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Upcoming 2017 Library Events

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.


Tickets Now Available at the Library

$20 advance purchase or $25 at the door

Friends of Wiscasset Library 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

The Talk continues!

The Wiscasset Public Library will host the next Town Talk on Wednesday August 16th at 3:00. One of the topics will be farming in the area. Participants will share stories and questions about the way life used to be on the farm. Put on your straw hat and join us!

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.

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.


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.