A Literary Feast, Vol. III

What’s better than spending a cool fall evening curled up with a good book? How about spending it with some fun book people and fabulous food, all while supporting your library? KFL’s popular A Literary Feast fundraiser is back for its third "volume” this year, with new book-themed dinners and a new addition for morning people – a Literary Brunch at the library.

On Sat., Nov. 8, volunteer hosts from around Kennebunk will host ticketed dinner parties in their homes. Each host has selected a favorite book and built a menu around the theme. For example, the Animal Farm dinner will feature a pork entrée and local vegetables; the Mission to Paris dinner will be French cuisine. We promise you won’t have to do any homework to attend a dinner – the book simply provides inspiration for the dinner. Stop into the library or give us a call to find out about the variety of other creative menus available.

This year, in addition to the dinners, a Sunday brunch will be held at the Library on Sun. Nov. 9 at 11 AM. The elaborate menu - inspired by the novel The School of Essential ingredients - will include a variety of meats, salmon, quiche, pastries, and fruits as well as a Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

Whichever dinner you choose, the ticket price includes a delicious gourmet multi-course meal, and wine or a signature cocktail. And, of course, it gives you the opportunity to see your neighbors’ beautiful décor, dine with friends, and meet some new people. Hosts decide when to begin the dinner, but all will start between 5:30 and 7 PM.

Tickets go on sale at the library on October 6th. Stop in to review the menu selections available and choose the one that you prefer. Dinner tickets are $75 each; brunch tickets are $50. Because dinners are served in private homes, spaces are limited. Buy your tickets early to ensure that you get a place at your preferred event. After November 1, ticket prices go up to $85 for dinner; $60 for brunch .

For more information about A Literary Feast, or if you would like to host a dinner (don't delay!) call the library at (207)985-2173 or email us.
Downloading E-Books & Audio Books Alert

All of our old patron barcodes will be removed from our Maine InfoNet Download Library account; patrons who are still logging in using their old patron account will no longer have access.

Download Library users will need to obtain a new 14-digit barcode library card to access audio and e-books. We can quickly set you up with a new card to use--please remember to bring your ID!

Book & Bake Sale

Mark your calendars now for the next Library Book & Bake Sale on Sat. Oct. 11th from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.  This sale will feature books by Stephen King, children's and adult VHS and DVDs, romance paperbacks, popular fiction and cookbooks--among many other items! 

After perusing the book selections, stop at the bake table to satisfy your sweet tooth and to bring home delicious home made goodies!

Now Accepting Applications from Artists for Speers Gallery

The Library is currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2015 calendar year. Since its inception in 2001, Hank’s Room Gallery, renamed the Speers Gallery in 2010, has offered exhibit opportunities to both amateur and professional artists. The gallery has been host to a variety of mediums including photography, textile arts and mixed media assemblages in addition to renditions in oil, pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor.

Click here for additional information.

Notary Services Now at KFL

The Library is now offering notary services! The service will be available most weekdays, but we recommend calling in advance to ensure that a notary is available. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID and, of course, the document to be notarized. Most documents must be signed in the presence of the notary to be valid so it's best to not sign in advance. There will be a small $2 fee per document. 

For more information, email us or give us a call at 985-2173.

IndieFlix at KFL

IndieFlix offers thousands of instant streaming of the world's favorite independent films from independent filmmakers and more than 2,000 film festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and Slamdance.

KFL patrons can create an account for free through the RBDigital Gateway.  No checkouts, returns, or waiting. Multiple users can watch the same film on different devices at the same time.

IndieFlix is available via all Internet-enabled computers, tablets and smartphones through the web browser.These films are not rated by the MPAA, so viewer discretion is advised.

Click here for instructions.

Help raise funds for KFL, and spread the word by telling your family, friends, and co-workers.

CLYNKPick up your free CLYNK bags at our circulation desks and fill them up with your redeemable bottles and cans.

      Drop off the bags at the nearest CLYNK counters in the nearby Hannaford Supermarkets locations. No need to sort or count. CLYNK  bags display a barcode for KFL, so the money goes directly to the Library’s account.

Library Hours
Regular Sat. hours (9:30 AM-5 PM) have resumed.

Mon.     9:30 AM - 8 PM
Tues.    9:30 AM - 8 PM
Wed.    12:30 PM - 8 PM
Thurs.   9:30 AM - 5 PM
Fri.       9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sat.      9:30 AM - 5 PM

Minerva: Questions AND Answers
We are so appreciative of our patrons who are learning the in's and out's of Minerva along with us! For more how-to's, view our brochure.

Holiday Closures
The Library will be closed on Mon., Oct. 13  to celebrate Columbus Day.

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