LIBRARY LINEUP: ‘Revive Civility’ Keynote Speaker On Sept. 6; Discussion On NFL Anthem Protest On Sept. 11

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

Cookin’ the Books *RR
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 *RR
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 *RR
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.

Using Social Media and Websites for Job Hunting *RR
Monday, September 10, 10 am
Susu Wong, Principle and Chief Connector of Tomo360 an online marketing firm, will talk about using social media and the web for job hunting and for building a personal brand.  In the online job market of today, knowing the ins and outs of social media and keeping your personal brand sharp is a must.

NFL Anthem Protest and Free Speech*RR
Tuesday, September 11, 7 pm
Facilitator Keith West, debate coach at Boston Latin, will lead this first amendment discussion. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion and to listen and learn from others.  Background reading (article length) is available at the main desk and at the online registration link.

Kids & Teen Events

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+

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, September 8, 9:30 am
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months

Pokémon Club
Saturday, September 8, 3 pm
Join other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+

Library News

New Kits – Pickleball and Dot Journaling
We have two new kits in the Library of Things! Pickleball contains a book, 4 paddles and, 6 balls. Dot Journaling contains an assortment of pens, stencils, dot paper and an instructional book. Loan period is three weeks.

Labor Day Weekend
The library will be closed on Monday September 3 in observance of Labor Day. The library will resume Saturday hours on Saturday September 8.

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

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