Graves Library

SECRET GARDENS OF KENNEBUNKPORT – A FUNDRAISER FOR GRAVES LIBRARY

According to Cicero, “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

We are very pleased to announce that Graves Library is launching its First Annual Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport tour on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine).  Eight homeowners have agreed to open their private gardens for this one day only to help raise money for the Library.  Tickets are $40 each and they can be purchased in advance on the library website at graveslibrary.org or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, tickets will only be sold at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street.

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A program map will be provided that day to all ticket holders to reveal the secret locations of the eight participating properties. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of garden styles and plant types amid lovely natural settings hidden from view behind stone walls, seaside cottages, and privacy hedges. Colorful perennials and annuals, a scenic pond, woodland sculptures, ocean views, a Zen-inspired rock garden, trellised blooms, and many more delights are waiting to be discovered during this special garden tour opportunity.

Please call us with any questions. (207) 967-2778.

SACRED STONE, SACRED WATER – JULY 15 @ 6:00 PM

Please join us on Monday, July 15 at 6:00 pm for a presentation, reading, and book signing with local artist, Jennifer Comeau.  Ms. Comeau’s poems are included in this anthology, Sacred Stone, Sacred Water : Women Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland.  This incredible anthology is an elegant and intimate collection evoking Ireland’s wild beauty and deep soul through the work of fourteen American women writers and artists who journeyed to three renowned parts of Ireland.  Beautifully woven in image and word, this cornucopia is surely a jewel in the crown of Tir Ghra (an ancient Irish phrase which means (“love of land”) literature.

MANDALAS WITH MARGUERITE

Join us for a relaxing evening with Maine Artist, Marguerite Genest on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 pm.  Marguerite will share her love and knowledge of creating mandalas.  These beautiful pieces of art help us understand how we see ourselves, our world, our life’s purpose.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR ABIGAIL HALPIN

Please join Miss Terri and Miss Stephanie for a special storytime on Friday, April 26.  The guest reader will be Children’s Book Illustrator, Abigail Halpin.  She will be here to read from her fabulously illustrated book, Finding Wild! Sometimes the most striking picture books are the ones that make readers see something in a new way.  This is a must have for every bookshelf!

Stories, songs, and fun activities.  All ages are welcome.  For more information, please call the Library at 967-2778.

 

FIRST ANNUAL SECRET GARDENS OF KENNEBUNKPORT- JULY 20, 2019

Do you want to know a secret? Eight homeowners in Kennebunkport are opening their enchanting private gardens to the public for one day only to raise money to support ongoing community programming and services at the public library.

The First Annual “Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport” tour will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain or shine). Tickets are $40 each and they can be purchased in advance at BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM (At the website, enter : Kennebunkport – Graves Library Gardens) or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, tickets will only be sold at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street.

A program map will be provided that day to all ticket holders to reveal the secret locations of the eight participating properties. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of garden styles and plant types amid lovely natural settings hidden from view behind stone walls, seaside cottages, and privacy hedges. Colorful perennials and annuals, a scenic pond, woodland sculptures, ocean views, a Zen-inspired rock garden, trellised blooms, and many more delights are waiting to be discovered during this special garden tour opportunity.

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