Genealogy Group

The Kennebunk Library Genealogy Group began meeting four years ago. The group usually meets at the library the first Saturday of every month at 10 AM except for May when the meeting is held the second Saturday. No meetings are held in Dec, July and August. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are needed. Click here for a full schedule of speakers and programs.

KFL's Genealogy Group meets on Sat., March 7 from 10-Noon, in our Reading Room.This month's meeting will feature two genealogists, both with specialties in Polish Genealogy.

Tim Firkowski will present"Finding The Family: Problems, Successes & Rewards."Tim's presentation will review the process he used to locate over 3000 relatives from his family, scattered in over 26 countries around the world. He will discuss the problems, successes and rewards of finding family through examples from his research. Other problems one may encounter during research include dealing with records in other languages and using theJulian & Gregoriancalendars when searching relatives fromthe 19th century. "Every success of finding a relative brings you one step closer to assembling that jigsaw puzzle called family." Using the example of his personal research, Tim will discuss how he was able to connect with a huge number of people in his family in Poland, which received a lot of media attention, and help solve some Polish historical mysteries.

Aleksandra Kacprzak is a genealogical researcher in Poland. She graduated from the Copernicus University in Toruń where she studied archival science. Aleksandra also completed the Eastern European Genealogy research course in Salt Lake City. Aleksandra is a European correspondent and resource person for thePolish Genealogical Society of CTand the Northeast, a genealogical lecturer, a member of Polish Genealogical Societies, a licensed tour leader, and a consultant for Ancestry.com consultant in Poland.

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.

 


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!

Free Tax Help Available
Free tax help is available at the Library from 9:30 AM to Noon every Thursday though April 9th.. We open our doors at 9:30 AM for those seeking tax assistance.Sign up begins at 9 AM at our front door.

Tax help has been provided for many years at the KFL courtesy of AARP, who annually provides training to their representatives. Tax help sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations are taken. Services include answering your tax questions and e-filing your return. Please bring with you your previous year’s returns and any other related tax documentation.

The KFL provides copies of some of the most frequently used IRS tax forms. The state of Maine does not provide any state tax forms to the Library—forms are available only by calling (207/624-7894), writing your requests (mail to: Maine Revenue Services, PO Box 9107, Augusta, ME 04332-9107) or ordering online. You may also download forms from the Maine government website

KFL offers its computers for downloading these forms for a 25¢ per page fee. KFL Staff can help you download forms from the internet; however, staff cannot help you with your tax related questions.

For more information please call the Library at 985-2173 or email us.


Help Support Maine Libraries!
A new year brings a unique opportunity to support the public libraries of Maine! By selecting the "Maine Public Library Fund" check-off to your state income tax forms, you may donate $5, $10 or $25 to help all our Maine libraries.

The Maine State Income Tax form Schedule CP Charitable Contributions and Purchase of Park Passes includes a check-off for the Maine Public Library Fund. By law all contributions received must be used to help Maine public libraries. This fund, administered by the Maine State Library, has the potential to help public libraries like tKFL with new eBook content, interlibrary loan support, continuing education, and many other services.Interested taxpayers can check #8 Maine Public Library Fund on Schedule CP to make a donation which will mean so much to Maine’s public libraries.


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.