christmas prelude

MAINE AUTHOR SHANNON BUTLER – DECEMBER 12 @ 5:30 PM

SHANNON BUTLER – DECEMBER 12 AT 5:30 PM

To help us celebrate Christmas Prelude in the perfect literary fashion, Maine Author Shannon Butler will be here at the Graves Library on Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 pm to sign copies of her book All is Calm: a Maine Christmas Reader.

 

When many people think of Christmas, they dream of snow-covered pine trees and a small cabin warmed by the wood fire on a cold December day. Since Maine was founded, people have written stories about the joys of Christmas in the state. In times of hardship and in times of wealth, Maine and her people have always put the value of Christmas in time shared with family and friends, connections with the natural world, rich traditions, and warm wood stoves. In a collection featuring essays, stories, and poetry, All Is Calm is a look at the lives of Mainers during the holidays from the mid-1800s, to the Great Depression, to modern day. Spanning nearly 200 years, these stories show that while Christmas traditions and trends may be changing, the warmth, gratitude, and humility of the Maine spirit is evergreen. [Islandport Press].  A perfect gift for the holidays or a special treat for yourself!

The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Please call for more information on this event and other Prelude festivities (967-2778).   Parking is available along Maine Street, the North Street Fire Station Parking Lot, and Consolidated School (Route 9).

 

POLAR EXPRESS AFTERNOON

Polar Express Afternoon

Family holiday movie, wear your jammies, we’ll drink cocoa, have treats, and a favor to take home. Wednesday, December 6 at 3 PM.

 

 

The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport. For further information, please call 967-2778 or visit our website at www.graveslibrary.org.

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE EXTRA-VA-GAN-ZA

Join us on Sunday, December 12th from 11:00 to 3:00 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!

GRAVES LIBRARY PRESENTS – THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (12/20 – 12/31)

Starting Sunday, December 20 through Thursday December 31 – The Graves Library will post a nightly holiday story read by members of the staff, board, and volunteers.  Please tune in to our Facebook Page at 6:45 pm each night to listen to some of our favorite stories of the season.

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On behalf of the Board, the staff, and the volunteers, we wish you all the happiest and healthiest of holidays!

 

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE EXTRA-VA-GAN-ZA

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!

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  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.

For more information about this program, please call us at (207) 967-2778.