LIBRARY LINEUP: Learn About Alternatives To Cable On Sept. 6; Ted Reinstein Visit On Sept. 7

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

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 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.

Cookin’ the Books*RR
Tuesday, September 5, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: From Julia Child’s Kitchen by Julia Child
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 on the events calendar at Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

Alternatives to Cable *RR
Wednesday September 6, 7pm
Are you tired of having 100s of channels but not finding anything good to watch? Join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, as he presents alternatives to cable such as Netflix and  library resources. While not all are free, the alternatives will save you quite a bit of money every month.

Pints + Pages Book Group *RR
Thursday, September 7, 7 pm
Featured book: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Location: Panera Bread, Wilmington
A social book group geared towards readers in their 20s and 30s meets on the first Thursday of every other month hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading—check library website for location.  

Author Talk—Ted Reinstein
Thursday, September 7, 7 pm
Ted Reinstein, a reporter for “Chronicle”, talks about his newest book, New England General Stores, coauthored with Anne-Marie Dorning, an Emmy Award–winning journalist and writer. The general store was a place where kids came in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from swaths of fabric, to fresh vegetables, to four-penny nails. The general store is still very much here, and still very much the heart of some communities.

Kids & Teen Programs

Trivia Tuesday *RR
Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 pm
Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your parents and friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks are provided. Grades 6-12

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Wednesday, September 6, 3:45
This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity.   Kindergarten

LEGO Building
Thursday, September 7, 3:45 pm
Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, September 810 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Art Adventures: Block Printing *RR
Tuesday, September 12, 3:45
Join us for an afternoon of Block Printing. We’ll learn how to carve designs and pictures into foam blocks and transfer those designs to paper using paint and rollers. Grades 1-5

International Dot Day
Friday, September 15
Celebrate International Dot Day! From August 15-September 14, stop by the library to decorate a dot. The finished dots will be incorporated into mobiles to be displayed in the library. All ages

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, September 15, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Library News

Labor Day
The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. The library will be open on Saturdays beginning September 9.

Mass Memories Road Show September 30, 10 am -3 pm
WHS Cafeteria
Have you selected three photos that tell your Wilmington story to bring to the Mass Memories Road Show on Saturday, September 30? It does not matter if you have just move to Wilmington or have lived here for generations, Join us and help create a snapshot of our community for future generations!

Join Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library recently included a membership application in the recent water bill. Please take a few minutes to review the inset. Due to funding support from the Friends, our public library is able offer exceptional resources and robust programming for the community. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends because“ behind every great community is a great library and behind every great library are great Friends!”

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

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