New in Non-Fiction:


Medicare Made 123 Easy: Just the facts, No gimmicks, No sales pitches, Just what you need to know by by Ian Schaeffer (Author), David Schaeffer (Contributor)

With a new cover, new forward, new endorsement, and additional material added for 2014 this book was designed to take the sales pitches and brand bias out of selecting the best Medicare plan for your needs. It should read like we were having lunch together and I was telling you about what it’s like to go shopping for Medicare plans. Medicare can be quite complicated to comprehend. After reading this book, I hope that you will agree that Medicare can be 1-2-3 easy!  [B- Back cover].


Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies by Carol Levine

Learn to:

  • Prepare financially for the road ahead
  • Navigate the healthcare system
  • Discuss tough issues with your family
  • Determine the legal documents you need
  • Evaluate your housing options

Everything you need to know to plan for the future

Whether you’re planning for yourself or for your parents, this easy-to-read handbook will help you get started. Dig in and get expert advice and recommendations on how to prepare for the financial, legal, medical, and personal considerations that come into play as you age. Prepare today with info from the experts at AARP and other specialists in long-term care.

  • Plan without pressure — discover how to plan for all aspects of life in an easy, well-considered manner
  • A place to call home — get details on staying in your house, choosing assisted living, living with family, and much more
  • The financial realities — assess what you have and what you’ll need, from insurance to legal considerations
  • The medical side — get the lowdown on finding quality medical services
  • Special considerations — find out about services for military veterans, resources for family caregivers, and LGBT options
  • Transportation options — learn ways to assess driving skills and alternatives to driving yourself

Open the book and find:

  • A complete overview of planning for the long term
  • Tips for researching the various options
  • Advice about modifying your home for safety and accessibility
  • All the basics of health insurance for long-term care
  • Questions to ask about independent and assisted living
  • Details on understanding the variety of home healthcare agencies and what Medicare covers
  • Information on palliative care and hospice care

[F-Back Cover]

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Join Us For Storytime:


Children’s story time is this morning! Join us at 10:00 A.M. for stories, fingerplays, music, and a craft upstairs in the Children’s Room. FMI call 967-2778.




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Share the joy of Christmas! Be a Secret Santa!

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Secret Santa begins it’s 27th season on Wednesday, November 19th!

Secret Santa is a program founded by a group of local residents to ensure that children in the towns of Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport share the joy of Christmas.  Simply take a tag from the Secret Santa tree downstairs at Graves Library, buy the requested gift, and return it unwrapped, to the Library by Monday, December 8.  Each tag represents the wish of a child who may not otherwise receive gifts for Christmas. With your help,  Secret Santa will make sure that local children in need share in the special magic of Christmas.

For more information call Graves Library at 967-2778. Thank you for helping Secret Santa share the joy and magic of Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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Sign Up Now – November Lego Club:


The Graves Library’s LEGO Club will meet on Wednesday, November 26 from 3-4 pm. Lego engineers from 6 years and up are invited.  Bring your imagination and join us for an hour of fun! At this program, children will have a chance to show off their building skills with Lego sets  provided by the Library. Pre-registration is required. Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library is located at 18 Maine Street in Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2778 or visit our website at

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Osher Map Library Celebrates 20th Anniversary:

The Osher Map Library (OML) and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is located on the first floor of the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library (Forest Avenue, Portland). The Library is committed to preserving the cartographic heritage of the state, region, and nation for future generations.


This year the Osher Map Library celebrates it’s 20th anniversary.  An exhibition entitled, The Art of the Hand-Drawn Map, will be open to the public through February 26, 2015.  It is comprised of  35 manuscript maps, from Asia, Europe, and North America, including 10 from Maine, dating from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

OML has also made available a publication entitled 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Osher Map Library presented by the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML).  This special publication will serve as  a celebration of 20 years of collecting America’s greatest treasures and is just a snapshot of the collections available at OML. Copies are available at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library. For more information about the Osher Map Library visit their website at


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Weekly Book Quote:


“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ~ Jhumpa Lahiri

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