LIBRARY LINEUP: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel On Nov. 17; Family Craft Night On Nov. 18

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

Adult Programs

Bestselling Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Monday, November 16, 7 pm

Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will discuss her latest book, Troubles In Paradise (the conclusion to the nationally bestselling Winter in Paradise trilogy) in conversation with bestselling author Jane Healey, in this Crowdcast webinar.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel, Part 2

Tuesday, November 17, 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. Lisa Desberg, WHS English teacher, Jaclyn Madden, WMS English teacher, and Maura Tucker, WHS Social Studies teacher, join the panel to discuss the ways in which they embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in their classrooms.

Fall Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesday, November 18, 7pm

This group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

WCTV Live: Big Band Era with Brian Kane

Thursday, November 19, 2:30 pm

Jazz saxophonist Brian Kane will sing and play songs from the Big Band Era, 1935-1945 including hits from Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and more.
Shown live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live/ (Don’t forget to press the Play icon to start the live stream).

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group

Thursday, November 19, 7 pm

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. Featured Book: The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal.

Poetry Circle

Saturday, November 21, 9:15 am

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. 

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

Art & Stories

Monday, November 16 at 3:30pm

Join Assistant Children’s Librarian, Nicole, read a picture book and then make a craft based on what we’ve read! Once registered, families can pick up a bag of craft supplies during our curbside hours.  Come back once a month to hear another story and make something new! Ages 2-7 

Read Aloud Book Club Books for a Better World

Tuesday, November 17 4:00pm

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. Grades 1-5

Among Us Hand Warmers Crafternoon

Thursday, November 19 at 3:45pm

Don’t be sus, sign up for this Crafternoon! Make your Among Us character into a felt hand warmer using rice and felt, and learn some sewing basics in the process. Once registered, look out for an email with a Google Form so you can pick our your character’s suit color and hat. All supplies provided except for scissors. Once registered, you can pick up your kit via curbside or come into the library. Grades 4+

Online LEGO Club

Thursday, November 12 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+

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.

For the Whole Family

Family Craft Night

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm

Grab the whole family and join us for a craft night!

Register to get a bag of craft supplies and join in on our Zoom event for a night of fun creativity with your loved ones! You can pick up your craft bags via curbside pickup, or at the main desk, until November 19th! Please register every child that will be making a craft.

The latest on library services

You are able to visit the WML without an appointment to browse the first floor, pick up holds, use a computer with a 60 minute limit, and make a copy or use the fax machine. The library is open for these services Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm and Friday 10am – 4pm. Curbside pickup is still available with new hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Appointments are still required to visit the Youth Services Department. All patrons must wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon arriving at the library.

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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