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!

Wine Tasting and Auction

Wine Tasting Weld Public Library

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00 pm, The Weld Free Public Library will host a special wine tasting and auction fundraising event. Presented by wine expert Pete St. John of the Wilton Wine Merchant, some amazing wines will be featured. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres by Ashley Montgomery will be provided. Tickets for this event are available for a suggested donation of $20.00. Register online here, or at the library. Ticket donations will also be accepted at the door. Printable flyer here.

wine tasting

Kids Summer Reading Program Activity Dates

Childrens Activities Weld Public Library

The Annual Kids Summer Reading Program Dates at Weld Public Library will be June 29th, July 20th, and August 3rd. The programs are free! Please sign up at the Library, or call 585-2439 to reserve a spot! Hands on activities and refreshments will be provided.

June 29th, Thursday, 10:00 am – Noon, “Friendship for All” is the theme of the day!

July 20th, Thursday, 10:00 am – Noon, “Kindness” is the theme of the day!

August 3rd, Thursday, 10:00 am – Noon, “Community Connection” is the theme of the day!

Keep checking back for more details!

Kids Summer Reading Weld Public Library 2023
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Free Computer and Smartphone Help on Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Free Computer Classes Weld Public Library

Paul Haberstroh from Franklin County Adult Education will be here at the Weld Free Public Library for technical help with any computer or smartphone needs. Instruction for eMail, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Online Safety, WordPress, Graphics, and more. Mac or PC. Bring your device or use one here at the library. Ask about the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program subsidy of $30 per month toward an Internet connection.