Monthly Archives: February 2011

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Daisy Dawson and the big freezeDaisy Dawson and the Big Freeze by Steve Voake.

An easy chapter book, perfect for kids ready for something longer than the Easy Readers.  Daisy Dawson has the very cool ability to talk with animals!  This comes in handy on a wintry day, when one of her animal friends gets lost!

Click here for more information.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

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Teen Open Mic Night

The Teen Advisory Board of the Kennebunk Free Library is hosting Teen Open Mic Night.  This event, originally scheduled for the library has been moved to the New School on 38 York Street.  All middle and high school poets, singers, musicians, rappers and storytellers are encouraged to participate in this event.  The event will be held at the New School and starts at 7:00 p.m.


New to the YA section is…

The Gift by James Patterson

Book cover of The Gift The publisher description is:

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is “The One Who Has the Gift.” While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty’s suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one… The Execution of the Allgoods.

Click on the image for more information about this book.  As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit the website.

Calling All Homeschoolers!

We’re creating a new homeschooling group, meeting on the first Monday of every month at 1:00 pm.  Meet other homeschooling families, ask questions, and get ideas!  Families considering homeschooling or new to homeschooling are especially encouraged to attend.  Activities for children will be provided, or bring your own!  Our first meeting will be March 7.  For more information, call 985-2173 x-5.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Tom Brady unlikely championTom Brady: Unlikely Champion by Matt Doeden.

OK, they didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, but he’s still a pretty great football player!  Read about the life of the Patriots quarterback and former Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2005).  With 112 pages, this will meet guidelines for school biography projects!

Click on the title for more information.  You can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

New to the YA section is…

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. 

The publisher description is: Cover of book

“Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew–just in time for Amy’s senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she’s always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy’s mother’s old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she’s surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road–diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards–this is the story of one girl’s journey to find herself.”

Click on the image for more information about this book.  As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

Trivia Tonight!

Join us at 6:30 tonight for our monthly Trivia Night contest!  Play for free, or play for the kitty.  Bring friends or meet them here.  For more information, 985-2173.