Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library promoting upcoming 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? Log your minutes on Beanstack and earn prizes as you go!
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 email@example.com.
How to Taste Chocolate Like a Pro
Tuesday, February 9, 7pm
Boston and the state of Massachusetts have many historical connections to chocolate, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America, the first roadside retail confectionary operation, and the first forays into commercial white chocolate production. Learn more about our sweet history with this fascinating program. Each registered patron can pick up a small sampling of chocolate from the library starting on February 2 provided by Cocoa Beantown to enjoy during the program.
Thursday, February 11, 7 pm
Author and Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein will discuss her popular advice column “Love Letters” and her upcoming YA novel Things That Grow.
Are Your Stars Like My Stars? StoryWalk™
Read the book on short walk around the WML and then join the author read it over Zoom on February 10!
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!
Kindergarten Book Club
Monday, February 8, 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
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30pm
This month’s craft is: Valentine’s Day Shrinky Dink Pins! Come make these cute pins with the help of your families and caregivers! Make them for each other or to give away as Valentine’s! Every child registered will receive a craft bag full of supplies needed for this month’s project that the whole family can work on together.
Are Your Stars Like My Stars? Author Reading & Craft
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm
Join author Leslie Helakoski for a reading of her beautiful picture book Are Your Stars Like My Stars, followed by a stars craft! Registered families can pick up the craft materials beginning February 6.
Online LEGO Club
Thursday, February 11, 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+.
Tuesday, February 9, 10am
This storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, and music. Ages 3-5
Time for Twos
Wednesday, February 10, 10am
This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement.
Thursday, February 11, 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.
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.