LIBRARY LINEUP: Mother-Daughter Yoga On Jan. 23; Live A Happier Life On Jan. 25

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 Events

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, January 20, 9:15 am-11:30 am

Love poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets 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 in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Job Market Analytics & Job Tips *RR
Monday, January 22, 10 am
Mike Moore, president and COO of award winning Moore Staffing Services of Methuen and managing partner with Supply Chain Talent Partners,  will discuss job market analytics and tips for finding the ideal job. Mike started working in the staffing industry in 1980 and opened the Methuen office in 1986.

Tranquil Tuesdays with Brad
Tuesday, January 23, 9:15 am
Always wanted to start a meditation practice but don’t know how to start? Technology Librarian Brad McKenna, a meditator for over 15 years, will lead you through silent and guided meditations, share his personal experiences, and offer tips for success. Sessions will be 30 minutes. Join us for one, some, or all!

Writing Skill Group *RR
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RR
Wednesday, January 24, 10 am

Featured Book: Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
This a new book group that will discuss contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

Living a Happier Life with Lizzie Casanave *RR
Thursday, January 25, 7 pm
Learn how to become happier simply by changing the way you think. Many of us feel we will be happier because of something -such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc. However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think. Led by Lizzie Linn Casanave, a professor of philosophy and member of the Northern Essex Community College Speakers’ Bureau.

Art Workshop: Drawing from Life *RR
Saturday, January 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (cost $10, limit 20)
Register at the main desk.
New to drawing or looking for a refresher course? This three-hour introductory workshop taught by WHS art instructor Jen Fidler, will cover sketching from observation, applying the rules of perspective, establishing strong composition and value ranges, and exploring the basics using both graphite and charcoal. Participants are welcome to bring small objects to draw on site or work from the still life provided by the instructor.

Kids & Teen Events

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, January 19, 10:00 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Friday, January 19, 3:45 pm
Read, Eat and Discuss great classic books written for kids in grades 4-5.

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, January 20, 9:30 am
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more.  Infants through 24 months

Dads and Donuts
Saturday, January 20, 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

Little Movers *RR
Monday, January 22, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2

PJ Storytime
Monday, January 22, 6:30 pm
Wear your snuggly pajamas, bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket, and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Mother-Daughter Yoga Night *RR
Ages 10+.
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm
Girls and the special ladies in their lives are invited to join The Yoga Loft’s Jen Ryan for an introduction to yoga with basic positions, breathing and mindfulness. Please bring your own mat.

First Look Book Group *RR
Wednesday, January 24, 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, January 24, 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

Library News

Here are the top ten borrowed books at Wilmington Memorial Library. How many of them have you read?

  1. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  3. Murder Games by James Patterson
  4. The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
  5. The Underground Railroad by Colin Whitehead
  6. You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron
  7. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  8. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  9. Night Night, Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron
  10. The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

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

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