LIBRARY LINEUP: James Patterson To Speak On Dec. 15; Christmas Concert On Dec. 17

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

Library Rolls Back to Curbside Service Only

 Due to the recent surge in COVID-19, the library has rolled back to Curbside Service only Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. The building will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff is available by phone Monday-Thursday 9am to 9 pm and on Friday & Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Please check website for updates.

Adult Programs

WCTV Live: Cookin’ The Books

Monday, December 14 at 2:30pm

Join Library Associate Lisa Crispin as she talks about and demonstrates recipes from the cookbook Dessert Personby Claire Saffitz. Watch live on WCTV, Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at

Winter Backyard Birds

Monday, December 14 at 7 pm

Learn all about winter backyard birds from Steve Hale, who holds university degrees in marine biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology and is owner and founder of Open World Explorers. In this interactive program the audience members will be able to test their own knowledge with a bird quiz and ask questions. In addition, the presentation will cover the topic of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and provide informationon how newcomers can participate in a count near them.

Virtual Author Talk: James Patterson in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Tuesday, December 15 at 7pm

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and creator of many enduring fictional heroes and series including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett and Maximum Ride. James will discuss his two new releases, Deadly Cross and The Last Days of John Lennon, in conversation with author Hank Phillippi Ryan. Signed books will be available for sale before and during the event at Haley Booksellers.

Current Events Discussion Group

Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm

The topic for December is COVID-19.  All are encouraged to read, listen, and watchthe resources on the registration page to become more informed about the topic and be ready to discuss with others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

WCTV Live Concert: Noel: A Classical Guitar Christmas

Thursday, December 17 at 2:30pm

Join Boston University School of Music faculty member John Muratore, one of Boston’s best-known and most highly regarded classical guitarists, as he performs unique arrangements of Christmas favorites. Watch live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at

Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group

Thursday, December 17 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 via curbside. This month’s feature book is The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

Poetry Circle

Saturday, December 19 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

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

Family Craft Night

Monday, December 14 at 6:30pm

Join our Zoom event for a night of fun creativity with your loved ones! After registering, pick up your craft kits via curbside pickup, or at the first floor main desk! Please register every child that will be making a craft.

Kindergarten Book Club

Tuesday, December 15 at 4pm

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.

Pop Tart Candy Cottages

Thursday, December 17 at 4pm

Create and decorate a decadent candy cottage made out of Pop Tarts, breakfast cereals, and candy (of course)! All materials provided, but feel free to customize your cottage by adding your own sweet favorites! After registering, you can pickup your kit via curbside. Grades 4+

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.

WML Virtual Programming

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

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