LIBRARY LINEUP: Borrow A Telescope, Local Author Panel On August 15

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 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!

Adult Events

Local Author Panel *RR
Monday, August 15, 7pm
Local authors Diann Sespico, author of Nicol’s Way; Jean Trounstine, author of six books including her latest A Boy with a Knife; cookbook author Ana Patuleia Ortins whose most recent book is Authentic Portuguese Cooking; Mark Fins author of Imagine That; Michael Monuteaux, who writes under the pseudonym Carl Monuto is the author of the apocalyptic thriller, The Black Halo and other works; and Mark Ryan author of sci-fi e-books featuring the Romeo Gang will be discussing their books and publishing experience. This is a great opportunity to support local authors and learn about new books.

Movie Night –Angry Birds *RR
Tuesday, August 16, 6:30pm
Find out why the birds are so angry! When an island populated by happy flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely visitors to find out what the pigs are up t o. Rated PG. Please note that children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Big Band Idols *RR
Thursday, August 18, 2:30pm
Ken Lelen, vocalist and vintage guitarist, will sing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee and others, who sang for big bands, society orchestras and jazz combos led by the great band leaders of the 30s & 40s. Mr. Lelen will offer amusing anecdotes, musings and comments and will pair each song with an acoustic guitar made in the same period for an authentic sound.

Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, August 18, 7pm
Featured Book: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
Enjoy reading fiction? 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. Book groups are a wonderful way to expand your reading interests and meet others in the community.

Kids & Teen Events

Registration for Storytimes
Registration for the fall session of storytime that runs from September 5 to October 10 is underway. Please register online at or call the Youth Services Department at 978-694-2098.

High School Summer Reading Discussions *RR
Ms. Millerick will lead a discussion of the WHS required high school reading selections:

Tuesday, August 23
10 am: Fahrenheit 451
11 am: I am Malala
3 pm: Speak
4 pm: The Glass Castle

Wednesday, August 24
10 am: Speak
11 am: The Glass Castle
3 pm: Fahrenheit 451
4 pm: I am Malala

Library News

Featured Electronic Resource – Daily New York Times
The library provides access to a variety of authoritative databases and digital resources available at You can read the daily New York Times on your tablet or smart phone. Go to “Downloads” and click on the New York Times icon. After you click “redeem,” first time users will need to set up a user name and password. Your access is good for three days. But you can continue to sign in every three days and continue reading the New York Times for free.

Borrow a Telescope
The library has two Orion Starblast telescopes available to borrow for one week. One telescope can be reserved online; the other is available on a first come first served basis. Discover and enjoy the beautiful summer night sky with your family!


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(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)

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