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Upcoming programs and events

Prizes awarded to Summer Readers

“Build a Better World,” the Summer Reading Program at Wiscasset Public Library, ended on August 10th. Children who finished the program had their names entered in age/grade level drawings for prizes. Winners were Fern Chapman 0-3years old, Thomas Gillespie and Clara Charbonneau 4years/Pre-Kindergarten, Leah Gillespie and Brandon Seigars for Grades 1 & 2, Maisy Charbonneau and Aiden Kary for Grades 3 & 4, Wesley Charbonneau and Julia Truesdell for Grades 5 & 6, Ezra Charbonneau for grades 7 & up. Grace Greene won our special “Builder’s Prize” for measuring and guessing the number of bricks in the patio and walkway outside of the Used Book Room. Congratulations and a special thank-you to everyone who participated and made this another wonderful summer at the library!!
Pictures show :Julia Truesdell, 6th grade winner in the Wiscasset Public Library Summer Reading Program, shows her prize of a $25.00 book store gift card the Charbonneau family readers who all won prizes in the Wiscasset Public Library Summer Reading Program!

Wiscasset Public Library offers 6 weeks of Chair Yoga

Beginning Tuesday, September 12, and continuing through Thursday, October 19, 2017, Wiscasset Public Library will be offering a free Chair Yoga class from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Reading Room of the Library.

Chair Yoga is a gentle easy introduction to the practice that will allow accessibility to the benefits of the poses to people of all ages and abilities. This class will be particularly beneficial to individuals with limited range of motion and balance issues. Participants will need to come in soft clothes that allow movement and a towel or strap to assist reaching. Yoga is practiced with bare feet. Participants will be seated in a chair but you will also be walking and standing at the chair. Bare feet allow one to fully ground down through the feet and make them more active.

The class will be taught by Pam Dunning, a Yoga Alliance certified RYT200 teacher. Pam also has experience teaching Yin and Hot power yoga.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please call the Library at 207-882-7161 to have your name added to the list.


READ ALL ABOUT IT! WPL Town Talk Continues

Local newspapers will be the subject of the next Town Talk. The Wiscasset Public Library will host this Town Talk on Wednesday September 20th at 3:00. Contacts have been made to several folks who have special interest in this topic. A former owner and report, a collector of old articles and a former paperboy have all been invited to come and share stories and information on the topic. Newspaper help us to review, learn and enjoy events our past. If you have papers or articles, please bring them to share.


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

Chewonki at WPL

Chewonki’s summer program,  Biomimicry, will be presented on Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00am at the library.  Come and see a wonderful program  about how nature can inspire us to Build a Better World.  Meet some live animals that offer us creative solutions to future problems. Call the Children’s Room at the library for more information. See you then!


Just a few more days to submit Summer Reading Program materials

Attention “Build A Better World” 2017 Summer Reading Program participants…final day of the program is Thursday, August 10.

Please bring in to the Children’s Room your completed book lists, activity sheets, and brick measurement sheets to be a part of the prize drawings! Don’t forget to count the bricks and possibly have a brick engraved with your name in the walkway!

Don’t miss your chance to have your name drawn for a prize.


Friends of WPL July Book Discussion 2017

On Friday July 21 , six members met to report on, and discuss, recently read books. The list included: 

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Terri Wells 

Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews Janet Morgan 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Sally Gemmill 

Commonwealth by Ann Pagett Cindy Fisher 

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Linda Belmont 

The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo Cynthia Davis 

We also chose the September 15th “All Read” book – The Remedy for Love by Maine author Bill Roorbach. In this work, a lawyer from Western Maine (where the author lives) closes his practice early in anticipation of “the (snow) storm of the century” and hurriedly stops to buy provisions on his way home. In the check-out line, the unkempt woman in front of him appears short of money, and with a magnanimous gesture he pays for her groceries and offers her a ride home. But she has no home per se. He takes her to the abandoned cabin deep in the woods where she has been squatting and sets her up with some firewood, water and provisions, then leaves with relief to get into his warm car. But it has been towed. With the howling blizzard raging he finds no choice but to return to the cabin only to find the terrified woman wants nothing to do with him. 

Our next meeting is at 10:15 on August 18th at the library. Share a synopsis of any book you have recently read and hear about other’s choices. It’s a great way to review and discuss books and their topics with your Friends! 


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.