Fall Programs


Check out our programs page to see our upcoming Fall events – We just updated the page. 

And when you stop in to Kenmore library, be sure to check out our white board, which will always have the events of the week posted. 

Our friend Naveen was happy to help us update the board today with this week’s programs. Check him out! 

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Mind, Body & Sole Basket Winners


A big congrats goes out to all of our Mind, Body, and Sole basket winners, and also to the patrons who participated in the program this summer. You’ve made it a huge success, and the staff at Kenmore are looking forward to the 2016 MB&S. 

Here’s photos of some of our winners:

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New Coloring Station!


Kenmore Branch Library invites you to come color with us! 

We’ve set up Coloring Stations for both kids and adults. Pages and colored pencils are provided. 

According to a Huffington Post article titled “Coloring isn’t Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults combat Stress” coloring can generate wellness by stimulating brain areas related to motor skills and creativity. Psychologist Gloria Martinez Ayala says that “the action ]of coloring] involves both logic, by which we color form, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of the our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.” Coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not our worries. 




Come Make a Poem With Us!


Hey there, 

Want to make a poem?!

Come make a “Found Poem” with us! 

What is Found Poetry?

A type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.

Anyone Can Create A Poem!

Station One:

Create a poem using book titles by stacking the books.

Station Two:

Create a poem by using a page from a book.

Station Three:

Create a poem by using the words in the envelope.


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Our Displays This Week


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Come take a look at our fabulous displays this week :) 

Have a display idea? Share it with us!

Also, Happy August! We hope you’ll enjoy looking through our Staff Picks page. We’ve uploaded our recommendations for the month of July and hope you can find a good book to start your August with. 


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Outback Ray


Outback Ray introduced us to all kinds of great friends on Thursday during his show! We loved meeting and learning about the animals he brought with him – and some of us were even able to hold Spongebob the Python! Along with Spongebob, we also met Pokemon (hedgehog) and Pikachu (Armadillo). It was such a fun show!


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Make Your Own Guitar Pick Key Chain or Necklace


Hey Teens! 

Come out to Kenmore Branch this week (until 7/25) and make your own guitar pick key chain or necklace . . . They’re super easy and fun to make! 



Weathervane Playhouse


Special guests from Weathervane Playhouse visited our library today and took us through Superhero training! We enjoyed doing superhero yoga, reading books, and discussing the qualities of superheros all while learning how to act. 

Missed the fun?

Come out to our next family program where we’ll be spending time with Outback Ray and his amazing animals on July 23rd at 1pm. 

See you then! 


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Rubber DuckS Ticket Winners


Last week, Kenmore Branch Library was happy to present seven people with free Rubber Ducks tickets! The winners were so excited about winning, and we had so much fun drawing their names and calling them. In fact, we loved the drawing so much that we started ANOTHER contest. Stop in to Kenmore Branch Library, check out readable material (book, playaway, BOCD, magazine) and we’ll put your name in for a free Regal movie ticket! 

Here are some photos of some of our winners: 


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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill


Our new Book Club on the Go selection for the month of July is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. 

Amazon.Com Review: 

“NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Exclusive to the print editions of NOS4A2 are more than 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez.”

What is Book Club on the Go, you ask? 

It’s for people who like trying new books but don’t have the time for group discussions. If you’re one of those people, no worries, we have you covered. Now you can get the best of both worlds!

Here’s How it Works

Stop on in and pick up a new book every second Monday of the month. 

Make sure to pick up a Book Club on the Go flyer. It will include a book synopsis, details about the author, discussion questions, and a listing of read-a-like authors and books!

Happy Reading!