WPL joins the Community Read 2019 - Robert Louis Stevenson;s Treasure Island

Posted:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am
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Coming in May

Maine State Music Theatre and six local libraries are collaborating on an interdisciplinary project focused on introducing Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island to a wider public. Beginning on April 1 and continuing through July 13, Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Patten Free Library in Bath, Topsham Public Library, Wiscasset Public Library, Orr’s Island Library, and Cundy’s Harbor ...Library in Harpswell will offer a series of free programs which explore the swashbuckling classic and its relationship to the new musical Treasure Island A Musical Adventure, which will have its East Coast premiere at MSMT on June 26.“We want to introduce family audiences to the story and inspire them to discover or rediscover this outstanding work,” said MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. “We hope this project will translate into building a new audience for both the novel and the musical theatre production.”

Together with the libraries, MSMT has coordinated a series of creative programs, including a library display, online reading and materials lists, online complete study guides comparing the novel and the musical, and free events held at each library this spring. In addition, each of the libraries is centering its comprehensive summer reading program on pirates and other related themes and will create a host of entertaining children’s and family activities.

Funding provided in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Wiscasset Public Library will host the following programs:
All month of May:
Treasure /search for ages 2 to 12 : Children who find the hidden gold win a prize. Winner notified May 31.
Guess the gold nugget count. The closest guess without going over wins a prize. There will be one jar for children and one jar for adults.
Any K-5 student who colors a picture of a pirate and brings it into the Library can add their name to a chance to win a prize. Drawing will be held May 31.

May 22 5-6:45 pm :
Treasure Island book discussion:
Patrons who attend the book discussion can enter their name into a raffle for a prize. Drawing will be held at the discussion.

Wiscasset Public Library programs are free and open to the public. Call 207-882-7161 for more information.
Link to Maine State Music Theater community read site https://msmt.org/treasure-island-library/ for a complete list of all programs scheduled at all venues.