Upcoming Adult Programs
Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM
Local author Carl Johnson will be discussing his book, The Baseball
Buff’s Bathroom Book. Carl writes the column “Baseball World” for the Biddeford
Journal Tribune, manages an MLB blog, has taught college level
baseball classes and is a lifelong student of the game.
Wednesday, August 3 at 6:00 PM
Professor Ian Durham will present on "100 Years After Einstein: Gravitational Waves
and Why They Matter." Ripples in the fabric of space-time generated by
strong gravitational interactions, gravitational waves were first predicted
by Albert Einstein in his Theory of General Relativity. They remained
undetected until last September, 100 years after first proposed.
Ian is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at Saint
Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is currently
serving as Treasurer of the Kennebunk-based Astronomical Society
of Northern New England.
Monday, August 8 at 2:00 PM
Lannin’s third book is full of stories about women who have gone to
great lengths to play the game of basketball. The book discusses:
Early pioneers who played despite concerns about risks to health and
femininity, Black and Native American women who endured racial
discrimination as they searched for opportunities to play, lesbians
who hid their identities for fear of being denied the chance to play
or coach, and women over 50 who ignored aches and pains to rediscover
the joys of a childhood passion.
Fiction Author - The Book of the Mandolin Player
Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 PM
Meg Cross lives in a small Maine town with a family that is too big,
too loud, too everything. Life in a small Maine town: where everyone
is related by blood or marriage, where everyone knows everything there
is to know about everyone else, and where there is no anonymity. So it
seems for her, living in an old farmhouse on the side of a mountain
with her young niece, Maeve. It's easy to fall in line with her
family's expectations, but easy, too, to resent them, when she's
certain there's something more out there for her. Then tragedy strikes
to the core of who and what she believes she is. How does a person
remake a life from all the broken pieces? Meg finds herself forced to
re-examine all she formerly found important, and in the process, comes
to realize that though it might chafe, there is strength to be drawn
from the place she comes from, and the people to whom she is truly
A Book, Documentary and Community Conversation
RSU 21 Community Event. Free Viewing of the Documentary: Most Likely to Succeed
RSU 21 and the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel are proud to present a free public screening of Most Likely to Succeed; the official Sundance nominated documentary feature film, being screened around the world to invited audiences interested to explore fresh ideas and bold new approaches to teaching and learning in schools.
Most Likely to Succeed provides a new vision of what is possible in today’s schools, with a compelling example from High Tech High in San Diego, CA.
The school emphasizes creativity, project-based learning, technology-enabled instruction and a student-centered culture. This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process. -Cindy Johanson, Edutopia
Note: Middle and high school students are encouraged to join their parents for this screening.
READ THE BOOK - 100 copies of the book are on loan at Kennebunk Free Library and Graves Public Library from 6/15-9/15
JOIN THE CONVERSATION at a Community Book Discussion Group ---- Kennebunk Free Library – July 26th 6:00-7:00 pm ------ Graves Public Library – August 18th 6:00-7:00 pm
Adult Summer Reading Program
The Adult Summer Reading Program starts June 21st.
For more information about programs click HERE.
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!
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
Trivia Questions--AND Answers!
Play for money, play for glory!
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!
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.