Eastern European Immigrant Genealogy from the 21st Century to the Village
Join Jennifer Shoer, Managing Genealogist of Reconnecting Relatives, LLC on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 AM. During this presentation, attendees will learn how to trace their family back in time from the 21st century to their time of entry into the United States and their departure from the old country. We will explore strategies for identifying our ancestors’ places of origin, their original surnames and their elusive villages. We will discuss the importance of talking with living relatives and exploring neighbors and friends in records. We will touch on how genetic genealogy can help us connect with previously unknown family members.
Jennifer’s passion is helping people reconnect with their immigrant roots and find living family members. She specializes in assisting Jewish individuals find family with whom they have lost contact due to time, memory loss, family conflict and the devastation of the Holocaust. Her website is www.reconnectingrelatives.com.
Jennifer would like to get to know the attendees before the presentation. Please help by filling out this anonymous survey. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.
In addition, there will be a short Brick Wall discussion held at 9:40 AM before Jennifer’s presentation.
The Genealogy Group is open to the public and meets nine times a year.
Mapmaker, Connie Brown will be presenting on June 11 at 1:00. 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.
Crafting Friends is a new group meeting in the reference room the first Wednesday of each month, beginning January 6th, 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 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
Trivia Questions--AND Answers!
Play for money, play for glory!
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!
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.