LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash On August 15; Coffee With A Cop On August 21

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

Summer Bash *RR
Thursday, August 15, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Location: Swain Green near 4th of July Building
Celebrate the end of summer with an all-ages party on the Swain Green. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music of the Squeezebox Stompers – a unique mix of Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic, Country, blues, and jazz featuring accordion, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, saxophone bass, and drums. Dinner is available to purchase from the Fat Belly BBQ and 3rd Alarm Pizza food trucks. Enjoy children’s games and more!

Poetry Circle
Saturday, August 17, 9:15 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.

Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, August 21, 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
Wednesday, August 21, 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. 

Creative Writing Skill Group
August 27, 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.

Well Read Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, August 28, 10 am

Featured Book: Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love by Dani Shapiro
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.

Kids & Teen Events

Cookin’ the Books: Back-to-School Brunch *RR
Saturday, August 17, 11 am
Kick off the new school year by channeling your inner Iron Chef! Make a recipe from Bobby Flay’s Brunch at Bobby’s cookbook, and bring in a batch to share with other teens as you also sample theirs! Copies are available at the Youth Services Desk beginning July 17. Grades 9-12

Movie Matinee: Shazam! (Rated PG-13)
Saturday, August 24, 1:30 pm
Registration optional. Popcorn servedGrades 6-12

Board Game Club *RR
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 pm
Looking to learn, play, or create fun board games? Bring your favorite game or latest prototype and we’ll play together. Students and their adults welcome. Limited space.

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

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