LIBRARY LINEUP: Mass Memories Roadshow On September 30; Mentalist Preston Heller On October 5

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

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.

The Plum Island Story: 4,000 Years on a Barrier Beach *RR
Monday, October 2, 2:30 pm
William Sargent, a NOVA consultant and author of, The Plum Island Story: 4,000 Years on a Barrier Beach, will discuss the erosion on Plum Island that occurred in March 2013 when six houses were lost and several condemned or were in imminent danger. This is only the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between man and nature on this fragile barrier beach and part of the larger story of how coastal communities must inevitably come to grips with the impact of Sea level rise on our ever-warming planet.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, October 3, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Stonewall Kitchen Favorites by Jonathan King
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!

Hoopla and Zinio *RR
Wednesday, October 4, 7 pm
Hoopla has not only eBooks but also eMovies and eTV shows. With Zinio you can read eMagazines. Technology librarian, Brad McKenna, will help you get started.

Preston Heller—Mentalist *RR
Thursday, October 5, 7 pm
Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does; he will show you. And in so doing, every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the “unseen”, including thought implantation or ‘influence’, revealing of information known only to the spectator, predictions, reading of body language, voice patterns and much more! Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Wilmington Food Pantry.

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, October 7, 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.

Kids & Teen Events

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, October 2, 9:30 am
Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5

Trivia Tuesday *RR
Tuesday, October 3, 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, October 4, 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 

Judy Pancoast: Reading Our Way Across the USA *RR
Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Buckle up and join Judy as we make our way out from Maine across the U.S. on a road trip that includes upbeat songs, tons of interaction and dancing, and a great geography lesson. Judy engages children in a musical literary adventure taking them from Make Way for Ducklings in Boston, to Balto in Alaska and everywhere in between! All ages

LEGO Building
Thursday, October 5, 3:45 pm
Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, October 6, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Saturday, October 7, 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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