WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming library programs for adults, teens and kids submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library:
Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. 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 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!
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.
Healthy Aging – Music History Series *RR
Teacher and vocalist Nanette Perotte leads this two-part series through the jazz age.
Jazz- In the beginning there was Satchmo
Monday, March 16, 2:30 pm
Louis Armstrong–grandson of slaves, iconic trumpeter and vocalist brings jazz from the brothels of New Orleans to the bright lights of New York City.
Birth of the Cool- Big Band swings into Bebop. *RR
Monday, March 30, 2:30 pm
The Bebop movement originated during the early 1940s in the playing of trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis and saxophonist Charlie Parker. There was a strong group of vocalists who made a mark in the style as well such as Sarah Vaughan.
Brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Current Affairs Discussion Group*RR
Wednesday, March 18, 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.
Irish Music with The McMurphy’s *RR
Thursday, March 19, 2:30 pm
For over 25 years, the McMurphy duo has played at many venues up and down the East Coast led by guitarist Jay Murphy and percussionist Wally Welch. Sit back, relax and enjoy this concert of Irish favorites. 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
Community Helpers Storytime: Animal Control Officer
Friday, March 13, 10 am
Come meet Animal Control Officer Chris Sullivan and listen as he reads books and talks about his work with animals in Wilmington. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults
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
Little Movers *RR
Monday, March 16, 10 am
Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2
Sun Catchers Mosaic Tile Workshop *RR
Tuesday, March 17, 4:30 pm
Make a mosaic tile sun catcher in this workshop with Leslie from Ways of Color.Grades 1-5
Art After Dark: Mosaic Tiles *RR
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8 pm
Led by Leslie Doherty of Ways of Color, create a perfectly imperfect stained glass mosaic tile. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Grades 6-12
Crafternoons: Crochet Basics *RR
Wednesday, March 18, 3:45pm
Learn the fundamentals of crochet: a chain stitch, slip stitch, and single crochet that will have you practicing granny squares in no time. Hook and yarn provided, or bring your own. Grades 4-8
Wild about Turtles! *RR
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm
Are you wild about turtles? Enjoy live box turtles, aquatic turtles, and more during this educational program that includes storytelling, singing, movement, and creative arts! Ages 4+
First Look Book Group *RR
Thursday, March 19, 2:30 pm
Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados, eat snacks, and read books hot off the presses! Choose a book to keep at every meeting. Grades 6-12
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