Upcoming 2017 Library Events
A Bridge of Firsts – The building of the Wiscasset bridge
Revisit the building of Davey Bridge linking Wiscasset to Davis Island, Edgecomb in photographs taken by journalist Phil Di Vece of Wiscasset. Costing over $8.5 million to build over a two-year period from 1981 to 1883, it was the first bridge of its kind constructed in Northern New England. It’s made up of 318 steel-reinforced concrete segments each weighing 40 tons held together by steel cables running within it post-tensioned to 846,000 pounds. Following its completion it was dedicated by Governor Joseph Brennan on Sept. 28. 1986 to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Donald E. Davey who gave his life in the line of duty on June 30, 1984.
Local author and reporter Phil Di Vece will present the information and photographs that he had gathered as a reporter during that period of construction of the Davey Bridge. His talk and pictures will show the progress of the project as well as insights to the impact to the community. This Friends’ of the Wiscasset Public Library program will be on Wednesday October 25 at 5:00 in the Fiction Room of the Library
Phil Di Vece earned a B.A. in Journalism studies at Colorado State University and a M.A. in Journalism at the University of South Florida. From 1980 to 1995 he owned and published a weekly newspaper, The Wiscasset Times, based in Wiscasset, where he continues to live and write. He is a former selectman for the town of Wiscasset, and is a Trustee of the Wiscasset Water District.
Mr Di Vece has a knack for colorful storytelling. His books “Wiscasset and Its Times” and “More Wiscasset and It’s Times” take the reader on journeys through the storied past of Lincoln County’s Shire Town.
October Town Talk
Bumps in the night? Unexplained sounds and feeling? Peculiar behavior of family pets? Is your house haunted? Is a neighbor’s? Real witches? Do you have stories to tell?
“When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?”
On Wednesday October 18 at 3:00 Town Talk will be an opportunity to share stories, beliefs and feelings of the phenomena of spirits. Stories of local haunted homes have festered for years in Wiscasset. True or just local myths?
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Conjure up some time and join this not so live-ly discussion. 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.
A prize for identifying the included quotes will be given. Retired English teachers are ineligible to win!
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.
2017 Friends meeting
Regular meetings of the Friends will be held on Monday of January 9, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11 and November 13. Refreshments served at 9:30 am and meeting held at 10 am.