LIBRARY LINEUP: Annual Summer Reading Program For Kids, Teens & Adults About To Launch

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

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, June 16, 9:15 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.

Suncatcher Art Workshop ($10, age 16+) *RR
Monday, June 18, 2:30pm

Create a beautiful stained-glass suncatcher in this one-hour workshop led by Leslie Doherty owner of Ways of Color. She has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. No experience is necessary…. guaranteed fun! Register at the main desk.

Current Affairs Discussion Group *RR
Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm (meets the third Wednesday of the month)

This new group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Recommended background readings will be provided prior to each meeting. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

Savoir Faire *RR
Thursday, June 21, 2:30 pm
Vocalist Les Sampou and jazz guitarist Jim Gordon, known collectively as Savoir Faire, bring the American Songbook to life with a unique and sultry take on the classics—the music of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen.

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, June 21, 7 pm
Featured Book: Her Every Fearby Peter Swanson
Join Adult Services Librarian Kim Rowley who will lead a discussion on this book by Peter Swanson who will be visiting the library on June 28. Readers who enjoy Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins and Patricia Highsmith will like Swanson’s books that weave a tale of obsession, revenge and murder.

Kids & Teens

Summer Reading Kickoff Program: Toe Jam Puppet Band *RR
Saturday, June 16, 11 am
Kick off our summer reading program with Toe Jam!! Audience members of all ages are encouraged to sing and dance along with Toe Jam as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs and interactive storytelling. Get ready for a Car Wash, watch out for the Flying Laundry and be prepared to laugh with glee, Toe Jam style! All ages

Preschool Storytime: Trucks
Tuesday, June 19, 10 am
This storytime will feature trucks including books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5

Drop-in Teen Movie
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 pm
Come watch the newly released Black Panther movie and enjoy refreshments. Grades 6+

Drive-in Movie *RR
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 pm
Join us as we make and decorate cars out of large cardboard boxes. Afterwards, we’ll eat popcorn inside our cars as we watch a short movie at our own Drive-In Movie Theater! Each child will need an adult to assist them. Ages 3-5

Baby Times
Thursday, June 21, 9:30 am
This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Infants through 24 months.

Time for Twos
Thursday, June 21, 10:30 am
This fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement. Parents and caregivers accompany the child into the story room and participate in the activities.

Big Trucks
Friday, June 22, 10-12 am
Check out fire engines, construction vehicles, police cars and more! Climb inside and ask their operators questions.  Thanks to the Town of Wilmington’s Departments of Public Works, Fire, and Police for making this event possible.  Parking is limited at the library; parking is available at the high school and Swain Green. The Bookstore Next Door will be open 10 am-1 pm that morning, so stop by for a new-to-you book after visiting the trucks!  All proceeds benefit WML!

Library News

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program

The annual summer reading program is underway at the Wilmington Memorial Library. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.”  A variety of events and prizes are planned to keep kids reading all summer long. Stop by the library with your children and pick up a summer reading log. Find out more at Adults can also join in the fun. For every two books that you read, you can come to the library to take a chance on our prize wheel.

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

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