LIBRARY LINEUP: Jerry Thornton, Of Barstool Sports, To Talk Patriots On June 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

Going Native: Low Maintenance Trees and Shrubs *RR
Thursday, May 31, 7 pm
Native trees and shrubs evolved in New England without our help; they adapted to hot, dry summers and cold winters, are resistant to browsing deer and local insects, they attract birds and butterflies, and add color to your landscape. Cultivars of native plants have changed the face of natives–expanding the color palette and options for the gardener. Led by Betty Sanders, who is a widely recognized speaker on gardening and environmental subjects, is a Lifetime Master Gardener and a nationally accredited floral design judge.

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, June 2, 9:15 11:30 am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers 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 before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

New England Patriots – Darkness to Dynasty *RR
Monday, June 4, 2:30 pm
Calling all Patriot fans! Jerry Thornton, author of From Darkness to Dynasty: the first 40 years of the New England Patriots, shares stories from the team’s beginnings. Bought by a man who had no idea what he was doing, to that fateful 2001 Super Bowl winning season. Jerry Thornton writes daily for Barstool Sports, co-hosts their NFL podcast Laces Out, and is a stand-up comic.  This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Scanned Document Images *RR
Tuesday, June 5, 10 am (class limit 10)

Many genealogists, work with scanned or photographed documents, such as ship manifests, birth records, declarations of intention, etc., which are often surrounded by black borders and other unwanted items, such as the edges of pages. Additionally, these documents may be tilted or require changes in brightness and contrast to read text. Fortunately, these defects can be removed and/or fixed using free image processing software.  Learn how from Wilmington resident Bernie Lyons.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday,  June 5, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Bringing it Home by Gail Simmons
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); register and record your recipe selection on the events calendar at Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!    

Kids & Teen Events

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, June 1, 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

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, June 2, 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, June 2, 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

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, June 4, 9:30 am
Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5

LEGO Building
Thursday, June 7, 3:45 pm
Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

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

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