LIBRARY LINEUP: Pokemon Dodgeball (2pm) & Quidditch (3pm) on Sept. 23; Meet Julia Child On Sept. 28

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

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—nonperishable food donations or monetary donations to the food pantry are encouraged and welcomed.

Job Networkers Group- 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.

Writing Skill Group *RR
Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm
Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative 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.

Meet Julia Child! *RR
Thursday, September 28, 7 pm
Meet Julia Child! – the beloved French Chef in  live performance featuring Lynne Moulton from the Delvena Theater Company as Julia Child. Learn more about her life, from her privileged childhood in California, when she had no interest in food, to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience!

Wilmington Mass. Memories Road Show
Saturday, September 30, 10 am-3 pm
Wilmington High School Cafeteria

The library, in collaboration with multiple community partners, is pleased to host the Mass. Memories Road Show, a special event that celebrates each person’s history and contribution to Wilmington by digitizing family photos and stories.

  • Who is invited? Anyone who has have lived, worked, or attended school in Wilmington is invited. It does not matter if you have lived here for generations or moved in last year, all are welcome. All ages may participate; children under 18 must have parental permission.
  • What should you bring? You may bring to 1-3 photos (print or digital) that best tell your Wilmington story.   Photos can be current or historic and can include special family occasions such as weddings, birthdays, first day of school etc. They can also include sporting and community events as well as social gatherings.
  • What will happen to the photos? Your photos will be scanned and archived for future generations; participants may also record the story behind the photos.
  • Why should you participate? Together we will create an online snapshot of our community that will be available to future generations.

Kids & Teen Events

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

Little Movers *RR
Monday, September 25, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2

Interactive History Adventures: Oregon Trail *RR
Monday, September 25, 3:45 pm
Jump into a life from long ago! We will read together from the You Choose Interactive History series and decide as a group who to be, where to go, and what to do. Will we succeed? Will we fail? Will we even survive? It’s up to us!  Grades 3-5

PJ Storytime
Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm
Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

College Financial Aid Workshop for Teens and Parents *RR
Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm
James Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist with the National Institute of Certified Financial Planners, presents this free workshop addressing the financial aid process, necessary paperwork, and various strategies for paying for college. Teens and their parents are welcome. Grades 9-12

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

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