LIBRARY LINEUP: Wonderful World Of Bats On Nov. 7; Fall Floral Design Workshop On Nov. 8

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 Programs

Fiction Critique Group *RR
Saturday, November 3, 9:15 am

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.

Holiday Job Hunting *RR
Monday, November 5, 10 am
The holiday season creates the BEST and LEAST COMPETITVE job market of the year because so many job seekers take time off from their search while employers are making plans to hire for the New Year. Join us for this opportunity to identify the steps you can take in your job search NOW to help you land more quickly in the New Year! Taught by MassHire staff.

Code Burgundy: the Long Escape *RR
Monday, November 5, 2:30 pm

John Katsaros will talk about his book Code Burgundy: the Long Escapebased on his experiences in WWII. He was a 20 year old aerial gunner in WWII when he was shot down and seriously wounded. He was captured by the Gestapo and escaped with the assistance of the Free French Resistance, who assisted him in his travels to climb the Pyrenees to freedom, only to be locked up by the Spanish Constabulary.  In 2010, John Katsaros was named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor, France’s Highest Award.

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Tuesday, November 6, 12 pm
Featured Cookbook: Repertoireby Jessica Battilana                                                         
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

3D Printing: The Design Phase *RR
Wednesday, November 7, 7 pm

The library’s 3D Printer can be used to just print out someone else’s file but designing the file yourself is much more satisfying. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna to get familiar with TinkerCad and can design your own file to be printed.

Fall Floral Design Workshop *RR
Thursday, November 8, 7 pm
Floral Designer, Patti Prior will demonstrate how to arrange supermarket flowers, pumpkins and gourds for autumn decorations. All arrangements will be raffled off to the attendees of the workshop.

Kids & Teen Events

Great Graphic Novels *RR
Tuesday, November 6, 2-3:30 pm
Have you read Smilea million times? Can’t wait another second for the newest Dog Man? Then Great Graphic Novels was made for you! Share your favorite graphic novels with other kids, and get suggestions for your new favorite book all while munching on fun snacks. Bring books to swap at the end of the meeting. Grades 3-5

Star Mag
Wednesday, November 7, 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

The Wonderful World of Bats *RR
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 pm
Join Jerry Schneider for an introduction into the exotic world of bats! We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. After the presentation, children will create bat tee shirts (shirts available for $4.00, or bring your own). Ages 5+

Art Adventures: Create your own 3-D Water Lilies in the style of Monet *RR
Tuesday, November 13, 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

Library News

Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

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

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