LIBRARY LINEUP: Food For Fines In March; Researching Your Family Tree: A 6-Week Course

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.

View from the Top *RR
Monday, March 12, 10 am.
How are you viewed from the perspective of the corporate recruiter and hiring manager? Betsy Sheldon, Executive Talent Acquisition Consultant (translation: corporate recruiter) with Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA with over 20 years of recruiting experience, will share her thoughts on how to best present your successes, skills and experience. Topics for discussion will include networking, use of LinkedIn, resume preparation, Behavioral Based Interviewing, video interviewing, etc.; she loves an interactive discussion with lots of questions!

How-to Run a 5K *RR
Tuesday, March 13, 7 pm

Tired of being a couch potato? Join Founder and President of Sole Sisters Running club and Certified Running Coach Jill Chisholm for an informative program that will give you the tools to get started, train for a 5K and how to stay motivated.

Researching Your Family Tree (cost $25, limit 12, age 16+) *RR
Six-week course: March 13, 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 10:30 am-12 pm, Banda Room
Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using Wilmington library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors. The first two classes are mandatory.  Must have basic computer skills to participate.

Deer Ticks…one bite can change your life *RR
Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm
Catherine M. Brown, Deputy State Epidemiologist/State Public Health Veterinarian and Larry Dapsis, Deer Tick Program Coordinator and Entomologist for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA, will discuss ticks, disease, and protection. The talk will cover the different types of ticks and their life span, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, the role pets can play in transmission of tick-borne illnesses, and prevention strategies to minimize the risk of exposure to these dreaded arachnids.

Celtic Songs and Stories *RR
Thursday, March 15, 2:30 pm

Join talented musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Snow, who plays the Guitar, Autoharp, and Celtic Bouzouki, as he entertains you with the music of Scotland, Ireland and England and tells the stories and history behind the songs.

Domestic Affairs Discussion Group (cost $25 per attendee, limit 25)
Mondays March 19, April 2, 23, 30, 7 pm
This four-part discussion series will tackle the following domestic issues: Health Care in the United States, Taxes, Spending and Deficits, Corporate Rights, and Media in the 21st Century. Facilitator Keith West will prepare background-reading material, which will be available at registration. Please register at the main desk.

Youth Events

Baby Laptime *RR
Mondays, March 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

Exploration Station: Space *RR
Monday, March 12, 10:30 am
Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

Big Ryan’s Tall Tales
Monday, March 12, 6:30 pm
This program features Big Ryan’s original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! Ages 4+

Art Adventures: Wayne Thiebald Donuts *RR
Tuesday, March 13, 3:45 pm
Create your own masterpiece in the style of Wayne Thiebald. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind donut themed artwork for you to take home.  Grades 1-5

Star Mag
Wednesday, March 14, 3:45 pm
Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for, and about kids and published by the library.  Bring in finished, original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, and jokes or create it while you are here. Grades 3-6

Crafternoon: Aqua Terrariums *RR
Thursday, March 15, 3:45pm
Build a polymer clay figurine to decorate your (low-maintenance) Marimo moss ball aqua terrarium. Grades 4-8

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, March 16, 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

Library News

Food for Fines in August
In lieu of fines, the library will accept items for the Wilmington Food Pantry as payment during the month of March. In support of this effort, we ask that the items brought be comparable in cost to the fines owed.

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

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