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Bands For Books – Tickets available now!

The Friends of Wiscasset Public Library bring back Bands for Books for the fourth year. Tickets are now available at the Library. Advance purchase at the Library will cost $20 per ticket and tickets at the event will cost $25. Come to the Library and purchase your tickets for the Sunday, September 3 event that starts at 5:00 p.m.

Music this year will be provided by Salty Dogs. Join the fun and support your Library while you listen to terrific music and visit with others in the community.

Summer Reading Program brings Matt Loosigian to Wiscasset Public Library

Matt Loosigian will present his award-winning family music on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

Matt’s program is interactive, educational and entertaining. Matt is a folk singer/guitarist specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show. Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar.

The Talk continues!

The Wiscasset Public Library will host the next Town Talk on Wednesday July 17th at 3:00. Participants will again share stories and questions focused on the Shire Town of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.

If you have family stories or pictures of events, organizations, schools, athletic teams or other aspects of our collective histories, you are encouraged to come and share during this informal gathering.

Town Talk takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00 in the Library’s Fiction Room. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library. Come join in the Town Talk.

Author JaJa Martin speaks at next Friends’ book group

The Friends of the Library Book Group will meet next Thursday, June 15, at 10:15 for a discussion with JaJa Martin about the book she co-authored with her husband Dave called Into the Light. The book is the account of their three year Arctic voyage with their three young children on board a 20 year old steel sloop named Driver. The book also speaks to their growth as a family and the development of a philosophy of life.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Build a Better World Schedule of events

 “Build a Better World” 2017 Summer Reading Programs for Children

June 20 – July 7: Registration for Summer Reading Program and pick up your start-up information.

June 27 at 10:00am: Marigold planting with Wiscasset Garden Club at WPL.

July 11 at 10:30am: Matt Loosigian – Sing, Play, Dance along with magical, funny songs about ecology at WPL.

July 18 at 10:30am: Wind Over Wings brings magnificent wildlife birds to WPL.

July 26 at 10:30am: Castle Tucker Family Day – Story Time and Summer Games for the family at Castle Tucker. Pick up your event ticket at the Library before going to Castle Tucker for the event.

August 9 at 10:00am: Chewonki Foundation presents their BBW “Biomimicry” program at WPL.

August 10: Last day to submit reading logs to complete program.

August 11: Winners’ names drawn and notified about their prizes.

Important Note: Pre-registration is required for all programs. Visit the Library or call 207-882-7161 to add your name tot he program lists.

“Build a Better World,”

“Build a Better World,” the Summer Reading Program at Wiscasset Public Library, starts in 11 days!!  Be a Builder – Read –  make houses and gardens, learn about all kinds of wood, work with clay, sing and dance, visit with exotic birds, visit a castle, and see a brand new Chewonki Program!

Sign up starts on June 20 – Come and have fun this summer at Wiscasset Public Library!

Friends of Wiscasset Library Planning Fourth Bands for Books Fundraiser in September

For the fourth year, Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library are planning a fun-filled evening to raise money for the Library. The Bands for Books event this year will take place on Sunday September 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Seafield Farm, a lovely and picturesque property in Wiscasset owned by Katharine Martin-Savage.

The event will feature live music by the Salty Dogs, with dancing encouraged. Sarah’s Café will provide food and a cash bar, and Leavitt and Parris of Portland and Marianmade Farm of Wiscasset will provide a large tent under which many of the festivities will take place. There will also be a raffle for a number of wonderful items including a sculpture, flower arrangements, a case of wine, and an airplane ride over coastal Maine.

Three area banks with branches in Wiscasset, First National, Camden National and First Federal Savings, are sponsoring the event along with Ames Hardware, Levitt and Parris and Ideal PortaJohns.  Other sponsors include Jenn Spaur and Katherine Martin-Savage.

The event committee chaired by Michelle Peele, includes Kate Curran, Cynthia Davis, Judy Flanagan, Katherine Martin-Savage, Wendy Ross, Jenn Spaur, Crissy Swartz, and Linda Winterberg.

The September party is the Friends of the Library’s largest event of the year and all of the proceeds go to the Wiscasset Library. Former contributions have been used for new lighting, a remodeled Used Book Room, and for upgrades in heating, air conditioning and carpeting. The Friends of the Library supports summer reading programs, as well as informative community programs and a book study group.

So, mark your calendars, get ready to have some fun, and take home some wonderful raffle items while helping the library.

For more information call Michelle Peele after 5 p.m. on 207-687-8212

Author speaks at next Friends book talk

The regular meeting of the Friends of the Library book group will take place on Thursday, June 15 at 10:15 in the Fiction Room of the Wiscasset Public Library. JaJa Martin will discuss the book she co-authored with her husband, Dave. The book, Into the Light, is an account of the three year voyage that the Martin family ( Dave, Jaja and their three young children) took to the Arctic on the twenty-five foot day sailer Direction.The public is invited to attend. The book group meets once a month usually on the third Friday at 10:15. Join us for interesting talk about books and bring some suggestions for books you’d recommend to others.

In memory of Robyn

Wiscasset Public Library Staff and Trustees mourn the recent passing of Robyn Lyon.

Robyn was an assistant librarian for over twenty years before she retired in 1996. She continued at the Library as a volunteer until 2015.

Robyn was a real asset to the Library and the community. She will be sorely missed.

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