Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wrinkle in Time…

book cover of Wrinkle in TimeWed. Feb. 29 is Leap Day!  What better day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time?  Love Percy Jackson?  Love Harry Potter?  Join us as we consider an early adventurer in the struggle between good and evil.  We’ve got extra copies of the book for borrowing!  Children in grades 4 and up are invited to join us and build a tesseract on Feb. 29 at 4:00 pm.  Please pre-register with the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or click here.


wii Sports for Grades 3-5

wii SportsKids in grades 3-5 are invited to drop by the Library today between 2:00 – 4:00 pm to get some exercise!  We’ll have the wii set up just for this age group!  Bring your friends!  No pre-registration is needed.

Food Fear Factor

The Kennebunk Free Library is hosting a Food Fear Factor program for kids in grades 6-12 on February 23rd, at 3:00 p.m.  Teens challenge themselves to eat oddball food combinations in order to be eligible for a grand prize.  (For example, orange slices dipped in Tobasco sauce!)  Contestants must eat the full portion served and chew and swallow each item thoroughly.  Participants can choose at anytime not to participate futher.  Pre-registration for this program is required by calling 985-2173 x5 or emailing;  Spectators welcome!

What’s a Tesseract?

book cover of Wrinkle in TimeChildren in grades 4 and up are invited to find out!

If your child likes Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, introduce him/her to Meg Murry, the heroine in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.  Then, on Wed. Feb. 29 at 4:00 pm, we’ll build a tesseract, and see where/when it takes us… We’ve got extra copies of the book for borrowing ahead of time!  Give us a call at 985-2173 x-5 to reserve a copy, or click here.

Leap Day!  What better day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this time traveling classic?

School Vacation Week @ KFL

We all need a break from routine sometimes, and the week of Feb. 21-25 will provide it!  Join us for special kids’ programs all that week.  We’ll also host our regular storytimes for the wee ones.  Click here to pre-register for Yoga Buddies or Food Fear Factor.  As always, you can check our website for our schedule!

Tues. Feb. 21
2:00 pmYoga Child
Yoga Buddies
Ages 3-5 plus an adult
Pre-register here

Wed. Feb. 22wii Sports
2:00-4:00 pm
wii Sports
Grades 3-5

Thurs. Feb. 23chili peppers
3:00 pm
Food Fear Factor
Grades 6-12
Iron-stomached contestants must pre-register here.  All are welcomed to watch!

Fri. Feb. 24
3:00-4:45 pm
Teen Gaming

Tidal Pool Trolls!

art by Mimi Gregoire CarpenterCalling all artists and beachcombers!  OK, only those in grades K-6…  Mimi Gregoire Carpenter, author/illustrator of What the Sea Left Behind and Of Lucky Pebbles and Mermaid’s Tears, will present an art workshop for kids in grades K-6 on Mon. Feb. 13 at 4:00 pm.  We’ll use local shells as models, and create our own creatures to draw.  Space is limited, so pre-register with the Children’s Room at 985-2173 x-5 or email us.

Mimi’s art is on display in the Speers Gallery in Hank’s Room for all of February.  And two of her pieces are part of our permanent collection in the Maine Children’s Book Illustrators Gallery!  Take a look!

Homeschooling Group Meets Today!

science outside2-4:00 pm.  Join together with other homeschooling parents, ask questions and get ideas.  Activities for children will be provided.  Can’t make it today?  We meet on the first Monday of every month.  Join us!