LIBRARY LINEUP: Winter Birding Tour At Wildwood Cemetery On Jan 9.

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

Adult Programs

Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, January 2, 9:15 am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. 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

Tuesday, January 5, 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.

Pints + Pages

Thursday, January 7, 7 pm

A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  The book discussion will be hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries. Featured Book: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Winter Birding in the Wildwood Cemetery

Saturday, January 9, 10 am

Join experienced birder Steve Hale, owner of Open World Explorers, for a birding expedition in the Wildwood Cemetery.  Find out what feathered friends stay for the season!  Steve holds university degrees in marine biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology and is an avid hiker, birder, and experienced naturalist.  Please dress for the weather and bring your own binoculars (a few binoculars will be available for sharing – wipes provided).  Please meet at the back of the library at 10 am for the outing. Masks must be worn and social distancing observed. Ages 12+ 

Youth Programs

Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, January 5, 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

Tuesday, January 5, 10am

This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5

Time for Twos

Wednesday, January 6, 10am

This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement.

Baby Time

Thursdays, January 7, 10am

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

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 Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday & Saturday 10am to 4pm. 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 our website for updates.

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.

Library Holiday Hours

The Library will close at 12:30pm, with curbside pickup from 10am – 12pm, on December 31. The library will be closed all day on January 1.

Library’s Digital Resources

Take advantage of the following digital resources while hunkering down and staying safe during the winter months. If you do not have a library card, you can get one remotely by going to www.wilmlibrary.org.

Overdrive (aka “Libby” app on your smartphone): Find ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies.

Hoopla: Find ebooks, TV shows, audiobooks and comics. Simultaneous use means titles always available.

Kanopy: Stream classic movies, Indie hits, documentaries and more.

Freegal: Download and keep up to five songs per week. Stream up to three hours per day.

Tumble Book Library: Animated picture books, read-along chapter books and more for children.

Creative Bug: Find over 1000 video classes on knitting, sewing, cooking and other crafts.

Ancestry Library: Do genealogy research with this database that covers billions of records from census data to directories, and photos to family trees. Access from home is available for a limited period of time.

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