LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Identify Backyard Birds On Sept. 8; Bestselling Author Fredrik Backman On Sept. 12

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed on Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Library Open by Appointment 

Patrons may make an appointment for a 50 minute session to browse on the first floor, use the copier/ FAX machine, or visit the Youth Services Department. Reservations may be made online or by calling the library at 978-658-2967. Per the Governor’s directive, all patrons over the age of two are required to wear masks while in the library. Patrons will also be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the library. Patrons can also continue to utilize curbside service Monday through Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 4pm. Library on the Lawn offers outside browsing on Tuesday 10 am to 12 noon and Thursday 5 pm to 7 pm.

WML Programs Gone Virtual!

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at

Adult Programs

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.

How to Identify Backyard Birds

Tuesday, September 8 at 7 pm

This is an engaging and interactive presentation featuring common and likely resident and migrant visitors to any backyard in New England. This presentation offers ID tips on some challenging birds that live among us like Hairy vs. Downy Woodpecker and Purple vs. House Finch. Tips on feeding birds to attract the most diversity are also provided. Set up as a bird-quiz, audience members love to test their own knowledge.  Presented Steve Hale, an avid outdoorsman and birder, who hold a  Ph.D in Natural Resources from University of New Hampshire.

Author Talk with Fredrik Backman

Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 am

Bestselling author Fredrik Backman will discuss his brand new book — Anxious People — in conversation with moderator Jo Golden in a Zoom webinar. Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, Things My Son Needs to Know about the World and two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.Anxious People is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Youth Programs

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am

This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event.

Time for Twos

Wednesday, September 9 at 10am

This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event.

Baby Time

Thursday, September 10 at 10:30am

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event.

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