Upcoming Adult Programs
Every Dish Has a Past: the Genealogy of Some of New England's Favorites
The KFL Genealogy Group will host Sandy Oliver, a pioneering food historian, on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 AM.
Nearly everything we eat from baked beans and brown bread to chowder and pumpkin pie as well as the meals at which we eat them, like the upcoming Thanksgiving, has as much of an ancestry as all of us who eat them. Almost no dish is "invented" but rather is the result of evolution and development, and reflects technological and social change as well as family tastes and preferences.
Sandy began her work in 1971 at Mystic Seaport Museum where she developed a fireplace cooking program in an 1830s house. Besides food history work, Sandy is a freelance food writer with the column Taste Buds appearing each weekend in the Bangor Daily News. Her work regularly appears in Downeast Magazine, Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine and The Working Waterfront. Her most recent book is Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Downeast Kitchens.
Sandy lives on Islesboro, where she gardens, preserves, cooks and teaches sustainable lifeways.
Crafting Friends is a group that meets in the reference room the first Wednesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30. Open to the public, this group meets to socialize and work on individual and varied projects. Bring your current project and all supplies whether it be fiber work, a sewing project, paper or beading creations. As long as it can be done on your lap or small table you can bring it!
Nifty Knitters at the KFL
Do you love to knit? Have you always wanted to learn? Do you have an unfinished project hidden on the closet shelf?
Then join us for "Nifty Knitters," our new knitting and handicrafts group! This is a great opportunity to expand your skills and learn from others, about knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, or other handicrafts while enjoying the company of others. Bring a project you are working on, or come learn from the very beginning (please bring your own supplies). Knitting help will be available.
The group will meet every Tuesday morning at 11 AM in our Reference Room. No registration is needed, just drop by for as long as you like. FMI - call the library at 985-2173 or e-mail us.
KFL's Book Discussion Group
The long-standing Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 PM (no meeting in November and the 6th for December) in the Reference Room to discuss a variety of recent and classic fiction. Everyone is welcome to attend; no RSVP is needed. Even if you haven't read the book--there's still a lot to talk about!
For a full listing and description of books for the year, please click here. Copies of the books and the audio books too, are available to borrow at the Library. For more information, please contact the Library at 985-2173 or email us.
Non-Fiction Book Group
We are excited to offer this alternative non-fiction book group to our patrons. We meet on the second Monday of the month, with some exceptions. For a listing of our book selections and dates, click here.
Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Library. In an effort to include our commuter friends, books may be available to borrow in audio CD format.
Trivia Questions--AND Answers!
Play for money, play for glory!
Trivia Night is held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in our Reference Room. Play alone or team up with friends--there's no limit on team size! Thirty questions; differing difficulty levels and subjects. Participants can either pay to play or play for free.
Pay to play: $2 a head, the winning group gets half the proceeds, KFL gets the rest. Play for free: Free, but not eligible to win cash.
We invite you to participate on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM to join in the fun and in exercising your gray matter!
This group is currently full. Please contact us for more opportunities.
KFL hosts monthly writers' group meetings for novice and experienced writers alike. Facilitated by David Morse, who spearheaded the Boothbay Harbor writers group for 15 years, the group's goal is to encourage the enjoyment of writing by providing positive feedback and constructive criticism to the writers of the group.
The group meets year round, informally in July and August, on the second Friday of each month from 10-12 in Hank's Room at KFL. Come prepared to read your current work of prose, short story, memoir or novel and receive constructive comments from other writers. The group will be limited to eight participants. If there is sufficient interest, a second group may be formed. There is no charge.