LIBRARY LINEUP: Discuss Wilmington’s Future With Town Moderator Rob Peterson On September 25

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

Meditation for Kindness and Compassion *RR
Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am

Meditation is an invaluable tool that helps people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment and have more harmonious relationships. In this workshop, Dr. Allan Hughes will connect meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can impact your life in a profound way.

How to Develop a Productive Professional Network *RR
Monday, September 24, 10 am

Wilmington resident Barbara Alevras, PMP, founder and owner of Sage Consulting Services, will talk about the importance of developing and nurturing professional relationships.  The key steps of establishing realistic networking goals; developing an effective networking plan; and implementing a pragmatic contact management strategy will be discussed. You will leave the highly interactive session with easy-to-apply information and ideas you can put into action immediately.

Wilmington’s Future *RR
Tuesday, September 25, 7 pm

Town Moderator Robert Peterson will moderate a discussion on Wilmington’s future and “smart growth”. Whether you are new to Wilmington or have lived here for many years, this “Civility in Action Discussion Session” is an opportunity to voice your opinion and to listen to what others have to say about their hopes and aspiration for our town. Reading material from the Wilmington Master Plan (Vison Statement on page 5 and pages 45-55) is available at the library and on the registration link.

Creative Writing Skill Group *RR
September 25, 7 pm
Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.

Well Read Wednesday Book Group*RR
Wednesday, September 26, 10 am

Featured Book: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni
This a small but powerful book that reminds provides opportunity for self-reflection on the tenets of civility. Join Library Director Tina Stewart to share your thoughts about the book.

Empathic Meditation*RR
Thursdays, September ( 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.

Defining Etiquette with Miss Conduct *RR
Thursday, September 27, 7 pm
Robin Abrahams, aka “Miss Conduct” in theBoston Globe, will discuss the psychology of etiquette and the particular social challenges and delights of the 21st century (yes, there are some delights!). She will discuss civility and its discontents and help define etiquette in a diverse society. Most importantly, she will take questions from the audience, so be sure to bring yours!

Kids & Teen Events

Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, September 24, 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants-15 months

Maker Mondays
Monday, September 24, 3-4:30 pm
Drop in to tinker with tech! Strawbees, MaKey MaKeys, a Raspberry Pi, 3Doodlers and more will be available for you to explore at these drop-in workshops. Grades 4-8

College Planning Workshops *RR
College Financial Aid Workshop for Teens and Parents
Monday, September 24, 7 pm
James Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist with the National Institute of Certified Financial Planners, presents this free workshop addressing the financial aid process, necessary paperwork, and various strategies for paying for college. Teens and their parents are welcome.

Crafternoon: Chocolate Chip Cookie Squishies *RR
Wednesday, September 26, 3:45 pm
Obsessed with squishies? DIY a scented one to add to your collection! Grades 4-8

Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RR
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Bernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3

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

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