“Let’s Talk About It” Book Group at KFL

KFL 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, "Making Sense of the Civil War” begins Tues., Sept 8, at 6:30 PM in our Reference Room, and continues for five sessions, through January 12, 2016. The dates are: Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan.12 2016, all occurring at 6:30 PM.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include: March by Geraldine Brooks, America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries, Edward L. Ayers, ed. and Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson

Candace Kanes, PhD., has been provided by the Maine Humanities Council, who will facilitate the discussions. Dr. Kanes has taught history, American studies and women's studies at Bates College, UNE, USM and Maine College of Art.

"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 facilitator] 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. For more information about this free programor to register for it, please email  us or call the library at 207-985-2173.


Genealogy Group

The KFL Genealogy Group kicks off the year of programs on Sat., Sept. 12th from 10 AM to Noon. Carol McCoy, PhD., will present "Digging for Gold in Early Maine Town records." McCoy, president of Find-Your-Roots and McCoy Consulting, has been tracing her family history for over 25 years; she has been helping others discover their roots for the past seven years. McCoy uses a variety of sources for her research- online databases, traditional repositories, historical societies, visits to cemeteries, courthouses, town halls, registries of deeds, maps, and a wide network of personal contacts. Her focus is on tracing families in North America, particularly in the Northeast and in West Virginia. 

Click here for a full list of programs for 2015-2016. Drop-in's are always welcome at the Genealogy Group! There is no charge for these program, and no reservations are needed, just come, share and learn! For more information, please call the library at 207-985-2173 or email us.

Remember, if you encounter a roadblock of your own, considering hiring the Sleuth Group (at a very reasonable price, and the proceeds benefit the KFL) to help you solve your problems.


 
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 in 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!

For a full listing and description of books for the year, please click
here. 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.

If you want to get an inkling about KFL's Trivia Night, try answering some of the previous months' questions (spoiler alert--answers are provided!) 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

KFL will host 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 will meet year round, informally in July and August, on the second Friday of each month from 10 AM to Noon 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.
 
Please call David Morse at 207/251-4847 for additional information.