Cabin Fever Reliever Returns
Tickets On Sale NOW!

Kennebunk Free Library invites you to make a break from the winter blues at its annual Cabin Fever Reliever fundraiser, taking place Saturday, March 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  The Cabin Fever Reliever transforms the library into a midwinter oasis, complete with fine food from Kennebunk’s own Kitchen Chicks Catering, live music from the Kennebunk River Trio, a silent auction fundraiser, and “Pop-Up Relievers,” short workshops sure to educate, entertain, and do away with the winter doldrums.

Food and fun are on the agenda for this year’s event. The evening’s menu includes pulled pork sliders, meat and vegetarian chilies, classic mac and cheese, mini-quesadillas, vegetable and cheese platters, guacamole and chips, and assorted desserts and coffee. The Kitchen Chicks will design a signature cocktail for the evening, and beer and wine will also be available for purchase. A s’mores station at the fireplace will give revelers a chance to get toasty warm and satisfy their sweet tooth.  

Meanwhile, the “Pop-Up Reliever” sessions will give guests another opportunity to shake off the winter blues. Learn how to make accordion journals and t-shirt necklaces and test your puzzle-solving skills with a mini escape room. These events are free for all attendees.  The silent auction provides the necessary supplies for getting through the last leg of winter. This year’s items include wines from M.A.N. Family Wines, original artwork, an antique card catalogue, and other high-end items. Again this year each silent auction item will offer a “Frenzy Bid” – attendees who bid on the “frenzy line” for each item for entry into special raffle for other prizes.

Tickets for the Cabin Fever Reliever are $40 per person and are on sale now at the Kennebunk Free Library. From now through Feb. 21st, take advantage of our sweetheart deal – two tickets for only $75. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Will-call tickets are also available. The Cabin Fever Relieve is for adults 21+.  To purchase tickets, or to get more information about the Cabin Fever Reliever, call the library at 207-985-2173.
What's New at the Library?
We've added a number of new materials to the library's collection this month! A list of the latest books for kids, teens and adults can be found here! And click here for a look at our newest audio and video additions!

Upcoming Programs

Monday, February 27 at 6:00 PM
Global Migration and Refugees with John Doughty
Part of the Camden Conference.

Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 PM
UNE Marine Sciences with Dr. Barry Costa Pierce
Part of the Camden Conference.

Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 AM
Brick Store Museum Resources with Cynthia Walker

Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 AM
Beyond Your Wildest Imagination!  Making the Drama of Your Ancestors’ Civil War Years Jump Off the Pages.  With Clay Feeter.

Visit the ADULT Programs page for more information.

Own a Reproduction
William E. Barry Historical & Road Map of Kennebunk, ME and Vicinity
The original map was presented to KFL by Henry Parsons and was compiled and drawn by Wm. E. Barry, Arch. 1905-8.

Select Size:
-Full Size: 29" x 51"
-Reduced Size: 22" x 41.5"

Select Frame:
-Artiplaq mount (ready to hang)

Select Frame Color:

Complete a form and please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for delivery.

Visit KFL to see the original and how the mounted product looks.


Monthly E-Newsletter
For even more information check out our February 2017 newsletter.
The Bill of Rights and You
KFL is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National ArchivesThe Bill of Rights and Youcommemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. 
The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document's evolution.  This exhibit runs through January 31, 2017. 
The exhibit's co-curator Jennifer Johnson states: "The Bill of Rights represents the Founder's vision that it would be the people, through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus. And when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first ten amendments were added to our governing charter." 
The Bill of Rights and You is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives' National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.  This exhibit is brought to you in collaboration with the Maine Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

Amending America: How Do We Amend?  
Why a Bill of Rights?
LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights
Museum Passes offered to Patrons of the KFL
KFL offers passes to SIX museums, courtesy of the Friends of KFL. The passes are:
Portland Museum of Art, (Reopening on February 3 @ 6 PM)
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine,
The Portland Observatory,
Seashore Trolley Museum

Strawbery Banke,
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!"
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.

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 Supermarket 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

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
(Jul/Aug) Sat. 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Latest Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter 

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Upcoming Events

2/22/2017 - 4:00 PM
Legos Club

2/23/2017 - 9:30 AM
AARP Tax Help

2/23/2017 - 10:15 AM
Time for 2s + 3s

2/23/2017 - 2:30 PM
Teen Thursdays

2/23/2017 - 3:00 PM
Astronaut Emergency!

See complete list of events here...

Check out some of our newest books
and materials...

KFL Book Group Reads
Book Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 28 @ 1:00
by Jane Austen

Nonfiction Book Group
Monday, Feb. 13 @ 6:30
Ebony & Ivy
by Craig Steven Wilder

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