LIBRARY LINEUP: Authors Anthony Sammarco (Aug. 21) and Hallie Ephron (Aug. 24) To Visit

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

Author Talk: Anthony Sammarco
Lost Boston
and A History of Howard Johnson’s *RR

Monday, August 21, 7 pm
Noted historian and author Anthony Sammarco will discusses two of his books, Lost Boston and A History of Howard Johnson’s. He will take you down memory lane recounting how Howard Johnson introduced twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the “Tendersweet” clam strips, grilled frankfurters and more.  His talk about Lost Boston will feature much-loved institutions that failed to stand the test of time such as Boston city Hall, Boston Coliseum, the Molasses Tank, Braves Field.

Creative Writing Skill Building *RR
Tuesday, August 22, 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.

Author Talk: Hallie Ephron *RR
Thursday, August 24, 7 pm
New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron writes suspense novels she hopes readers can’t put down.  Join us for a lively evening where she will be speaking about growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers, where she finds the ideas for her page turners, and her new suspense novel, You’ll Never Know Dear.  Q&A, book signing and sales to follow talk.

How to Develop a Productive Professional Network *RR
Monday, August 28, 10 am
Wilmington resident Barbara Alevras, PMP, founder and owner of Sage Consulting Services, will talk about the importance of developing and nurturing professional relationships.  The key steps of: establishing realistic networking goals; developing an effective networking plan; and implementing a pragmatic contact management strategy, will be discussed. You will leave the highly interactive session with easy-to-apply information and ideas you can put into action immediately. 

Lawn Care–Mass Fertilizer Regulations *RR
Tuesday August 29, 7 pm
The state of Massachusetts recently approved new fertilizer regulations (333 CMR 31) which affect ANYONE applying fertilizer, even homeowners.   DPW Operations Manager Jamie Magaldi will summarize the relatively new regulations that all contractors, landscape professionals, fertilizer retailers, property caretakers, and homeowners should be aware of.  Jamie will discuss how to replace widely accepted nutrient overloading practices with a more tailored, soils based approach.

Library News

Winner of Do-It-Yourself Gift Basket
Congratulations to Alison Zaya, the winner of our DIY Raffle Basket. The Friends of the Library raised $840 with ticket sales. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets helping to support the programming offerings at WML.

Storytime Registration
The library offers a variety of drop-in and registration storytime programs.  Storytimes help build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading.  Kids will enjoy age appropriate books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more! Go to  or call 978-694-2098 to register for the fall storytime session that begins the week of September 4.

Local History
If you are interested in local history and seeing some old photographs of Wilmington, check out the library’s local history page on our website

Food for Fines in August
In lieu of fines, the library will accept items for the Wilmington Food Pantry as payment during the month of August.  In support of this effort, we ask that the items brought be comparable in cost to the fines owed.
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(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)

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