LIBRARY LINEUP: Healthy & Allergen Free Holiday Baking On Nov. 2; Learn How To Downsize On Nov. 6

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

Intro to Social Media *RR
Wednesday, November 1, 7 pm
Have you ever wondered why people keep referring to hashtags? Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, will introduce you to the world of Social Media and demo how the library uses Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Healthy & Allergen Free Holiday Baking *RR
Thursday, November 2, 7 pm
Do food allergies or dietary restrictions prevent your family members from enjoying the sweets they crave? Would you like to know how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have? Learn the “secrets” to substituting ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but delicious tasting, too. Paula Castner brings her expertise in a workshop format, including desserts for sampling and handouts to bring home.

Pints + Pages Book Group*RR
Thursday, November 2, 7 pm
Featured book: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Location: Café Nero, Reading
A social book group geared towards readers in their 20s and 30s meets on the first Thursday of every other month hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading—check library website for location.  

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, November 4, 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.

The Festive Table *RR
Saturday, November 4, 2:30 pm
Register at the main desk starting (cost $5, limit 20)
Learn to combine fruits, vegetables and nuts with locally harvested greens and berries to decorate your home and table for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Betsy will share ideas and techniques for seasonal centerpieces, guest favors and door decorations, and she will demonstrate how to create a fresh winter potpourri. Attendees will each make an apple candle to use on their holiday table.

The Upside of Downsizing *RR
Monday, November 6, 2:30 pm
Greg Pavao of Mini Moves and Helene Vecchione, founder of More Than a Move, present the Upside of Downsizing including tips on how to de-clutter and de-stress, moving tips from the pros, and how to plan and organize a move to a senior living community.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, November 7, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser
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

Kids & Teen Programs

Humans v. Zombies *RR
Friday, October 27, 6:30-8 pm
The super popular, internationally epic game of tag comes to Wilmington as a library-friendly version played after hours. BYO foam dart blasters. Socks and bandanas provided. Grades 4-8

Halloween Party *RR
Monday, October 30, 10 am
Come dressed in your Halloween costume.  Play some games and make a spooky craft.  Ages 3+ 

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, November 1-22
Turkeys are hiding all over the children’s room! Find all nine turkeys to decode the secret message and win a prize! All ages

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Wednesday, November 1, 3:45pm
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.

Library News

Needleworkers Raffle
The library’s Needleworkers group that meets at the library on Friday morning has donated a variety of lovely items for a raffle with proceeds all going to the Friends of the Library. Tickets are 10 for $5. Select your favorite item and drop your ticket into the bucket. Winners will be drawn on November 17. Great gifts for the holidays!

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

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