Library Lineup: Library To Host Technology Panel on 5/13, Asks “What Will The Future Hold?”

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

Event Registration
Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked (RR).

The Interview from the Other Side of the Table (RR)
Monday, May 11, 9:45 am coffee, 10 am speaker
Bruce MacDonald, former Director of Human Resources with Data Instruments and Honeywell and also an independent recruiting consultant, will describe the interview from the vantage point of the hiring manager or recruiter. Learn to understand interview styles and how to react to them, find out what the interviewer is trying to find out about you, understand why certain questions are asked and develop a strategy to answering them. Learn to recognize trap questions designed to expose problems you want to avoid.

PowerPoint (with (RR)
Tuesday, May, 12, 2:30 pm
Get an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Technology Library, Brad McKenna, will use a combination of hands-on activities and videos from the library’s online learning service,, to help you get familiar with PowerPoint.

Tech Panel: What the Future Holds (RR)
Wednesday, May 13, 7 pm
Technology professionals will explain how they use technology in their work and hobbies and what they think the future of technology holds in their fields.  Panelist include Julie Chen, Vice Provost for Research at UMass Lowell and nanotechnology expert, Jeffrey Nussbaum, Consulting Engineer at GE Aviation and jet engine instructor, Joel Greenwood, Neurotechnology Engineer at the Center for Brain Science and member of the robotics team at Project Hexapod, Matt Dunlop, Software Engineer and member of robotics team Project Hexapod, and Anthony DeGregorio Director of IT Site Services at Charles River Labs (Wilmington).

Great Boston Fires (RR)
Thursday, May 14, 7 pm
A look at the devastating fires and their impact on Boston, from the many “great” fires of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries (including the truly Great Fire of 1872,) the Cocoanut Grove tragedy of 1942, and the Hotel Vendome fire of 1972.  How did these fires happen? What was learned from these events? What, if anything, was done to try and prevent similar catastrophes?  Presented by lecturer and author David Kruh, whose writing has appeared in Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe and Herald, as well as Boston Magazine.

Teen Events

Blooming Flowers for Mother’s Day*RR
Friday, May 8, 3:30 pm
Make a special gift this year for your mother or female guardian. You’ll take away a homemade bouquet of “flowers” that will never wither, made from cotton swabs dyed with vibrant spring colors. Grades 4-8.

Teens and Pre-Teens: Cook the Food You Want to Eat! *RR (limit 30)
Cooking Demonstration & Tasting
Monday, May 11, 3:30 pm
Learn how to prepare recipes that are easy, delicious, and most importantly, something you’ll want to eat! Watch as cooking instructor Liz Barbour of demonstrates a variety of cooking techniques to prepare your own healthy meals at home. Then enjoy some tasty samples, including fajitas and an Asian stir-fry with noodles. Open to grades 4-12.

Children’s Events

PJ Storytime
Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

Art Adventures: Lois Ehlert
Tuesday, May 12, 3:45 pm
Create your own masterpieces in the style of celebrated children’s book illustrator Lois Ehlert. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home. Grades 1-3.

Star Mag
Wednesday, May 13, 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.

Library News

More eBook Titles
As a member of the Massachusetts eBook Project, the library now offers Wilmington residents access to more digital content including popular fiction and non-fiction titles via Baker & Taylor Axis 360.  Check all that is available for reading, listening and viewing at

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