LIBRARY LINEUP: Linda Pavluk To Retire After 24 Years On Sept. 29; George Washington To Address Wilmington Via Zoom On Oct. 8

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

Circulation Librarian Linda Pavluk Retires

Circulation Librarian Linda Pavluk has announced her retirement with her last day at WML on September 29. Linda has been a valued member of the WML staff for 24 years, becoming the Circulation Librarian in 1999.  She is well known to many of our regular library patrons for her courteous and friendly service. We wish Linda well in this next journey of life and celebrate her decision while acknowledging that she will be missed by staff and patrons alike. Congratulations Linda!

Adult Programs

Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, October 3 at 9:15am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. If you are interested in attending this event, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood at cwood@wilmlibrary.org. Please include the title of the program in the subject heading.

Author Talk with Craig Johnson

Saturday, October 3 at 7pm

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series “Longmire.” He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella Spirit of Steamboatwas the first One Book Wyoming selection. Craig will discuss the newest novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Next To Last Stand.

Intro to Social Media

Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm

Interested into joining Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter? Come join technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, to learn how each platform is alike and how they differ.

President George Washington Speaks on the Constitution

Thursday, October 8 at 7pm

Meet President George Washington as portrayed by John Koopman III, in this 45 minute lecture and learn what caused the colonists to found a new country and why the Revolution drove Washington to the Constitutional Convention. The President will also comment on the Constitution and its aftermath, and on tests to the new nation including avoiding war with France. George Washington, the father of our country, soldier statesman, first in war, first in peace, had a unique perspective on the founding of our nation—don’t miss it. Presented in partnership with the Billerica Public Library.

Library on the Lawn

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Now only on Tuesdays! 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.

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

Outdoor Preschool Storytime at Yentile Farm

Saturday, October 3 at 10:30am

Join us for an outdoor, socially distanced storytime at Yentile Farm, featuring books, rhymes and songs.  Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2.  Ages 2-5.

Family Challenge Trivia

Monday, October 5 at 6:30pm

Back by popular demand!  The Trivia Brothers will return with an all-new family trivia event!  Enjoying an episode of “Challenge! Trivia” is easy.  Here’s what you need to know:  First and foremost, you will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience – a computer (to join the Zoom meeting) and a smart phone or tablet (to play the game).  Teams can be comprised of individual or multiple players. Recommended team size is 3-6 players.

Star Magazine Collaboration Session

Tuesday, October 6 at 3:45pm

Calling all artists, writers, crafters, puzzlers, chefs, and creators of any kind!

Grades 3-6, Star Magazine is starting back up for a 2020 fall issue – VIRTUALLY!

Create anything from drawings, paintings, sculptures, comics, short stories, jokes, poems, and reviews, to crosswords, word searches, wood scrambles, recipes for your favorite treats, or even how-to instructions (how to draw, make a craft, etc.). Join us for a Zoom meeting to chat and collaborate with other creative kids, but you do not have to attend any meetings to submit work! 

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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