LIBRARY LINEUP: Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein Presents Virtual New England Road Trip On Jan. 11; Social Justice Service Group For Teens On Jan. 16

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

Adult Programs

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+ 

Ted Reinstein: The New Normal New England Road Trip

Monday, January 11, 7pm

Join Ted Reinstein, reporter for WCVB’s “Chronicle,”  as he regales you with quirky characters in Maine and Vermont, authentic and beloved diners in tiny towns, familiar landmarks and “who knew?” places plus finds off the beaten path. The talk takes viewers on a trip they may otherwise not get to take these days and is curated from more than 20 years of reporting from all over New England.  This program is in partnership with Flint Memorial Library, Memorial Hall Library, Tewksbury Library, and Wilmington Memorial Library.

How To Play Chess

Tuesday, January 12, 7pm

This class teaches you the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game. In one hour you will learn the basics including: setting up the chess men, using pawns, how to move the pieces, ten tips for playing a better game, and how to win in four moves. Led by chess instructor Glenn Davison.    Ages 8 to adult.

Author Talk: The Last Traverse

Thursday, January 14, 7pm

Author Ty Gagne talks about his new book The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites. It is the true story of two friends on a winter hike on the Franconia Ridge that goes awry, and the search-and-rescue efforts that keep it from becoming a bigger tragedy. Ty is CEO of PRIMEX, a public entity risk pool based in New Hampshire; he is also a certified wilderness first responder

Poetry Circle

Saturday, January 16, 9:15am

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Youth Programs

Pajama Jam

Monday, January 11, 6:30pm

Join the fabulous Bernadette Baird for interactive music and movement. Come in your coziest pajamas, your comfiest slippers, and your most favorite stuffed animal! Ages 0-4

Kindergarten Book Club

Tuesday, January 12, 4pm

Calling all kindergarteners!  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.

Family Craft Night

Wednesday, January 13, 6:30pm

Join our Zoom event for a night of fun creativity with your loved ones! Every family will receive a craft bag full of supplies needed for this month’s project. Pick up your craft kits at the library after registering.

Online LEGO Club

Thursday, January 14, 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, January 16, 11am

Join us over Zoom for a Social Justice Service Group meeting! Meet like-minded teens, watch and discuss a short documentary, and plan future activities. You will earn community service hours for attending. Grades 9-12

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 12, 10am

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

Time for Twos

Wednesday,  January 13, 10am

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

Baby Time

Thursdays, January 14, 10am

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 wilmlibrary.org. You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

Library Hours

The Library is open for curbside pickup only, from 10am- 6pm Monday – Thursday and 10am – 4pm Friday & Saturday. Staff is available by phone 9am – 9pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 5pm Friday & Saturday.

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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