WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.
Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at http://www.wilmlibrary.org 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). Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!
Movie Night: “Joy”
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence in the wild story of a woman dealing with multiple family issues who invents the mop that launches a business dynasty. Many scenes were filmed in Wilmington. PG-13.
Digital Security *RR
Tuesday, May 17, 2:30 pm; Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm
Are you uncomfortable putting personal information online because you doubt it will be safe? Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, will provide helpful tips on how to tell if your information is safe on any given webpage.
WMS Jr. Jazz Band and the Flarinets *RR
Thursday, May 19, 2:30 pm
The Wilmington Middle School Jr. Jazz Band and Wilmington High School Woodwind Ensemble known as the Flarinets, will each perform under the direction of Anita DiLullo. Come enjoy the talent of Wilmington youth!
Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, May 19, 7pm
Featured Book: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian, Kim Rowley. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.
Skillshare: Mediating Disputes at Work and at Home *RR
Monday, May 23, 10 am
Learn how to apply mediation principles and techniques to resolve conflict in a collaborative and mutually beneficial way in one’s family and in the workplace. Presented by Christina Haines, certified community mediator in Cambridge Small Claims Court and member Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School.
Kids & Teen Programs
Saturday, May 14, 9:30 am
Infants through 24 months
This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.
Dads and Donuts
Saturday, May 14, 10:30 am
Dads and their kids ages 2 and up are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and more. Moms, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome, too! Ages: 2-5 and one or more adults.
Little Movers *RR
Monday, May 16, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2
Read to Zoey *RR
Monday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 pm
Read to Zoey, the listening Labrador. Zoey is a great listener and loves to have kids of all ages read to her and improve their reading skills. Zoey has been certified as a therapy dog by the Pets & People Foundation. Please call 978-694-2098 to sign up for a 15-minute session.
Wednesday, May 18, 3:45pm
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 4-8
Egg Drop Challenge: Family Edition *RR
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 pm, Grades K+
Can your family design a container that will protect an egg from a fall? Come to the library to construct your contraption. You can bring your own materials or use ours. You’ll have 45 minutes to build and then we’ll see whose egg can survive as we drop them from the second floor window. Grades K+
Crafternoons: Cupcake Flower Lights*RR
Thursday, May 19, 3:45 pm
Decorate your room for spring with these cheery string lights! Who knew cupcake liners are so versatile? Grades 4-8.
Book Discussion *RR
Friday, May 20, 3:45 pm
Join us for a book discussion of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff. Pick up copies of the books at the kids’ checkout desk. Grades 4-6
Friday, May 20, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited, tickets will be distributed on first-come, first served basis. Ages: 2-5 and one or more adults.
Museum of Science Pass
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library Annual Appeal 2015, which is earmarked for STEM related programs and materials, the library now has a second pass to the Museum of Science. The Community Fund continues to fund the first Museum of Science pass. Having two passes this year will enable more families to take advantage of the discount that the pass provides. The Museum of Science pass will admit 4 people with a co-pay of $10 each. Regular admission is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $20 for children. Museum passes may be booked online via the library’s website or by calling 978-658-2967.
(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)
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