LIBRARY LINEUP: PJ Storytime On May 22; Lawn Games & Binge Boxes 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

Headshots with Bruce Hilliard *RR
Monday, May 22, 10am
Your photo is the first impression you will make and it speaks volumes about your brand. Bruce Hilliard, photographer for the Town Crier, will take headshots for free during this meeting. Look online for tips about what to wear.

Creative Writing Skill Building *RR
Tuesday, May 23, 7pm
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.

Ellen Alden, author of Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke *RR
Thursday, May 25, 7pm
Ellen Alden was sifting through her attic and discovered a leather box filled with Civil War era letters from her great, great grandfather. These letters, written to his wife and children from the lines of the Virginia battlefields, tell the story of an Irish immigrant farmer forced to seek a better life in America. Similar to the challenges that immigrants still face today, this story speaks of the sacrifices families make to improve their lives. Ellen will discuss her new novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story, which is based on the letters she found in her attic. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Kids & Teens Events

PJ Storytime
Monday, May 22, 6:30pm
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, May 24, 3pm
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, May 24, 6:30pm
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, May 26, 10am
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

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
The library will be closed on Saturday May 27 and on Monday 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Lawn Games
Check out one of the library’s lawn games for your Memorial Day cookout. We have bocce, horseshoes, ring toss and croquet.

Binge Boxes
In case of rain over the long weekend, check out one of our binge boxes, a collection of themed movies packaged in one container.

New Online Catalog
Wilmington, along with all MVLC libraries launched its new online catalog on May 18. Please feel free to ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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