LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To Your Dog on Mar. 12; Community Health & Wellness Fair on Mar. 14

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.orgor 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!

Featured Event

Community Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, March 14, 9 am- 12 pm
Location: Wilmington Knights of Columbus
Spring into wellness! Local businesses and organizations specializing in mental and physical wellness will be on hand to answer questions and showcase their products/services.  Complimentary health screenings, demonstrations, giveaways, prize drawings, and more.  Free to the public–all welcome! Provided in collaboration with the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Wilmington Elderly Services; partially funded with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Adult Events

Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, March 7, 9:15 am

Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers 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 before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Organic Vegetable Gardening *RR
Monday, March 9, 6:30 pm
Suzanne Crooker, who has worked in the vegetable department at Mahoney’s for several years will tell you all you need to know to start and sustain an organic vegetable garden.  Topics include soil conditioning, planting and harvesting schedule, fertilizing techniques, and insect and disease identification and controls.

How to Speak Dog *RR
Tuesday, March 10, 7 pm
Learn what makes your dog tick and how to improve his behavior from professional dog trainer and owner of BlueDog, Kimberly Palermo. She will cover how dogs learn, what your dog is saying and discuss common misconceptions about our four-legged friends. She will then teach the best techniques to communicate with your dog and improve his behavior. Kim will bring her dog Lady for a demonstration.

eBooks for Kindle *RR
Tuesday, March 10, 10 am
Do you have a Kindle? Would you like to access popular ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines for free? Bring your Kindle and get hands-on experience navigating the library’s digital collection and borrowing titles that spark your interest.

Wilmington/Tewksbury History: Planes, Trains, and More! *RR
Thursday, March 12, 7 pm
How did Wilmington and Tewksbury change with the advent of trolleys, airports, and a nearby Interstate?  In this panel discussion, Kevin Farrell will talk about the trolley history of Wilmington & Tewksbury and Earl Hupper, who worked at the Tew-Mac Airport will share his stories.

Kids & Teen Events

Baby Laptime *RR
Monday, March 9, 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants- 18 months 

Exploration Station: Five Senses *RR
Monday, March 9, 10:30 am
Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

Read to Thor *RR
Tuesday, March 10 5-6:30 pm
Come meet and read to Thor, a wonderful dog who loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per reader. Grades K-5 

World Languages Foreign Film Nights  *RR
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm
Watch movies in Spanish, Italian, and French with English subtitles. Popcorn provided. Grades 9-12

Star Mag *RR
Wednesday, March 11, 3:45 pm        
Calling all kid writers and artists! Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Grades 3-6

Kindergarten Book Club *RR
Thursday, March 12, 3:45
This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity. Kindergarten

MCBA Middle Grade Book Club Voting Party *RR
Friday, March 13, 3:45 pm
If you have read at least 5 books on the MCBA list, come to this party to vote for your favorite and enjoy some snacks. Grades 4-6 

Kids Craft: Constellation Lantern *RR
Saturday, March 14, 2 pm
This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5 

Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, March 14, 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 6-12

Writing Sprints *RR
Saturday, March 14, 3-5 pm
Write in the quiet comfort of the library in the company of other writers.  Grades 9-12

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