Louis T. Graves Memorial Library, Kennebunkport Maine
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Ongoing Programs


StoryTime. Weekly story time takes place every Friday at 10:00 a.m. This is a year-round program that includes stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts. Designed for children ages 0-5; however, all ages are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration is required.

Adult Book Discussion Group. This program meets the second Thursday of every month at 9:45 am. A variety of books are chosen and a schedule of upcoming books to be discussed is available at the Main Circulation Desk. New members are always welcome.

Color Me Calm. This program meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. Supplies will be provided.

Evening Book Discussion Group. This program meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. A variety of books are chosen. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Memory Cafe. This program meets the third Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm at the Huntington Common Bradford Commons Bistro. Intended for families dealing with Alzheimers. A place to gather, play a game, and share special memories.

Cribbage Club. This club meets every Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 1:00 p.m. All ages and all levels of play are welcome. Bring your own boards and show them off to the group.

Monthly Computer Classes. Learn how to find information by searching a reputable, reliable online system, job search, download audiobooks, apps for your portable device. Call the Circulation Desk for details.

Walk-In Wireless. Free walk-in wireless access is available through the Maine State Library during regular hours. To use this service, you must have your own laptop with either a built-in adapter or a wireless card. For more information, please call the Library.



Upcoming Events


Jim Nichols : Closer All the Time (Stories) Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM

In addition to being a prolific short-story writer and novelist, Jim Nichols is a licensed pilot, singer, actor, and beekeeper. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Narrative, Zoetrope ASE, December, and more. His novel (in stories) Closer All The Time is "a novel built in stories, and a story built of sentences so beautiful I want to keep them like wild honey in a jar." (Bill Roorbach, author of Among Giants)

Annual Poetry Bash : Read, Recite, Listen Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 PM

The former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins once wrote: “All babies are born with a knowledge of poetry, because the lub-dub of the mother’s heart is in iambic meter.” Won’t you join Graves Library for National Poetry Month in April and get back in touch with your inner poet?! Bring a poem to read that you have written, share a favorite poem by another author, or just hunker down and listen. Inaugurated in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Be part of the celebration!

National Fiction/Memoir Author Lucy Ferriss Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 PM

Born in St. Louis, Lucy Ferriss has lived on both coasts, in the middle, and abroad. She is the author of ten books, mostly fiction. In addition to her new novel, A Sister to Honor, her novel The Lost Daughter, a Book-of-the-Month pick, was published in February 2012 and has appeared in Poland and China. Her memoir Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante was called Best Book of the Year by the Riverfront Times; her novel Nerves of the Heart was a finalist in the Peter Taylor Prize competition; her collection Leaving the Neighborhood and Other Stories was the 2000 winner of the Mid-List First Series Award. 

This Series is sponsored by: Kennebunk Savings Bank, The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and the Graves Library Snack Team.