Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library

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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.

The Pontine Theatre Holiday Program

Wed. Dec. 6th at 4PM

Each season, Pontine’s artistic directors ring in the holiday season by staging a selection of stories and poems by New England authors. This year, Pontine presents an original adaptation of Frank Stockton’s “Captain Eli’s Best Ear,” the story of a widowed sea captain who cleverly engineers his Christmas celebrations to get him his heart’s desire – a new family! Also on the program, music by Ellen Carlson, founder and leader of the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble.

Draw Your Pet

Thurs Nov 30th 4PM Registration required ages teen and up

“Draw Your Pet” with Tami Sciola- Thursday November 30th from 4-5:30
Bring a good quality 8x10 photo of your pet ( double the size of a photo on your phone) and this
class will teach you how to build upon basic shapes, create expression, and add shading and
texture to bring your drawing to life! Registration required for this family event, call or email
the library to reserve a space 603-654-2581.