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Upcoming 2018 Library Events


Marianmade Farm, Photo credit: Rick Scanlan Photography


Bands for Books Celebrates its Fifth Year

Labor Day Party at Marianmade Farm to Benefit Wiscasset Library

You are invited to a party on Labor Day that will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a lively band, and a silent auction of many valuable items. In addition, each party goer will be given a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a $100 certificate for dinner at the Little Village Bistro, donated by the restaurant.

The Bands for Books event takes place from 5-7 pm Monday September 3, at Marianmade Farm, a picturesque lavender and flower farm and wedding site, on the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset. It’s the fifth year Friends of the Wiscasset Library have held this event to raise funds for projects to keep the historic 1805 library building in good shape — such as painting, heating, and roof work.

Highlight of this year’s silent auction will be a set of books donated and autographed by local author Lea Wait from her Maine Needlepoint Mystery series, including the seventh book in the series, which is not scheduled for publication until the end of October. In addition, the auction will include two cases of wine, an airplane ride over coastal Maine, original paintings, framed prints, pottery, a picnic basket stuffed with goodies, a homemade cake and other items.

The lively and talented band The Salty Dogs will once again play rock-and-roll music from the 1950s to the 1980s – so get your dancing shoes ready.

Generous local sponsors include Ames Hardware, The First National Bank, First Federal Savings and private patron Jenn Spaur.

Tickets for the library fundraiser are $20 ahead of time and can be purchased at the library at 21 High Street in Wiscasset. Tickets also can be purchased for $25 at the event itself, located at 155 Federal Street in Wiscasset.

For more information call Wendy Ross on 882-7060.

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Club for Children

This Summer the Wiscasset Public Library Children’s Room will be having many activities that are open to the community.

Thursday, July 5, Chewonki @ the Library, 3:00 p.m. Animal Adaptations

Thursday, July 12, David Hasenfus shares his Amazing Rock Collection 10:30 a.m.

Monday, July 23, Meet at the library at 10:30 a.m. to walk to Castle Tucker, stories are followed by Family Fun Day, 12 to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 2, Matt Loosigian rocks the Library! Family Concert @ 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 9, Chewonki @ the Library, 3:00 p.m. Fur, Feathers & Feet

In house there is Story Time at 10:30 every Friday open to all ages

Each week features a different drop-in craft to either Make and Take, or Take to Make. We have wind chimes, guitar collages, watercolors, rock painting and much more.

Registration is open for the Summer Reading Club. Exciting incentives keep your children reading all school vacation. Don’t let them take the summer slide but support their efforts to succeed in reading. We have a book for every reader.

Lego Club held two Wednesdays, July 18 and August 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Play Bingo and win a book Wednesdays, July 25 and August 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Two Kitchen Science programs are held on Wednesday, July 11, Making Clouds and August 1, Create a Shelter for a glow-in-the-dark caterpillar. Both programs are at 10:30 a.m.


2018 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.