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: The Sports Museum (Boston), 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 series, "Making Sense of the Civil War” begins Tues., Sept 8, 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, please click on the "Adult Programs" tab. 

KFL's Genealogy Group Kicks Off a New Year of Program

The first meeting of KFL's Genealogy Group will be held on Sat. Sept. 10th from 10 Am to Noon. Carol McCoy PhD. will present "Digging for Gold in Early Maine Records"  

For more information about the Group and its upcoming programs, please click on the "Adult Programs" tab.

Community Yard Sale at the KFL-A Success Story
Our Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 22nd was a great success! Fifteen tables were set up on our front lawn with prime visibility; sellers and buyers all went home happy!
Start saving your treasures for next year's Community Yard Sale--it'll be here before you know it!


Join the Friends!

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

Already, Friends are helping with our upcoming book sale. Click here for more information and to download an 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.

Library Hours

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
Summer Saturdays hours (9:30 AM - 1 PM) begin on July 11th.

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Minerva: Questions AND Answers
We are so appreciative of our patrons who are learning the ins and outs of Minerva along with us! For more how-tos, view our brochure.

Holiday Closures
The Library will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7th.

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9/1/2015 - 11:00 AM
Nifty Knitters

9/4/2015 - 3:00 PM
Gaming at the Library

9/7/2015 - 5:30 AM
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9/8/2015 - 11:00 AM
Nifty Knitters

9/11/2015 - 3:00 PM
Gaming at the Library

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KFL Book Group Reads
Nonfiction Book Group
Mon., Sept.  14 at 6:30 PM
George Washington's Secret Six
by Brian Kilmeade


Adult Book Group
Tues. Sept. 22 at 1 PM
Life Drawing by Robin Black


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