Wilmot Public Library
Wilmot Rocks! 

William Priest was the first to reach the top of the Climbing Wall
at the Summer Reading Program Kick Off.


Upcoming Programs

Wilmot Rocks! Summer reading program is underway. Stop by the library to pick up a reading log, then turn your reading logs in July 8, July 29, and August 13 for prizes! All ages eligible.

A Visit to a Deranged Landscape: Cassey Brook Preserve

July 23, 9:30 a.m. Led by geologist Bill Chaisson. Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust is a geologically interesting tract called a deranged terrain and characterized by piles of unsorted sediment, large glacial erratics (boulders), wetlands, and streams that wander in odd directions. On Wilmot Center Road by the power lines.

August 4. Painting with Marina Forbes. 3-6 p.m.
Artist Marina Forbes incorporates storytelling into her hands-on painting workshops. All ages invited. There will be a small materials fee for participants. Please register with the library beforehand. 

August 13, 12 p.m. Circus in a Suitcase! Performer Kevin O'Keefe brings slapstick and silliness to audiences the world over.  From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. 

12-Step Meetings
 Al-Anon, for families and friends of people affected by alcoholism or substance use disorder, meets in the Creativity Lab at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. 

From the Director's Desk

Are you going on vacation? Stay-cationing in our beautiful town? I hope you get to see everyone you've been missing! I hope to see most of my family in July. 

Instead of my usual column, I offer you this funny summer poem by Marge Piercy:

Attack of the Squash People
And thus the people every year
in the valley of humid July 
did sacrifice themselves 
to the long green phallic god 
and eat and eat and eat. 
They're coming, they're on us, 
the long striped gourds, the silky 
babies, the hairy adolescents, 
the lumpy vast adults 
like the trunks of green elephants. 
Recite fifty zucchini recipes! 

Zucchini tempura; creamed soup; 
sauté with olive oil and cumin, 
tomatoes, onion; frittata; 
casserole of lamb; baked 
topped with cheese; marinated; 
stuffed; stewed; driven 
through the heart like a stake. 

Get rid of old friends: they too 
have gardens and full trunks. 
Look for newcomers: befriend 
them in the post office, unload 
on them and run. Stop tourists 
in the street. Take truckloads 
to Boston. Give to your Red Cross. 
Beg on the highway: please 
take my zucchini, I have a crippled 
mother at home with heartburn. 

Sneak out before dawn to drop 
them in other people's gardens, 
in baby buggies at churchdoors. 
Shot, smuggling zucchini into 
mailboxes, a federal offense. 

With a suave reptilian glitter 
you bask among your raspy 
fronds sudden and huge as
alligators. You give and give 
too much, like summer days 
limp with heat, thunderstorms 
bursting their bags on our heads, 
as we salt and freeze and pickle 
for the too little to come.

Wilmot Public Library
11 North Wilmot Road

Library Hours
Monday - Friday 2-6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday - Closed 

COVID policy: We ask patrons to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated. Volunteers and library staff have been vaccinated.

Library Director
Glynis Hart

Board of Trustees: 
Margaret Doody, Chair
Judy Hauck, Treasurer
Janet Schwartz, Secretary
Jaimie Juszcyk
Chris Jenssen
Cry of the Hunter, Harry Patterson (Jack Higgins)

The Homewreckers, Mary Kay Andrews
This Time Tomorrow, Emma Straub
Our Kind of People, Carol Wallace
The Paris Library, Janet Skeslien Charles

Forgiveness, Iyanla Vanzant
Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris
Think Again, Adam Grant
The Chancellor, Kati Marton


Please do not drop off donations outside the library. We accept clean, newer books during library hours. 

What makes the WPL so Special?
Home book delivery
Audio books
ILL (InterLibrary Loan)
LUV (Library of the Upper Valley) audios & videos
NH downloadable books --
Computers for patron use
Book Groups
Library of Things
A beautiful view of the marsh
and much, much more!

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