WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a lineup of upcoming events at the Wilmington Memorial Library:
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 Youth). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Adult programs are recommended for those 16 years of age and older. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for program funding support!
Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RR
Wednesday, January 22, 10 am
Featured Book: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
This novel tells the story of the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in the race to deliver electricity to the nation. Lots of interesting historical facts woven into a story about one of the most significant inventions of the century. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and join in the discussion.
Climbing Mount Everest *RR
Thursday, January 23, 6:30 pm
Groton resident, Craig John, will present a multimedia program on his ascents of Mt. Everest. Craig first climbed Everest in 1998 by the North Ridge on the Tibetan side of the mountain. In 2018, he returned to Everest to make an ascent by the Southeast Ridge in Nepal. Craig has been a professional mountain guide for 33 years. He has led over 65 high altitude expeditions worldwide.
Cookin’ the Books *RR
Monday, January 27, 12 pm
Featured Cookbook: Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online), register on the library events calendar at wilmlibrary.org. and record your recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!
Creative Writing Skill Group *RR
Tuesday, January 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.
Winter Coffee House: The Last Duo *RR
Friday, January 31, 7 pm
Tickets on sale at the main desk, $5
Back by popular demand! Chase away the winter blues with The Last Duo, who play the sounds of the 60s and 70s including the Eagles, America, Van Morrison, the Beatles and more. Coffee, tea, and dessert served. Must be 18+ This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Kids & Teen Events
Language Buddies *RR
Friday, January 17, 3:45 pm
Language Buddies is a brand new 3-week program pairing WHS World Language Club members with kids in grades 1-3 interested in learning French, Italian, or Spanish! Focusing on one language per session, kids will try out words and phrases through books and activities. Grades 1-3
Teen Volunteer Orientation *RR
Saturday, January 18, 10 am
Whether for meeting your graduation requirement or just because you really love helping out at the library, we may have volunteer opportunities available for you, including Tech Buddies, Book Buddies, Language Buddies, and other monthly opportunities! *Volunteers must attend an orientation before being accepted into the volunteer program. Grades 9-12
Dungeons & Dragons *RR
Saturday, January 18, 1:30-4:30 pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join DM Alex for a campaign! Grades 6-8
Teen Trivia: 2019 Edition *RR
Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm
Show off your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes and bragging rights! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12
Crafternoons: Felted Soaps *RR
Wednesday, January 22, 3:45 pm
Using scented soap, wool roving, and felting needles, make an antibacterial, exfoliating, one-of-a-kind bar that will not waste suds! Grades 4-8
Board Game Club
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 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, registration encouraged! Grades 6-12
The library will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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