Happiness Training Workshops

Did you feel overwhelmed, cranky and out of sorts last winter? Curtis Arnold will hold Happiness Trainings for six weeks in June and July, so should we be in for a similar drudge this winter, we will be prepared! 

Curtis Arnold, an accredited CPCC (Certified Co-Active Professional Coach), received his credentials from UC Berkeley. Although he says that "it’s not about me, I’m a facilitator,” Arnold is an accomplished lecturer and author. "It’s all in your mind, and the mind can be trained. Being happy is part of well being, which includes being positive, engaged, enjoying fulfilling relationships, recognizing achievements and finding meaning.”

During the workshop, Arnold will deflate the myths of happiness among other topics: "If only I get (fill in the blank) I will be happy” with six, hour-long trainings on 
Mondays beginning June 1st from 6:30 to 8 PM in Hank’s Room. Click here for the full syllabus.

Co-Active Coaching begins by regarding those who are being coached as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The job of a Co-Active Coach®is to ask questions, listen and empower, to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise. Whether you attend all six workshops or just one, participants will learn proven strategies for making their lives more fulfilling.

For more information, please contact the KFL at 207-985-2173 or email us


Genealogy Group

The final meeting of the season of the KFL Genealogy Group will be held on Sat., June 6 at 10 AM. During this meeting the final six genealogy roadblocks will be be addressed. Come to learn just how the Sleuth Group solves these seemingly impossible problems. Should 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.

A full schedule of programs should be available soon. 

Drop-in's are always welcome! There is no charge for this 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.

 


Leaving Normal: The Art of Unpacking
Author Denise Park Parsons Presents Here Newest Book

Denise Park Parsons will present "Leaving Normal: the Art of Unpacking” based on her book Touchstone: A Life Unseen at KFL on Wed., June 17th at 6:30 PM.

ITouchstone, Denise Park Parsons tells the story of her daughter Emma’s life with Aicardi syndrome, which becomes the lens through which the reader views the author's life over thirty years. The book tells how Park Parsons encountered the "three Ds"—death, disability, and divorce—and remained on her feet.

It is a candid, revealing look into one woman's struggle to advocate for Emma in an indifferent educational system and an often confounded medical system.

In the process, Denise and her husband started a newsletter in 1983 for parents of Aicardi syndrome children. That newsletter has matured into a global network that is a testament to what empowered parents can accomplish for their children and families.

Park Parsons accomplishes all of that and maintains a loving, vibrant family life.

For more information about this free program, please contact the Library by phone at 207-985-2173 or email.


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 clickhere.

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.