LIBRARY LINEUP: Summers On The Swain Begin August 3; Bob Ryan To Talk Boston Sports On August 6

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

Google: More Than Just Search *RR
Wednesday, August 1, 7 pm
Google may have started out as just a search engine, but it’s now so much more; email, calendars, and docs are just three of the offerings from the tech giant. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, for an introduction to the World of Google. 

Author Talk: Louise Miller*RR
Thursday, August 2, 7 pm
Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Livingand the recently released title The Late Bloomers’ Club, a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town’s efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true love.

Summer Movies on the Swain
Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:45 pm
Location: Swain Green near 4th of July Building
August 3: Coco
August 10: Pitch Perfect
August 17: Sing
August 24: Grease
Come and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green! Family friendly movies will be shown on Friday nights in August starting at 7:45 pm. Check our Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.

Bob Ryan: Boston Sports *RR
Monday, August 6, 2:30 pm
Bob Ryan, retired columnist for the Boston Globe and author ofScribe: My Life in Sports,will share his favorite memories of covering the Boston sports scene. Ryan began writing for the Globe in 1968 and his column still appears occasionally. Ryan is a regular panelist on ESPN’s Sunday morning roundtable, “The Sports Reporters.” Please note that author Dick Trust who was originally scheduled to speak on this date has been cancelled due to illness.

Kids & Teens

Drop-in Karaoke
Friday, July 27, 3 pm
Sing your heart out (or jam out with your friends) to your favorite tunes using our karaoke machine. Grades 4-8

Storytime in the Sun: Wilmington Farmers Market
Sunday, July 29, 10 am
Join us for a fun outdoor storytime at the Wilmington Farmers Market!

Little Movers *RR
Monday, July 30, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2

Preschool Storytime: Rock Around the World
Tuesday, July 31, 10 am
This storytime on 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

Pokémon Club *RR
Tuesday, July 31, 3 pm
Join other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+

Summer Talent Show *RR
Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 pm
Do you like to sing, dance, play an instrument, or have a unique talent? Well, here is your time to shine! If you would like to participate, stop by the library to fill out an application. All ages. Deadline for applications Friday July 27.

Baby Times
Thursday, August 2, 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, August 2, 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.

All You Can Read Buffet *RR
Thursday, August 2, 1-5 pm
It’s time for one of the library’s most favorite traditions–a reading and eating marathon! Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read your materials or ours in air-conditioned comfort. We will provide the snacks and beverages throughout the day, and a pizza party at the conclusion. Grades 4-8

Just Dance
Friday, August 3, 10 am
Play a variety of Just Dance for Wii games with our friends and family at the library! Grades 1-5

Middle Ground Book Club *RR
Friday, August 3, 3 pm
Read Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, and get a chance to chat with the author. Grades 6-9

Library News

Library Hours Friday August 10
The library will be closed Friday August 10 from 9 am to 12 noon for staff training. The library will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm that day.

Food for Fines in August
In lieu of fines, the library will accept items for the Wilmington Food Pantry as payment during the month of August. In support of this effort, we ask that the items brought be comparable in cost to the fines owed.

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

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