Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library promoting upcoming programs:
How to: Wrap Gifts Using the Japanese Art of Furoshiki
Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm
Join multi-talented international artist Nefertiti from Etnia Fusion and discover Furoshiki, the ancient Japanese art of gift-wrapping and accessorizing, using versatile and eco-friendly textiles in a Zoom workshop. Each participant will use materials already in their homes and learn to wrap items of both ordinary and unique shapes and sizes. Participants should have ready various small and or medium sized items of their choice to be wrapped and various sized cloths (sheets, pillowcases, bandanas, etc). Nefertiti will shape the program to be effective with the materials you have handy.
Holiday Hors d’oeuvres with Liz Barbour
Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm
Chef Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast shares catering secrets that will help you to create a holiday menu that is simple and stress free. Liz will discuss shopping lists, preparation check lists, and passing tray decoration tips that you can recreate at home. Liz’s discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite hors d’oeurve recipes.
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.
Pandemic Puzzle Palooza
All month long
The library is accepting donations of gently used puzzles on a cart placed inside the back entryway during open hours (please, no donations in the Book Drop). All puzzles should be in good condition without any missing pieces. Library staff will quarantine all donations for 72 hours. Starting Monday, December 7, come into the library during browsing hours to pick out a new-to-you puzzle from our display table by the first-floor circulation desk. We will refresh this table with puzzle donations throughout the month of December.
Among Us Teen Game Night
Monday, December 7 at 7pm
Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal! Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match. Grades 6-12
Dinner in a Mug with Julie
Monday, December 9 at 5pm
Make an individual serving-sized fettuccine Alfredo dinner along with Chef Julie! For this scratch cooking lesson, you’ll need a mug, a microwave, mixing bowls and spoons, fettuccine pasta, butter, heavy cream, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.Grades 4+
Holiday Puppet Show: The Gingerbread Man
Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30pm
In this twist on the classic story, the Gingerbread Man jumps out of the pan and runs away! As he runs, he meets one animal after another who wants to eat him. This cookie doesn’t crumble, though – the story has a happy ending! Everyone can sing along and help the Gingerbread Man: “Run, run, as fast as you can!” Performed by Anna Sobel of Talking Hands Theatre. Ages 1+
Online LEGO Club
Thursday, December 10 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+
Social Justice Service Group
Saturday, December 12 at 11am
If you are interested in meeting with like-minded teens, and discussing issues important to you and planning future activities, come to this Social Justice Service Group interest meeting. You will earn community service hours for attending. Grades 9-12
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.
Visiting the WML
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 Virtual Programming
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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