LIBRARY LINEUP: Lectures On High Tech Fabrics (Sept. 13) and Fake News (Sept. 14)

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 Programs

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.

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.

Buying the Lie One Click at a Time: Fake News in the Modern World *RR
Thursday, September 14, 7 pm
Join Kyle Moody, Assistant Professor Communications Media, Fitchburg State University, for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century. He will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of yellow journalism to the role reporters play in media consumption and circulation. A brief discussion of “what can we do?” will cover some basic strategies for information literacy to enable us to become better consumers of news media. ​

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, September 16, 9:15 am-11:30 am

Love poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets 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 in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Book Purse Craft  *RR
Saturday, September 16, 1 pm-4 pm (cost $5, limit 12) Register at main desk.

Crafter Elaine Sousa will lead participants in creating a purse made out of a book cover.  Bring your fashion sense to add your personal touch to your purse. All materials provided. Participants should bring scissors appropriate for cutting material. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Kids & Teen Events

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

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

R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat and Discuss) Middle Grade Book Club *RR
Friday, 3:45 pm September 15
Read The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and enjoy a snack while we discuss it.

College Planning Workshops
Everything You Wanted to Know About College Planning…But Were Afraid to Ask *RR
Saturday, September 16, 9-11am
Preparing for college has never been more complex and changes in admissions, financial aid, and financing only serve to further muddy the waters. This workshop provides families with an overview of the college planning process. Grades 9-12

Saturday, September 16, 3:30 pm
Play the game of absurd arguments, along with 6 expansion packs, in a Battle Royale, Villain Battle, or as Pacifists. Stay for a sneak peek of the Teen Zone’s newest board game additions and snacks. Grades 6-12

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

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