC is back at THE GARFIELD,!

    PARTICIPANTS and SPECTATORS wanted!!
    Contact Ford Schumann at Fordo1@aol.com to participate.

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January 26

Beginners Wheel with Marilee Schumann
  • Beginners Wheel with Marilee Schumann

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 26th through March 2nd. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning st...

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Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Thursday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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January 28

Feel for Steel
  • Feel for Steel

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 4 pm
  • This event runs January 28 to January 29
  • Location: MTC Welding Lab - Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir, Wye Mills, MD 21679
  • Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 10am-4pm

    MTC Welding Lab, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir, Wye Mills, MD 21679

    Must be 17 or older. Students 16 and under must have a parent p...

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January 30

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Lecture & Opening
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed Lecture & Opening

  • Monday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Tawes Theatre - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College
  • Kohl Gallery & the Rose O'Neill Literary House present Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

    Lecture: The Erotics of Translation

    In this lecture which opens her exhibition in Kohl Gallery, SmooOOoOoo...

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Teen Drop-In
  • Teen Drop-In

  • Monday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities!

    Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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January 31

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Exhibition: SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed Exhibition: SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator

  • Tuesday,   |  Tues., Thurs., Fri., 1:30-5pm, Wed., 4-7pm, Sat., 12-3
  • This event runs January 31 to March 7
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College
  • Kohl Gallery and the Rose O’Neill Literary House present the solo exhibition "SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator: the eternal outlays ennoble and rekindle an unlikely savior," featuring the w...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed Multimedia Writing Workshop
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed Multimedia Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College - 407 Washington Avenue, Bldg# ROLHAC2
  • Literary House & Kohl Gallery Present:
    Artist & Writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed

    Workshop: Feral Play

    Please bring a mask, pen, and paper--and your voracious intellectual curiosity!

    In...

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"The Local to Global Impacts of Arctic Thaw," a Conversation with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali
  • "The Local to Global Impacts of Arctic Thaw," a Conversation with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Washington College - Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center
  • Join us for Part I of WC's Polar Expedition Speakers Series—a Conversation and Reception with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali. Hear her insight into the local to global impacts of Arctic...

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