LIBRARY LINEUP: New Year Computer Cleanup On Jan. 3; Meditation To Total Wellness on Jan. 6

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.

Adult Events

Writing Skill Group *RR
Tuesday, December 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.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, January 2, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger & Stronger Every Day by Seamus Mullen
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 record your recipe selection on the events calendar at Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

New Year Computer Cleanup *RR
Wednesday, January 3, 7 pm

New Year, new computer…sort of. Instead of buying a new one, get tips on how to clean up your computer, smartphone, and online presence. Topics will include defragmenting, backups, and passwords. Presented by Technology Librarian Brad McKenna.

Pints + Pages Book Group *RR
Thursday, January 4, 7 pm

Featured book: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Location: Golden Ginger, Wilmington
A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading.

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, January 6, 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.

Meditation for Total Wellness *RR
Saturday, January 6, 10:30 am
Meditation is a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress and gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Join Dr. Allan Hughes, long time meditator for this powerful workshop that can positively affect your life.

Kids & Teen Events

Minecraft Fun *RR
Tuesday, December 26 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm
Come play with other Minecraft enthusiasts.  Register for a one-hour time slot.

Tuesday, December 26, 6:30 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.

First Look Book Group *RR
Wednesday, December 27, 3 pm
Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look Book Group is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses. Snacks provided.

Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RR
Wednesday, December 27, 6:30 pm
Bernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3

All You Can Read Buffet *RR
Thursday, December 28, 1-5 pm
This popular event is back!  Come to this marathon read and eat-in.  Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read away.  Munch on yummy snacks, enjoy a hot chocolate topping bar, and finish with a pizza party.  Grades 4-8

Winter Wonderland Cupcake Wars *RR
Friday, December 29, 3 pm
Using a variety of toppings in two rounds of competition, contestants must create the most

Library News

Library Holiday Hours
Saturday December 23 – Library Closed
Monday December 25 – Library Closed

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

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