Kent library to offer programs

Kent Memorial Library will celebrate National Library Week April 10-16.

This year’s national theme is Libraries Transform.

Offerings will include a college planning series program, “Characteristics of Colleges and Making the Right Match,” April 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; a program, “Appalachian Trail: Walk on the Wild Side,” with Elaine LaBella April 9 at 2 p.m.; a family dinner and screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” April 9 at 6 p.m.; an adult coloring session April 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Rhythm and Rhyme for ages birth to 3 April 12 at 10:30 a.m.; an after-school STEM challenge for students in grades two and up April 12 at 3:30 p.m.; “Gadgets and Things” with a representative from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging April 13 at 11 a.m.; a Chi Gong health program April 13 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; Lunch Bunch April 14 at 12:30 p.m.; a gentle Hatha yoga session April 16 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; poetry group April 16 at 10 a.m.; and Chess Club April 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Other upcoming programs will include LEGO robotics camp for students in grade four and up April 18-22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. each day; Zoo Truck April 18 at 1 p.m.; Rhythm and Rhyme April 19 at 10:30 a.m.; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” for students in grades five and up April 19 at 7 p.m.; an Earth Day celebration for ages 3 and older April 20 at 10:30 a.m.; Chi Gong April 20 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; a crochet class for ages 7 and older April 21 at 1 p.m.; a spring book discussion April 21 from 5 to 6:15 p.m.; a screening of “The Peanuts Movie” April 22 at 1 p.m.; a “The College Application Essay” program April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and a book talk and signing with Barbara Leaming, author of “Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter,” April 30 at 2 p.m.

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