Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library promoting upcoming 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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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