Russia Resurgent

Free Fall & Winter programs at KFL on Russian culture, history,literature, politics, economy and international relations

Presented as a free community event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference:Russia Resurgent on February 20-22, 2015 in Camden, ME.

Film Series:  Tuesday evenings at 6 PM in Hank’s Room
    A Russian Fairytale  — Jan. 6
    The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming — Jan. 13
    Children of the Gulag (NR) — Jan. 20
    The Russian Soul (NR) — Feb.3
    Spy Inside (NR) — Feb. 10
    Snow/Make up date — Feb. 17  

Book Discussion:  in the Reference Room
    The Overcoat & Other Tales of Good and Evil by Nikola Gogol
    Two opportunities for discussion:
         Afternoon: Jan. 22 @1 PM (snow date 1/29)
         Evening: Feb. 3 @ 6:30 PM (snow date 2/10)

Speakers & Presentations: in the Reading Room    
    Wed., Nov. 12 @ 6:30 PM Dr. Michael Rostin "Democracy for Russia?”
    Sat., Nov. 22 @ 1 PM Valery Kostin "A Russian Point of View”
    Sat., Jan. 10 @ 1 PM Russian Cooking and Culture (snow date: Sat.,Jan. 17)
    Sat., Jan. 24 @ 1 PM Neale Duffett, Chair, Archangel Project "Liberty Ships and the Arctic Convoys of the 1940’s”  (snow date: Sat., Jan.31)   
    Mon., Feb. 23 @ 6:30 PM, Lisa Hayden "Today’s Russia in contemporary Fiction: One Translator’s Experiences” (snow date: Wed., Feb 25) 

Art: Photo exhibition of Archangel, Russia in our display case, November & December 

All programs are free and held at KFL. No reservations are needed. Arrive early to get a good seat! FMI: call 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.

Pam EaglesonProfessional genealogist Pam Eagleson CG will speak on "Confronting Conflicting Evidence” on Sat., Jan. 3, at 10 AM. In genealogical work it's almost a given that researchers will encounter conflicting evidence. This lecture examines ways to analyze and resolve such evidence.


"Genealogy is my passion and I feel fortunate to be able to follow it wherever it takes me. I teach, lecture and write and enjoy mentoring beginning genealogists. Dividing my time between personal research focusing on the mid-Atlantic, mid-West and Germany, and client work in New England, I utilize the resources of several Maine, New England and national repositories.” 

Pam, former Trustee of the Kennebunk Free Library, will once again use her talents to benefit the patrons of the KFL. 

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


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 clickhere.

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. November's book (12/8/14 at 6:30 PM) is The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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.