LIBRARY LINEUP: Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton on Feb. 8; Science of Chocolate on Feb. 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 Events

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 many of the following programs.

Lighthouses Near and Far *RR
Monday, February 5, 2:30 pm
Join John Galluzzo as he tells unique stories about lighthouses from ghosts to storms, to shipwrecks, and famous visitors. The tour begins in Boston Harbor, continues to points north, south, and west, and returns to the Massachusetts coast.  John Galluzzo is the author of many books on the local history of towns south of Boston and is a regular contributor to South Shore Living, Ships Monthly, and other magazines.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, February 6, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Small Victories by Julia Turshen              
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). Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes! Please register; facilitator Lisa Crispin will then send an email asking for everyone’s recipe selections.

Intro to the Cloud *RR
Wednesday, February 7, 7 pm

Learn about that mysterious Cloud. Technology Librarian Brad McKenna will discuss such cloud-based technologies as email, file storage, music/movie streaming, and more.

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr *RR
Thursday, February 8, 7 pm
It is the most famous duel in American history, but what prompted the sitting Vice President of the United States and the former Treasury Secretary to settle their differences with guns blazing? Rick Beyer, author of Rivals Unto Death, explores their intricate thirty-year rivalry that led to their deadly encounter, following them through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms (!) and arguably the wildest presidential election in history – all the way to their day of destiny in Weehawken New Jersey.  Rick Beyer is a New York Times bestselling author and an award winning documentary filmmaker.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect *RR
Monday, February 12, 10 am
If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people, and while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Certified professional speaker, trainer, and coach Srdjan Perisic from The John Maxwell Team, will tell you how.

How to Buy and Sell a Home *RR
Tuesday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm

Get ready for the spring buying season! Realtors Linda Thomson and Mona Bottoni-DeRosby from Keller-Williams Realty in Reading, MA will walk you through all stages of the buying and selling process. They will also touch on the current market conditions and provide tips on how to prepare a home to sell and how to determine what a house is worth (for both buyers and sellers).  Mortgage lender Andrew Marquis from Guaranteed Rate will talk about financing options; and real estate attorney Sean O’Brien will discuss the closing process and associated costs.

The Science of Chocolate *RR
Wednesday, February 14, 7 pm
Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too. Presented by Michael Cross, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Northern Essex Community College.

Youth Events

Interpreting the Financial Aid Reward Letter
For High School Seniors & Parents
Saturday, February 3, 9:30-11:30 am
Unravel the mystery surrounding financial aid award letters, understand what you’re actually receiving in aid, and how much college will truly cost with this workshop. Possible avenues for appeal, uncovering more potential aid, scholarships, and your questions regarding payment are covered.

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

Trivia Tuesday *RR
Tuesday, February 6, 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 provided.

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Wednesdays, February 7, 3:45 pm
This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love being read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity.  Kindergarten

Bingo for Books *RR
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm
Let’s play Bingo! Winners will receive a free book. Grades K-5

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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

Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, February 12, 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants-15 months

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

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