Here’s a lineup of some of the great programs for adults, teenagers and children happening soon at the Wilmington Memorial Library.
Writing Group (RR)
First Saturday of the month (April 4, May 2), 9:15am-11:15am
Calling all writers! Looking to improve your writing? Want real time feedback from a supportive audience? If you love to write and seek input and accountability then join our new writing group. We will help you meet your writing goals. Please plan to bring up to five pages of written work to the first meeting. Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.
Scan & Share Day (RR)
Saturday, April 4, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm
Do you have historical photographs of Wilmington? We would love to include them in our digitized local history collection. We are interested in photographs taken prior to 1980 of buildings sporting and social events, houses, businesses and neighborhoods. You can bring in up to 10 old photographs or postcards and we will scan them for you. If you bring a USB drive, we can provide you with a digitized a copy of your photo or we can email the photos to you.
Monday, April 6, 12 pm-1 pm
Bring and trade coupons and save money! Drop in.
Excel (with Lynda.com) (RR)
Tuesday, April 7 2:30 pm
Get an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010. Technology Library, Brad McKenna, will use a combination of hands-on activities and videos from the library’s online learning service, Lynda.com, to help you get familiar with Excel.
Overdrive & eReaders (RR)
Wednesday, April 8, 7 pm
Does the Overdrive website have you flummoxed? Come to this class, taught by technology librarian Brad McKenna, and he’ll help demystify the process of downloading eBooks.
Joy of Golf (RR)
Thursday, April 9, 7 pm
Long time golfer and Wilmington resident, Frank Riley, will provide an overview of the game and will discuss the basics of selecting the right equipment and will point out where one can play locally and take lessons. For the more experienced golfers in the crowd, Frank will also provide a few golf tips to get you off on the right foot this season.
Young Teen Blog
Monday, April 6, 3:30 pm
Do you have a favorite book you want to share? Have you seen a great movie lately that you want to review? Then you should be a contributor to our new teen blog! Each meeting we will discuss what you want to post and take time to update the blog.
Mixed Media Workshop (RR)
Tuesday, April 7, 3 pm
Explore the techniques and materials professional artists use to create one-of-a-kind collages. With the instruction of Shawsheen Tech student Rebeka Wierzbicki, you will use materials like magazines, books, paint, and more to create small mixed media collages of your own! Grades 9+
Teen Volunteers: Book Buddies (RR)
Friday, April 10, 3:30 pm
This fun literacy program gives you the opportunity to be paired with a child for three sessions and receive volunteer hours. Together you will read books, share a snack, and do a fun craft. To become a book buddy, submit an application in person or online at wilmlibrary.org/teens/events.
Get a Job! – How to Prepare for a Job Interview (RR)
Monday, April 13, 3 pm
Join professional career coaches Bonnie Petrovich and Jan Stewart for an interactive workshop to help you with the job search. Learn how to write a resume, dress to impress for an interview, interact with a potential employer, and more. Then use the advice and tips of these experts at our Teen Job Fair on Wednesday, April 22.
Teen Job Fair (RR)
Wednesday, April 22, 4-6 pm
Are you interested in volunteering or looking for a summer job? Come to our Teen Job Fair! Teens age 15-17 are invited to meet with employers in the community to talk about current and future positions. Representatives from Market Basket, Panera, Red Heat Tavern, Burger King, and more will be available for teens to meet
Music and More with Bernadette Baird (RR)
Monday, April 6, 6:30 pm
Join this fun music and movement class led by Bernadette Baird. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3.
Wednesday, April 8, 3:45 pm
Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Bring in finished original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, jokes, or create it while you are here. Grades 3-5.
Friday, April 10, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.
Application Deadline for Poetry Contest – April 4
The first is our annual Poetry Contest. The theme is “school.” Write about the good or the not so good memories!
Application Deadline for Edible Book Contest – April 9
Create something edible that is book related. Entries will be on display Saturday April 11.
Applications for both contests are available at www.wilmlibrary.org and at the library.
After Hours Wilmington Talent Showcase! (RR)
Applications due Wednesday, April 15, 9 pm
Rehearsal Wednesday, April 22, 1 pm
Talent Show Friday, April 24, 7 pm
Do you like to sing, dance, do standup comedy, or have a unique talent? Well here is your time to shine! Grades Kindergarten-12. Applications available at the library and online at www.wilmlibrary.org.
RR = Registration Required
(NOTE: Library Lineup is submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library. Lineup will typically run every Wednesday.)