LIBRARY LINEUP: Book Club At Panera Bread On Sept. 7; How To Makeover A Room In 5 Steps On Sept. 12

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

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.

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, September 9, 9:15 am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Job Networkers Series: Interviewing for Success *RR
Monday, September 11, 10 am

Learn the key elements to landing the job you want; lean how to identify the value you bring to your employer, and learn to leverage that value to stand out from the competition.  Learn how to avoid the Black Hole of resumes, how to deal with difficult questions, and learn the key questions ask.  Presented by consultant, author, and speaker Steve Balzac, president of 7 Steps Ahead an organizational development firm.

How to Makeover a Room in Five Steps*RR
Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm
Margaret Innis, a professional home stager and owner of Decorate To Sell, will explain how to complete a room makeover in five steps without a large investment of time and money.  Guests will leave with ideas they can implement in their own homes.

High Tech Fabrics: The Fabric Discovery Center at UMass Lowell*RR
Wednesday, September 13, 7 pm
Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UMass Lowell, will talk about the university’s plans to open a new Fabric Discover Center this year, focusing on the development, testing, and manufacturing of consumer and commercial fabrics that are blended with flexible electronics. The fabrics incorporate sensors and technology to help industries, hospitals, the military and consumers.

Great Decisions Series *RR
Mondays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 7 pm
This six-session Great Decisions program focuses on some of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans – The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. Participants will use a briefing book published by the Foreign Policy Association and will be led in discussion by facilitator, Keith West.  Register at the Main Desk.  Cost for briefing book $25

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!

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

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