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EVENING BOOK GROUP – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 6:00 PM

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of September, we will be reading The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

 

Next Meeting : October 31 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

BURN THE MORTGAGE CELEBRATION – AUGUST 16

 

The Mothers Wing addition has enjoyed a vibrant life since opening its doors over a year and half ago. There is rarely a day that adult and children programs, meetings, movies or private events are not taking place in the beautiful and spacious Community Room with its superb audio-visual capability. The Business Center computer stalls and the Book Sale Cellar have also attracted many new patrons. The Mothers Wing has received rave reviews and we couldn’t be happier.

Our 3-year campaign to finance the Mothers Wing is entering its final stretch. In less than 30 days, we will be celebrating the third anniversary of the reopening of the Library’s long-sealed front door by former First Lady Laura Bush, which kicked off the Mothers Wing campaign. On Friday, August 16 at 5:30 pm, we will honor the campaign’s third anniversary with a Ceremonial Burning of our mortgage at the Library.  Light refreshments will be served!

Please join the Library’s Trustees and help us retire this loan. It’s not too late to make a contribution to retire this debt…and Burn the Mortgage!

LINDSAY AND HER PUPPET PALS – The Universe Rocks!

Please join us for the return of our amazing friend:

Lindsay and her Puppet Pals – The Universe Rocks!  Stories from her giant hand puppets will delight all.  Delightful program for the young and young at heart with lots of audience participation!
Please call the Library at 967-2778 for further details.

EVENING BOOK GROUP – THURSDAY, JULY 25

The Evening Book Group meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Business Center (First Floor–Side Door).  No registration required (967-2778).  For the month of July, we will be reading Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  Please call the Library if you need to reserve a copy.

 

Next Meeting : August 29 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

AUTHOR VISIT WITH JOCELYN LACEY

Off the rocky coast of Maine lived a mermaid named Coral. Coral was like most mermaids her age. She liked going to school, had many friends, and was fun to be around.The only thing that made her different was she still had her baby blanket she’d had since she was born. Her special blanket was white with little red lobsters on it, that she named Lobbie. It reminded her of the special place she lived: Maine! Only her family knew that she still slept with her blanket, Lobbie. She was so attached to it, as she’d had it her entire life. She could always count on it to make a bad day better and comfort her when she’d had a bad dream. It was also nice to have when she was sick and needed extra love and care.

Come meet Maine Author, Jocelyn Lacey on Thursday, July 18 at 1:00 pm.  Mermaid songs, dances, and a special craft will be included in this afternoon of mermaid fun!

BAG PIPES AND MOON CAKES

Bag Pipes in the Library?  You bet!  Jennifer Armstrong lives and works on Gypsy Rose Farm in Belfast, Maine.  She has chickens, ducks, turkeys, milk goats, one horse and a barn cat.  As she says, she sometimes feels that she has stepped into the folk songs she learned from her parents when she is milking the goats or herding the turkeys into the pen.  She writes songs about farming, life’s mysteries, love and gratitude. She also hosts a Pie and Story Festival annually at the Belfast Boathouse, gives music lessons on a variety of instruments and performs in all manner of venues around the state and the country.

Join us for stories and songs with Jennifer Armstrong.  A great afternoon filled with unbelievable sounds!

THE LEGO CLUB – SUMMER SESSION

Imagine, Build, Create with all your friends.  Lego Club is a great way to meet new friends and build worlds together.  Lots of possibilities!  Please call the Library to pre-register – 967-2778.

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHOWCASE

Help us welcome Casablanca Comics back to Graves Library on Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 pm to view samples of stocked items in their Portland, Maine store.  The Casablanca Team will bring a variety of their latest and greatest books for us to review.  Help Miss Terri choose the next collection of graphic novels for the Library.  Raffle Prizes too!

 

VERY FAIRY TEA PARTY

Please join us for our  Very Fairy Tea Party on Tuesday, July 2 at 1:00 pm.  Stories, face painting, crafts, fairy wings, treats, fancy dresses…Everything Fairy!  All ages are welcome but children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-Registration is a must as space is limited.  Sign up at the Library or call 967-2778.   Help us celebrate summer reading with your fairy wings!

 

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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