LIBRARY LINEUP: Staying In Your Home As You Age On Mar. 2; Intro To Virtual Reality On Mar. 4

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

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 Secret War 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.

Staying in Your Home as You Age* RR
Monday, March 2, 2:30 pm
Part 1: Evangeline Bates a certified aging in place specialist will talk about how a home can be change using universal design concepts to make it more suitable as you age. Strategies to pay for these home changes will be presented by Jack Wang, an independent financial planner.
Part 2: Features Leslie May-Chibani, Assistant Director from Minuteman Senior Services who will talk about Massachusetts’ unique aging statewide network, Aging Service Access Points, and the long term services and supports.

Intro to Virtual Reality *RR
Wednesday, March 4, 7 pm
Tour the International Space Station and see the development of printing as Technology librarian, Brad McKenna, demonstrates how Google Expeditions makes use of Virtual and Augmented reality.

Senior Living Options*RR
Thursday, March 5, 7 pm

If you’re beginning a search for a senior living community to care for an aging loved one, you may not be entirely clear about the options.  Care levels, costs, and community can all differ from facility to facility. Kristen Woulfe from The Gables at Winchester has worked as a Marketing/Sales Director in the senior living field for nine years, with four different companies.  She will answer questions regarding all types of senior living options and help you understand that senior living is not ‘one size fits all’.

Kids & Teen Events

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

Minecraft Mondays *RR
Monday, February 24, 3:45 pm
Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5.

Crafternoons: Fire & Ice *RR
Wednesday, February 26, 3:45 pm
We’ll take advantage of the chilly weather by using real snow to ice dye cotton washcloths, and make Shrinky Dinks snowflakes as we wait for the patterns to imprint.  Grades 4-8

Board Game Club
Wednesday, February 26, 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

Dance Party
Thursday, February 27, 10 am
Join us for a fun dance party! Ages 2-5.

Book Buddies Session 1 *RR
Friday, 3:45 pm
February 28, March 6 and March 13
This fun literacy program pairs kids with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading fun.  In this three-week program, kids can practice reading or be read to, receive one-on-one attention from a trained teen, share a snack, and do a fun activity.  Ages 4-8

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, March 2, 9:30 am
At this drop-in playgroup we will begin with a story and then play together!
Led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 1-5

Teen Volunteer Orientation *RR
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 pm
Whether for meeting your graduation requirement or just because you really love the library, we may have volunteer opportunities for you! Earn one hour of community service credit right away for attending the meeting. If possible, please apply online beforehand.  Grades 9-12

Writing Sprints *RR
Tuesday, March 3, 7-8:30 pm
Write in the quiet comfort of the library in the company of other writers.  Grades 9-12

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