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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.

Ice Cream and Used Books at WPL

The Friends of the Library will be hosting an ice cream social/Spring Book Sale on the north lawn at the new brick patio of the Wiscasset Library.  The event is to benefit the Used Book Room.  On June 10th, Saturday, between noon and 3:00, if you purchase a $2 hardback book, you will get an ice cream treat for free.  It is an incentive sale and will  benefit the Used Book Room.

Come and join the merriment!  Treat yourself to a Book and Treat your Tummy to some ice cream.

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.

Wiscasset Public Library prepares for next brick order

 

A graceful curved walkway leads patrons from the sidewalk to the patio. Implanted in the patio and walkway are many bricks with quotations or the names of family members who love to read.

Buying a brick for a family member is a thoughtful way to recognize that persons love of education, reading and libraries. The brick is a constant reminder of that person. Purchase of a brick with a quote or phrase is a terrific way to support the library and its functions.

The Library sends in one brick order a year and that time is coming near. If you are interested in purchasing a memorial brick come in to place your order. A brick with three lines, twenty spaces each, is fifty dollars. A brick with six lines is available for one-hundred dollars. Payment is due upon ordering.

The order will be sent out by May 31, 2017.

       

 

Books for Graduates – A great gift idea

The school year is winding down and Graduation is near! What can you get for a new graduate? A really good book about travel, inspiration, self-care can be a real help for those just entering the world of adulting Second Hand Prose, the used book room at Wiscasset Public Library, has a terrific selection of these topic and lots more.

While shopping for your graduate, look at some titles for yourself. Everything is very affordable. Books at Second Hand Prose sell for $2.00 hardcover and $1.00 paperback, audio and video. Items in the sale room are all in very good, clean condition and super affordable.

Come in and browse the shelves. You can make your purchase and support the Library in one visit.

Great buys on books at Wiscasset Public Library

Second Hand Prose, the used book room at Wiscasset Public Library, has a terrific selection of cookbooks. These would make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts for those Moms who love to cook. Are you a Mom? Indulge yourself with a new cookbook or any other type of book.

 Books at Second Hand Prose sell for $2.00 hardcover, $1.00 Trade paperback and $0.50 for a mass market paperback. Items in the sale room are all in very good, clean condition and super affordable.

 Come in and browse the shelves. You can make your purchase and support the Library in one visit.

 

Town Talk – Who We Are and Where We Came From

The Talking continues at the Wiscasset Public Library on Wednesday May 17 at 3:00. This next Town Talk will be a sharing/discussion on who we are and where we came from and why did we land in Wiscasset.

In preparation for reading a non-fiction picture book on Ellis Island, a local teacher, explaining what it meant, asked her third grade class if they could share their ancestry with the class. None could. Sent home to check on this questions, students returned with answers that included Boston, Portland, and Bath. The next Town Talk will include, of those willing , a sharing/discussion of our individual ancestry. Stories, pictures, articles and/or documents are welcomed.

April’s Town Talk included a sharing of stories and remembrances of local characters. Enlightening to those in attendance, facts and information from this session defined a different prospective of some of these “local characters” individuals.

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.

Town Talk

The next Town Talk at the Wiscasset Public Library will be on Wednesday May 17 at 3:00.

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

Email from Friends

The Friends of Wiscasset Public Library would like to keep you informed with a copy of our bi-monthly newsletter and information on upcoming programs and events.

If you would like to receive this information by e-mail, please let us know by replying to Friends@wiscasset.lib.me.us with your e-mail address.

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Your email address will be kept confidential and used strictly for the purpose of sharing information from Friends of Wiscasset Public Library. Thank you for your interest and support.

MILS is here!

WPL staff and trustees are happy to announce that the Library has joined MILS circulation system.

What does that mean for patrons? Visit our card catalog to see the Wiscasset Public Library collection. Click on view all and see the collections of all 10 libraries on MILS. If a patron wants to borrow from the other libraries, sign into your account and request the item be sent to Wiscasset for you. Interlibrary loans just got very easy. After signing into MILS, you can also check your record, see what you have checked out and renew items.

Come in and ask a librarian to help you learn the new system. It is very exciting to be able to offer so many items and options to the patrons.