Cabin Fever Reliever - Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 PM

Winter got you down?  Counting the days until you see a crocus pop up in your yard? 
Beat those cold weather blues at the Kennebunk Free Library's Cabin Fever Reliever on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 6 - 9 PM.

The Cabin Fever Reliever is a new fundraiser for KFL and will include a chili bar with traditional, turkey, and vegetarian chili plus sides, pulled pork sliders, guacamole, chips and other appetizers as well as an assortment of desserts.  The supper and cash bar will be catered by Kennebunk's own Kitchen Chicks Catering and live music will be provided by local favorite Kennebunk River Trio.  Rounding out the evening will be a silent auction offering a variety of items including the KFL vintage card catalog and a three-night stay at a Capital Resorts property.  Attendees will also be treated to four pop-up relievers that will entertain and educate.
Join us for an evening of great food, lively tunes, fun activities, and stimulating conversation by the fire in the Parsons Reading Room.  Tickets for the Cabin Fever Reliever are on sale for $40 at Kennebunk Free Library.  Advance purchase is recommended as a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  The event is adults only and casual attire is suggested.

For more information call 207-985-2173.
Annual Art Auction

A recent plea for artwork, as a way to turn art that no longer appeals or matches décor into funds for the Kennebunk Free Library, has resulted in an overwhelming response from our community. KFL has received over 80 pieces of art which will be on display in KFL's Speers Gallery starting Friday, February 5, 2016.  
A bid book with additional information about each item will be available for viewing in Speers Gallery. People who wish to place a bid on any of the items will first need to sign up for a free bid number at the adult desk. Most items will be available to "buy it now" at only double the minimum or last bid.  This way your new art can go straight home with you!
Bidding will end at 5 PM on Saturday, February 20th at the close of business and auction winners will be notified on Monday, February 22nd.   
Camden Conference returns to KFL with The New Africa

Please visit our Adult Programs page for details.
KFL's Genealogy Group

The next meeting of KFL's Genealogy Group will be held on Sat. Feb. 13, from 10-12.

Jennifer Schoer from the Association of Professional Genealogists will present
Methodologies for Finding Eastern European Ancestors.


For more information about the Group and its upcoming programs, please click here.

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 and National Geographic. 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. 

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.

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Upcoming Events

2/9/2016 - 10:15 AM
Family Storytime

2/9/2016 - 11:00 AM
Nifty Knitters

2/9/2016 - 3:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

2/10/2016 - 6:00 PM
A New Africa: Nigerian Culture

2/11/2016 - 9:30 AM
Tax Help

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KFL Book Group Reads
Nonfiction Book Group
Mon., Jan. 22 @ 6:30
On Immunity
by Eula Biss

Adult Book Group
Tues., Jan 26 @ 1:00
The Year She Left Us
by Kathryn Ma


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