LIBRARY LINEUP: Antiques Talk On April 27; ‘Trustees of the Reservation’ Pass Now Available

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

The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment *RR
Saturday, April 22, 2:30 pm
Join Kenneth Warchol for this narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival.  Ken will bring samples of a variety of honey for everyone to taste. 

Preventing the Top 3 Job Search Mistakes *RR
Monday, April 24, 10 am

This workshop will explore effective negotiation tools to prevent common mistakes in each of these interactions. You will learn to focus on your true interests instead of limiting decisions that narrow your options for success. You will learn how to ally with connectors to gain access to your field of interest. And with decision makers, you will learn how to explore mutual fit and differentiate yourself in interviews.  Presented by Career Coach Tad Mayer, president of Career Negotiations.

Creative Writing Skill Building  *RR
Tuesday, April 25, 7 pm
Learn and apply writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their writing skills and get their work published. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Let’s Talk Antiques *RR
Thursday, April 27, 7 pm
Licensed Auctioneer and Certified Appraiser, Ron Wackowski will provide answers to the most common questions he is asked in the antique trade such as “what is an antique” and “how old must an item be to be considered an antique?”

Felt Succulent Planter Craft (cost $5, limit 15) *RR
Saturday, April 29, 10 am-1pm

Master crafter Elaine Sousa will lead participants in creating a beautiful felt succulent planter. These lifelike planters make an attractive addition to anyone’s home or make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day or other occasion.  Attendees should bring good scissors if they have them.

Kids & Teen Events

Dramatic Adventure Yoga *RR
Friday, April 21, 10 am
Dramatic Yoga is an exploration in movement and creative dramatics which celebrates the art of imagination!  Children will stretch their mind and bodies as we bring a story to life!  Join the fun dramatic yoga where poses become stories and stretching becomes an adventure!  Ages 3-6

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RR
Friday, April 21, 3:45 pm
Read, Eat and Discuss great books written for kids in grades 4-5.

Little Movers *RR
Monday, April 24, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for singing, dancing and moving around! Ages 1-2

PJ Storytime
Monday, April 24, 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

First Look Book Group *RR
Wednesday, April 26, 3 pm
Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12

Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RR
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Bernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance.  Ages 1-3

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, April 28, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Library News

Trustees of the Reservations Pass
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library, a pass to the Trustees of the Reservations is now available. The family pass provides free or discounted admission for two adults and two children under age eighteen to over a hundred properties across Massachusetts. The properties in the Northeast include Appleton Farms in Ipswich, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crowninshield Island in Marblehead, Misery Islands in Salem and more. Check the Trustee of the Reservations website, or ask for the guidebook at the main desk for a complete description of all the properties, directions, admission policies, etc.   You can reserve the pass online at or call 978-658-2967.

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

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