Conversation with Sportswriter Bob Ryan Saturday 9/9/23 4:00 PM

Bob Ryan

On Saturday, September 9th at 4:00 pm, legendary Boston Globe columnist and Hall of Fame sportswriter Bob Ryan will be at the Weld Town Hall for a casual conversation about the Boston Celtics, and his love of sports.

He has been described as “the quintessential American sportswriter” and a basketball guru, and is well known for his coverage of the sport including his famous stories covering the Boston Celtics in the 1970s.

Bob Ryan Weld Town Hall

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Help Provide Art for the Library

Nancy Innes Art

The Weld Free Public Library is accepting donations to purchase this beautiful painting to hang in the Library. Please help us purchase this amazing piece so we can permanently display it for all to enjoy.

Stop by the library to see this wonderful piece and other amazing work by the artist! To help the library purchase this work, please visit the library or donate online on our donation page.

Think Local, Think Global

Ron Singer 2023

Readings by author RON SINGER

Thursday, August 24th, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Ron Singer will be reading from two books at the Weld Free Public Library. The readings will be followed by a question and answer session, refreshments, and book sales. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.

Norman’s Cousin & Other Writings (Unsolicited Press, Portland Oregon, June, 2023) is a selection of his writings from 1976-2023 set in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Ngongo Chronicle is a recently completed novel about an assassination plot in an imagined East-Central African Country told from the points of view of the assassin and the targeted dictator.

Ron Singer is the author of 21 published books. “Think Local, Think Global” will feature the final installments from two trilogies, one of which collects work set in New York City and elsewhere, including Maine. The other books have African political themes, e.g. governance, war and exile. Ron has been summering in Weld for more than two decades. In 2020 and 2021, Ron collected, edited and published stories by older residents: Weld Tales, Long, Short & Tall (Akorin Books, 2021).

Contact Wendy Ames, Library Director, for more information (207)585-2439

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Upcoming Exhibits at Weld Free Public Library

Chansonetta Stanley Emmons

This summer the Weld Free Public Library will be hosting Art and Craft Exhibits of local talented Artists and Craftspeople.

August 11th – August 22nd:

In partnership with the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, this Weld Free Public Library exhibition explores early photography in Franklin County at the turn of the 20th century.  The library’s glass plate negatives were salvaged from an attic in Kingfield around 1980.  The negatives date to the time of noted photographer Chansonetta Stanley Emmons whose family lived in Kingfield.  She documented the lives of people in Maine and around the world during an era of rapid change.  There are at least two scenes of Weld in the library’s collection. The longer you look at the prints made from these negatives, the more you will discover! In 2023,

Ginny Hilyard, formerly of Kingfield, graciously donated these fifteen 8×10 inch glass negative plates to the Weld Free Public Library.

There is still opportunity for local artisans to participate in displaying their Art and Crafts at the Library. Please contact the Library for details.

Read ME 2023 Library

Read ME 2023 Library

We’re happy to announce that the Weld Public Library Association is a Read ME 2023 participating library!

This summer’s featured books are Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty and Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss.

We can’t wait to share all the exciting opportunities we have in store for joining Maine’s statewide summer read!