Kent Memorial Library will hold its first local author's day on Aug. 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will feature 13 authors, all with ties to the library, and be held during the Chamber of Commerce's Kent Sidewalk Festival through Aug. 4.

Guests will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the authors, as well as purchase book and have them signed.

authors include Michele Dwyer, "Love and Do What You Will"; Judi Barrett, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"; and Betty Krasne, "A Dangerous Thing;" from noon to 1 p.m.; Ann Jamieson, "For the Love of Horses"; Joanna Kelly, "Hooligan's Alley"; and Sergio Troncoso, "From This Wicked Patch of Dust", from 1 to 2 p.m.; Georgianne Kent, "Vartanoosh: My Grandmother's Story"; Harmon D. Smith, "Darlings All"; and Karen Chase, "Famine"; from 2 to 3 p.m.; E. Barrie Kavasch, "The Medicine Wheel Garden"; Joana Kelly, "Hooligan's Alley"; and Dan Kellams "A Coach's Life"; from 3 to 4 p.m.; and E. Barrie Kavasch, "The Medicine Wheel Garden"; Frank Delaney, "Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show"; and Diane Meier, "The Season of Second Chances"; from 4 to 5 p.m.

For information, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.