LIBRARY LINEUP: Learn About The History Of Patriot’s Day on Apr. 2; Alternatives To Cable on Apr. 4

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

History of Patriot’s Day *RR
Monday, April 2, 2:30 pm

Robert Allison, Professor of History at Suffolk University, will talk about the origins of Patriots’ Day. Today it memorializes the start of the Revolutionary War but that was not always the case. Which events and traditions led to this commemorative day? Professor Allison, PhD from Harvard University is an expert in the history of Boston and colonial America.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, April 3, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
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.

Alternatives to Cable *RR
Wednesday, April 4, 7 pm

Are you tired of having 100s of channels but not finding anything good to watch? Join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, as he presents alternatives to cable such as Netflix and the library. While not all are free, the alternatives will save you quite a bit of money every month.

Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journey *RR
Thursday, April 5, 7 pm
Videographers Dan and Marilyn Brielmann will be your guides, sharing the history of the Bay Circuit Trail and taking you along its route in a beautifully shot video from their documentary series. The Bay Circuit Trail, a wonderful 230 mile permanent recreation trail and greenway extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts, including Wilmington, linking parks and open space in in 57 Boston-area communities. They hope to inspire you to both hike and preserve this precious natural resource that was 100 years in the making.

Youth Events

Baby Sign *RR
Saturday, March 31, 10 am
Bring your baby or toddler to this workshop where instructor Sheryl White will introduce parents to the benefits of using baby sign language and demonstrate how to teach your baby signs.  The babies will enjoy the toys, puppets and props used to teach the signs and the caregivers will get a chance to practice signing with their babies. Ages Infant-24 months

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

Teen Trivia Night *RR
Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 pm 
Show off your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Wednesday, April 4, 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

Circus Minimus *RR
Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm
Join us for an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination! From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and many more!

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

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