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Ongoing Programs

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Story Time
Every Friday at 10:00 am. This is a year-round program that includes stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts. Designed for children ages 0-5; however, all ages are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration is required.

Morning Book Discussion Group
Second Thursday of each month at 9:45 am. A variety of books are chosen and a schedule of upcoming books to be discussed is available at the Main Circulation Desk. Copies available by request/reservation. New members are always welcome.

Evening Book Discussion Group
Last Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. A variety of books are chosen and a schedule of upcoming books to be discussed is available at the Main Circulation Desk. Copies available by request/reservation. New members are always welcome.

Monthly Movie Night
For one night each month, the Community Room will transform into a movie theater. Meet up with your friends, snack on some popcorn, and enjoy a free night out at the movies! A list of monthly movie selections is posted on the website and updated regularly.

Tech Help
We offer tech help every weekday from 9:30 – 10:30 am. If you are trying to set up a Facebook, download a book on Cloud Library, make a picture folder, learn how to add things to a virtual shopping cart, etc., please stop by the Graves Library. Staff members are here to help with all your technology needs. No appointment necessary! Please note–if you cannot make it during Tech Help, we are always happy to assist during Library hours.

Walk-In Wireless
Free walk-in wireless access is available.  Come in with your laptop, phone, or tablet and look for the network that says “Graves Memorial Library”.  For more information please give us a call at (967-2778).

What’s Your Story?
Have you heard about our Interview Show?  Each week, our Library Director, Mary-Lou Boucouvalas, sits down with a community member and talks to them about where they came from, what they do, what their interests are, etc.  A great way to get to know who lives in your neighborhood, attends your church, or waits on you at a local business.  You never know who you might see on What’s Your Story? Tune in Monday evenings at 7:00 pm on the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel or watch on the Town of Kennebunkport’s cable channel 1301.

Portside Readers
Who doesn’t like to be read a story? Listen to stories, poems, tales, essays, drama, songs and more by the Portside Readers, a small group of local actors, writers, book club members and a musician who love the written word and want to share the joys of reading and listening. Tune in Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel, or watch on the Town of Kennebunkport’s cable channel 1301.  Please call the Library for more information on this creative collaboration of friends and neighbors!

Erase the Stigma
Join us on the second Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm in the Community Room for a monthly discussion with our friends from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department and Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (through the University of New England), and sometimes a special guest, to present helpful ways to arm you and your family with the appropriate tools to fight Opioid overuse and abuse.

Wine On-Line with Maine & Vine and Wine House on Maine
Join us virtually via Zoom on the second Thursday of every month (October through May) at 5:30 pm for a fun hour of wine tasting, information, and trivia! Local wine gurus Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. All participants are encouraged to purchase the monthly wine selections from Maine & Vine or Wine House on Maine.