LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash with Food Trucks, Live Music, Kids Games & More Set For August 9 On Swain Green

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!

Summer Bash
Thursday, August 9, 5 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Swain Green near 4th of July Bldg.
Join us for WML’s third annual Summer Bash! Bring your lawn chairs and your blankets! Relax and enjoy dinner from the Amigos Locos Tex-Mex or Amigos Locos Cantina food trucks (affordable prices plus kid friendly options). Mimzee’s Ice Cream Truck will be there if you want to purchase a cool treat. Music will be provided by Vanessa Trien and the Dancing Monkeys.  Children’s games and entertainment will be part of the evening’s festivities. Balloon twister Casper the Spectacular will be making his famous balloon creations!

Adult Events

Bob Ryan:  Boston Sports *RR
Monday, August 6, 2:30 pm
Bob Ryan, retired columnist for the Boston Globe and author of Scribe: 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.”

Fiction Critique Group*RR
Monday, August 6, 7 pm

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.

Podcast Panel *RR
Wednesday, August 8, 7 pm
Want to start a new series but trying to watch less TV? Love audiobooks but short on time? Try a podcast! Join podcasters David Ells and Jill Rogati (Ride Home Reactions), Brad McKenna and Lisa Kapala (Bridging the Digital Divide), and Jennifer Tierney (How to Make a Memory) for a panel presentation on how they got started, why they do it, and what’s to come. Moderated by WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville.

Networking for Success *RR
Monday, August 13, 2018, 10 am

Networking is one of the best ways to find your ideal job and accomplish your goals, but how many of you do it regularly and enjoy it?  How about trying a different no pressure approach?  Join Career and Life Coach Clare Harlow for a network check-up and reboot.  You’ll have fun while gaining tips and strategies you can use networking and in interviews. You never know- your next best job contact could be sitting next to you!

How to Cha Cha Cha! *RR
Tuesday, August 14, 7 pm
“Two, three, chachacha!” Come and learn the cha cha cha with the directors of Dance Fever Studios, Emil and Ruta Ioukhnikov. Learn the rhythm and syncopation of the dance, basic steps, and arm and shoulder movements. 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.

Kids & Teens

PJ Storytime
Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm
Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Preschool Storytime: Mo Willems Books
Tuesday, August 7, 10 am
This storytime  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 York City *RR
Tuesday, August 7, 3 pm
Join us as we explore New York City! We’ll learn about the city, play games, make crafts, and listen to disco music! Grades 1-3

R.E.A.D. & Meet the Author *RR
Wednesday, August 8, 3 pm
Read P.S. I Miss You by local librarian-turned-author Jen Petro-Roy, then get to meet her and discuss her book! Grades 5-6

Baby Times
Thursday, August 9, 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 9, 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.

Teen Escape the Room: Library Edition *RR
Friday, August 10, 2pm, 3pm, 4 pm
Competing with a team of up to 8 people, teens must stretch their problem solving skills and escape the room together before the buzzer sounds! Grades 6-12

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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