LIBRARY LINEUP: Bestselling Author Andre Dubus III To Visit On July 25

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

Zodiac Cross Stitch Craft  *RR
Monday, July 15, 2 pm – 4 pm
Weave the stars together with this zodiac cross-stitch craft! Create your own zodiac sign in a 3” hoop. Whether you’re new to cross-stitching, or a long time sewing master, you’ll love this easy to do unique craft!Led by avid crafter and needle worker, Nancy Kirwin. All supplies included. Sign up at the main desk. (16+, $10, limit 12)

How to Apply Makeup *RR
Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm
Presenter Amy Hahn, who is a professional makeup artist, takes the mystery out of makeup! She will review the basics principles of applying makeup and, using a model from the audience, will demonstrate the correct application techniques.  Amy is happy to answer any questions about your makeup products so feel free to bring them. Amy will also supply some makeup samples; mirrors will be provided. Sign up at the main desk. Ages 16 and up. (cost $10, limit 15)

Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 7 pm (meets the third Wednesday of the month)

This new 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. Recommended background readings will be provided prior to each meeting. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

Kat & Brad: Sun, Moon, and Stars! *RR
Thursday, July 18, 2:30 pm
This program is dedicated to all the songs that celebrate the moon and the stars! Brad Bensko on vocals and guitar and Kathleen Parks on vocals, violin, and mandolin bring you the sounds of 50’s & 60’s pop and American Songbook standards featuring tunes such as Stardust, Moon River,and Fly Me to the Moonplus originals from their first LP of original material.

Book Talkin’ with Eileen MacDougall
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 – 7 pm

*Novel Ideas Book Group
Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Featured Book: The Great Aloneby Kristin Hannah
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s book discussion group. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.

Apollo 11 Movie *RR
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 pm(Run time: 1H 30M)
Celebrate the 50thanniversary of the moon landing by watching the documentary, Apollo 11.Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Enjoy a MoonPie and Tang while you watch!

Author Talk: Andre Dubus III *RR
Thursday, July 25, 7 pm
Andre Dubus III,  the author of seven books including three New York Times bestsellers will visit the library to talk about his  most recent book Gone So Long.  This novel is a compelling story of a father trying to connect with a daughter whom he has not seen since he murdered her mother forty years ago. An Andre Dubus III novel is a slow burn — never so searing that you can’t turn the page, but incrementally hotter each time you do. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages. Book signing and sales to follow talk.

Kids & Teen Events

Movie in the Morning: E.T. (Rated PG)
Friday, July 12, 10 am
Enjoy E.T. in our air-conditioned room.  Popcorn will be served. Ages 3+

Sirius Star Mag: Special Summer Issue *RR
Saturday, July 13, 10 am
This is your chance to work on the first-ever special summer issue of Star Mag, the library’s zine written for and by tweens and teens! Come in and create covers, comics, crosswords, and book reviews—your imagination is the limit. Or, work on original content at home and submit it to Brittany by Saturday, July 13 to see your masterpieces in print. Pick up a copy of Sirius Star Mag on Thursday, August 1. Registration optional Grades 4-8

Movie Matinee: First Man
Saturday, July 13, 1:30 pm
Rated PG-13
Registration optional. Popcorn served! Grades 6-12

Minecraft Monday *RR
Monday, July 15, 3pm
Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5

PJ Storytime
Monday, July 15, 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

Preschool Storytime:  The Moon
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am
This storytime on the moon for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5

Star Wars Party *RR
Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Join us for a morning of Star Wars fun! We’ll play games, make a fun craft, and watch The Empire Strikes Backwhile we enjoy pizza for lunch! Grades 1-5

Read to Thor *RR
Wednesday, July 17, 10-11 am
Come meet and read to Thor, a beautiful dog who loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per reader. Grades K-3

Sheryl Faye Presents: Sally Ride *RR
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 pm
Let’s blast off into outer space with Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space! In this educational program, Sheryl Faye presents Sally Ride’s journey to becoming an astronaut! Her compelling story will ignite students’ curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest! Grades K+

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

Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s