LIBRARY LINEUP: The Remarkable Rise Of Kamala Harris On Feb. 2; Dr. Robin Cook Speaks On Feb. 5

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

Adult Programs

21 in ’21 Reading Challenge

A challenge for readers of all ages! For two months, can you read 21 minutes a day, five days a week? Starting on February 1, log your minutes on Beanstack and earn prizes as you go!

The Remarkable Rise of Vice President Kamala Harris

Tuesday, February 2, 7 pm

Join Dan Morain, author of the new biography, Kamala’s Way: An American Life, for a discussion of America’s new Vice President, Kamala Harris. During his time as a reporter with the Los Angeles Times and editorial editor with the Sacramento Bee, Morain covered Kamala Harris’s rise to power as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County to District Attorney to California Attorney General to U.S. Senator to the first Black, South Asian, and female Vice President in our country’s history. Morain will be joined in conversation by Liz Goodwin, deputy bureau chief for The Boston Globe in Washington, DC. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice and the State Library of Massachusetts.

Virtual Author Talk: Dr. Robin Cook

Friday, February 5, 7 pm

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of 37 worldwide bestsellers which have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Most of Dr. Cook’s books explore various medical, ethical, and public policy issues and have included topics ranging from the supply of organs for transplantation (Coma) to medical nanotechnology (Nano) and the spread of disease (Outbreak, Contagion, Pandemic). Dr. Cook’s most recent book is Genesis, which deals with using ancestral DNA to aid forensics.

Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, February 6, 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

Youth Programs

1,000 Books before Kindergarten!
Did you know that hearing word and letter sounds is key to little ones’ reading and speech development? Listening to books as you read together is an easy and fun way for them to learn and makes for great bonding moments! This reading challenge is open to little ones up to age six. Log your books on Beanstack or on the form on our website to earn prizes for reading!

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 2, 10am

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

Time for Twos

Wednesday, February 3, 10am

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

Baby Time

Thursday, February 4, 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 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

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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