LIBRARY LINEUP: St. Patrick’s Day Concert; Revive Civility Lecture on Mar. 18

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

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, March 16, 9:15 am-11:30 am

Love poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets 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 in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Networkers–Interview Drills *RR
Monday, March 18, 10 am
In Interviewing Fundamentals 1.0, you learned the dos and don’ts of the job interview. Now, put those skills to work in this low count, high impact session! What’s a good interview?  What’s a poor interview? What are the signs that an interview went well? Through video clips, mock interviews, and in-class feedback, we will examine what it takes to be successful in your next job interview! (2 Hours)
Please Note: all participants will be expected to engage in mock interviews in front of the class. Pre-requisite: Attendees have taken the Interviewing Fundamentals workshop.

Revive Civility—The Importance of Being Civil: Online Lecture & Discussion*RR
Monday, March 18, 6:30 pm
Watch a 48 minute online lecture given by McGill University Professor John A. Hall as he explores the nature and advantages of civility throughout history and in our world today. The aim is to expand our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces—including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war—and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility He considers why civility is currently breaking down and what can be done to mitigate this threat. Facilitator Keith West will lead a discussion after the online lecture. The discussion will explore how these concepts effect our daily lives, and what actions we can take as individuals. 

Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, March 20, 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.

Current Affairs Discussion Group*RR
Wednesday, March 20 7, pm
This group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

Afternoon Concert–St. Patrick’s Celebration*RR
Thursday, March 21, 2:30 pm
Join singer, harper, and storyteller Kate Chadbourne for a Saint Patrick’s celebration of all things Irish.  Come to enjoy some great stories, to hear the sounds of Kate’s beautiful big harp and Irish flute, to sing along, to learn a little Irish, and to feel right at home. Together, we’ll raise our hearts and voices – and maybe even the roof! This is an intergenerational event open to those ages 7 and older.

Kids & Teen Events

Drop-In Storytime
Friday, March 15, 10 am
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RR
Friday, March 15, 3:45 pm
Read, Eat and Discuss Bubble by Stewart Foster.  Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5

After Hours Bingo for Books *RR
Friday, March 15, 6:30 pm
Families are invited to join us for an after hours Bingo for Books! Winners will receive a free book! Ages 5+

Little Movers *RR
Monday, March 18, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2

Teen Trivia Night *RR
Tuesday, March 19,  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.

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppets *RR
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm
Join us for a hilarious and high-energy shadow puppet show performed by Mr. Vinny, a member of the famous Toe Jam Puppet Band! Ages 4+

Library News

Community Survey
As part of the library’s strategic planning process, we are seeking community feedback regarding library services. Please complete our survey which should only take five to eight minutes. The survey link is on the library’s website at Thank you!

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting March 21
All Friends are invited to the Annual Meeting on Thursday March 21 at 6:30 pm.  After a brief business meeting and election of officers, Library Director Tina Stewart will present a history of the Wilmington Memorial Library and Library Trustee Eileen MacDougall will facilitate a fun literary game. All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket for the Unplugged Gift basket plus a chance to win a door prize. New members are welcome to join at the door.

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

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