THANKS TO YOU—WE REACHED OUR GOAL!

September 5th, 2019 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas   The Trustees and Staff of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library held an open house at the Library on Friday the 16th of August from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. That date marked the third anniversary of the kick-off of the Capital Campaign to raise the funds to build our much-needed addition to…

FIRST ANNUAL SECRET GARDENS OF KENNEBUNKPORT- JULY 20, 2019

February 28th, 2019 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas Do you want to know a secret? Eight homeowners in Kennebunkport are opening their enchanting private gardens to the public for one day only to raise money to support ongoing community programming and services at the public library. The First Annual “Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport” tour will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00…

DESIGNING WOMEN – ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

February 27th, 2019 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas Join us on Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 to 4:00 for Crafts, Books, and Food.  The Graves Library will be hosting a Craft Fair featuring the very talented Crafters of Designing Women.  You will get to shop for handbags, pottery, jewelry, scarves, etc.  A $2.00 donation at the door benefits children's programming at the Library. …

AN EVENING WITH MARC WORTMAN

January 18th, 2019 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas The Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library are pleased to announce their 7th annual Author Event to be held Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Kennebunk River Club has graciously made the Casino available for this special presentation to our patrons and friends in the community.  This year’s fundraising event will feature award-winning author, Marc…

AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDRE DUBUS III and JOSHUA BODWELL

July 19th, 2018 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas ANDRE DUBUS III and JOSHUA BODWELL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 2:00 PM The Graves Library is thrilled to welcome back New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm to present Gone So Long, his first novel in more than a decade.  Dubus III will appear in conversation with…

GEORGE C. DAUGHAN at Graves Library (Two-Time Winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award)

July 19th, 2018 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas GEORGE C. DAUGHAN LEXINGTON AND CONCORD : THE BATTLE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 2:00 PM A Fundraiser for the Graves Memorial Library – New Mothers Wing Twice Winner of the Samuel Eliot Morrison Award  George C. Daughan will join us on Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 pm to discuss his new…

KENNEBUNKPORT LAUNCH OF BOUND FOR GOLD – SUNDAY AUGUST 19 AT 2:00 PM

July 10th, 2018 Mary-Lou Boucouvalas A Fundraiser for the Graves Memorial Library - New Mothers Wing BOUND FOR GOLD - Written by National Book Award Winner – William Martin  Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm.   New York Times best-selling author, William Martin will join us on Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm to launch his new book, Bound for Gold published by…

Former First Lady Laura Bush helps re-open historic door

August 26th, 2016 Graves Library Kennebunkport, August 19, 2016 — Former First Lady Laura Bush joined with Mary-Lou Boucouvalas, executive director of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library in Kennebunkport, and George Emery, chair of the Library’s Mothers Wing Capital Campaign, to formally re-open the historic front door of the Library on Friday, August 19. The door was closed…
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Graves Library Launches $1 Million Capital Campaign

June 3rd, 2016 Graves Library The Board of Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library has launched a $1 million Capital Campaign to raise funds to expand and update the existing Library, according to an announcement from George W. Emery, chair of the Library’s fundraising committee. The Mothers Wing Capital Campaign, named in honor of all mothers who…