LIBRARY LINEUP: Mother/Daughter Cookie Decorating On April 17; Tap Dancing Concert on April 19

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

Tap Into Spring *RR
Thursday, April 19, 2:30 pm
Together, Jenny (singer and tap dancer) and Jacob (pianist and violinist) play a repertoire that spans the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, original compositions, and tap dance choreography from the Copasetics.  Not to be missed!

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, April 19, 7 pm
Featured Book: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Kim Rowley.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, April 21, 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.

The Hero’s Journey and Your Job Search *RR
Monday, April 23, 10 am
Whether you are currently employed searching for a better position or unemployed looking for a new opportunity, a job search can be a long taxing process. How do you stay motivated when you hit a roadblock? One possible way is to follow the template of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”, which provides a blueprint to help keep you focused on finding your “elixir.” Presented by Rick Salemi who is always searching for new opportunities.

Creative Writing Skill Group *RR
April 24, 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

Well Read Wednesday Book Group*RR
Wednesday, April 25, 10 am

Featured Book: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Montgomery offers a unique window into octopus behavior and intelligence through elegant descriptions — both science-based and emotional — of her extended encounters with octopuses while going behind the scenes at Boston’s New England Aquarium and diving in Polynesian waters. (Barbara King on NPR).

Youth Events

Ed Morgan Toddler Singalong *RR
Tuesday, April 17, 10 am
Come sing and dance with “The Music Man!” For over 10 years, Ed Morgan has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. All ages

Mother/Daughter Cookie DecoratingMother/Daughter Cookie Decorating *RR
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn the basics of cookie decorating with Lisa! Mix up royal icing to the right consistency and decorate half a dozen sugar cookies per pair. Grades 6-12

Beyond the Fairy Tale: Interactive Theatre Workshop for Kids! *RR
Wednesday, April 18, 3 pm
Join the fun as we bring the fractured Fairy Tale, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, to life in this interactive group improv class!  By using props, costumes and our imagination, we will learn that all villains aren’t always the same. And maybe by showing a little kindness, just about everyone can have their happily ever after. Grades 1-5

Life-Sized Candy Land *RR
Thursday, April 19, 10 am-12 pm
Have you ever wanted to travel through the Peppermint Forest and the Lollipop Woods? Join us as we transform the Community Room into a life-sized Candy Land board game. Can you navigate the candy path and find your way to Candy Castle? Join us to find out! Children of all ages are welcome to play.

Crafternoon: Crayon Art Silhouettes *RR
Thursday, April 19, 3:45pm
Using crayons, canvases and hair dryers, create a vibrant work of art to brighten up a rainy month! Grades 4-8

Amazing Race: WML Edition *RR
Friday, April 20, 2 – 4 pm
Compete in Amazing Racing: WML Edition!  Clues provided in each leg of the race lead to “pit stops” where teams of two must complete a challenge before continuing to the next leg of the race. Quickest team wins! Grades 4-8

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RR
Friday, April 20, 3:45 pm
Read, Eat and Discuss great books written for kids in grades 4-5.

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

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