LIBRARY LINEUP: Library Wins 3 Public Relations Awards; Social Security 101 on June 8

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

Mel Simons Presents One Man Show *RR
Monday, June 5, 2:30 pm
“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”  This one-man show features the life and songs of Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, and George M. Cohan.  Mel will bring back memories of these four well known showbiz legends by mixing clips, accordion tunes, and anecdotes.  Mel Simons has been a regular on WBZ Radio for decades and is popular speaker and personality.

Politics in America *RR
Mondays, June 5 and 12, 7 pm
Register at the main desk. Cost $5 for background material
This two-part series on Politics in America will be led by Keith West, who has facilitated the library’s Great Decisions series the past four years.  The two sessions will be part lecture and part discussion and will focus on the current political climate. Background reading material will be provided at registration.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, June 6, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: My Two Souths by Asha Gomez
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online); register and select your recipe through the events calendar at Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

An eBook Education *RR
Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm
Join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, as he shows off the libraries three eBook collections, Overdrive, Axis360, and Hoopla. Bring your Kindle, Nook, or iPad to try it yourself.

Social Security — What You Need to Know*RR
Thursday, June 8, 6:30pm
Sheila E. Smith, CFPR, will discuss Social Security benefits: when to file, the advantages of delaying benefits, the impact when you continue to work, spousal benefits, eligibility if you are divorced or widowed and how to minimize taxation of benefits.  Presented in conjunction with the Wilmington Recreation Department.

Kids & Teens

Music and More
Tuesday, June 6, 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

Summer Reading Kickoff Program: Mike Bent’s “Books Build a Magical World” Magic Show *RR
Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am
Kick off our summer reading program with a fun magic show developed especially for kids and families. Mike has garnered multiple awards over his 20-year career for his exciting blend of humor and magic. With storytelling, puppets, and mind reading ants, you will not want to miss this special show!  All ages

Library News

Public Relations Awards
The Massachusetts Library Association awarded Wilmington Memorial Library the following three public relations awards at its conference last week: First Place – Library Website, First Place -Library Ambassador T-shirt, Third Place- Teacher Email Newsletter.

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

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