5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, February 5, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, February 5, 2021:

#1) Library Event: Wilmington Library To Host Bestselling Author Dr. Robin Cook

The Tewksbury Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library have joined forces to host bestselling author Robin Cook in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7pm.

Cook will discuss his acclaimed writing career, including his latest book – Genesis– in this Crowdcast webinar.

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/RobinandHank. While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner – Haley Booksellers – before or after the event.

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. There have also been almost a dozen theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Dr. Cook’s work.

#2) Library Event: Book Buddies

This fun literacy program pairs kids with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading fun in Zoom Breakout Rooms.  In this three-week program, kids can practice reading or be read to, receive one-on-one attention from a trained teen, share a snack, and do a fun activity. Ages 5-7.

Interested teen volunteers are asked to fill out Teen Book Buddies Application.

#3) Deadline To Submit Petitioned Warrant Articles For 2021 Town Meeting Is TODAY

Articles submitted by petition for inclusion in the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting to be held May 1, 2021, must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, no later than 4:30pm on February 5, 2021.

#4) Return Your Town Census If You Haven’t Already

Wilmington’s Annual Town Census will be mailed in the middle of January 2021. Please keep an eye open for it and respond immediately. Remember, responding to the annual town census keeps your name on the active voting list. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office if you have not received your census by the last week in January.

#5) Get Your 2021 Dog Tag If You Haven’t Already

Wilmington’s 2021 dog tags are now available.

Reminders have been sent out to currently registered dog owners by email if there is one on record, and mail if not. Owners must have an updated rabies certificates to complete the initial registration or renewal.

New registrations or renewals can be accomplished online HERE or by mail. The cost is $10 if your dog is spayed or neutered, or $15 if intact. The deadline for renewal is April 1, 2021, after which a $15 late fee will be assessed in addition to the registration fee. A $50 civil fine will be added to these amounts if renewals have not been completed by June 1, 2021.

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