Local Author to Present
kim mclaughlin

Local author Kimberly Sue McLaughlin will present her book, Come Running When I Call  at the Library on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 PM.

McLaughlin has written sci-fi, children’s books and poetry, "but I’ve never put much effort into getting them published. ‘Come Running When I Call’ is my only work that I feel so passionate about, that I’m willing to struggle, sweat, and persevere to bring to a publisher’s and the public’s attention.” For almost twenty-six years, Kimberly had an extraordinary horse in her life, Trixie, who liberated her with her unconditional love. "To Trixie, my looks, clothes, intelligence—none of that mattered.”

Come Running When I Call is a coming of age memoir that portrays the highs, lows, and the in-betweens of horse ownership. It takes the reader on a journey through the triumphs, sacrifices and joys of having a deep personal bond with a horse. It touches the reader with the power of a horse’s ability to heal and uplift the human spirit.

McLaughlin hones her writing by taking classes at UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection and by participating in five online writing groups. Join Kimberly as she talks about her book at this free program. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please email or call the Library at 207-985-2173.
Genealogy Group

The Kennebunk Library Genealogy Group began meeting four years ago. The group usually meets at the library the first Saturday of every month at 10 AM except for May when the meeting is held the second Saturday. No meetings are held in Dec, July and August. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are needed. Click here for a full schedule of speakers and programs.

Donna BaileyProfessional genealogist Donna Bailey, will speak on "Using Deeds in Genealogical Research & How to Access Them” on Sat., Nov. 1, at 10 AM. 

A practicing attorney and former Judge of the York County Probate Court, Donna brings firsthand knowledge of navigating the intricacies of the judicial system with a focus on genealogical research. Bailey explains, "York County is the oldest county in Maine and its Probate Court has a treasure trove of records dating back to 1687. The opportunity to work with these historical records was a fascinating experience that gave me a special understanding about the many types of legal and historical records that can be found in county probate courts (wills, estate files, adoptions, name changes, guardianships, land titles, property deeds and other real estate records).”

Donna has been a genealogical researcher for over fifteen years and genealogy continues to be her great passion. Each new request for genealogical research is a fascinating and rewarding challenge for Donna; it combines her education, experience, and love for history with the satisfaction of helping others.

There is no charge for this program, and no reservations are needed, just come, share and learn! 

The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be January 3, 2015 at 10 AM, when Pam Eagleson, CG, presents "Confronting Conflicting Evidence” In genealogicalwork it's almost a given that researchers will encounter conflicting evidence. This lecture examines ways to analyze and resolve such evidence.


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  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. October's book (10/20/14 at 6:30 PM) is Zealot by Reza Azlan.

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.