The Kent Memorial Library's lecture series, focusing on "The New Soldiers: the American Military in the 21st Century," is under way.

Retired general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell will present a lecture July 3 at 2 p.m. at the Kent Center School on Judd Avenue.

He has had a successful military career and followed that with experience as a statesman.

Details regarding the fourth and final speaker in the lecture series will be announced in the future.

To learn more or to register, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.