LIBRARY LINEUP: Bob Ross Paint Night For Teens on Feb. 18; Ukulele Lessons For Kids on Feb. 19

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!

Adult Events

Poetry Circle *RR
Saturday, February 15, 9:15 am-11:30 am

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.

Current Affairs Discussion Group *RR
Wednesday, February 19, 7pm
This 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. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

Ragtime and Beyond Concert *RR
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 pm
Pianist/Composer Deborrah Wyndham will present a variety of music on the piano in this program with ragtime music as the highlight. Ragtime, whose initial era of popularity began in the early 1890s and ended around 1915, is known as our nation’s first American “pop” music. This program includes the original works of Scott Joplin and other ragtime composers plus boogie woogie, novelty rags and more.

Novel Ideas Book Group *RR
Thursday, February 20, 7 pm
Featured Book: All the Ugly & Wonderful Thingsby Bryn Greenwood.
Join Library Associate Lisa Crispin to discuss this book about “two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.”

Cookin’ the Books *RR
Monday, February 24, 12 pm

Featured Cookbook: Tartine All Day by Alison Roman         
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, February 25,
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 Club *RR
Wednesday, February 26, 10 am

Featured Book: Madame Fourcade’s SecretWar by Lynne Olson
Join Marketing Librarian Danielle Ward to discuss this book about the daring young woman who led France’s largest spy network against Hitler.

Kids & Teen Events

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, February 15, 9:30 am
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months

Stories and Sweets
Saturday, February 15, 10:30 am
Start your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

Dungeons & Dragons *RR
Saturday, February 15, 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 

Little Movers *RR
Tuesday, February 18, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2

All You Can Read Buffet *RR
Tuesday, February 18, 1-5 pm
This popular event is back! Come to this marathon read and eat-in.  Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read away. Munch on yummy snacks, enjoy a hot chocolate topping bar, and finish with a pizza party.  Grades 4-8

Art After Dark: Paint Like Bob Ross *RR
Tuesday, February 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
Channel the zen painting mastery of Bob Ross and create a serene scene on canvas with acrylics with Mr. Surette of Shady Lane Art Studio. Grades 6-12

Learn to Play the Ukulele *RR
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8 pm
Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Grades 4+

Once Upon a Yoga Mat *RR
Thursday, February 20, 10 am
Young children will gently stretch their bodies and their imagination with this exciting, dramatic yoga class presented by Cindi Haggerty. Where poses become stories and stretching becomes and adventure! Ages 3-6 

Story Theatre with Cindi
Thursday, February 20, 11 am
Perform a show led through guided storytelling by drama coach Cindi Haggerty! Super fun and no pressure! Grades 1-5 

Improv with Cindi Haggerty: Star Struck *RR
Thursday, February 20, 12 pm
If you’re looking for an acting workshop with laughter, fun, and improve, this one’s for you! We’ll battle it out with acting challenges and comedic adventures. You’re perfectly cast for the starring role in your own life, now’s your chance to shine! Costumes, props, and scripts provided. Grades 6-12 

First Look Book Group
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 pm
Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look Book Group is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados, eat snacks, and read titles hot off the presses. Choose a book to keep at every meeting! Grades 6-12

MCBA Book Club and Pizza!
Friday, February 21, 12 pm
The Vanderbeekers of 14th Street by Karina Glaser
Join this book club to read books nominated for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award so that you can vote along with other kids all across Massachusetts for the year’s best book. At each meeting we will discuss the book, eat a snack and do a fun activity.  Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Grades 4-6

Anime & Manga Meetup *RR
Friday, February 21, 2:30 pm
AMM is for fans of Japanese films and comics; we’ll watch anime, talk manga, and have snacks!  Grades 6-12

Holiday Hours
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.

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