LIBRARY LINEUP: Shredding Day On Sept. 23; Mass Memories Road Show On Sept. 30

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

Senior Tones *RR
Thursday, September 21, 2:30 pm
The Senior Tones is a band of retirees who love to play the oldies. Howie Conley began the group in 2008 with musical senior ice hockey players.  They perform songs from the 50’s and 60’s, and are always a big hit.

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, September 21, 7 pm
Featured Book: The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Kim Rowley.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

Shredding Day, Saturday, September 23, 9 am-12 pm
Town Common Parking Lot

The library, in partnership with the Wilmington Community Fund, is providing two on-site shredding trucks to handle household shredding (not businesses). We reserve the right to limit the amount of shredding due to wait time or truck space. Paper clips, rubber bands, and staples do not have to be removed.  The shredding is free to the public–donations to the food pantry are encouraged and welcomed.

Interview Prep *RR
Monday, September 25, 10 am
Are you nervous about interviewing? In this 90-minute workshop you will learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process. There will also be a short discussion on resume writing. Presented by Tom Falzareno, a business development director for Cytel, a Drug Development CRO.

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.  Cost is $25 for briefing book. Please register at the main desk.

Mass Memories Road Show
Saturday, 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? It does not matter if you have just moved to Wilmington or have lived here for generations.  Join us and help create a snapshot of our community for future generations!

Kids & Teen Events

Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, September 18, 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants- 15 months

Exploration Station: States of Matter *RR
Monday, September 18, 10:30 am
Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

Movie Night: Captain Underpants*RR
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 10.

Star Mag
Wednesday, September 20, 3:45 pm
Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library.  Bring in finished, original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, jokes, or create it while you are here. Grades 3-6

Mad Science Presents: Space Frontiers *RR
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Preschoolers turn into Astronauts in Training for our out-of-this-world workshop! Children learn why we can’t see stars during the day like we can at night. Then they learn about the largest star of our solar system — the sun! We explore what order the planets are in and how they are always spinning, all while orbiting the sun. Children finish up their Astronaut Training with a mock take-off and get to use robot-like arms to collect “moon rocks” as though they were really astronauts. Ages 3-6

Crafternoons: Pom Pom Keychains *RR
Thursday, September 21, 3:45 pm
Learn to make patterned pom pom keychains for your new book bag! Grades 4-8

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, September 22, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months.

Dads and Donuts
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 am
Dads and their kids ages two and up are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and more.  Moms, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome, too! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Pokemon Dodgeball *RR
Saturday, September 23, 2 pm
Join Mastermind Adventures for a dodgeball game inspired by Pokemon Go! On the Swain Green. Please wear sneakers and sunscreen.  Grades 1-5

Quidditch *RR
Saturday, September 23, 3 pm
Even Muggles can play the Wizarding World’s most famous game! Mastermind Adventures presents an introductory course on the Swain Green. Please wear sneakers and sunscreen! Grades 6-12

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

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