McKinley (pictured left) dropped by the library to talk about the art work and his experience of taking art classes at Mt. Blue. He has taken art classes all four years of his high school career. He came to class as a freshman interested in learning about working with clay but with experience his interest in other mediums developed and he now enjoys learning and developing skills in painting, drawing and other mediums that his classes explore. Both the spirit animal project and self-portraits are projects that the art students revisit and continue to work with. Seeing the projects develop over time is both inspiring and illuminating. For McKinley the process of creating art is both relaxing and helps him look at things differently.
When asked about the art program at Mt. Blue he stated that “it’s the best program I’ve been a part of” and that “B” (Mr. Bisaillon) is a really inspiring teacher. What a wonderful endorsement!
The show will be up until April 24th. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the beautiful work that our local students are creating!
(Space is limited! Register with Lynne at 645-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women, men, teens — learn to sew! Whether you just want to brush up on sewing or have never touched a sewing machine before, this is the class for you. In this two-session class you’ll learn the basics of using a home sewing machine so you can operate one on your own.
Session One will cover sewing tools and materials: fabrics, thread types, needles, interfacing, etc.; what to look for in a sewing machine, and recommended web sites to explore for basic sewing lessons. There will be handouts for you to take home, as well as Q & A time. Then we’ll demonstrate several different sewing machines, their functions and features, and show some sewing techniques. We’ll cover threading a machine, winding and loading a bobbin, and sewing basic straight or zig zag stitches. You’ll get a chance to try it yourself, too.
Session Two covers additional sewing techniques and will include working on an actual sewing project. There will be suggestions for some easy projects to do for beginners, and we’ll decide as a class at Session One what project we’ll do at Session Two. You can also bring a project that you’re already doing to Session Two for specific advice. Depending on the project chosen, there may be a small fee for materials for Session Two, payable to the instructor.
Our instructor, Glenda Fay, has a life-long love of sewing. She’s worked as a professional seamstress and gives sewing lessons. She belongs to the Wilton/Jay quilting group, Country Square Quilters. “It is such a joy to plan a project and have it be a gorgeous work of art. I want as much knowledge as I can acquire to get better, and I love sharing my knowledge with others.”]]>
Doug has been paddling the waters of northern New England for over 40 years, and has paddled every water in this handbook. He is a Registered Maine Guide, and lives in Farmington with his family on an old farm with a view of the mountains.
The book includes 22 day outings by kayak and canoe in the Rangeley, Flagstaff, Weld, and Sand6y River-Foothills region of western Maine. It also includes launch site maps, equipment and gear suggestions, safety considerations, and camping and lodging information. There are references for photographers, bird-watchers, wildlife viewers, and history buffs. The author has a description of one or more outings he has taken on each of the waters in the guide.
For more information call Lynne at 645-4831. Books will be sold at the reading.]]>
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IRS certified volunteers will be available on Feb. 24 and Mar. 3 at the Wilton Library. Please call us in advance at 645-4831 to register and make an appointment.
Tax Forms have not yet arrived, though we expect them very soon. We have received word that we will not be receiving instructions booklets for Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ this year. Use the following links to get the forms and instructions:
http://IRS.gov/Forms – to view and download
http://IRS.gov/orderforms – to order forms to be sent by mail
or, call 1-800-829-3676 to order tax products delivered by mail.
The Teacher’s Lounge Mafia will once again be performing their zany improv comedy act at the Wilton Free Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 6:30 pm for a Silent Auction Show starts at 7:30 pm. Entertainment suitable for the whole family.
Tickets only $5 at the door! Refreshments available! All proceeds benefit the WFPL. Silent auction includes fine art, crafts, and many business-donated gifts.
Built from audience-provided suggestions, Teachers Lounge Mafia delivers improvisational games and sketches designed to yank people right out of mud season and on to higher ground. The group performs a combination of short, medium, and long form improv games and structures. Thus, the group performs interactive games similar to those popularized on television’s Whose Line Is It, Anyway? as well as original formats and scenes in the traditions of Second City, Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Olympic. No two shows are ever just alike. Teachers Lounge Mafia consists of local comic actors Jeff Bailey, Emily Pottle, Dan Ryder, Natalie Simmons, Kyla Wheeler, Gavin Pickering and Alex Krietzman.
For more information abot TLM visit their website at http://www.teachersloungemafiaimprov.com/Teachers_Lounge_Mafia_Improv]]>
For more information, call Glenda at 645-0909, or email Heidi.]]>