Balsam Fir Wreaths
A Fundraiser for KFL
Homestead Wreath (A1) $28

Classic  Wreath (A2) $36

Gold Christmas Wreath (B2) $38

Coastal Pine Wreath (B3) $36
Blueberry Wreath (B4) $36

Classic  Centerpiece (B6) $38
Hamilton Plaid Spray (A4) $38
Traditional  Wreath
(A4)  $38
Christmas Cross
(A5) $36

It is a bit early to be thinking of wreaths, but we want to let you know that KFL is selling Maine-made wreaths, and you won't want to miss buying one! Wreaths of Maine in Waldoboro create beautifully handmade, double-sided 23" Balsam wreaths, centerpieces and sprays that will adorn your front door, and will also make excellent gifts. We are now accepting orders from individuals and businesses; the wreaths will be delivered to the library for pick up on Sat., Nov. 21st. For an additional fee, wreaths can be shipped.

These are the same wreaths, sprays and centerpieces that Kennebunk High School has sold in the past. If you have purchased them from the school, then you already know of their high quality. Wreaths of Maine uses Balsam fir to make double sided wreaths-because it is plentiful and it smells so good! There are nine wreaths to choose from. Wreaths measure two feet across which is a perfect size for the front door. Each one is hand made by a skilled wreath-maker. The wreaths are then decorated just as are depicted. The wreaths are delivered in decorative boxes using the fastest delivery possible, so wreaths arrive fresh. They come with a personalized gift card and a hanger is attached.  Prices vary and range between $28 and $38.To order wreaths to pick up at the KFL, use this order form. To place your order for wreath delivery, u
se this shipping form .

For more information, please call the library, 207-985-2173, or email us.

Applications Now Accepted for Speers Gallery Artists

KFL is currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2016 calendar year.  Since its inception in 2001 Hank’s Room Gallery, rechristened 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. 
The application process is open to either individual or group shows.  Applications must be received by October 15, 2015 to be considered for exhibition in 2016.Click here for more information.

Museum Passes offered to Patrons of the KFL
KFL offers passes to four museums, courtesy of the Friends of KFL. The passes are: Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (Portland) and Maine State Park vehicle passes. 
Information on how to reserve these passes and the guidelines associated with each is available here.


Introducing Zinio E-Magazine Collection

KFL is pleased to offer Zinio to our patrons, which allows multi-user access to popular publications. Through our website and with a valid library card, KFL patrons have unlimited multi-user access to 50 complete digital magazines and can be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.

Zinio digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Magazines include Good Housekeeping, Men's Health, Vogue, Newsweek, National Geographic, and the New Yorker. View the full list. Library Director Jill LeMay mentions that "we are excited to offer this new service to our patrons--they are going to love this!"

Because Zinio is a "shared" collection, please check the instructions for creating new accounts. (There are some non-intuitive steps!) To begin click here to create an account or to log in. For more information and instructions, please click here

As always, you may call the library at 207-985-2173, or email us for help. 

Let's Talk About It Book Discussion
KFL has been awarded a "Let's Talk About It" book discussion grant from the Maine Humanities Coucil. The 5-part series, "Making Sense of the Civil War” continues on Tues., October 20, at 6:30 PM in our Reference Room. Please sign up by speaking to one of the adult staff members at 207-985-2173 or email us. For more information and the reading syllabus, please click here.

KFL's Genealogy Group

The first meeting of KFL's Genealogy Group will be held on Sat. Oct. 3rd  10 AM – Noon.

Margaret Dube, CGsm  will speak on the topic: “A Home Among Yankees: Turn of the Century Immigrants on the Maine Coast “
For more information about the Group and its upcoming programs, please click here.

Join the Friends!

KFL Friends have supported the KFL for many years. A new group has formed and we welcome newcomers to the group!

You are invited to the fall Friends of KFL meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 PM in Hank's Room.

Click here for more information and to download a membership application.

Lawrence Dwight Named KFL’s First Trustee Emeritus

Lawrence "Larry” Dwight has been named Kennebunk Free Library’s first Trustee Emeritus, endorsed unanimously by the KFL’s Board of Trustees. 

In November 2014, the KFL Board of Trustees agreed to create the role of Trustee Emeritus for former KFL Trustees in recognition of their "distinguished service", defined as active participation and engagement when serving as a full member of the Board; consistent philanthropic support; and demonstrated interest in the KFL. 

Larry has satisfied this definition many times over. He is a former Board of Trustees president and board member of many years. As the great-grandson of George Parsons, who donated the land for the present library, hired the architect and oversaw the building process, Larry has been a mainstay at the KFL for decades, and continues to support the KFL. 

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.

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The Library will close for Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 12th.

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Life Drawing by Robin Black


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