LIBRARY LINEUP: Evening with Edgar Allan Poe On Oct. 20; Explore Environmental Racism On Oct. 22

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

Adult Programs

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. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel, Part 2

Monday, October 19 at 7pm

Jennifer Bryson, BU Education faculty member, Melanie Patterson, Boutwell & Shawsheen Schools Media Specialist, and Brittany Tuttle, the WML’s Teen Librarian, will lead this presentation on rethinking the media our families consume through an antiracist lens, encouraging participants to rethink the media our families consume, including books, movies, and TV shows, discuss how our identities shape our responses to equity in our community, and discuss race and representation with your children.

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm

Edgar Allan Poe rises for this special virtual event just in time for Halloween! This author himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) returns from beyond the grave to read several of his works, both well-known and forgotten. (Ages 13+ & Adults)

Environmental Racism in Massachusetts

Thursday, October 22 at 7pm

Massachusetts has a reputation for progressive environmental policies, but these policies do not benefit all communities equally. Dr. Daniel Faber will discuss the disproportionate impact of environmental burdens such as chemical pollution and hazardous waste sites on communities of color in the state.

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.

Dungeons & Dragons

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.

Online LEGO Club

Monday, October 19 at 4pm
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+) 

Read Aloud Book Club for a Better World

Tuesday, October 20 at 4pm

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. Join us for all 4 weeks, or just come when you can. (Grades 1-5)

Among Us Teen Game Night

Thursday, October 22 at 7pm

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom! Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the WML. (Grades 6-12)

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, October 24 from 10am – 2pm

The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door will be open Saturday, October 24 for an outside sale from 10 am to 2 pm.  Customers will have limited access inside the Book Store. One bag or one box of donations will be  accepted during the sale hours. All proceeds benefit WML. 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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