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. 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. The next meeting with be held on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Our monthly discussion focus includes - 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

The Larks...People Supporting People. Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Our guest this month will be Richard Hawes. A former English Teacher and Sled Dog Trainer, Mr. Hawes will show us how to train a "balance" dog.


Annual Poetry Bash...Read, Share, Listen. Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

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!

Helen Peppe, Maine Author/Photographer. Pigs Can't Swim. **Please Note Date - Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Helen Peppe is a professional writer and photographer. The former editor of Eastern Equerry and Wordplay Magazine, her short stories, articles, and photographs have appeared in a myriad of anthologies, books, and magazines, including Practical Horseman, Equus, American Trakehner, Arabian Horse Times, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Equine Journal, The Horse, Lynx Eye, Mused Literary Review, Cats Magazine, and The Good Men Project. Several of her short stories and photographs appear in text books and educational media.

Her debut memoir, Pigs Can't Swim, is a 2014 Indie Introduce and an Indie Next title.

James McGuane, The Hunted Whale. **Please Note Date - Saturday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. McGuane is a master photographer and filmmaker as well as a blacksmith and sculptor. His work is frequently informed by things historical and nautical. His beautiful book The Hunted Whale is a spectacular exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail.

Please help us welcome Mr. McGuane all the way from Cape Cod to be part of our ongoing series.

Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, The New England Gardener's Year : a Month-to-Month Guide for New England and Upper New York. Sunday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Reeser Manley holds a Ph.D. in Horticultural Science and has gardened for many years in Massachusetts and Maine. His weekly gardening column appears in the Bangor Daily News and on-line. Marjorie Peronto, an Associate Extension Professor for the University of Maine, has taught courses in ornamental gardening, ecological landscaping, and home food production for 20 years.

Their month-to-month guide is a comprehensive full-color reference manual covering every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known.

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