LIBRARY LINEUP: Winter Birds of New England on Nov. 8; How To Make Soap on Nov. 14

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

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 sampling everyone’s dishes!

Winter Birds of New England *RR
Wednesday, November 8, 7 pm
John Rockwood shares a spectacular mix of photos and video clips of typical New England winter birds, plus photos of rare New England winter visitors.  In addition, photographs taken by the speaker will be on display in the conference room.

How to Develop a Productive Professional Network *RR
Monday, November 13, 10 am
Wilmington resident Barbara Alevras, PMP, founder and owner of Sage Consulting Services, will talk about the importance of developing and nurturing professional relationships.  The key steps of: establishing realistic networking goals; developing an effective networking plan; and implementing a pragmatic contact management strategy, will be discussed. You leave the highly interactive session with easy-to-apply information and ideas you can put into action immediately.

How-to Make Soap*RR
Tuesday, November 14, 7 pm
Learn to make unique specialty soaps with Jennifer Hofmann! Participants will receive an instruction booklet to follow up the class with some home soap making of their own. You will see soap made during the presentation as well as learn the history and chemistry of soap making, the basic supplies and equipment needed, the safety considerations, how to color and scent soap, how to prepare molds, and how to insulate, cut, cure, and store soap.  All attendees will receive a soap sample!

The Last Duo *RR
Thursday, November 16, 2:30 pm

Dan Sirois and Greg Decoteau bring a full and exciting sound to the music of the 60s and 70s including songs by the Eagles, America, Van Morrison, and the Beatles and more.

Kids and Teen Events

Dads and Donuts
Saturday, November 4, 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

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, November 6, 9:30 am
Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5

Trivia Tuesday *RR
Tuesday, November 7 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

Maker Monday: MaKey MaKey: Make ANYTHING into a Key! *RR
Monday, November 13, 3: 45 pm
Use bananas and other fruits and veggies as a keyboard. Grades 4-8

Mad Science Presents: Movie Effects *RR
Monday, November 13, 6:30 pm
This workshop gives children a chance to sit in the director’s chair and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities allow children to discover the science behind the amazing sound and weather effects from their favorite movies. Children investigate 3-D technology and experience how this effect can make them feel like part of the action. Motion pictures come alive with a spinning praxinoscope. Grades 1-5

Library News

Veterans Day
The library will be closed Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

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

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