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Upcoming Library Events

All Wiscasset Public Library programs are free and open to the public.



Wednesday, September 8, 5:00 to 6:30pm – Diana Coleman will be sharing some of the stories from her book Women Going For It! Taking Risks after 50.

She wrote about twenty-six “feisty and determined” women, aged between 50 and 80 years, who changed their lives and tried fabulous new things despite their ages.

Speaker and author Diana Coleman believes in female fortitude and risk-taking power, and conducts engaging presentations to inspire others. She shares compelling stories of determined women enjoying new experiences, riveting adventures, and life-changing risks in her book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50. A former administrator and fundraiser for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley, Pen Bay Healthcare, and the International Museum of Women, Diana’s work and studies have taken her to Asia, Africa, Central America and Europe. She has volunteered with Mpanzi supporting women and girls in rural Kenya. Her essays are published in the Goose River Anthology. Diana has a BA from Russell Sage College, and an MA from American University. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived thirty years in San Francisco. When not traveling, she resides in Maine. Her website is

Wednesday, October 20, 5:00 to 6:30pm – Greg Smith talks about Halloween Horror – What Really Scares You?

Greg offers a lighthearted, interactive discussion of how and why horror literature thrills, provokes, and entertains us. Using short readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and my own work, we’ll explore the dynamics of mood, suspense, and mystery.

I was born and raised in the greater Boston area. For many years I worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, public school special education teacher, and educational administrator. I really enjoyed my time in schools and I can honestly say that I learned a lot of life lessons from both my students and fellow educators.

For 35 years, I lived a double life as an Army National Guard officer, during which  I commanded many emergency relief missions, including responses to Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Among the varied assignments I had during my military career, I’m proud of the role I played in developing a United Nations Peacekeeping force in the Republic of Paraguay.

I’ve probably been writing since the time I could talk. My published work has appeared in periodicals such as Country Living, Career World, Military History, Canada’s History, National Guard, and GX (Guard Experience).  From time to time, the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Worcester Telegram and Gazette have been kind enough to print my op-ed pieces, letters, and rants.

These days I spend as much time as possible at our place in Boothbay Harbor, Maine where I like to bike, hike, and row across the harbor.  Somehow the cool breeze, sparkling sea, and crystal clear sunshine help me do my best writing.


Trustees meetings
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees will be held on  the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.. Trustees reserve the right to cancel any meeting for which there is no outstanding business or to change the time and date to accommodate the ability for all Trustees to be able to attend the meetings..


Friends Book Discussion Group

The Friends of the Library hold a book discussion on the third Friday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the Library’s Reading  Room.  The discussions are either based on the group sharing a single book or everyone bring a favorite book to talk about. This is a great way to learn about new titles and new authors. It is also an excellent way to spend a Friday morning. Newcomers are always welcome to join the fun and attend the meetings. Meetings are free and open to the public.

2020 Friends Meetings

Regular meetings of the Friends will be held on  Mondays January 13, March 16, May 11, July 13, September 14 and November 9. Refreshments served at 9:30 am and meeting held at 10 am