Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Programs and Events

MOVING WALL MUSEUM

Dish towel from France
January MWM will feature Margaret Doody's dish towels from around the world: "Collecting dish towels began with my mom and her kitchen in the 1960s, when our family moved from the Midwest to Connecticut and started exploring New England on family vacations. Relatively inexpensive souvenirs, they reminded us of our travels long after we'd returned to everyday life -- and chores. Decades later the tradition continues now with my own family's travels, bringing happy memories of times in far off places to my own kitchen here in North Wilmot."

In February, prints by Brian Andreas will be exhibited on the Moving Wall. Donated by a library patron, the works of art will be offered for sale to benefit the library. Brian is  an American writer, artist, publisher and speaker widely known for his simple and poetic short stories of 50 to 100 words, often accompanied by distinctive color drawings. 

JANUARY PROGRAMS
Monday, January 18, noon
L.U.V. meeting and program - Tim Rowe from the NH State Library will speak on "Why Library Stats Are So Important."

NEWS NOTES
Michelle and Tomie
Our Library Director, Michelle Travis, traveled to Boston's Symphony Hall on Tuesday, December 18, with a group from Tracy Library to attend a special Christmas children's program by the Boston Pops. Tomie dePaola, whose work was featured in the program, signed his new book "Quiet" (see photo at left) with a dedication to the Wilmot Library. Famed conductor Keith Lockhart invited Tomie to join him on stage to narrate "A Visit From St. Nick." 

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.

NEW READS

Michelle added 60 new books to the library shelves recently.