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Jun
19
Mon
SUMMER READING – BUILD A BETTER WORLD @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Starting on June 19th the Graves Library will offer its 2017 Summer Reading Program – Build a Better World.

 

The Library will showcase new books and help with reading packets for the summer.  Please call the Library at 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

Jul
26
Wed
READ TO A DOG! @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Maxwell will be here to listen to stories read by you!  A doggie craft will be included.  Please call the Library to sign up to read to our furry friend, Maxwell.  (207) 967-2778.

Jul
28
Fri
Storytime
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
2
Wed
LINDSAY & HER PUPPET PALS – AUGUST 2 @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Lindsay and her puppet pals will be here on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10:30 am.  Lindsay’s jumbo-sized hand crafted puppets will be on the scene to entertain and help us build a better world.  Please call the Library at 967-2778 for further details.

Aug
3
Thu
DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURE CRAFT – AUGUST 3 @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come create your own masterpiece on Thursday, August 3 with wood and treasures from the sea.  All supplies provided.  All ages welcome.

Upcoming Events


Jul
27
Thu
LIBRARY CLOSING – JULY 27 THROUGH 29 @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

To All Patrons and Friends

Since January, we have been able to keep the Library open while the construction project has been taking shape.  Electrician, Mike Lovejoy, has asked that we be closed for a couple of days so that his team can remove the current circuit breakers and power up the new ones in the Mothers Wing.  Of course this all has to coincide with Central Maine Power visits to Kennebunkport.  Therefore, the dates of July 27, 28, and 29 have been chosen to complete this work.  The following week might have intermittent periods of outages but the bulk of the work will be completed during the shutdown.  We truly appreciate your patience and look forward to the grand opening this Fall.  Please call the Library if you have any questions regarding this announcement (207-967-2778).

Aug
11
Fri
OLD FASHIONED BOOK AND BAKE SALE EXTRA-VA-GAN-ZA @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day

AN OLD-FASHIONED BOOK AND BAKE SALE EXTRAVAGANZA.  This sale will feature an eclectic collection of books, ranging from new and classic fiction and history titles, children’s and young adult books, cookbooks, biographies, art books, puzzles, health and self-help.  This is a great opportunity to enrich your personal reading, get a great snack or dessert for dinner and support the Library at the same time.  Friday/Saturday, August 11 and 12 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For book donations, please do not drop any items off prior to Friday, August 11.  Although we appreciate your support, we have no room to store anything due to our construction project.  And the standards are still the same–we cannot accept musty, moldy, dog-chewed, cat-scratched, highlighted, or outdated items.

The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine.  Please call 967-2778 for further details.

Sep
17
Sun
PASCO LECTURE with ROGER GINN @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Graves Library is pleased to welcome local author, Roger Ginn to discuss his latest work New England must not be trampled on : the tragic death of Jonathan Cilley, on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Published by DownEast Books in 2016, this biography reveals Cilley’s short life, ie., his early years in New Hampshire, at Bowdoin College, and friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne.

On February 24, 1938, Maine congressman Jonathan Cilley was killed in Maryland by another congressman from Kentucky in one of the last duels to take place in the United States.  At the time, dueling was not illegal, but Cilley’s death was still a shock to the nation.

Roger Ginn is a retired psychologist who has long had a passion for history.  His interest in what could drive a man to challenge another to a duel of honor, or to accept such a challenge, is what led him to the story of Jonathan Cilley.  He lives in Wells, Maine.

 

 

 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine.  Please call the Library at (207) 967-2778 for information on this event or other upcoming programs.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Oct
22
Sun
PASCO LECTURE with TIMOTHY HOLLISTER @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library invites Author, Timothy Hollister to Kennebunkport on Sunday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m.  Mr. Hollister is the author of Not So Fast : Parenting Your Teen Through Dangers of Driving.  Most driving literature for parents focuses on how to teach a teen to drive, without explaining why teen driving is so dangerous in the first place or giving parents a plan to preempt the hazards teens face. By contrast, Not So Fast empowers and guides parents to understand the causes and situations that most often lead to teen crashes and to take specific, proactive steps—before and each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel—to counteract them. This authoritative guide tackles hot button issues such as texting and distracted driving, parenting attitudes (conscious and unconscious), and teen impairment and fatigue—and includes a combination of topics not found in other teen driving guides, such as:

  • How brain development affects driving
  • Why driver’s ed does not produce safe drivers
  • How and why to prepare a “flight plan” for each drive before handing over the keys
  • How and when to say no

Proceeds from the sale of this book support the Reid Samuel Hollister Memorial Fund, which subsidizes infant and toddler education in greater Hartford, Connecticut, and worthy traffic safety causes. (Amazon.com)

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine.  Please call the Library at (207) 967-2778 for information on this event or other upcoming programs.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Nov
19
Sun
PASCO LECTURE with KATHERINE HALL PAGE @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Katherine Hall Page is the author of seventeen previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery, and recently The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.

 

 

Minster’s wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder. Another delightful entry in the beloved mystery series, complete with delectable recipes.

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Will is spending an awful lot of time in Atlanta on a case he claims is urgent, and she’s been tasked with house hunting for them with his former sweetheart, who Sophie can’t help but suspect wishes Sophie would return to her Yankee roots! (Amazon.com)

 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine.  Please call the Library at (207) 967-2778 for information on this event or other upcoming programs.  Light refreshments will be served.