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 www.wilmlibrary.org 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!
How to Rumba! *RR
Tuesday, July 10, 7 pm
Attending a wedding and bringing your two left feet? Let the directors of Dance Fever Studios, Emil and Ruta Ioukhnikov teach you the “dance of love” – the rumba! Learn how to shake those hips, keep a connection with your partner, and feel the music during this class. Dance Fever is the prime ballroom dance studio in the greater Boston area. Join us as we step, strut, and swing through summer – no partner required.
Pints + Pages Book Group *RR
Thursday, July 12, 7 pm (note second Thursday)
Featured book: Never Let Me Goby Kazuo Ishiguro
Location: Biltmore & Main (Reading, MA)
A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries host the book discussion.
Current Affairs Discussion Group*RR
Wednesday, July 18, 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.
Jazz and Much More *RR
Thursday, July 19, 2:30 pm
Jazz saxophonist Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, will perform music from the American Songbook as well as songs from different countries (Israel, Argentina, Ireland, Africa and Iran), and a few originals as well in this interactive performance. In addition to the saxophone, Sagit will play the space drum, the didgeridoo, and the rainstick.
Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RR
Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
Featured Book: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Livingby Louise Miller
Pick up a copy of this book and join in the discussion. Louise Miller will be the guest author at the library on Thursday August 2.
Kids & Teens
Friday, July 6, 3 pm
Sing your heart out (or jam out with your friends) to your favorite tunes using our karaoke machine. Grades 4-8
Karaoke Coding with the RICM *RR
Monday, July 9, 3-4:30 pm
Use portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers! In this workshop, kids will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record/modify their voices and design a beat box. Grades 5-8
Sciencetellers Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano *RR
Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Throughout this absolutely wild west adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! Grades K-5
Preschool Storytime: Jungle Animals
Tuesday, July 10, 10 am
This storytime on jungle animals includes 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
Travel Club Musical Road Trip: New Orleans *RR
Tuesday, July 10, 3 pm
Join us as we explore New Orleans! We’ll learn about the city, play games, make crafts, and listen to jazz music! Grades 1-3
Storytime in the Sun: Yentile Farm
Wednesday, July 11, 10 am
Join us for a fun outdoor storytime at Yentile Farm!
Pals and Popsicles Book Club *RR
Wednesdays, 3 pm, July 11
Want to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read The World According to Humphreyby Betty G. Birney in this four week series. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book. We will meet on July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1. Grades 1-4
Borrow one of the library’s lawn games for some backyard fun. We have bocce, croquet, horseshoes and ring toss.
(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)
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