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Big Trees of Northern New England

Wed. May 8th at 6PM

Author and wooden boat builder Kevin Martin brings you through the woods and into some cities in the 4 states to find these impressive living parts of our landscape. The trips include old growth pine or hemlock forests and a city tour with a horse chestnut in Portsmouth NH that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Northern NE has several national champion Big Trees and some of those are also shown. Big Trees of Northern NE directs you on 66 trips to find over 160 of the largest trees that are on public land or in the cities where the public can see them up close. 4th generation NH native and outdoorsman Kevin Martin shares stories of big trees around the region, along with information about their history, management, and caretaking. Kevin lives in Epping, NH. See website at www.kevinmartin.wcha.org/bigtrees.


Spring Sorting with Bonnie

Wed. April 17th 6PM Reg Req

Get energized to tackle those overdue clean outs of your garage, cellar, attic, garden shed or closets! Bonnie Borremeo Tomlinson is back to help you get started! Registration is required for this event, space is limited. wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com

The Pontine Theatre presenst: Robert Frost's New Hampshire

Tuesday April 2nd at 4PM

The Pontine Theatre Touring Group is back!

Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors present a new work based on the early poems of Robert Frost, a long-time summer resident of Franconia NH. Frost’s first of four Pulitzer Prizes was awarded in 1924 for his volume: “New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes.” Known for his New England settings, his down to earth, stark depictions of the difficulties of rural farm life, and his use of colloquial speech, Robert Frost is widely admired as a true American Master. Harriet Munroe, publisher and editor of “Poetry,” wrote that “perhaps no other poet in our history has put the best of the Yankee spirit into a book so completely.” She notes that while Frost's narrative, character-based poems are often dark and satirical, Frost always has a “sympathetic humor” towards his subjects.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library.

Estate Planning

Tuesday March 19th at 5:30 (reg req)

Join us for one of our invaluable seminars and learn the keys to protecting your home and life savings from an unexpected nursing home stay, how to avoid the costly and draining probate process, plus many other end-of-life planning strategies. Attorney Edward Beasley of Donohue, Beasley & Ferber and Greg Gagne of Affinity Investment group will present this powerful educational session at Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. To register, call the Library 654-2581 or email wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com

Maple: New Hampshire's Medicine of Connection

Thurs. Feb 8th at 4PM reg req (Snow date 2/15 4PM)

A Humanities To Go Program presented by Damian Costello. Few things evoke the identity and values of NH like maple syrup. It also bridges the many divisions facing our communities. In this presentation Damian Costello explores how the  practice of maple sugaring connects us to the land, our ancestors and all that surrounds us. In conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer's bestselling book, Braiding Sweetgrass, he suggests that sugarmaking- which is informed by indigenous wisdom- is a communal medicine that teaches mutual reciprocity with the land.

The True Cost of Food

Wed. Jan. 17th at 5PM

Presented by The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire

Are there additional costs that we all pay in some way from purchasing food from the monopolized, corporate industry? The true cost of food goes beyond the price for purchase and branches out to the total societal cost of that food. In this workshop farmer Gene Jonas will share with you articles, books and reports that used true cost accounting techniques in order to holistically analyze the way our food is produced and consumed today. Whether you are an advocate of local food, a local farmer, or a home grower, this workshop will show you what we are up against and provide the reasons that local and often times organic food you buy from local farmers is the best path forward.