BRYANT POND — The Whitman Memorial Library welcomes new board member Alice Deegan to a three-year term and thanks Stacy Millett for her several years of service to the board.

The library is planning a float in the Bicentennial Parade on June 20. There are already volunteers involved, but would welcome more to help with decorating.  The library will be open that day and there will be a book sale going on. 

There are a great variety of programs and there is no charge to attend. The March program, with surveyor Barry Allen, was well attended and very interesting. On Thursday, April 23, Gary Gallant from Rumford will demonstrate how he makes wooden ink pens.  He will also have some finished pens to show.  The program will begin at 2 p.m.  On May 14, Farmer Minor and his pig, Daisy, along with his two pug dogs, will present a program called “Pig Out on Reading.”  Two classes from the Woodstock Elementary School will attend, but the program is open to the public.  This program will begin at 1 p.m. On May 21, Jean Federico of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District will present information on invasive forest pests and invasive plants and what can be done to help battle these problems.  This program will begin at 2 p.m.  On June 19 at 2 p.m., Diane York of Bryant Pond will present a program on spring planting of flowers. 

Some new books include “Red Hill,” Jamie McGuire; “Return to Tradd Street,” Karen White; “Last One Home” and “Love Letters,” Debbie MacComber; “What’s Left Behind,” Lorrie Thompson; “Season of the Dragonflies,” Sarah Creech; “Leaving Time,” Jodie Picoult; “Grey Mountain,” John Grisham; “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson; “A Man Called Ove,” Fredrik Backman; “The Mistletoe Promise,” Richard P. Evans; “Betrayed,” Lisa Scottoline; “The Wild Rose,” Jennifer Donnelly; “The Sand Castle Girls,” Chris Boitjalian; “The Girl on the Train” and “The Escape,” David Baldacci and “The Nightingale,” Kristin Hannah.

Library hours are 1 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

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