Islam and America in a Turbulent World
Recorded Program
Acclaimed author and University of New England professor Anouar Majid shed light on the unexamined meaning of Islam in today's world and discussed how the United States should understand and deal with a powerful religion very few people truly understand during a presentation held on March 8, 2017. View a recording here.
 

Upcoming Adult Programs
Tuesdays at 6:00 (6/6, 6/27, 7/18, 8/8, 8/29)
"Let's Talk About It" Book Series

The Kennebunk Free Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library.  This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

The series Becoming American: Struggles, Successes and Symbols will discuss a different book at each session on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  6/6, 6/27, 7/18, 8/8 & 8/29

Books to be read and discussed in this series include: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya and The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston.  A scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussions.

“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has a unique and fun way of creating community,” said Nicole Rancourt, director of Let’s Talk About It. “We find that there is great interest among adults in getting together to discuss what they’ve read with others.  Having a discussion leader like Rebecca Dawson Webb, who is both excited about the readings and skilled in facilitating, can help to deepen this experience.”

Books for the program are available for loan at the library.  Please call the library at 985-2173 to register and come in to pick up the first book of the series. 

For more information about “Let’s Talk About It” and the work of the Maine Humanities Council, see www.mainehumanities.org or call the office in Portland at 207-773-5051
 

Crafting Friends
Crafting Friends is a group that meets in the reference room the first Wednesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30. Open to the public, this group meets to socialize and work on individual and varied projects. Bring your current project and all supplies whether it be fiber work, a sewing project, paper or beading creations. As long as it can be done on your lap or small table you can bring it!  
Chair Chi
Chair Chi is held on the fourth Wednesday.  Chair Chi is a gentle exercise program that was developed to help people enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi while seated. Instructor Amber Wilson, Engage Life Director of Atria Kennebunk, will be using principles from her training to ease the mind, body and heart and enhance well being and community connection. Though geared toward seniors and adults this is a program open to all.
 


Community member Marian Stanton, resident Pat Gamble, resident Lucy McDonald, resident Lou MacNeill, community member Mary Crowley, and ELD Amber Wilson

Nifty Knitters at the KFL

Do you love to knit? Have you always wanted to learn? Do you have an unfinished project hidden on the closet shelf? 

Then join us for "Nifty Knitters," our new knitting and handicrafts group! This is a great opportunity to expand your skills and learn from others, about knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, or other handicrafts while enjoying the company of others. Bring a project you are working on, or come learn from the very beginning (please bring your own supplies). Knitting help will be available.

The group will meet every Tuesday morning at 11 AM in our Reference Room. No registration is needed, just drop by for as long as you like. FMI - call the library at 985-2173 or e-mail us.
KFL's Book Discussion Group

The long-standing Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 PM (no meeting in November and the December meeting is 12/5in the Reference Room to discuss a variety of recent and classic fiction. Everyone is welcome to attend; no RSVP is needed. Even if you haven't read the book--there's still a lot to talk about!

Check out our book selection!  
Copies of the books and the audio books too, are available to borrow at the Library. For more information, please contact the Library at 985-2173 or email us.
Non-Fiction Book Group
 
We are excited to offer this alternative non-fiction book group to our patrons. We meet on the second Monday of the month, with some exceptions. For a listing of our book selections and dates, click here.
 
Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Library. In an effort to include our commuter friends, books may be available to borrow in audio CD format.
 

Trivia Questions--AND Answers!
Play for money, play for glory!
 
Trivia Night is held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in our Reference Room. Play alone or team up with friends--there's no limit on team size! Thirty questions; differing difficulty levels and subjects. Participants can either pay to play or play for free.
 
Pay to play: $2 a head, the winning group gets half the proceeds, KFL gets the rest. Play for free: Free, but not eligible to win cash.

We invite you to participate on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM to join in the fun and in exercising your gray matter!

Writers' Group

This group is currently full.  Please contact us for more opportunities.

KFL hosts monthly writers' group meetings for novice and experienced writers alike. Facilitated by David Morse, who spearheaded the Boothbay Harbor writers group for 15 years, the group's goal is to encourage the enjoyment of writing by providing positive feedback and constructive criticism to the writers of the group. Pencil Sharpener

 
The group meets year round, informally in July and August, on the second Friday of each month from 10-12 in Hank's Room at KFL. Come prepared to read your current work of prose, short story, memoir or novel and receive constructive comments from other writers. The group will be limited to eight participants. If there is sufficient interest, a second group may be formed. There is no charge.