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 www.wilmlibrary.org 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!
Cemetery Walk *RR
Saturday, October13, 10 am
This year’s Stroll will focus on newer (post 1900) parts of the cemetery. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, we will also point out the graves of a few of the Town’s more well-known Italian residents. There’s a lot of Wilmington history to be found at the cemetery and we will share information along the way. Wear your walking shoes and bring your curiosity!”
Staying Positive in the Job Search *RR
Monday, October 15, 10 am.
Charlie applied to hundreds of positions online and not a single bite! Sidney got to the final interview stage for several career opportunities and consistently struck out. Clarke simply gave up because nothing worked. Does this sound like you? We can help you avoid job search pitfalls like depression, anxiety and negativity. Join other job seekers who are in the trenches with you. Immediately put into practice stay-calm strategies so you can focus. Together, we will learn and comprehend the steps to staying positive in the job search. Taught by MassHire staff.
Fall Wreath Workshop *RR
Monday, October 15, 1 pm-3pm, $20
Registration begins Monday, September 16 at the main desk
New season, new wreath! Decorate and take home a festive fall wreath to brighten your door or wall. Wilmington resident and experienced crafter Dianna DiGregorio will lend her expertise and experienced eye in helping all create a beautiful arrangement. All supplies provided including base, ribbon, and flora.
Welcome to Wilmington Open House *RR
Monday, October 15, drop in anytime between 6 pm-8 pm
Are you new to Wilmington or have you lived here for a while and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Wilmington Reception. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.
Coffee with a Cop *RR
Wednesday, October 17, 10 am
Drop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of Police and Community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.
Strictly Sinatra *RR
Thursday, October 18, 2:30 pm
Take a walk down memory lane with Mel Simons as he presents an entertaining video show of ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra. Mel Simons has been a regular on WBZ Radio for decades with his trivia show “The Audio Clip Trivia Quiz”.
English Conversation Group (third Thursday) *RR
Thursday, October 18, 7pm-8pm
Practice speaking English with fellow English language learners in a relaxed environment. Open to all ability levels. Led by ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald.
Italian Genealogy *RR
Saturday, October 20, 2:30 pm
Learn practical and proven strategies for researching your Italian family history. The focus of the workshop will be on Italian emigration to the U. S. Learn how to trace Italian town of origin, how to locate records, how to research them in the US, and how to get started writing to Italy (for those whose records aren’t in the US). Led by Jenny Tonks, who held an Accredited Genealogist ® credential for Italian research for two decades. She is fluent in Italian and holds a BA in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young.
Kids & Teen Events
Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, October 15, 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
Minecraft Mondays *RR
Monday, October 15, 3:45 pm
Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts. Grades 1-5.
Special Mini Horse Storytime
Tuesday, October 16, 10 am
Join Peaches the therapy mini horse for a fun horse themed storytime! We’ll read some horse stories, make a fun craft, and get to know Peaches the therapy horse! Ages 3-6
Trivia Tuesdays *RR
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12
Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Wednesday, October 17, 3:45
This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity. Kindergarten
Not a Fright in Sight
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Jeannie Mack performs songs, rhymes, and stories about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, tickly spiders, and silly witches! Ages 3+
First Look Book Group *RR
Thursday, October 18, 2:30 pm
Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses. Take home a book to keep after every meeting. Grades 6-12
3D Design and Print
Friday, October 19, 3:45pm
Join Technology Librarian Brad McKenna to design a file using TinkerCad that will be printed on our 3D printer. Grades 4-8
Not-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon *RR
Saturday, October 20, 1-4:30 pm
Watch two campy Halloween classics, conjure a spooky craft, and test your taste buds in an Oreo Identification Challenge! Grades 6-12
English Conservation Group
A new English Conversation Group started this fall. It meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm and is led by Wilmington Public School ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald. All who want to practice their English speaking skills are welcome.
Book Store Next Door Volunteers
The Book Store Next Door is looking for adult volunteers to work as cashiers. Shifts are scheduled for either 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Two volunteers are assigned to work together during these shifts. For more information and a volunteer application go to wilmlibrary.org/bookstore-volunteer.
(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)
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