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.

Play and Read - Every Tuesday and Friday. This Program is Suspended through June-August. Please join us for play and social time with your children ages 1 and 1/2 (and up) in a warm, child-friendly space. We offer age appropriate toys, coloring supplies, and books in an "unstructured" environment during the hours of 10:00 and 12:00 on Tuesdays and 1:00 and 5:00 pm. Fridays.

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.

The Larks--People Supporting People. Our sessions focus primarily on - how to survive living alone, finding available services in our community, being a caregiver, facing issues in aging. Please come and listen. Please come and share.

Evening Book Discussion Group. This program meets the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. A variety of books are chosen. Copies available at the circulation desk.

Apps Club. This program meets every Thursday at 1:00 pm. A variety of apps will be discussed and shared. Bring your electronic device and your favorite App. New members are always welcome.

Chess/Cribbage Club. This club meets every 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


Elizabeth Peavy, On Writing Memoir, et al. Sunday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Peavey is a prizewinning writer, teacher and performer. Her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, premiered in Portland in September of 2011 to sold-out houses and toured the state through 2012. She is the author of Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship, which was a finalist for the John M. Cole Maine-themed Nonfiction Award in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards. She is also the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly and of Maine & Me, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book.

Please help us welcome Elizabeth back to Graves Library to talk about writing and telling one's story.

Sandy Martin, Paddling Against the Tide. Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Martin grew up in Vermont in the late 1940s and 50s. Being a small state with very snowy winters, Vermont residents are fortunate enough to make a living in the ski and/or tourism industries. Sandy, being the entrepreneur that he is, started his own ski boot polishing service for visitors at the age of 10. It was at that time that his interests in fiberglass products began. Fast forward a few decades, and Lincoln Canoe was the perfect place for him to hang his hat until his retirement in 2009.

Come listen to Sandy Martin's story of working at Lincoln Canoe and then becoming the owner many years later.


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