graves library summer events

SUMMER CONCERTS

Summer Music Series concert! Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library. 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 backyard!

 

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  This event will be held indoors in our Community Room in the event of inclement weather (if this is the case, no need to bring your own chair!).  Any questions, please call the Library (967-2778).  The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  Parking is available on Maine Street or at Consolidated School.

MORNING YOGA WITH KRIYA YOGI, VIRGINIA WILLIAMSON

MORNING YOGA WITH KRIYA YOGI VIRGINIA WILLIAMSON

Yogi Virginia Williamson is returning this summer for morning yoga at the Graves! Please call us to sign up for a session. Classes will also be available via Zoom so friends far and wide can join.

Virginia Williamson (Ginny) is a Kriya Yogi, in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, initiated by Roy Eugene Davis. She has been practicing Yoga for 33 years; teaching in Southwest Florida for 24 years.  She teaches traditional, ‘old-school’, Classical Yoga, with emphasis on meditative movements coordinated with the breath. Her instruction accentuates moving from one posture to another in a progressive manner that supports the nervous system while developing strength and relaxation in the rest of the body and calmness in the mind. Ginny is committed to providing an environment wherein the students may learn from an internal perspective. Students are encouraged to practice according to their own physical, mental, and emotional contexts, not by trying to replicate what works for someone else. She holds multiple teaching certifications and has had more than 2200 hours of training, study, and practice.

Call us at 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org for more details. If joining virtually, please give us your email so we can provide you with the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the class.

A $15 donation is suggested for morning yoga with Kriya Yogi Virginia Williamson and can be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. www.virginiawillaimson.com

SUMMER READING PROGRAM EVENTS

SUMMER READING PROGRAM EVENTS FULL LIST

Be sure to stop by during Library hours and do a paper doll craft to add to the display! Fun for the whole family!

Thursday, July 6, 10 AM. Flower Power Plant Pots! As part of our summer reading program, children are invited to decorate their own little plant pot perfect for a seedling or succulent with stickers, gems, and magic markers. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 AM. Peter Boie Magic Show! Mind-blowing magic and side-splitting comedy. Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award-winning magic that will defy your reality. An award-winning show for “groovy” people of all ages. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 15, 10 AM. Chris Van Dusen Author Event! At the Maine Classic Car Museum, 2564 Portland Road, Arundel. We are so excited to invite Maine Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen to visit with us at the Maine Classic Car Museum. Chris will be at the Museum from 10:00 to 12:00 to read from one of his many books and sign copies of If I Built a Car! See the museum cars that made history, build your own car, and take home a cool car craft. There is no charge for children. Adult admission is $12 per person.

Tuesday, July 18, 1 PM. Sparks Ark! What do a boa constrictor, a barred owl, and a hedgehog have in common? They will all be here at the Graves Library to meet You! See them and other animals up close and hear their amazing stories of rescue. Sparks Ark has over 30 years of experience with wildlife and domestic animals. Fun for the whole family! Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 20, 10 AM. Banjo Jimmy!  The groovy events continue for our summer reading program, join us to sing along with Banjo Jimmy as he performs some Beatles tunes and other family favorites! There will also be a musical craft for kids. All ages are welcome to this rain or shine event. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 AM. Groovy Book Tote! Local artist Marguerite Genest will lead the class as we paint groovy designs on a cotton tote bag. What design will you choose? For school aged students to young adults. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Friday, July 28, 10 AM. Car Wash Story Time! We are so excited to partner with the Maine Classic Car Museum again this summer for a very special story time. Music, stories, songs, buckets & sponges! Be prepared to get wet! What car will the Maine Classic Car Museum bring? For toddlers to preschoolers. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, August 2, 10:30 AM. Lyndsey & Her Puppet Pals! Stories from her giant hand puppets will delight all. Have a blast as your watch her interactive show! For children of all ages, please pre-register.

Thursday, August 10, 10 AM. Stuffie Sleepover! Is your stuffed animal looking for an adventure? Come to our outside stuffie storytime. Then leave your stuffie for a library sleepover adventure. Pick them up after and hear about their experience. Ages 4-10, limit of 14 children.

Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 AM. Yummy Groovy Snacks! Learn how to make yummy and fun graham cracker garden treats. Fruity flowers, blueberry bugs, and more! All supplies are provided, and pre-registration is required.

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

MORNING YOGA WITH KRIYA YOGI, VIRGINIA WILLIAMSON

MORNING YOGA WITH KRIYA YOGI VIRGINIA WILLIAMSON

Yogi Virginia Williamson is returning this summer for morning yoga at the Graves! Please call us to sign up for a session. Classes will also be available via Zoom so friends far and wide can join.

Virginia Williamson (Ginny) is a Kriya Yogi, in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, initiated by Roy Eugene Davis. She has been practicing Yoga for 32 years; teaching in Southwest Florida for 23 years.  She teaches traditional, ‘old-school’, Classical Yoga, with emphasis on meditative movements coordinated with the breath. Her instruction accentuates moving from one posture to another in a progressive manner that supports the nervous system while developing strength and relaxation in the rest of the body and calmness in the mind. Ginny is committed to providing an environment wherein the students may learn from an internal perspective. Students are encouraged to practice according to their own physical, mental, and emotional contexts, not by trying to replicate what works for someone else. She holds multiple teaching certifications and has had more than 2200 hours of training, study, and practice.

Call us at 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org for more details. If joining virtually, please give us your email so we can provide you with the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the class.

A $15 donation is suggested for morning yoga with Kriya Yogi Virginia Williamson and can be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. www.virginiawillaimson.com

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – DANA PEARSON

We can’t let the summer end without doing one last Summer Music Series concert! The music continues with Dana Pearson on Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join us for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library.  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! Dana is a guitarist and plays a little bit of everything.

A suggested donation of $10 pp would be appreciated.  This event will be held indoors in our Community Room in the event of inclement weather (if this is the case, no need to bring your own chair!).  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.

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES – 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

 


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map

 

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES – 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

 


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map

 

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES – 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

 


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map

 

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES – 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

 


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map

 

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES – 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.

 


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map

 

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