Monday, January 21, 2019

April is National Poetry Month

Are you a budding poet?  Or a poet in full bloom?

WPL will be spotlighting the work of local poets in the Moving Wall Museum during the month of April. We are seeking poets of all ages.

Be courageous!
Email your poetry to with WPL Poetry in the subject line - or - send to Poetry Exhibit, Wilmot Library, 11 North Wilmot Road, Wilmot, NH 03287.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Programs and Events


March StoryPeople
Eight signed prints by Brian Andreas will be on display this month. Andreas' two-dimensional work takes the form of books--incorporating drawings and writings, color prints, and short stories. 
     The prints, donated by Susan Bruce, are for sale: Wheelbarrow (at right); Chihuahua; Garage Sale (at left); Secret notes; Golf; Back to Me; Plumber; and Eternal Reward.  
     In addition, Susan is lending the Library two sculptures by Andreas and six books: Mostly True, Still Mostly Trure, Going Somewhere Soon, Strange Dreams, Hearing Voices, Trusting Soul. Prints are selling for $35 each to benefit the library.

April is National Poetry Month - 
The Moving Wall will feature the work of local poets.

Thursday, March 21, 7p.m.Kristen Branzetti, nutritional therapy practitioner, will speak about “Reducing Inflammation Through Holistic Nutrition.”  Kristen is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She believes that our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves, and that getting back to a properly prepared, whole food, nutrient-dense diet is key. This program will be of special interest to anyone suffering from osteoarthritis.

Thursday, April 4, 7p.m. - Ewa Chruciel, a bilingual poet and translator and associate professor of humanities at Colby-Sawyer, will give a poetry reading and workshop. She will share poems by Zbigniew Herbert and Czeslaw Milosz, renowned Polish poets, and provide writing prompts for those in the audience who are interested in creative writing. Her reading will revolve around themes of belonging, home, and immigration. Ewa has written three books in English: "Of Annunciations," "Contraband of Hoopoe" and "Strata" and published three books in Polish, "Furkot," "Sopitki," and "Tobotek." She has also translated into Polish many books by American authors. 

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. - In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon.  Wes, a former poet laureate of Maine, will read from his own work interspersing his account with poems and personal anecdotes. He will relate how he and his new neighbors developed as poets of place, drawing on details from the same patch of ground, to create New England visions that were both different and distinctive. This program will take place in the Wilmot town Hall next to the library.

Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. - Terry Tucker from Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory will speak on his “30 years of Arctic Sea Ice Adventures.”

Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. –  Dan Szczesny, author of "White Mountain" will speak at the Friends of the Wilmot Public Library (FOWPL) Annual meeting.

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.– Ingrid Graff - "The Case of the Detective Who Refused to Die: Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes" — A NH Humanities program. [more]

Thursday, July 11 - Fairies and Gnomes - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Timmy Patten Park. Co-sponsored by the WCA.

Monday, July 15 - Start of the Summer Reading Program - "A Universe of Stories."

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wilmot Historical Society Interviews

Thelma Minard
Clara Langley
Two very important women in the history of the Wilmot Public Library are Clara Langley, who used to teach in the building when it was a one-room schoolhouse, and Thelma Minardwho spearheaded the campaign to expand the building to what it is today. Videos and transcripts are on the Wilmot Historical Society website.

Recycle your DVDs and Audio Books

For all you video-lovers who buy the latest DVDs, please consider donating them to the Wilmot Library when you are finished viewing them. Here is our "Adopt a DVD" wish list.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Book Donation Policy

The library accepts donated books in excellent condition. We prefer hardcover when adding to the collection. Books will be accepted at the discretion of the library director.