Kent County Public Library Mission Statement Kent County Public Library should be the cornerstone of the community where children and adults can experience life-long learning, personal enrichment, and connection with one another. The library provides a welcoming environment with a knowledgeable staff, robust resources, access to emerging technologies, and innovative services and programs. Vision Statement Kent County Public Library is the premier place to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, the power of information, the excitement of collaboration, and the reward of social interaction and it is recognized as such by the community. Visit the official Kent County Public Library Website Chestertown Branch 408 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620 410-778-3636 410-778-6756 (fax) Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday closed North County Branch 111-B1 N. Main Street Galena, Maryland 21635 410-648-5380 Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday closed Rock Hall Branch 5585 Main Street Rock Hall Municipal Building Rock Hall, Maryland 21661 410-639-7162 Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday closed Kent County Community Center Computer Facility 11041 Worton Road Worton, Maryland 21678 410-778-1948 This location is not a full-service branch, but has computers and laptops available for public use. Hours of Operation: May 1st through October 31st: Monday through Saturday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday closed November 1st through April 30th: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Saturday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday closed Kent County Public Library Events For a full listing of Kent County Public Library programs, please visit the library's website. Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 6-8pm Location: Kent County Public Library - Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street Contact: Kent County Public Library Phone: 410-778-3636 URL: http://kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D131461866 Strategy! Hilarity! Meeples! That’s right, it’s another board game night. If Monopoly and Scrabble are what come to mind when you think about board games, this program is an excellent opportunity to experience the landscape of modern board games. Whether you enjoy storytelling, multi-layered strategy, collaborative problem-solving, or fast-paced competition, there’s a game for everyone! Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. Container Gardening with Mrs. Fancy Plants Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Thursday, 5 - 6 pm Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street Contact: Kent County Public Library Phone: 410-778-3636 URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php Master Gardener Kacey Martin, aka “Mrs. Fancy Plants,” will present a free workshop on the basics of how to create and maintain a gorgeous container garden, including selecting containers, tips for healthy soil, how to choose plants that will thrive, and ideas for ongoing container upkeep. During the talk, Mrs. Fancy Plants will create a demo container garden and all workshop participants will be entered into a drawing for it at the end of the program. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE workshop. Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware's Forgotten Daughter Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Saturday, 10 - 11 am Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street Contact: Kent County Public Library Phone: 410-778-3636 URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php Mary Ann Shadd Cary sounds like a modern-day superwoman – a teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, and mother with a steadfast commitment to racial and gender equality. In fact, born nearly 200 years ago, Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a richly accomplished African American woman who played a role in the Underground Railroad, served as a recruitment officer for soldiers for the Black Union Army, worked for the women’s suffrage movement alongside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was the first female African American newspaper editor in North America, and earned a law degree Kinetic Creatures! Presented by Futuremakers Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Saturday, 1 - 2 pm Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street Contact: Kent County Public Library Phone: 410-778-3636 URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php Please join us for this special STEM program presented by Futuremakers! Please register. Most suitable for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Designed and adapted for children with visual impairment. Happiness Hour: Creating Poetry from Other People's Words Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Wednesday, 6 - 7 pm Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street Contact: Kent County Public Library Phone: 410-778-3636 URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php Registration required. Whether you think of yourself as a poet or not, if you have a love of language and an appreciation of words, you can create poetry–no writing required! If you’ve ever written down favorite quotations or made a collage of words you cut out of a magazine, you already understand the appeal of using someone else’s writing as a jumping off point for your own thoughts and creativity. This relaxed workshop will teach you how to add intention to the practice of gathering writing that speaks to you. Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning two techniques for making poetry by starting with other people’s words and ending with a new combination of thoughts, ideas and feelings that are uniquely your own: Blackout Poetry – Start with a page of someone else’s writing and eliminate the words you don’t need. What you’re left with may surprise you! Floralegium – Gather a “collection of the flowers of literature” and place them in conversation together to find new meaning. Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived! All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring favorite quotations or other inspiration. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.