LIBRARY LINEUP: Stranger Things Escape Room on April 27; Importance Of The Free Press on April 29

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

Networkers—Toastmasters’ Tips *RR
Monday, April 22, 10 am

In this interactive workshop, former Lakesiders Toastmasters President Roxie Billings, DTM, will share tips on how to become a better public speaker and a more confident interviewer.  Learn to bemore conscious of your “ums and ahs”, learn to think on your feet, and learn how best to prepare. Toastmasters International operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

Herbal and Dried Flower Kitchen Swag  *RR
Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm
Bring a touch of spring into your kitchen! Rachel Gonzalez from Rachel’s Everlastings Farm will lead participants in making a beautiful kitchen swag out of herbs and dried flowers organically grown by Rachel herself. Each participant will take home their swag plus a bag of unused material with seeds that can be planted next spring. (Registration at the main desk $20).

Jim Miceli *RR
Thursday, April 25, 7 pm
Please note that this program will be held at the Tewksbury Public Library

Learn more about Wilmington and Tewksbury’s former state representative Jim Miceli from the people who knew him best. They will discuss his life, his work and his impact on the Wilmington and Tewskbury communities. Please register for this event at tewksburypl.org.

Escape the Room: Library Stranger Things*RR
Saturday, April 27, 10 am-4 pm
Don’t keep the curiosity door locked! Competing with a team of up to 8 people, teens and adults must stretch their problem solving skills and escape the room together before the buzzer sounds, or risk disappearing into the Upside Down.

The Importance of a Free Press *RR
Monday, April 29, 7 pm
Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, regular panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, and writer of the blog Media Nation, will be a guest speaker. He will talk about the importance of the free press in a civilized society and threats that the free press is facing in the U.S and abroad.  Mr. Kennedy will also touch upon his recently authored book The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Reinventing Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century.Copies will be available for sale.

Kids & Teen Events

LEGO Mindstorms for Beginners*RR
Friday, April 19, 2-4 pm
Build a LEGO robot, learn basic programming, and complete a challenge. Grades 4+

R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RR
Friday, April 19, 3:45 pm
Read, Eat and Discuss Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman.  Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5

 Shark SpherosOzobots& VR *RR
Saturday, April 20, 2-4 pm
Calling all coders and robot enthusiasts! Construct an obstacle course for two types of programmable mini robots to navigate, and try out a virtual reality headset.

Kids Kraft: Raindrop Suncatcher *RR
Saturday, April 20, 2 pm
Raindrops may bring cloudy skies outside, but let these rainbow raindrops bring a rainbow inside! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5

Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, April 22, 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants- 18 months

Exploration Station: Earth Day *RR
Monday, April 22, 10:30 am
Explore Earth Day through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

Earth Day Recycle Craft
Monday, April 22, 2-5 pm
Drop in to make a magnificent creation using recyclable materials.  All ages.

PJ Storytime
Monday,April 22, 6:30 pm
Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

Helping Your Infant and Toddler Sleep*RR
Monday, April 22, 7 pm
This workshop on sleep will help parents of infants and toddlers identify what typical sleep patterns are by age, the most common reasons for children to be having sleep issues, and basic tips for ways to get your child to sleep and sleep through the night.  The workshop will be led by Jensine Casey, a certified sleep consultant and Developmental Specialist

Library News

Summer Saturday Hours
We are pleased to announce that beginning this summer the library will be open on Saturdays 9am-5pm year round.

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

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