LIBRARY LINEUP: Drawing Classes For Fans Of Pokemon & Baby Yoda; Learn How To Be Happier On Aug. 10

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

WML Programs Gone Virtual!

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at wilmlibrary.org. 

Adult Programs

Intro to iOS
Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm
If you have an iPhone or iPad but are not sure you’re getting the most out of it, or if you’re looking into getting one, come join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, to get an overview of Apple’s Operating System.

WCTV Live: Modern Death with Dr. Haider Warraich
Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm
In his book, Modern Death, Dr. Haider Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. He explores the rituals and language of dying and provides an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences. Dr. Warraich is a physician, writer, and clinical researcher.  His latest book is State of the Heart (2019). He completed internal medicine and cardiology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University. He has appeared on the major TV channels and radio programs including Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Live at WCTV, Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live/ (Don’t forget to press the Play icon to start the live stream).

The Science of Happiness
Monday, August 10 at 7 pm
Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier? Many of us do and we think we will feel happier as a result of something – such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc. However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think. Professor Lizzie Linn Casanave, from the NECC Speaker’s Bureau,  will explain this revolutionary concept and provide you with practical tools for achieving this new mindset.

How to Keep Growing
Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm
Don’t let late summer be the last time you harvest from your vegetable garden! Keep your homegrown veggies productive through late fall with a few simple techniques for extending the growing season. Attend this workshop for expert advice on having your longest growing season yet, along with tips on crop varieties and simple DIY projects to keep on planting! Q&A session after the workshop led by seasoned farmer and horticulturalist, Jillian Shea. Jillian Shea is the founder of PlantHer Garden Coaching with over a decade of experience in the Commercial Farming and Education industry.

One on One Virtual Tech Help with Brad
Tuesdays at 10 am and Wednesdays at 7 pm
If you are having an issue with a piece of technology or have some questions about something before you go out and buy it, register for a one-on-one session with Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna

Library on the Lawn
Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm and Thursdays 5 pm – 7 pm
Would you like to browse and checkout books and DVDs?  Be sure to stop by the front of the library to peruse carts of adult, teen, and children’s materials.  Masks are required and we ask all to respect social distancing. This event will not take place during inclement weather.

Youth Programs

Pop-Up Art School: How to Draw Pokemon
Monday, August 3 at 3 pm
Learn how to draw your favorite Pokémon characters including Pikachu! Pop up Art School will show you how to draw step-by-step using basic shapes and easy to follow instructions.Grades 2-6.

Travel Club: South Korea
Tuesday, August 4 at 3 pm
Join us as we explore the stories, language, and culture of South Korea! We’ll play virtual games and do a craft. Grades 1-5

College Essay Bootcamp
Wednesday, August 5 at 10:30 am
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a head start on your college application process! Developing a powerful personal essay is a crucial part of the college application process. This Bootcamp via Zoom provides tools and techniques to reduce your stress and increase your confidence, so you produce the strongest personal statement possible. Incoming High School Seniors Only

Crafternoons: Japanese Inspired Woodblock Prints
Thursday, August 6 at 3:30 pm
Register to reserve your take-home kit to pick up via curbside the week of the session, and join Brittany for a Zoom tutorial on day of the program! (Call or text the number on the sign outside of the library’s parking lot entrance when you arrive to pick up your Crafternoon kit. Curbside service is available to pick up your kit beginning the Saturday before the Crafternoon will take place until the Thursday afternoon of the Zoom tutorial. Curbside is available:  Monday-Thursday, 10 am-7 pm and Friday & Saturday, 10 am-4 pm). Carve plates to make relief images and then print them on rice paper with washable paint using a foam roller. Foam roller, rice paper, Styrofoam plates, stylus, and paint supplied. You will need a covered work station and old gift card (or something similar in size and shape) to spread the paint on your print. Grades 4-8.

Pop-Up Art School: Anamorphic Baby Yoda Drawing
Monday, August 10 at 5 pm
Create a drawing of Baby Yoda that appears to hover above the surface. Pop up Art School will show you step-by-step how to create an anamorphic drawing which uses forced perspective to create an illusion. They’ll also learn the fascinating history of this art form. Grades 6+

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, August 11 at 10 am
This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5

Citizen Science: Chimp&See
Tuesday, August 11 at 4 pm
Help scientists learn about chimpanzees and other primates!  Using Zoom, participants will watch videos from camera  traps in Africa and work together to identify the types of species and activity that we see, helping scientists  to understand the lives of  apes—their behaviors, relationships, and environments—and to extrapolate new ideas about human origins. Grades 4-8.

Time for Twos
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am
This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement.

Baby Time
Thursday, August 13 at 10 am
This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

Online LEGO Club
Thursday, August 13 at 4 pm
Build LEGOs (or whatever building materials you have at your house) at the same time as other LEGO fans online.  At the end, you can share what you made during the time, and show one other item that you may have already built at home.  Ages 5+.

Teen Game Night
Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm
Join us for some online fun and friendly competition on Jackbox via Zoom! Win prizes and hang out with people you don’t live with for a few hours!

D&D (Grades 6 – 8)
Friday, August 14 at 1 pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join DM Michaela for a virtual campaign via Google Hangouts (or Zoom) every month all summer long!

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