We hope you will join us on Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 am for a very special event.  Twin sisters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be here at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine and home of the “Book Cellar” to sign copies of their new book  Love Comes First.

This newest book is a celebration of growing families. In the story, two sisters wish upon a star for a sibling. Not only does their wish come true, but they also get a new baby cousin. Although the wish doesn’t turn out exactly the way the sisters imagined, they soon learn that love conquers all.

Copies of the book will be for sale and signing.   Pre-Registration is Required.  Please call (207) 967-2778 to be added to the list.    Parking available at the Village Fire Station (North Street) and Consolidated School (Route 9).

Jenna Bush Hager:

An American news personality, author, and journalist. She is the co-host of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the fourth hour of NBC’s morning news program Today.   After her father’s presidency, Hager became an author, an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, and a television personality on NBC, being featured most prominently as a member of The Today Show as a correspondent, contributor and co-host.

Barbara Pierce Bush:

An American activist. She is Vice President, Social Impact for the NBA and co-founded the nonprofit Global Health Corps, an organization that has mobilized more than one thousand young leaders to solve some of the world’s biggest global health challenges.


The fraternal twins are the daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. They are also the granddaughters of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, great-granddaughters of former U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, nieces of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and first cousins of former Land Commissioner of Texas, George P. Bush.



Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 pm for Works in Progress: An Author Talk with Humorist and Essayist Andy Young. Andy Young’s recent book, Work(s) in Progress is comprised of a series of essays delivered with humor and wit, which cover a range of topics, from snow removal etiquette to high school sports to dreams, education, grudges, vengeance, and 24-letter alphabets. Andy is an English teacher at Kennebunk High School and has written essays that have been published in nearly a dozen different newspapers in New England. Call (207) 967-2778 for more information.


We are over the moon about having Author Ann Hood join us for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Ms. Hood will be here to read from her new book Kitchen Yarns : Notes on Life, Love and Food.

If you don’t know anything about Ann Hood, here is a snipit from her biography:

A Rhode Island native, I was born in West Warwick and spent high school working as a Marsha Jordan Girl, modeling for the Jordan Marsh department store at the Warwick Mall. I majored in English at the University of Rhode Island, and that’s where I fell in love with Shakespeare, Willa Cather, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  When I was in seventh grade, I read a book called How To Become An Airline Stewardess that fueled my desire to see the world. And that’s just what I did when I graduated from URI–I went to work for TWA as a flight attendant. Back then, I thought you needed adventures in order to be a writer. Of course, I know now that all you need, as Eudora Welty said, is to sit on your own front porch.  But I did see a lot of the world with TWA, and I moved from Boston to St. Louis and finally to NYC, a place I’d dreamed of living ever since I watched Doris Day movies as a little girl. I wrote my first novel, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, on international flights and on the Train to the Plane, which was the subway out to JFK. It was published in 1987. Since then, I’ve published in The New York Times, The Paris Review, O, Bon Appetit, Tin House, The Atlantic Monthly, Real Simple, and other wonderful places; and I’ve won two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, Best American Spiritual Writing and Travel Writing Awards, and a Boston Public Library Literary Light Award. 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  Sales and signing of Kitchen Yarns will follow the talk.  Please give us a call at 967-2778 with questions about this event or to find out what else is going on at Graves Library.  Doors open at 1:30 pm