September Evening Book Group:


The next Evening Book Group at Graves Library will be on Thursday evening, September 25 at 6:30 pm.  Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown will be discussed. Copies are available at the Library.

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Library Closed For Labor Day Weekend:





Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library will be closed Labor Day Weekend from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1. We will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, September 2.

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Book Sale Blowout:


Graves Library will hold another Giant Book Sale BLOWOUT  on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featured genres will be: cookbooks, travel books, history, gardening, hobby, craft, How-to,  Children’s, Sports, Art, movies and more.

Food and Farmers Market Vendors. Come to shop and stay for lunch!

All proceeds from our Book Sale go to fund programs and services provided by the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.  The book sale will take place outside the Library and at The Perkins House next door to Graves Library located at 18 Maine Street in Kennebunkport. FMI please call us at 967-2778 or visit our website at visit our website at

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Join Us Today For Apps Club:


The Apps Club will meet at 1:00 pm to share and discuss new apps for your portable device. Join us and feel free to share your favorite app! Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library is located at 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. FMI Contact Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library at 967-2778 or visit our website at

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Hump Day Humor:


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New in Non-Fiction:


Florida & The South’s Best Trips: 28 Amazing Road Trips (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet

Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s Florida & the South’s Best Trips, your passport to the most up-to-date advice on unique experiences that await you along America’s highways. This guide features 28 amazing road trips, from two-day escapes to two-week adventures. Cruise Highway 1 to Key West, explore Appalachian backroads, or find your favorite stretch of beach; all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, cue up your driving playlist, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Florida & the South’s Best Trips:

  • Lavish color and gorgeous photography on every page to inspire you as you plan
  • Itineraries andplanning advice help you pick the right routes for you and tailor your trip to your needs and interests
  • Get around easily with over 100 easy-to-read, full-color regional and route maps and detailed directions
  • Insider tips about local driving rules, parking, toll roads, and more help you get around like a local to avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road
  • Essential infoat your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, and sight-seeing
  • Useful features – including Stretch Your Legs,Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Coverage of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Florida & the South’sBest Trips is perfect for those planning to explore these states in the classic American way – by road trip!


How to Travel the World for Free: One Man, 150 Days, Eleven Countries, No Money! by Michael Wigge

Michael Wigge is on an adventure of a lifetime. The reporter and journalist has traveled to many countries before, but this time he decided to make it more challenging: he would travel twenty-five thousand miles around the world by foot, bus, train, ship, and plane and not spend any of his own money.

The journey was full of challenges: What would he eat? Where would he sleep? How would he get from place to place? Every day, those questions occupied his thoughts, but he always came up with creative solutions. He tried dumpster diving, eating flowers, couch surfing in the homes of strangers, sleeping under the stars, working on a container ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, offering to pillow fight strangers for a dollar, and after 150 days, he reached his destination. For this, Elite World Records named him the First Person to Travel the World Penniless, and the documentary he filmed about this trip won best feature in the 2011 Accolade Awards.

As much a guide as a travelogue, How to Travel the World for Free will give readers ideas for alternative ways of traveling and will inspire many to go on new adventures. This book is full of surprises, some more pleasant than others. Nevertheless, it’s a journey you won’t want to miss! Traveling can be expensive—why not do it for free?


Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 written and researched by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet knows the world better than anyone else. From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet’sBest in Travel 2014 is your passport to a year of unforgettable experiences. Discover the best places to go and things to do all around the world right now! Visit previously secluded destinations before they get crowded, join in this year’s global events where they are happening, and explore countries that are more accessible than ever; all with this motivating annual trend-setting travel reference. Dive into a year’s worth of travel inspiration and begin planning an exciting 2014 filled with travel and exploration now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014:

  • Over 200 pages of lavishly colourful photography
  • Historical, political, and cultural insights give you a richer understanding of the buzz-worthy destinations and of the contexts that make 2014 the year to visit them
  • Highlights the world’s top 10 countries, regions, and cities to visit in 2014, the best timely travel experiences for the year ahead, and over 35 events mapped out month by month in a 2014 travel planner
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