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10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:30 am to Noon

18 Maine Street
PO Box 391
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

 (207) 967-2778

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Kids & Teens


May
23
Wed
THE LEGO CLUB @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Imagine, Build, Create with all your friends.  Lego Club meets once a month.  Lots of possibilities!  Please call the Library to pre-register – 967-2778.

May
25
Fri
SPECIAL STORYTIME – MEREDITH THE SURFER @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join Miss Stephanie for a special storytime on Friday, May 25.  Guest reader, Meredith the Surfer, will be here to read stories and talk to us about “hanging ten” on the board!  All ages are welcome.  For more information, please call the Library at 967-2778.

 

Storytime
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
1
Fri
Storytime
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jun
8
Fri
Storytime
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Upcoming Events


May
22
Tue
LUNCH WITH TED – TED TALK TUESDAYS @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Bring your sandwich and have lunch with TED in the community room.  Every other week, a few TED talks will be viewed during lunch.  A brief discussion will follow.  For more information, please call the Library at (207) 967-2778.

Since May is “National Get Caught Reading Month”….we decided to go with a book theme!

May 8 –  How Books Can Open Your Mind (Lisa Bu)  and  My Year Reading a Book from Every Country (Ann Morgan).

April 17  – Designing Books is no Laughing Matter…ok it is! (Chip Kidd)    and    Why a Good Book is a Secret Door (MacBarnett)

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.  Please call the Library for a list of upcoming talks.

 

 

 

May
23
Wed
KNIT AND TEA – WEDNESDAYS IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
May
24
Thu
MOVIE DAY – THURSDAYS IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a feature film every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

February 8          Born in China – Animals in the Wild

February 15        Beauty and the Beast – 2017 Version

February 22        Cool Running – Jamaican Bobsledding Team 

March 1               Sinatra (to be Frank) – Story of the Man

March 8               Wings of Life – Butterfly Migration

March 15             Oceans 11 – Feature Film

March 22             Great Gatsby – Robert Redford at his Best

March 29             Hotel for Dogs – Comedy for Dog Lovers

Please call the Library for more information (967-2778).  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

 

BOOK SIGNING – BASKETS OF TIME by DAVID SHULTZ @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, when we welcome Maine Author David Shultz to present a slide show, share anecdotes from the artists, and the wonderful craft of basket making in the Wabanaki tradition.

Basketry by the Wabanaki tribes of Maine has enjoyed a resurgence over the past several decades. Maine weavers ꟷ including Jeremy Frey, Sarah Sockbeson, Theresa Secord, and Geo Neptune ꟷ have won awards at such prestigious venues as the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Many museums, including the National Museum of Indian Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hold work by contemporary Wabanaki basket makers in their permanent collections. The Portland Museum of Art (in Maine) included work by four Wabanaki weavers in its 2015 Biennial, an honor recognizing the true artistry of these contemporary works.

Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers is the first full-length book to tell the story of the people behind the art. Seventeen basket making artists and their families are featured. The book explores their and their families’ history with basket making; describes, in the artists’ words, what drives their individual creative process; and describes the importance of this traditional art form to them as individuals and to their tribes.

David Shultz opened Home & Away Gallery in Kennebunkport in 2002. Home & Away specializes in art by indigenous peoples across North America, including arts by Wabanaki people in Maine, Inuit peoples in Canada and Alaska, and Native American tribes from a number of states. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, his background ranges from fine arts to financial analysis, providing David with a unique perspective on baskets by Wabanaki artists.

Copies of the book will be for sale and signing after the program.

May
25
Fri
COMPUTER Q and A – EVERY FRIDAY @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did you know that you could receive Free Alerts about Town of Kennebunkport Happenings via E-Mail.  For instance—Will the trash be picked up because of the weather? What road will be closed due to construction or tree trimming?  Bridge work?  General Notices? Storm Warmings? Health Classes?  Dog License or Beach Pass Renewal Reminder?   When are my taxes Due?  Is there a Selectmen’s meeting this week?                                               

Have no Fear…Help is Near!   It’s actually at 18 Maine Street.  Please join Arlene McMurray from the Kennebunkport Town Office and Mary-Lou Boucouvalas from Graves Library every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  We will help you with your computer questions, show you how to Subscribe and Receive Free E-Mail Alerts from the Town of Kennebunkport, copy and paste documents, scan, fax and copy.  Please call the Library for details (967-2778).

We can also help with how to find information—the right information–by searching a reputable, reliable online database system.

Need help with Facebook?  A job search? Download an Audio or E-Book?  Add apps to your portable device?

Computer Issues will be addressed on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 am at Graves Library.  Please join us in the Business Center and learn how to get connected with friends on Facebook, updates from Town Departments, search for tax rebates, lowering your CMP usage, stock market updates, where to live, where to work, where things are happening in Kennebunkport.

Please note–if you cannot make it on Friday, we are always happy to assist during regular Library hours as well.