Friday, April 12, 2019

Programs and Events


April is National Poetry Month - 
The Moving Wall will feature the work of local poets. This month we are encouraging all budding poets to show your stuff. Be sure to send in your entry: Email or Mail to Poetry Exhibit, 11 North Wilmot Road, Wilmot, NH 03287.
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Thank you, Wesley McNair for your inspiring program on Thursday, April 18.

The highlight of National Poetry Month at the Wilmot Public LIbrary was a program by poet Wesley McNair reading his own poetry and offering a recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon at the Wilmot Town Hall. Over 100 people attended. 
      Wes, a former poet laureate of Maine, read from his own work interspersing his account with poems and personal anecdotes.  [more]
     Thank you also to the Friends of the Wilmot Public Library for providing a delicious array of refreshments for the event.
Wes told the assembled group that it was a heart-warming experience to be welcomed back to New Hampshire.

Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blackout Poetry Workshop with Nancy Bates. blackout poem is made when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to an already established text–like a newspaper or discarded book–and starts redacting words until a poem is formed. The key thing with a blackout poem is that the text AND redacted text form a sort of visual poem. This workshop will take place in the Creativity Lab at the Library and is free an open to the public. Supplies will be provided.

Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Terry Tucker from Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory will speak on his “30 years of Arctic Sea Ice Adventures.” In his talk Terry will describe a variety of the field expeditions in which he participated. He will highlight the objectives of the trips and how the research teams tried to accomplish those objectives. In his remarks, he will briefly describe the current loss of Arctic sea ice.

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."

Thursday, August 15, 5 - 7 p.m. - Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger