Graves Library Kennebunkport

ANNUAL AUTHOR EVENT WITH DAVID MARANISS, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND WASHINGTON POST ASSOCIATE EDITOR

*Stay tuned for more details and link for purchasing tickets to this very special event!*

The Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library are pleased to announce their Annual Author Event to be held at the Kennebunk River Club on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  This year’s fundraising event will feature award-winning author and journalist, David Maraniss.

What do Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi, Al Gore, Roberto Clemente, Barack Obama, and now Jim Thorpe have in common? They have all been the subject of books by author David Maraniss.

David Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author and associate editor at The Washington Post. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Pulitzer for National Reporting for his 1992 coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton.  He was also part of The Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer for their 2007 coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting, among his numerous other literary awards. He currently lives in Washington D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Linda.

Details about ordering tickets for the September 29 event coming soon.

For more information about David Maraniss, visit his website.

Here is what people are saying about David’s latest book (August release), A Path Lit by Lightning

Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. He won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, was an All-American football player at the Carlisle Indian School, the star of the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and played major league baseball for John McGraw’s New York Giants. Even in a golden age of sports celebrities, he was one of a kind.  But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe’s life was a struggle against the odds. As a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, he encountered duplicitous authorities who turned away from him when their reputations were at risk. At Carlisle, he dealt with the racist assimilationist philosophy “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” His gold medals were unfairly rescinded because he had played minor league baseball. His later life was troubled by alcohol, broken marriages, and financial distress. He roamed from state to state and took bit parts in Hollywood, but even the film of his own life failed to improve his fortunes. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.  Path Lit by Lightning is a great American story from a master biographer.

 

 

 

 

 

We are very grateful to our Premier Sponsor, Spinnaker Trust, for helping to make this event possible!

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  In July and August, we are hosting four evenings of music performed by local musicians just for you.  Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat.  Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own back yard!

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 pm    Mark Gunter and Janet Wentworth (keyboard and vocals – country blues and jazz) – Mark and Janet are part of a variety of bands in the area.(www.facebook/janetwentworth)

Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm    Michael Corleto (blues, jazz, and southern rock) – Check out Michael’s website at https://michaelcorletomusic.com

Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm    Don Wessel and Lisa Mills (electric guitar and vocals – a whole lot of mixing it up) – Don and Lisa play as The Ocean Ave Band (www.facebook/Oceanaveband)

Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm      Beau Dalleo  (acoustic guitar – exquisite sound and creativity).  Check out Beau’s website – (www.beaudalleo.com)

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm     Jimmy Mac (classic singer-songwriter)

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  These events are all weather dependent.  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778) or email Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at mlbgraves@gmail.com.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  In July and August, we are hosting four evenings of music performed by local musicians just for you.  Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat.  Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own back yard!

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 pm    Mark Gunter and Janet Wentworth (keyboard and vocals – country blues and jazz) – Mark and Janet are part of a variety of bands in the area.(www.facebook/janetwentworth)

Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm    Michael Corleto (blues, jazz, and southern rock) – Check out Michael’s website at https://michaelcorletomusic.com

Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm    Don Wessel and Lisa Mills (electric guitar and vocals – a whole lot of mixing it up) – Don and Lisa play as The Ocean Ave Band (www.facebook/Oceanaveband)

Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm      Beau Dalleo  (acoustic guitar – exquisite sound and creativity).  Check out Beau’s website – (www.beaudalleo.com)

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm     Jimmy Mac (classic singer-songwriter)

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  These events are all weather dependent.  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778) or email Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at mlbgraves@gmail.com.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  In July and August, we are hosting four evenings of music performed by local musicians just for you.  Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat.  Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own back yard!

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 pm    Mark Gunter and Janet Wentworth (keyboard and vocals – country blues and jazz) – Mark and Janet are part of a variety of bands in the area.(www.facebook/janetwentworth)

Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm    Michael Corleto (blues, jazz, and southern rock) – Check out Michael’s website at https://michaelcorletomusic.com

Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm    Don Wessel and Lisa Mills (electric guitar and vocals – a whole lot of mixing it up) – Don and Lisa play as The Ocean Ave Band (www.facebook/Oceanaveband)

Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm      Beau Dalleo  (acoustic guitar – exquisite sound and creativity).  Check out Beau’s website – (www.beaudalleo.com)

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm     Jimmy Mac (classic singer-songwriter)

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  These events are all weather dependent.  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778) or email Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at mlbgraves@gmail.com.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, July 20 @ 9:30 am (or via Zoom if you cannot make it in) to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  For the month of July, Funny Farm by Laurie Zaleski will be discussed.   Please call the Library to get on the list (967-2778).  Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

  

 An inspiring and moving memoir of the author’s turbulent life with 600 rescue animals.

Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie’s dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. She was planning to relocate Annie and her caravan of ragtag rescues–horses and goats, dogs and cats, chickens and pigs–when Annie died, just two weeks before moving day. In her heartbreak, Laurie resolved to make her mother’s dream her own. In 2001, she established the Funny Farm Animal Rescue outside Mays Landing, New Jersey. Today, she carries on Annie’s mission to save abused and neglected animals.

Funny Farm is Laurie’s story: of promises kept, dreams fulfilled, and animals lost and found. It’s the story of Annie McNulty, who fled a nightmarish marriage with few skills, no money and no resources, dragging three kids behind her, and accumulating hundreds of cast-off animals on the way. And lastly, it’s the story of the brave, incredible, and adorable animals that were rescued.[Good Reads]

 

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  In July and August, we are hosting four evenings of music performed by local musicians just for you.  Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat.  Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own back yard!

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 pm    Mark Gunter and Janet Wentworth (keyboard and vocals – country blues and jazz) – Mark and Janet are part of a variety of bands in the area.(www.facebook/janetwentworth)

Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm    Michael Corleto (blues, jazz, and southern rock) – Check out Michael’s website at https://michaelcorletomusic.com

Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm    Don Wessel and Lisa Mills (electric guitar and vocals – a whole lot of mixing it up) – Don and Lisa play as The Ocean Ave Band (www.facebook/Oceanaveband)

Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm      Beau Dalleo  (acoustic guitar – exquisite sound and creativity).  Check out Beau’s website – (www.beaudalleo.com)

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm     Jimmy Mac (classic singer-songwriter)

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  These events are all weather dependent.  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778) or email Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at mlbgraves@gmail.com.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  In July and August, we are hosting four evenings of music performed by local musicians just for you.  Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat.  Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own back yard!

Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:00 pm    Mark Gunter and Janet Wentworth (keyboard and vocals – country blues and jazz) – Mark and Janet are part of a variety of bands in the area.(www.facebook/janetwentworth)

Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm    Michael Corleto (blues, jazz, and southern rock) – Check out Michael’s website at https://michaelcorletomusic.com

Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm    Don Wessel and Lisa Mills (electric guitar and vocals – a whole lot of mixing it up) – Don and Lisa play as The Ocean Ave Band (www.facebook/Oceanaveband)

Tuesday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm      Beau Dalleo  (acoustic guitar – exquisite sound and creativity).  Check out Beau’s website – (www.beaudalleo.com)

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm     Jimmy Mac (classic singer-songwriter)

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  These events are all weather dependent.  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778) or email Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at mlbgraves@gmail.com.  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, June 15 @ 9:30 am (or via Zoom if you cannot make it in) to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  For the month of June, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter (from The Swedish Art of Living & Dying Series) by Margareta Magnusson  will be discussed.   Please call the Library to get on the list (967-2778).  Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

 

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.  [Good Reads]

 

STORY TIME – VIA FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Until we can safely open the Library to in-person programming, we will continue to offer story time every Friday at 10:00 am on Facebook and  Youtube.   You can always view on local access channel 1301 too.  Join Miss Lyn or Miss Terri for stories and a craft.  A corresponding craft kit to go will be ready on the Porch each Monday before.  Stop by to pick yours up…or give us a call to have one set aside.  Feel free to post your photos of crafts made on our Facebook Page!

STORY TIME – VIA FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Until we can safely open the Library to in-person programming, we will continue to offer story time every Friday at 10:00 am on Facebook and  Youtube.   You can always view on local access channel 1301 too.  Join Miss Lyn or Miss Terri for stories and a craft.  A corresponding craft kit to go will be ready on the Porch each Monday before.  Stop by to pick yours up…or give us a call to have one set aside.  Feel free to post your photos of crafts made on our Facebook Page!

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