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AN EVENING WITH NY TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR – LISA WINGATE & SPECIAL GUEST

The Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library are pleased to announce their annual Author Event to be held virtually on Thursday, September 16, 2021.  This year’s fundraising event will feature award-winning author, Lisa Wingate.

Lisa Wingate is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours, which remained on the bestseller list for fifty-four weeks in hardcover and has sold over 2 million copies. She has penned over thirty novels and coauthored a nonfiction book, Before and After with Judy Christie. Her award-winning works have been selected for state and community One Book reads throughout the country, have been published in over forty languages, and have appeared on bestseller lists worldwide. The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa and six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life.  Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

Her work has garnered or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award. Her blockbuster hit, Before We Were Yours remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for over a year, was Publishers Weekly’s #3 longest running bestseller of 2017, and was voted by readers as the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award winner for historical fiction. Before We Were Yours has been a book club favorite worldwide and to date has sold over two million copies. Before and After was a finalist for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Non-Fiction History and Biography.

Lisa was inspired to become a writer by a first-grade teacher who said she expected to see Lisa’s name in a magazine one day. Lisa also entertained childhood dreams of being an Olympic gymnast and winning the National Finals Rodeo but was stalled by a mental block against backflips on the balance beam and by parents who stubbornly refused to finance a rodeo career. She was lucky enough to marry into a big family of Southern tall tale enthusiasts who never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Lisa writes her novels at home in Texas where she is part of the Wingate clan of storytellers. Of all the things she treasures about being a writer, she enjoys connecting with people, both real and imaginary, the most.

Tickets for this virtual event are available at the Graves Library or go to the “DONATE” Button located on the HomePage of this website and specify in the event in the notes section.  ($25 pp. — cnce payment is received, a link to a working email will be sent for the webinar.)

All proceeds benefit the annual operations of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.  We truly appreciate your support.

 

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, May 19 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!
If you enjoy programs like this one, we would appreciate you consideration in making a $10 donation to the Graves Library.  To do this, visit the HOME PAGE of this website (graveslibrary.org).  Look for the green button on the top right that says “DONATE”.  That will link you to our  Support Page.  At the bottom left you will see the link to our PayPal Account where you can make your $10 donation for this event.  As always, we appreciate your support.

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, April 15 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
For anyone new to this very popular monthly event, Lani and Betsy choose the pair prior to the event.  Each time, we “experience” wines from a specific country or new varietal.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to register by Wednesday, April 14 so that we can send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!
If you enjoy programs like this one, we would appreciate you consideration in making a $10 donation to the Graves Library.  To do this, visit the HOME PAGE of this website (graveslibrary.org).  Look for the green button on the top right that says “DONATE”.  That will link you to our  Support Page.  At the bottom left you will see the link to our PayPal Account where you can make your $10 donation for this event.  As always, we appreciate your support.

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, March 18 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
If you enjoy programs like this one, we would appreciate you consideration in making a $10 donation to the Graves Library.  To do this, visit the HOME PAGE of this website (graveslibrary.org).  Look for the green button on the top right that says “DONATE”.  That will link you to our  Support Page.  At the bottom left you will see the link to our PayPal Account where you can make your $10 donation for this event.  As always, we appreciate your support.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, March 17 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Celebrate National Drink Wine Day with us!
Join us on Thursday, February 18 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local wine gurus, Lani Dietz and Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
If you enjoy programs like this one, we would appreciate you consideration in making a $10 donation to the Graves Library.  To do this, visit the HOME PAGE of this website (graveslibrary.org).  Look for the green button on the top right that says “DONATE”.  That will link you to our  Support Page.  At the bottom left you will see the link to our PayPal Account where you can make your $10 donation for this event.  As always, we appreciate your support.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, February 17 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, January 21 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local shop owner, Lani Dietz, and guest Sommelier, Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip wines selected by our two experts. This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, January 20 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Maine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, December 10 @ 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local shop owner, Lani Dietz, and guest Sommelier, Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip “a HOLIDAY SURPRISE.” This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, December 9 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Wine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local shop owner, Lani Dietz, and guest Sommelier, Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip “WINES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.” This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, November 18 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Wine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, October 1 at 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local shop owner, Lani Dietz, and guest Sommelier, Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip “MALBECS.” This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, September 30 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Wine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!

WINE ON-LINE WITH MAINE & VINE

Join us on Thursday, August 20 at 5:30 pm for a fun hour of tasting, information, and trivia. Local shop owner, Lani Dietz, and guest Sommelier, Betsy Ross, will guide us through the program with ideas, pairings, and educational tidbits as we sip “sparkling wines.” This will be a Zoom presentation moderated by Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at Graves Library.
Please call the Library (967-2778) to Register by Wednesday, August 19 and we will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.  All participants are encouraged to purchase wine at Wine & Vine in Lower Village, Kennebunk prior to the start time.  All participants are also invited to call 50 Local to order a “snack” box if they so choose.  Details will be forthcoming.
We would love to see you!  And you don’t have to worry about driving!
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