LIBRARY LINEUP: Great Public Gardens Of New England On May 23; Lawn Games Available For Checkout

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, May 18, 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.

Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RR
Wednesday, May 22, 10 am

Featured Book: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
This book group will discuss contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

Great Public Gardens of New England*RR
Thursday, May 23, 7 pm
Spring is the perfect time of year to plan vacations and visits to local public gardens. Join avid gardener, photographer and lecturer Suzanne Mahler, and take a colorful journey through the Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, and Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues.

Creative Writing Skills Group*RR
May 28, 7 pm
Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.

Garden Stepping Stone *RR
Thursday, May 30, 6 – 8 pm (16+, $25)
Create your own garden stepping stone in this stained glass mosaic workshop led by Leslie Doherty, Ways of Color. No experience is necessary, all tools and materials are provided. Register at the main desk.

Kids & Teen Events

Kids Kraft: Stained Glass Art *RR
Saturday, May 18, 2 pm
Have the opportunity to create pretty and colorful stained glass art! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students. Grades 1-5

Little Movers *RR
Monday, May 20, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2

Teen Trivia Night *RR
Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Crafternoons: Edible Slime *RR
Wednesday, May 22, 3:45 pm
Find the right combination of gummy bears, marshmallows, Jell-O, and cornstarch to create tasty, sticky-sweet slime. Grades 4-8

Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RR
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Bernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Thursday, May 23, 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.

Library News

Lawn Games and Pop Up Tent
Looking to add some fun lawn games to your Memorial Day cookout? You can borrow bocce, horseshoes, ring toss, or croquet for seven days.  If you are going camping for the weekend of just want to sleep outdoors in the backyard, you can borrow the Sundome tent.

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
The library will be closed on Saturday May 25 through Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Please note that the library will be open on Saturdays year round beginning this summer.

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

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