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Personal Time Capsules

Time capsuleHow would you like to remember your current self ten years from now?  You can, by making a personal time capsule!  A personal time capsule is a container used for storing a selection of objects chosen as being typical of the present day and then buried for discovery in the future.  Prior to the program, participants will collect items for their capsule to bring to the library on the day of the program.  This program is for students in grades 6-12.  Pre-registration is required by calling 985-2173 x5 or emailing here.

Steampunk Paper Dolls

Thursday, July 11th @ 2:00 p.m.  Grades 6-12.

BehemothIn recent years a fascinating and popular subgenre of teen fiction has emerged called Steampunk.  Steampunk is science fiction fantasy set in the gas-lit world of the Victorian era.  It’s what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.  Fashion styles are characterized by Victorian clothing such as corsets, pocket watches, and goggles.

Introduce yourself to the subgenre of steampunk by making a steampunk paper doll at the Kennebunk Free Library that is both modern and old-fashioned at the same time.  Pre-register by calling 985-2173 x5 or by clicking Pre-register here.

Library Closed Today!

Due to inclement weather, the Library will be closed today, Tues. March 19.  As always, you can access us online at KennebunkLibrary.org

Hunger Games Party

The Kennebunk Free Library is hosting a Hunger Games-themed party on Wednesday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. for students in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required for this program by calling 985-2173 x5.       

The party will be a celebration of the bestselling young adult novel, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. In this dystopian novel, the rulers of a future North America control through an annual televised survival competition. Teen responses to the novel have catapulted both the book and movie to outstanding popularity. The party at the library will include Hunger Games costumes, trivia, (on the first book only) and an activity.

“Mirror of Maine” Book Discussion

This Wednesday (Jan. 3 @ 1PM) marks the start of the monthly facilitated book discussion group at the KFL, made possible with a grant from the ME Humanities Council. The first book is A Maine Hamlet by Lura Beam. Books are still available to borrow.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Maine through its literature!

Gaming at the Library

There will be no Gaming at the Library on Friday, November 23rd and Friday, November 30th.  Gaming at the Library will resume on Friday, December 7th.

New to the YA section is…

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

The publisher’s description is:Book cover of Changeling

In 1453, seventeen-year-old Luca Vero, accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, is recruited to help investigate evil across Europe but frees his first subject, Isolde, from captivity in a nunnery, and together they seek the one who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

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.