LIBRARY LINEUP: Bestselling Author Fredrik Backman On Sept. 12; Bestselling Author Kyle Mills (Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Series) On Sept. 19

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

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. 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.

WCTV Live: Further On Up the Road – History of the Blues Guitar

Thursday, September 17 at 2:30 pm

Join guitarist Paul Speidel as he tells the history and plays the blues guitar from country fingerstyle to uptown swing through rockin’ R&B. The guitar has been the instrument of the Blues, and the Blues has been the source for all these great American musical styles. Pieces by classic artists are emphasized, with brief introductions and explanations of the music. Shown live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at 

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group

Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm

Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Poetry Circle

Saturday, September 19 at 9:15 am

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you.  Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. If you are interested in attending this event, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood at  Please include the title of the program in the subject heading.

Author Talk: Kyle Mills (Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Series)

Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 am

In this Zoom webinar, bestselling author Kyle Mills will discuss his brand new book Total Power, the latest in the popular Mitch Rapp series created by the late Vince Flynn. Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen political thrillers, including Red War for Vince Flynn and The Patriot Attack for Robert Ludlum. Mills has now written six books for the popular Mitch Rapp series, carrying on the beloved character created by the late Vince Flynn.

One on One Virtual Tech Help with Brad

Tuesdays at 10 am

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

Read Aloud Book Club Books for a Better World

Tuesday, September 15 at 4 pm

Do you miss reading and listening to stories with your friends at the library? Then this read-aloud book club is for you!  Sit back and relax as Barbara reads you lots of different books about lots of different kids on Zoom. Grades 1-5.

Zen Gardens Crafternoon

Thursday, September 17 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. Using sand, an air plant, and river rocks, create a zen garden you’ll find relaxing to landscape (with a tiny bamboo rake). Technology Librarian Brad will share some meditation techniques sure to center you, too! Grades 4-12.

Online LEGO Club

Thursday, September 17 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+.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays at 10 am

This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5.

Time for Twos

Wednesdays at 10am

This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement.

Baby Time

Thursdays at 10 am

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

Friends of the Library

Book Store Next Door Outside Sale

Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 2pm

The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door will be open Saturday, September 12 for an outside sale from 10 am to 2 pm.  Rain date is Wednesday September 16.  One bag or one box of donations will be  accepted during the sale hours. All proceeds benefit WML.

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.

WML Programs Gone Virtual!

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

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