Esther Pasztory Author Talk
Thursday, January 21 from 12-1

Esther Pasztory will discuss her recent publication, Aliens and Fakes: Popular Theories About the Origins of Ancient Americans.  A recent resident of Kennebunk, Esther is professor emerita of Columbia University. Her field is Pre-Columbian art history. She has published a number of scholarly books as well as several works of fiction.  This discussion is part of the “Brown Bag Lunch Series” - an opportunity for the community to connect with local authors in an intimate, casual setting.  
Crafting Friends
Crafting Friends is a new group meeting in the reference room the first Wednesday of each month, beginning January 6th, 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!  
Camden Conference returns to KFL with The New Africa
A Free Community Event in Anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference

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Since 1987 the Camden Conference, in partnership with the World Affairs Council has brought speakers in from around the world to discuss topics regarding timely regional and global policy issues in regions such as Japan, the Middle East and Russia.  This year the conference is focusing on Africa.  KFL is a participating library bringing an extension of this conference to our community.  We will be hosting speakers discussing topics such as Rwandan reconciliation and Tanzanian schools.  There will also         be community members presenting their personal collections of African art and clothing as well as a book discussion.  All programs are free and no registration is required.

Reaminig Programs:
Wednesday, Feburary 10 @ 6:00 - Nigerian Culture with Kate Olise
Thursday, February 18 @ 2:00 - Africa Book Discussion: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

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 Knittersā€, 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 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.

If you want to get an inkling about KFL's Trivia Night, try answering some of the previous months' questions (spoiler alert--answers are provided!) 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!

Writers' Group

KFL will host 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. Pencil Sharpener

The group will meet year round, informally in July and August, on the second Friday of each month from 10 AM to Noon 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.
Please call David Morse at 207/251-4847 for additional information.