Library Lineup: Teen Job Fair Set For 4/22; Library Seeking Local Authors

Here’s a lineup of some of the great programs for adults, teenagers and children happening soon at the Wilmington Memorial Library.

Featured Programs

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.

Teen All-You-Can-Read Buffet *RR

Friday, April 24, 12 pm – 4 pm

Back by popular demand!  Bring something comfy, pick a spot, and enjoy this reading marathon with a cold drink and endless snacks. Choose from our selection of popular teen books or bring your own. Make it to the end and you’ll be rewarded with a pizza feast. Open to grades 6-12.

Wilmington Talent Showcase *RR

Friday, April 24, 7 pm

Now is the time to show off your special talents! Parents, friends, and siblings are invited to attend the performance.

30 Minute Crafts for Teens: Plucked Petal Necklace *RR

Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 pm

Are you creatively-driven but too busy to attend other teen events? Create a fun and colorful necklace in a half hour using a paper punch and paint chip samples.

Children’s Events

After Hours Wilmington Talent Showcase! *RR

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! If you would like to participate, stop by the library to pick up an application! Grades Kindergarten-12.

Spectrum Storytime *RR

Friday, April 17, 10 am

Spectrum Storytime is for children ages three to five who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  It is modeled after a traditional library preschool storytime with the addition of adapted and enhanced materials.  Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver who will be an active participant with the child.  Come share stories, songs, movement, and sensory fun in a flexible atmosphere that encourages participation on all levels!  Limit:10 kids.

Week of the Young Child Art Show Artist’s Reception

Saturday, April 18, 11 am

All children and their families with artwork on display are invited to a reception with light refreshments.

Rocket Demo *RR

Tuesday, April 21, 3 pm

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children to the dynamics of rocket flight. The class will learn about the basic parts of a rocket, have a fun balloon-rocket race, and witness the launch of a model rocket! Grades 1-5

Magic Tree House *RR

Thursday, April 23 10:30 am

Do you have what it takes to save Camelot? You’ll soon find out as you travel back in time as Jack and Annie to a land of magic and mystery. We’ll decipher riddles, master obstacles, and solve the mystery on our very own Merlin Mission! Grades 2-5.

Mini Monets *RR

Friday, April 24, 10 am

Children learn to express their creativity, practice fine motor skills, and experiment through art. Join us as we discover our inner artists through creative play! Ages 18 months-3.

All Ages

Movie Night Big Hero 6

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm
This action packed comedy adventure won the Academy Award for Best Animated picture. Rated PG. Refreshments served. Children under age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No admittance after movie starts.

Adult Programs

Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm

Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, who will lead the discussion of Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans by Thomas Brothers in honor of National Jazz Awareness Month.  Copies of the book may be requested online through the catalog or by calling the library. Book groups are a wonderful way to expand your reading interests and meet others in the community. All are welcome; refreshments served.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Round Table

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm

Farmer Dave Dumaresq will lead a group discussion on the best ways to store, prepare and manage the summer vegetable bounty.  If you have participated in a CSA, bring favorite vegetable and fruit recipes to swap; share tricks to use the CSA bounty for healthy eating. All attendees will be entered to win one week of a Farmer Dave’s spring share featuring greenhouse grown baby greens, root vegetables and more!

The Wilmington Memorial Library, and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, have teamed up to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to Wilmington with a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Consumers pay for shares of the harvest upfront, and in return receive freshly-harvested produce for 20 weeks, from mid-June through late October. Shares are ready for pick-up Thursday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the library.

Library News

Save the Date Town Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, June 13, 9am – 3pm

Start cleaning out your attic and plan to be part of the town wide yard sale.  For $15 dollars, the library will promote the sale through all its channels and will provide a map online and in print of all the sale locations. In addition, you will receive two yard sale signs to post. Applications are available at the library and on the website.

Local Author Panel

The library is hosting a local author panel Monday, August 17, 7 pm.  This is an opportunity for local authors to talk about their work and their experience in publishing. If you are a local author and are interested in being on the panel, please email Charlotte Wood at cwood@mvlc.org.

Patriot’s Day

The library will be closed on Monday, April 20 in observance of Patriot’s Day.

RR = Registration Required

(NOTE: Library Lineup is submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.  Lineup will typically run every Wednesday.)

Teen Librarian Alison Schwartz promoting the library's Teen Job Fair.
Teen Librarian Alison Schwartz promoting the library’s Teen Job Fair.

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