LIBRARY LINEUP: Family Walk In The Town Forest On April 16; Story Time With A Police Officer On April 17

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!

Adult Events

Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, April 17, 10 am
Drop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with an office from the Wilmington PD.  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, April 17, 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.

Meet Spot the Robot *RR
Thursday, April 18, 10 am
Boston Dynamics Spot “dog” robot is a four-legged machine designed for indoor and outdoor operation.  It can go up and down stairs, navigate its way around a building, and even load a dishwasher! Come and see this amazing robot for yourself.  There will be a short lecture in the conference room followed by an outside demonstration.

Afternoon Concert–Jazzin’ the Blues *RR
Thursday, April 18, 2:30 pm
Guitarist Paul Speidel will take listeners through representative pieces of music from the 20th century highlighting the Blues origins in—not just Jazz—but also Latin, Soul and a little Rock-n-Roll.  Paul has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area and has accompanied well-known artists such as Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, and James Montgomery.

Novel Ideas Book Group*RR
Thursday, April 18, 7 pm
Featured Book: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Kim Blakely. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

English Conversation Group *RR
Thursday, April 18, 7 pm-8 pm
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.

Kids & Teen Events

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, April 13, 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.

Story Walk Grand Opening
Saturday, April 13, 3 pm
Join us at Rotary Park to see the new Story Walk around the pond.  Book pages from the book In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming will be displayed around the pond.  Walk with your family to get exercise and read a book at the same time!  Snacks will be served.

Ed Morgan *RR
Tuesday, April 16, 10 am
Come sing and dance with “The Music Man!” For over 10 years, Ed Morgan has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. All ages

Teen Trivia Night *RR
Tuesday, April 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.

Family Walk in the Town Forest *RR
Tuesday, April 16, 3-4 pm
Join Wilmington Conservation Agent Ryan Hale for a walk along the trails of the 157-acre Town Forest, the largest piece of Conservation Land in Wilmington. Learn about the ecology, geology, and human history that shaped and created Town Forest. There will be activities for all ages, including a nature scavenger hunt for the whole family. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Hiking boots are recommended. This event is weather dependent, so check our website for updates. Parking is available at the Andover Street trailhead across from White Oak Drive. The walk will begin at 3 PM, so please plan on arriving shortly before.

Safety Storytime with a Wilmington Police Officer
Wednesday, April 17, 10 am
Wilmington Police Officer Paul Chalifour will be joining us for a special storytime. Ages 3-5.

Great Graphic Novels
Wednesday, April 17, 3 pm
Have you read Smile a million times? Can’t wait another second for the newest Dog Man? Then Great Graphic Novels was made for you!  Be the first to check out new graphic novels.  Win a Share your favorite graphic novels with other kids, and get suggestions for your new favorite book. Grades 3-6.

(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)

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