LIBRARY LINEUP: The Truth About Chappaquiddick? On August 30; Library Seeks Teen Volunteers

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

Wilmington Networkers: Job Search Strategies*RR
August 27, 10 am

In this workshop, we will watch a 38 minute video on job search strategies offered through is a wonderful online resource offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills as well as videos on job hunting.  Assistant Library Director Charlotte Wood will show you how to access and will spend time reviewing its help for job seekers.

Don Nelson – Author Talk*RR
Thursday, August 30, 7 pm
In mid-morning of July 19, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy reported an accident he had had the previous night in which Mary Jo Kopechne had drowned. No one believed the story he wrote in his police report. What was he covering up? What really happened? Don Nelson’s account pulls back the cloak of the cover-up in his recently published book Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed.

Cookin’ the Books
Tuesday, September 4, 12 pm
Featured Cookbook:  Dinner: Changing the Gameby Melissa Clark
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). Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes! Please register

iOS (iPad and iPhone) Tips
Wednesday, September 5, 7 pm

Bring your iPad or iPhone and get guided hands-on experience. Such topics as connecting to a new wireless network, what different gestures do, downloading apps, and borrowing e-books will be covered. Taught by Technology Librarian Brad McKenna.

Empathic Meditation
Thursdays, September (6, 13, 20, & 27), 11 am
Part of civility is being mindful of other people’s thoughts and opinions as well as being kind to them no matter whether you agree or not. Meditation is a great way to work on that. These four half hour sessions will focus on general practices of compassion and gratitude as well as the Buddhist practices of Metta and Tonglen. Led by Technology Librarian Brad McKenna.  Drop in

Revive Civility
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 pm
Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, will explore the causes of incivility and disrespect that have been at play in the political arena and beyond.  She will share the latest polling data about how Americans feel about the great divide and the impact it is having on their lives. Most importantly, she will share the signs of hope that the National Institute of Civil Discourse is finding:  actions taken by elected officials, new models and experimentation in journalism, and what ordinary Americans are doing to respond to this crisis. The evening will end with the exploration of what we can do here in our own community.

Kids & Teen Events

Fall Storytime Registration Underway
Storytimes help build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Kids will enjoy age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more. Session 1 runs from Week of September 3 through the Week of October 8. Register online at or call the Youth Services Department at 978-694-2098.

Kindness Wall
September 1-30
Share kind words and messages all month long on our wall of kindness. All ages

Teen Volunteer Orientation *RR
Tuesday, September 4, 7 pm
Need volunteer hours? Whether for meeting your graduation requirement or just because you really love helping out at the library, we may have opportunities available for you! Please bring a completed application to the meeting. Grades 9-12

Royal Rules Etiquette Class *RR
Wednesday, September 5, 7 pm
Learn the art of making a great first impression, setting yourself on a path of confidence, respectfulness, self-reliance, and success for life! Grades 4-8

LEGO Building
Thursday, September 6, 3:45 pm
Build a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+

Library News

Revive Civlity
Please take note of the Revive Civility insert in the recent water bill mailing that was sent to Wilmington households. We encourage all residents to consider participating in this month long initiative to raise awareness of the importance of engaging in civil conversations.

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

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