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 www.wilmlibrary.org 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!
How-to Play a Ukulele *RR
Tuesday, October 10, 7 pm
Ever wanted to learn how to play ukulele but did not know where to start? Here is your chance! Musician and teacher Julie Stepanek will get you started with the fundamentals followed by a strum-along of fun and easy songs. Borrow a ukulele or bring your own (sign-up required to borrow a ukulele for the event).
Understanding Viruses *RR
Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm
Marta Gaglia, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, will talk about how viruses operate, focusing on the interaction between viruses and infected cells, and the challenges and advances in treating viral infections, including emerging viruses. The talk is for a general audience.
From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America *RR
Thursday, October 12, 7 pm
Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy’s assassination as a cause of the Beatles’ sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964 because the Beatles made America happy again. The real answer is that Kennedy’s life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles’ arrival and success. This 60-minute program presented by Beatles scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz will explain how and why.
Welcome to Wilmington Reception Monday
Monday, October 16, 6-8 pm
If you have recently moved to Wilmington or have lived here for a while and wish to know more about the community, you are invited to drop by the library on Monday, October 16 between 6 pm and 8 pm. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, youth groups and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. You will learn about services, programs, volunteer opportunities and more. New residents can pick up a Chamber of Commerce Welcome bag filled with information, coupons, and gift items. This is also a great opportunity to meet others new to the community. In addition, you are encouraged to get a library card, tour the library and meet the library staff. The Welcome to Wilmington Reception is sponsored by Wilmington Memorial Library and the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.
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
Art Adventures: Haunted Silhouettes *RR
Tuesday, October 10, 3:45
We’ll make haunted house silhouette artwork perfect for Halloween! Grades 1-5
College Essay Bootcamp for High School Seniors *RR
Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm
Developing a powerful personal essay is a crucial part of the college application process. Yet, many seniors find it extremely challenging to communicate thoughts and experiences effectively. Led by Barbara Alevras, Bootcamp offers tools and techniques that will reduce your stress and increase your confidence so you produce the strongest personal statement possible. Grade 12
Friday, October 13, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults
(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)
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