5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Monday, January 25, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, January 25, 2021:

#1) Watch Wilmington Board Of Selectmen Meeting

The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm via Zoom. The Town Manager’s Annual Budget Presentation (kind of like a “State of the Town” Address) will take place at 7:15pm. Watch the meeting live on WCTV. Read the agenda HERE. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm.

#2) Watch Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team Meeting

The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.

#3) Watch Cookin’ The Books On WCTV Live

Join Library Associate Lisa Crispin as she talks about and demonstrates recipes from Cookish by Christopher Kimball at 2:30pm live on WCTV, Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at www.WCTV.org/live.

#4) Library Event: Flat Friend Sleepover

The paper friend version of a stuffed animal sleepover! What is a flat friend? Design a paper cut out of yourself, a stuffed animal or toy, a book character, or even an imaginary friend! Cut our your flat friend so that they can come and spend a night at the library!

How to participate: Very similar to a stuffed animal sleepover, kids will drop off their flat friends at the library on January 25th-27th during curbside hours (10am-6pm). Fill out a Flat Friend Contact Form so that we know which flat friend is yours and a little about their sleepover routines! Your flat friends are going to have a blast and sleep at the library until Thursday, January 28th, when you can come pick them up! We will then send you photos of all the antics your flat friends got up to while at the library! 

If you need card stock to draw your friend on, curbside hours are M-Th 10am-6pm, F-Sat 10am-4pm, please call Youth Services at 978-694-2098 when you arrive. For more information on where the Flat Friend concept came from, check out the Flat Stanley Project here.

#5) Use The Wilmington Library’s Free 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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