Kelly is a newly published author and Maine native. Growing up in Farmington she made frequent visits to her Aunt and Uncle’s nearby farm where she met the animals she would later characterize in writing. Having lived for many years in both California and Indiana, Kelly has recently made the move back to Maine where she now lives with her husband and their cat. The Perfect Christmas Egg is her first book.]]>
Once again, the Christmas Train will roll through the Wilton Library. The display will be up all through December, with some new features again this year, says Bruce Ibarguen, the Wilton resident who sets up the train each year. Again this year we will have a scavenger hunt, with new items hidden throughout the village. See how many you can spot!
The Polar Express storytime will be held Thursday, December 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Come to the library in your coziest pajamas to hear a special reading of “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg. Cocoa and cookies will be served.
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If there is enough interest, a local rug hooking and fiber arts (hooking, knitting, spinning, quilting, etc) will be formed. Call Pat with questions @ 491-9623.]]>
November is a time to be thankful, and the Wilton Free Public Library is very thankful to be hosting the Teachers Lounge Mafia Improv Comedy group for a one-night only, pre-holiday season laugh extravaganza. Saturday evening, November 16, will be a night stuffed full of hilarity and shenanigans. Teachers Lounge Mafia is western Maine’s leading comedy group and they are always more fun than a pumpkin pie to the face. The Who’s Line Is It Anyway-style games rely on audience member suggestions and participation, making each show as unique as great-aunt Martha’s giblet casserole. The comedic centerpiece starts at 7:30 p.m.; however, the library will open at 6:30pm for guests to take part in a fundraising silent auction that will run through the end of the evening. Auction items have been generously donated by local businesses and friends of the library. There will be a cornucopia of refreshments available. A full-course feast of comedy and an early start on your holiday shopping – it’s just a-maize-ing! Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Wilton Free Public Library in a bounty of ways.]]>
The Wilton Free Public Library is proud to announce a special reading by Maine Poet Laureate, Wesley McNair. McNair will be reading selections from his poetry appropriate to the season. The reading will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has called Wesley McNair “one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry.” The author of nine volumes of poems, he has held grants from the Guggenheim and Fulbright foundations, two Rockefeller fellowships, two grants in creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Emmy Award. He has twice been invited to read his poetry by Library of Congress and was recently selected for a United States Artists Fellowship of $50,000 as one of “America’s finest living artists.” McNair’s latest books are Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems, and The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry. He is the poet laureate of Maine.]]>
Wilton poet, Carolyn Gelland, will be reading from her new book, Dream-Shuttle, on Wed., October 16 at 6:30. Gelland, who grew up in Europe and New York City, moved to Wilton with her late husband, poet Kenneth Frost She is published in numerous literary journals. Four-Alarm House, published in 2012, was her first collection of poetry published by Main Street Rag Publishing Co. Both books will be on sale after the reading. Refreshments will be served.
We wander through history and back through these well-crafted poems that weave mythology, history, art, and the natural world with a dream world that leaves us wanting to read these poems again and again. This is a profound and powerful second collection of poetry by Carolyn Gelland. –Jonathan K. Rice
The poetry and the passion, the world around us in our shared vigor and transience, is embodied in Carolyn Gelland’s poems. –Henry Braun]]>