LIBRARY LINEUP: Make Your Home Energy Efficient On Sept. 12; Bill Littlefield on Sportsmanship On Sept. 13

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

Fiction Critique Group*RR
Saturday, September 8, 9:15 am (will resume firstSaturday meetings starting in October)

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.

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) will be available at the main desk starting August 13 for those interested.

How To—Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Wednesday, September 12
Wilmington resident Bernie Lyons, who has developed and conducted various energy audit courses, will explain the basics of heating and cooling systems (and heat transfer) and how efficiency can be improved by simple consumer maintenance and the use of various insulation. Other money saving tips will be mentioned as well. Samples of items will be available.

Bill Littlefield on Sportsmanship*RR
Thursday, September 13, 7 pm

You know the old adage “it isn’t whether you win or lose, but how you play the game”, in other words, good sportsmanship counts.   Bill Littlefield, recently retired host of public radio’s sports show Only a Game, will speak about the importance of sportsmanship and its close kin civility.   Bill will detail examples of good sportsmanship that he has witnessed throughout his over 25 years covering sports and of various forces in sports militating against good sportsmanship. A graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Bill Littlefield taught English at Curry College for 39 years and served as writer-in-residence there.

Empathic Meditation*RR
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.

Kids & Teen Events

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+

Minecraft Mondays *RR
Monday, September 10, 3:45 pm
Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5.

Farmer Minor and Daisy
Monday, September 10, 6:30 pm
Come meet Farmer Minor and Daisy the famous pot-bellied pig, and learn all about Daisy’s adventures. After the show, meet Daisy and her friends, the pugs! Ages 3+ 

Art Adventures:Create your own masterpiece in the style of Jackson Pollock *RR
Tuesday, September 11, 3:45
Create your own masterpiece in the style of three celebrated artists and illustrators. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home.  Grades 1-5

Star Mag
Wednesday, September 12, 3:45 pm
Calling all kid writers and artists! Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Grades K-5

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club: Hello Universe by Erin Estrada *RR
Friday, September 14, 3:45 pm
Join us as we make kaleidoscopes and discuss Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelley.  The book tells the story of three very different sixth-graders and the bully who ultimately unites them.  It is a suspenseful, quirky and heartwarming story.  Bring a friend to this great discussion!  Snacks provided. Grades 4-5

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

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