LIBRARY LINEUP: Ghosts & Legends with Jeff Belanger on October 28; Intro To Tarot Card Reading on October 29

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

Adult Programs

WCTV: Cookin’ the Books

Monday, October 26 at 2pm

Join Circulation Librarian and “resident chef” Lisa Crispin as she demonstrates a recipe from the cookbook Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France: a Cookbook by Melissa Clark. Live on WCTV, Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live.

AntiRacism Book Group: Me and White Supremacy

Monday, October 26 at 7pm

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey of how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Virtual Bestselling Author Series: Karen Kingsbury Discusses “Truly, Madly, Deeply”

Monday, October 26 at 7pm

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. In her latest book, a son’s decisions about the future divides his family. Secrets come to light that rock Tommy’s world, and he becomes determined to spend his future fighting crime and bringing peace to the streetsBlending romance and family drama, Truly, Madly, Deeply shows us that, in the shadow of great loss, the only way to live with passion is truly, madly, deeply.

Creative Writing Skills Group

Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm

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. 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.  

Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, October 28 at 10am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. This month’s book is Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger

Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He’s one of New England’s premiere storytellers who seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends from all over the world and in your backyard. With all new stories for 2020, “Ghosts and Legends” presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he’s worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger’s program will delve into the reasons behind the legends. For Teens & Adults.

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading

Thursday, October 29 at 7pm

Join Sally Cragin for this very popular presentation and hands-on workshop: an introduction to Tarot, from the fascinating history of the cards to the meaning of the suits (pentacles or discs, swords, wands and cups), and the “Trump” or Major Arcana cards. Participants will collaborate on sample readings for attendees. For Teens & Adults.

AntiRacism Doc Talk: White Like Me

Friday, October 30 at 1pm

White Like Meis a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we’ve entered a post-racial society. Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

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,

Kids Vote! 2020 Children’s Book Election

Ongoing Until Election Day

While adults get to vote for who leads our country, you get to vote for who leads the Children’s Room! Place your vote for the best children’s books one of two ways! Visit the children’s room at the library by appointment, vote by ballot in our voting booth, and get a sticker or a pin! Kids will enjoy this great opportunity to participate in their own democracy and experience the polls! The other way to participate is to vote through our Google Form, which can be found on our website under Voter Resources.

Hocus Pocus Teen Trivia

Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus…trivia! Show off your favorite Halloween cult-classic film smarts at this pub-style trivia via Zoom! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes AND bragging rights!
Grades 6-12.

Mummy at Mystery Mansion

Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30pm

Join Talewise (formerly Sciencetellers) for a spooky mystery on Zoom. Frankie and Casey visit their uncle for his annual Halloween party, only to find out that a creepy Mummy has been scaring everyone away! Some say the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea. Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy! Along the way, you’ll explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, and more!  Grades K-5.

Outdoor Baby Times at Yentile Farm

Thursday, October 29 at 10am

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. If the weather is too cold or inclement, we will notify registrants that it will offered virtually instead and send a Zoom link. Masks are required for outdoor programs for anyone over the age of 2. Birth-24 months.

Outdoor Halloween at the Library

Saturday, October 31 at 2pm

Wear your costumes or come just as you are to this socially distanced Halloween Event! Pick up a goody bag with treats, take a photo in front of our bubbling cauldron backdrop, dance with your family to the Monster Mash and other Halloween tunes, and browse for books! Sign up for one half an hour session to join us in the fun! Masks are required for everyone over the age of 2. Spaces will be marked for everyone to remain in a socially distanced line on the front lawn. For ages 0-12.

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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