LIBRARY LINEUP: Puppet Show On July 10; Author Kate Clifford Larson Visits On July 13

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

Boston Business Journal In Your Job Search *RR
Monday, July 10, 10:00 am
Elizabeth Toner from the Boston Business Journal, the leading business publication covering regional business, will offer tips and suggestions on how to incorporate this valuable tool into your job search.

Writing Group *RR
Monday, July 10, 7 pm
If you love to write and seek feedback, then join our writing group. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance.  Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

How to Make a Board Game *RR
Tuesday, July 11, 7 pm
Do you have an idea for the next big Monopoly, Apples to Apples or Magic the Gathering game? Do you want to understand the process of creating a board game and bringing it to market?  Join Jeff Johnston, a local published game designer, who will teach you all the rules you’ll need to know to get started.  No experience required.

Digitize It *RR
Wednesday, July 12, 7 pm
Come to the library to learn how you can turn your VHS tapes into DVD, your cassettes into CDs, and your projector slides into digital pictures, so that you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.

Author Talk: Kate Clifford Larson *RR
Thursday, July 13, 7 pm
Kate Clifford Larson is the author of three critically acclaimed biographies: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (2015), a New York Times best seller; Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2004), and The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (2008). She has received the 2016 Mass Book Award in Non-fiction for Rosemary.

Painting with Acrylics Workshop ($10 supply fee)*RR
Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20, 10 am-12 pm
New to working with acrylic paint or looking for a refresher course? This two-day workshop will provide an overview of working with acrylics while painting from direct observation. In addition to covering the techniques specific to acrylic paints, instruction will be provided on developing a strong composition, considering color theory, and establishing a personal style or aesthetic. All levels are welcome. Led by WHS Visual Arts teacher Jen Fidler.  Please register at main desk for this program.

Kids & Teen Events

Ellis Island: A You Choose Interactive History Adventure *RR
Monday, July 10, 3 pm
We will imagine that we are among the millions of immigrants leaving our home in the early 1900s to move to the United States in search of a better life.  We will read from the You Choose Interactive History Adventure and make group decisions that will determine our fate. The choices we make could lead to opportunity, to wealth, to poverty, or even to death.  Grades 3-5

Puppet Showplace Theater presents Dr. Doohickey’s Monster Machine *RR
Monday, July 10, 6:30 pm
Dr. Doohickey thinks that the world would be much more exciting if people were a little more like monsters, don’t you? Join the doctor and his assistant Reginald the Rabbit as they use music, machines and a little magic to bring funny monsters to life. Ages 4+

Build a Better World Preschool Storytime: Taking Care of Our World
Tuesday, July 11, 10 am
Come listen to books about ways to take care of our world and make a fun craft. Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 3-6

Fandemonium *RR
Tuesday, July 11, 2-4 pm
Celebrate all things fandoms with Jeopardy, a Peeps diorama contest, and SuperFight!  Grades 6-12

College Essay Bootcamp *RR
Tuesdays, July 11, August 1 & 8, 6:30-7:30 pm
Developing a powerful personal essay is a crucial part of the college application process. Yet, many seniors find it extremely challenging to communicate thoughts and experiences effectively. This Bootcamp offers tools and techniques that will reduce your stress and increase your confidence so you produce the strongest personal statement possible. Grades 6-12

Storytimes in the Sun: Yentile Farm
Wednesday, July 12, 10 am
Join us for a fun outdoor storytime at Yentile Farm!

All You Can Read Buffet *RR
Wednesday, July 12, 1-5 pm
It’s time for one of the library most favorite traditions-a reading and eating marathon!  Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read your materials or ours in air-conditioned comfort. We will provide the snacks and beverages throughout the day, and a pizza party at the conclusion.  Grades 4-8

Baby Times
Thursday, July 13, 9:30 am
This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time for Twos
Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am
This fun program features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement.  Age: 2 and a caregiver. Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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