LIBRARY LINEUP: Wilmington Library To Host 3 Bestselling Authors & 2 Anti-Racism Talks Over Next 10 Days

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library promoting upcoming programs:

Adult Programs

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

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.

Creative Writing Skills Group

Tuesday, September 22 at 7 pm

Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published.  Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, September 23 at 10 am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. This month’s book is Say I’m Dead by E. Delores Johnson

Author Talk: Terry Virts

Wednesday, September 23 at 7 pm

Bestselling author and astronaut Terry Virts will discuss his brand new book — How To Astronaut: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth in conversation with moderator J. Kelly Beatty in this Zoom webinar.

Phillis Wheatley Lecture with Vincent Carretta

Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm

Phillis Wheatley was a pioneer of African-British, African-American, and American literature. Kidnapped from West Africa as a child and enslaved in Boston, Phillis Wheatley became the first English-speaking author of African descent to publish a book of poems in 1773. Phillis is believed to have lived in Wilmington, with her husband John Peters in 1780. Vincent Carretta, scholar and author of Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage will discuss Wheatley’s works, life and legacy.

Antiracism Doc Talk: Freedom Riders

Friday, September 25 at 1 pm

First, watch Freedom Riders on Hoopla. It shows how from May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives – many endured savage beatings and imprisonment – for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Then, join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, to share your thoughts about it.

Author Talk: Eleanor Herman

Friday, September 25 at 7 pm

Bestselling author Eleanor Herman will discuss her brand new book Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White Housein this Zoom webinar.

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

Youth Programs

Animal Crossing New Horizons with One Up Games

Monday, September 21 at 4 pm

Play Animal Crossing live with other players for some digital interaction. Games include Musical Chairs, Hide n Seek, Tag, and more! Participants must have their own Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Online, and a copy of the game.

College Financial Aid with James Femia

Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm

James Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist with the National Institute of Certified Financial Planners, presents this free workshop addressing the financial aid process, necessary paperwork, and various strategies for paying for college.

Fortnite Solos Tournament with One Up Games

Saturday, September 26 at 2 pm

Fortnite Tournaments have been taken to the next level! See how you measure up again other local battle royale competitors in our FREE Private Custom Matchmaking Tournament, courtesy of One Up Games and Epic Games! Play right from the comfort of your own home on your own Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or PC! The queue opens at 1:30 pm.

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.

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 wilmlibrary.org. You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

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