Monday, December 27, 2010

Seasons Greetings and a reminder...

Dear Library Patrons,
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support during 2010. The support you have shown for the Friends of Kent Library is deeply appreciated - we couldn't do all that we do without your help! We wish you a happy 2011, which is right around the corner.

Next year will be bringing a full schedule of interesting and novel programs, events, and exhibits -be sure to stay tuned as more information becomes available. Also, we are already starting to prepare for our Giant Memorial Day Book Sale. Accordingly we'd like to issue a kind reminder that we will NOT be accepting any book donations for the months of January, February or March. This enables us to focus all of our efforts on preparations for that Memorial Day Sale.

Again, best wishes to you and yours. We look forward to making it a great 2011 with your help and support!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December Art Exhibit at Kent Library...

Join us in December for this month's fantastic art exhibit by Susan Fronapfel! The show will be displayed from December 1-31, 2010. We hope to see you there!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Book Donation Guidelines...

Book Donation Policy - Friends of Kent Library

We accept clean hardcover books, paperbacks, children's books, audio books, DVDs and CDs. (only smoke free / mold free please!)

Please note that magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes or condensed books will not be accepted as donations.

The Friends and Library thank you for your continued support and efforts to help us raise funds. Be sure to visit us at our next book sale to see what great new items we will have on hand!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Upcoming Book Sale...

Join us Saturday, November 27th from 10a -2:30p as the Friends of Kent Library hold a One Day Only Book Sale!

Only the best quality books will be selected for this sale - ideal for holiday gift giving.

Looking for a bargain? Our Book Nook will be open for you to browse as well.

Can't make it this Saturday? Be sure to stop into the Book Nook now through December - there are always great finds for everyone.

Thanks, as always, for your support!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book Sale this Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday at Arts on the Lake on Rte. 52 in Lake Carmel for a 1 Day Only Book Sale! The sale will be held during a portion of the Reflectionist Art Exhibit. Stop by between 1-4pm this Saturday to select from a wide assortment of wonderful art books and coffee table books as well as children's and oversized paperbacks. When you're finished, we hope you'll stay to browse through the fabulous Reflectionist exhibit as well.

Remember, in addition to expanding your personal library, book sales are a great place to find gifts for friends and family as well.

The Friends thank you for your support!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Exciting weekend coming up!

Join us this weekend at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center as we welcome the arrival of autumn with the Arts on the Lake Fall Art Exhibit. An abundance of new work in all media will be on display from many local artists. While you're there, be sure to check out the Friends of Kent Library Arts & More Book Sale in an adjacent room. There will be a wide selection of bargain books, great to pick up for yourself as well as gift giving!

DATES: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 1pm to 5pm

WHERE: Arts on the Lake @ Lake Carmel Cultural Center
640 Route 52, Kent Lakes, NY

We hope to see you this weekend in support of both our local artists and the Friends of Kent Library!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

October Art Exhibit at Kent Library

Those Autumn Leaves

works by R. F. Hauver

October 1-30, 2010

Autumn is an especially beautiful time of year in the Hudson Valley and it all begins with a leaf...

This show features still lifes of autumn leaves and outdoor scenes from the Hudson Valley, which were painted in "plein air."

R. F. Hauver is a Hudson Valley artist who traces his local roots back to the 1800s.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September Art Exhibit at Kent Library

Animal Fun?
Artwork by Jessica E. McMath

September 1-30th, 2010

My love of art started as a child with picture books and reading. Seuss and Sendak brought me to VanGogh and Kandinsky studying as an Education and Art major at SUNY Oswego. Now a married mother of three I've come back to the beginning.

If shape and color can bring a smile, and a smile can bring joy, if only for a moment - that is what I hope to create.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Important Friends News...

Dear library patrons, please take note of the following:

The Book Nook will be closed this Saturday, September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day weekend. It will reopen later in the week for it's regular hours on Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday 10am-2:30pm. Remember, even if the Book Nook is closed upon your visit to the library, there are always great bargains available on the book rack in the library. Please see someone at the circulation desk if you need help locating the book rack.

On behalf of the Friends, have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July's Art Exhibit

A Common Thread
artwork by LisaMarie Meinck
July 1-31, 2010
Within every soul is a deep connection to nature and its magic. Sometimes that connection flows very strongly, other times it is a quiet, almost whimsical whisper, but it is always there for LisaMarie. Just as the Native Americans believed that certain animals, or totems, represented an individual's inner nature or guardian spirit, her work is inspired by an intrinsic awareness that our connection to the world around us (its life forms, ancient legends, cultures and energy) is a very tangible thread. LisaMarie's images evoke a playful representation of that bond and attempt to inspire the viewer's imagination.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Many heartfelt thanks...

The Friends of Kent Library would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of the Friends and volunteers who helped with our most successful Giant Book Sale to date! It took a lot of effort by all, but in the end it was wholly appreciated by both those who attended as well as the Library, who will benefit from the funds raised.

Be sure to log onto the Friends website often to be the first to know about upcoming events and areas to assist.

Thank you again!

Join us for a day of lovely outdoor fun...

... at Cold Spring's beautiful Stonecrop Gardens on Friday, June 11, 2010 - from 11:30a to 2:30p, sponsored by The Friends of Kent Library.

Price: Friends free, guests $10/each.
Where: Stonecrop Gardens parking lot, 11:15am on June 11.
Time: Guided tour of the gardens from 11:30 to 2:30
Directions: Stonecrop Gardens is located on Route 301, 3.5 miles west of the Taconic Parkway on the right (coming from Carmel). There is a sign next to the driveway. You can reach Stonecrop Gardens directly at (845) 265-2000.

We will have a small wine and cheese reception following our tour of the gardens.

Some information about Stonecrop Gardens: At it's windswept elevation of 1100 feet in the Hudson Highland, Stonecrop enjoys a Zone 5 climate. The display gardens cover an area of approximately 12 acres, and incorporate a diverse collection of gardens and plants - including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garden.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT Richard Harrison ( / 845-225-4092) or Susan Kotzur ( / 845-225-3510) Deadline for registration is June 10, 2010.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kent Library Giant Book Sale

What? It's time to get ready for the Kent Library Giant Book Sale!

When? Set up is Friday, May 28th - Actual Book Sale is Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-30th.

Where? Kent Town Hall (adjacent to Kent Library)

We need volunteers for all phases of the sale - set up, staffing sale, take down, publicity, etc. If you are able to help us, please contact Kaye Baum at (845) 225-3942 or Rich Harrison at

We are now accepting books/audios/cds/DVDs for the sale. The books should be in good condition, smoke free, and unsoiled. Please no textbooks, Reader's Digest, or outdated encyclopedias.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the sale. Many hands make the work light. Let's all work to create a great success!

Friday, April 23, 2010

May Art Exhibit at Kent Library...

You're As Welcome as the Flowers in May... an exhibit of Kate Hoekstra's paintings at the Kent Library from May 1-May 29, 2010.

Please come to see Kate's florals and portraits during this beautiful month when we celebrate mothers and the return of flowers.

For a preview, you may visit the artist's site here.

work shown is "The Blues" -pastel 18x24

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Reflectionist Exhibit

April 3-30, 2010

Lianne S. Escher, Reflectionist artist, presents Out-Picturing the Senses at the Kent Public Library.

In her solo exhibition, Lianne S. Escher explores sensations and experiences in her paintings.

“I paint in order to return to the process I’m in as I experience a place or an event. So the issues becomes: How to Express a verb on a flat surface with color. I tremendously enjoy the engagement and hope the viewer will as well.”

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2010-11 Arts on the Lake Exhibits Announced

The Friends of Kent Library are pleased to announce the upcoming schedule of artists who will be displaying their work as part of the Art at Kent Library program.
  • April 1 - 30, 2010 - Lianne Escher
  • May 1-29, 2010 - Kate Hoekstra
  • June 1-30, 2010 - Anne Chapin Fisher
  • July 1-31, 2010 - Lisa Marie Meinck
  • August 2-31, 2010 - George Isaacson
  • September 1-30, 2010 - Jessica McMath
  • October 1-30, 2010 - F Hauver
  • November 1-30, 2010 - Amanda O'Shaughnessy
  • December 1-30, 2010 - Susan Frontopfel
  • January 3-31, 2011 - Don Longabucco
  • February 1-28, 2011 - Chris Casaburi
  • March 1-31, 2011 - Roy Volpe

We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Reflectionist Exhibit

February 1 - 27th, 2010
E.N. Beers at the Kent Public Library

Places in Time and Imagination
In a solo exhibition at the Kent Public Library, Reflectionist artist E.N. Beers presents Places in Time and Imagination, a collection of paintings describing imagined worlds and powerful memories.

Kent Public Library
17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY 10512