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Mary-Lou Boucouvalas, Library Director

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October 2019

PORTSIDE ROTARY GUEST SPEAKER

Doug Spurling will be the Portside Rotary guest speaker this month here at the Library. If you don't know Doug, he is the owner of Spurling Fitness in Kennebunk. His book, One Percent Better : Lessons to Change Your Business and your Life will be discussed.  Learn from his trials and tribulations in his personal life, and as a business owner, to see how small changes can have a huge impact over time! This is a public event sponsored by…

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SENIOR EDUCATION SEMINAR

Join us for some coffee and conversation with John Ripton, Chairman of the Kennebunkport Shade Tree Committee on Thursday, October 24 at 9:30 am.  John will discuss some of the wonderful things happening in Kennebunkport regarding treatment and preservation of the Town's historical trees.  No registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.      

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VOICES FROM FINDHORN

Join us on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm for a special program called Voices from Findhorn. Maine sing/songwriter, Jen Comeau will act as messenger to facilitate and discuss the conference that took place April 2019 in Findhorn, Scotland regarding climate change and consciousness.  Please call the Library to reserve your spot.  (207) 967-2778.

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EVENING BOOK GROUP – OCTOBER 31 @ 6:00 PM

The Evening Book Group usually meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.    Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of October, we will be discussing Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.   Next Meeting : November 21 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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November 2019

PASCO LECTURE SERIES – MARJAN KAMALI

We are thrilled to invite Author Marjan Kamali to Graves Library for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm.   Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: Tremors and Let Me…

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AUTHOR VISIT WITH CYNTHIA FANTASIA

Join us on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 am for a special visit with Cynthia Fantasia.  Ms. Fantasia will be here to discuss her new book In The Lingering Light : Courage & Hope for the Alzheimer's Caregiver.  "In The Lingering..." is a valuable field guide for Alzheimer's caregivers, written by one who has gone before you.  Cynthia packs courage, stamina, and faith to help sustain you on the uncertain road ahead.  From her book, you will receive practical guidance…

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COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

Join us for some coffee and conversation with Joe Wolfberg, Professor at the University of New England on Thursday, November 21 at 9:30 am.  Professor Wolfberg will discuss different ways to age in a healthful way.   No registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.     This program is sponsored by the Graves Memorial Public Library and the Kennebunkport Health Office.

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December 2019

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 9:30 to 4:00 for a Holiday Book Sale Extravaganza.  The Book Cellar will be open extended hours to sell gently used, rare, and special holiday books.  All proceeds benefit the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library. The Book Cellar is filled with cookbooks, craft books, fiction, non-fiction, biography, children's books, videos, coffee mugs, history books, journals, and much more.  Stop by and shop for high quality, cheap stuff!

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A GARLAND OF CAROLS – THE VILLAGE RINGERS

Please join us on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. for a relaxing, joyful free musical performance in our new Community Room. During the second weekend of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport, the Village Ringers (under the direction of Jan Filgate) will perform winter songs and holiday favorites.  Three and a half octave hand bells and hand chimes create a beautiful tapestry of sound and seasonal favorites. The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine.  For more information about…

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