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Kids & Teens


Sep
28
Wed
Imagine! Create! Build! Lego Club @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Lego Club for school age children at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.  Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun!  For further information and to pre-register, please call 967-2778.

Sep
30
Fri
Storytime
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Oct
1
Sat
SPOOK-TOBER KIDS HAPPENINGS @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
5
Wed
LOVE TO READ BOOK CLUB @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This program starts up again at 12:00 p.m. on first Wednesday of the month (early release).  Geared for 3-5 graders.  A new book is chosen each month.  Copies are supplied by the Library.  For more information, please call Terri or Stephanie at 967-2778.

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Oct
7
Fri
Storytime
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Upcoming Events


Sep
25
Sun
PASCO LECTURE SERIES – LYN SMITH (Author) AND JAMIE HOGAN (Illust.) TOGETHER @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Pasco Lecture Series welcomes Lyn Smith and Jamie Hogan to present their new book – due out in mid-September, a Porcupine’s Promenade, on Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 pm.

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Lyn Smith holds Master’s Degrees in elementary education from the University of Hartford and in literacy education from the University of Southern Maine along with a certificate of advanced studies in reading. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher and has since worked as an educational administrator, adjunct faculty member at York County Community College, and provided professional instruction as a Literacy Coach in Portland, Maine. She is currently an Instructional Strategist/Reading Specialist at Kennebunk Elementary School. Lyn is a member of several professional organizations: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI); Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (MWPA);  and the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA).  Natural discoveries happen frequently in the backyard of her southern Maine home which is 3 miles from the beach.. Lyn divides her time between trail walks in the nearby nature preserves while thinking like a historian as she combs the beaches collecting ancient pieces of sea glass treasures stirred up by the tides.

Jamie Hogan grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and earned a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design.  Her illustrations have appeared in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine,Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators, as well as publications from the Los Angeles Times to Maine Magazine.  Since 2003, Jamie has taught Illustration at Maine College of Art in Portland.  She is the author and illustrator of The Seven Days of Daisy, the illustrator of many award-winning children’s books, and the creator of interior art and jacket illustrations for many adult titles.  Jamie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.  After chapters in Boston and San Francisco, she now lives on Peaks Island with her husband/superhero/illustrator/designer, Marty Braun, and their daughter Daisy.   Jamie draws inspiration from moonlight, reflections, pink clouds, wishing on the first star, and the raw beauty that is Maine.

 The Pasco Lecture Series is supported by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.

 

 

Sep
29
Thu
EVENING BOOK GROUP – CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Join us on Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Eli Brown’s book Cinnamon and Gunpowder.  Light refreshments will be served!

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by a beautiful yet ruthless pirate. He will be spared, Mad Hannah Mabbot tells him, as long as he can conjure an exquisite meal every Sunday from the ship’s meager supplies. While Wedgwood attempts to satisfy his captor with feats such as tea-smoked eel and pineapple-banana cider, he realizes that Mabbot herself is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. But there is a method to Mabbot’s madness, and as the Flying Rose races across the ocean, Wedgwood learns to rely on the bizarre crew members he once feared: a formidable giant who loves to knit; a pair of stoic martial arts masters, sworn to defend their captain; and the ship’s deaf cabin boy, who becomes the son he never had.

Oct
2
Sun
PASCO LECTURE SERIES – KATE FLORA @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

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The Graves Library is pleased to welcome Maine Mystery Writer Kate Flora to the Pasco Lecture Series, Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00 pm.

Maine native, and former assistant attorney general Kate Flora’s twelve books include seven series mysteries, three gritty police procedurals, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been optioned for a movie. Her current projects include Death Dealer, a true crime involving a Canadian serial killer, a screenplay, and a novel in linked stories. Flora’s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Sara Paretsky edited collection, Sisters on the Case. She spent seven years as editor and publisher at Level Best Books. Flora is a former international president of Sisters in Crime, and a founding member of the New England Crime Bake conference. She teaches writing for Grub Street in Boston. Her third police procedural, Redemption, was published in 2012.  The Angel of Knowlton Park and And Grant You Peace are her latest additions to the Joe Burgess Mystery Series.  Book sales and signing will follow the program.

The Pasco Lecture Series is supported by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.

 

Oct
19
Wed
LOCAL AUTHOR – ANDY YOUNG PRESENTS “YOUNG IDEAS” @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday October 19th at 6:00 pm for an author visit from Andy Young.  Andy will read from, sell, and sign copies of his new book, Young Ideas.

Who is Andy Young?  After a forgettable academic career (88th in a high school class of 180, then six years of college with one lone degree to show for it) Andy Young continued his extended adolescence with a 14-year stint as a radio announcer/publicist for a series of professional baseball and hockey teams before acquiring his teaching certification in 2003. The holder of the record for lowest grade point average of any University of Connecticut graduate, he is a former landscaper, dishwasher, fruit picker, babysitter, algebra tutor, gutter cleaner, irrigation ditch digger, and caterer’s assistant. He currently teaches English and literacy at Kennebunk High School. Young Ideas, a collection of columns previously published in one of several Maine newspapers, is his first book.

The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.  For more information on this event, please call (207) 967-2778.

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Nov
6
Sun
PASCO LECTURE SERIES – WILLIAM F. QUIGLEY, Jr. @ Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Graves Library is pleased to welcome William F. Quigley, Jr. to the Pasco Lecture Series, Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 pm.  Mr. Quigley teaches history at The Governor’s Academy, the nation’s oldest nonsectarian independent boarding school. He and his family make their home in Cape Porpoise, Maine.  He will read from and discuss his latest book, Pure Heart.

Pure Heart : The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union

In the summer of 1862, as Union morale ebbed low with home front division over war costs, coming emancipation, and demoralizing battlefield losses, 24-year-old William White Dorr enlisted as a lieutenant in the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a new Union regiment organizing in Philadelphia. His father, the Reverend Benjamin Dorr, rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia, strived to prevent divisions in his congregation from sundering that Episcopal church historically tied to the nation’s founding.

William F. Quigley Jr. presents a narrative that remarkably encapsulates much of the North’s experience of the war. Reverend Benjamin Dorr was one of the most important clergymen of the era, who strived to hold his warring parishioners intact. His efforts paralleled Lincoln’s far greater but comparable challenge to preserve the Union. “The Nation’s Church” was torn apart from within between a faction of Pennsylvania’s leading anti-emancipation Democrats and a faction of the city’s and state’s leading Republicans. Like Lincoln, Dorr invoked a temperate faith apart from the civil religion with which most Americans crusaded against each other. Dorr prayed that war might be avoided. But, when war came, he stood faithfully in support of the Union and of the war as Lincoln waged it, emancipation included, even unto the most grievous of losses.

 

Clearly and engagingly written, Pure Heart is unique in its narrative synthesis of home front political divisions and frontline infantry experiences. The emotional heart of the story lies in Reverend Dorr’s relationship with his soldier son, poignantly revealed in a recently discovered collection of his son’s wartime letters.

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  Books will be for sale and signing after the program.  For more information, please call the Library at 967-2778.