LIBRARY LINEUP: ‘Wicked’ Author Gregory Maguire To Make Virtual Visit On Oct. 14; Baby Story Time At Yentile Farm On Oct. 15

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

Adult Programs

Healthy Body, Healthy Plantet: The Power of a Plant Based Diet

Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm

Certified Plant-Based Chef and former Food for Life instructor Tracie Hines will conduct an hour-long introduction to adopting a plant based diet. Research has shown that a plant based diet can prevent many chronic diseases; better yet, eating a plant-focused diet is an easy way to slash greenhouse gases, saving the Earth at the same time as saving your health. Resources and recipes will be shared.

Bestselling Author Series with Gregory Maguire

Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm

Bestselling author Gregory Maguire will discuss the 25th Anniversary of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and his latest book, A Wild Winter Swan,in this Zoom webinar. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

WCTV: Duke Ellington Celebration Concert

Thursday, October 15 at 2:30pm

Flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist John Funkhouser salute the great Duke Ellington with an exuberant show including Take the A Train, Cottontail, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, and other Ellington classics. Both musicians are acclaimed jazz artists who perform widely in the U.S and abroad. Shown live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live.

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group

Thursday, October 15 at 7pm

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, The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.

Poetry Circle

Saturday, October 17 at 9:15am

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 cwood@wilmlibrary.org. 

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

Hibernating Animals Scavenger Hunt

All month long!

Kids of all ages can look in store front windows as you drive or walk along Lowell and Main Street in Wilmington from I-93 on Lowell Street up and into the Burlington Avenue/Church Street intersection on Main Street. There will be signs, with 10 different animals on them, hiding in 10 different store windows! Use the Beanstack app to track the creatures you’ve found! Prizes are available for kids who find 6 or more animals.

Kindergraten Book Club

Tuesday, October 13 at 4pm

Calling all kindergarteners!  Join us for a virtual book club for kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read, talk about a few books and do a virtual activity.

Outdoor Baby Times at Yentile Farm

Thursday, October 15 at 9:30am

Join us at Yentile Farm for a fun program of songs, rhymes, and picture books for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome to attend – please include in registration.

Spider & Web Pumpkins Crafternoon

Thursday, October 15 at 3:45pm

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!

Transform plastic pumpkins into a spooky spider and its web with acrylic paint, wire, googly eyes, and washi tape. All supplies provided except for scissors and glue. Grades 4-8.

Mindfulness for Children (and their caregivers)

Friday, October 16 at 10am

The class, led by Sheryl White, is designed to practice mindfulness with the children and adults virtually, while modeling for the adults how to get the children to be more aware and in the present moment. Mindfulness can help children increase their attention span, focus and concentration, improve memory, better social functioning, self-esteem, reduces stress, and can improve relationships with parents.  In the virtual class there are simple and fun activities to encourage mindfulness and relaxation so that everyone can see it in action. The instructor uses a bag of props to engage in sensory activities to help practice being more present. (Ages 3-6)

D&D

Saturday, October 17 at 10am

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 Zoom. (Grades 6-8)

Zombie Makeup Demo with Maggie

Saturday, October 17 at 3pm

Maggie is back to demonstrate how to achieve a ghoulish zombie look with makeup just in time for Halloween! Maggie will use affordable makeup found at seasonal Halloween stores and the Dollar Store.

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 News

Book Store Next Door Outside Sale

Saturday, October 10 from 10am – 12pm

The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door will be open Saturday, October 10 for an outside sale from 10 am to 2 pm.  Rain date is Wednesday, October 14.  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 wilmlibrary.org. You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

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