Upcoming Adult Programs
Saturday, January 21 at 2:00
Local Horror Author Discussion

Local author, Martin Campbell, will talk about writing horror and read from his debut short-story compilation, Maine After Dark: A Collection of Nightmares. 
 
Martin will be joined by two other local authors, Jeff Deck and David Price, to discuss the different aspects of horror such as themes, inspirations, writing styles and how writing in the genre has changed over the years. 
 
Martin has written several short stories for various anthologies, magazines and websites.  He is a Maine-based author who grew up with a fascination for reading about things that go bump in the night. He has been a fan of horror, fantasy and science fiction his whole life. 

Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00
Revel Without A Clue

Writer and artist Steve Hrehovcik had big Broadway dreams – but life had other surprising plans for him. Hrehovcik will share how patience, pluck, and persistence made him an expert on survival, and opened up unexpected career paths for him, when he reads from his memoir, Rebel Without a Clue, at Kennebunk Free Library on Wednesday, February 1 at 6 PM
           
Hrehovcik caught the acting bug early in life and it wasn’t long before he began pursuing a theatrical career. He could envision his name in lights on the marquee and was convinced, despite obstacles, setbacks, and diversions that his big break was on the horizon. Rebel Without a Clue dramatizes how Hrehovcik persevered through it all – and in the end, achieved a few surprising triumphs, most importantly, a marriage of 51 years, three remarkable children, and a wonderful grandson. Written in a humorous, confessional style, Rebel Without a Clue includes Hrehovcik’s own original cartoons at the end of each chapter.
           
During the presentation, Hrehovcik will also share tips on creating and publishing ebooks. Rebel Without a Clue is available through the Kennebunk Free Library’s digital collection on MaineInfoNet. Library patrons can access MaineInfoNet through Overdrive, available online at maine.overdrive.com.
           
Hrehovcik has written more than 700 feature articles for a number of newspapers, magazines, and business publications about everything from historical events and art exhibits to theater reviews and humorous personal anecdotes. A screenwriter, playwright, and poet, Hrehovcik has also written a comedy travel show featured on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. He is currently working on a musical comedy. He also leads a monthly writing group at Kennebunk Free Library.
           
Rebel Without a Clue is also available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks, and Kobo. For more information about Hrehovcik and his work, visit kennebunkartstudio.com, or email him at steve@kennebunkartstudio.com
 
Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 AM
Genealogy Group Open Forum
 
Bring your brick walls, your genealogy issues and dilemmas, and your problem-solving skills to the next meeting of the Kennebunk Free Library's Genealogy Group.  This will be an open question and answer forum for all levels of genealogy skills.  Genealogists and family historians learn from and with each other - so come join in the fun and share your experiences! 

Future Genealogy programs are on March 4 when Cynthia Walker from the Brick Store Museum will discuss their resources and on April 1 when Clay Feeter will present Beyond Your Wildest Imagination!  Making the Drama of Your Ancestors’ Civil War Years Jump Off the Pages.
 
Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00
Global Migration and Refugees
Part of our Camden Conference Series


John D. Doughty will present on February 7 (snow date: 2/27) at 6:00 PM.  His presentation is on Global Migration and Refugees: Why People Migrate, the Economics and Security Implications of Immigration and the Current Refugee Crisis, and What Lies Ahead.
 
Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00
UNE Marine Sciences
Part of our Camden Conference Series


Dr. Barry Costa Pierce, Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences and Director of the Marine Science Center at the University of New England, will present on March 1 (snow date: 3/6) at 6:00 PM.  His presentation is on UNE Marine Sciences Developing New Trans-Atlantic Ocean Foods Entrepreneurship through International Scientific and Educational Cooperation.
 
 
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!  
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 6th for Decemberin 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.