LIBRARY LINEUP: Virtual Visits With New England Aquarium, San Diego Zoo & Whalemobile During Week Of Feb. 15

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

Adult Programs

Current Affairs Discussion Group

Wednesday, February 17, 7 pm

This group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. The topic for February is Biden’s first month.  All are encouraged to research the topic in order to become more informed and be ready to discuss with others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

Live on WCTV: Kat & Brad in Concert

Thursday, February, 18, 2:30 pm

Brad Bensko on vocals and guitar and Kathleen Parks on vocals, violin, and mandolin bring you the sounds of 50’s & 60’s pop and American Songbook standards plus originals from their first LP of original material.

Novel Ideas

Thursday, February 19, 7 pm

Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll.  Please pick up a copy of the featured book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston,curbside from the library,

Virtual Author Talk: Luanne Rice                                                                                                                          

Friday, February 19, 7 pm                                                                                                     

Bestselling author Luanne Rice will discuss her latest book, The Shadow Box, in this Zoom webinar. Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five novels that have been translated into twenty-four languages. Several of Rice’s novels have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love, for TNT; Blue Moon, for CBS; Follow the Stars Home and Silver Bells, for the Hallmark Hall of Fame; and Beach Girls, for Lifetime.

Poetry Circle

Saturday, February 20, 9:15 am

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.  If you are interested in attending this event, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood at 

Youth Programs

Cook Dinner for Your Family with Julie

Tuesday, February 16, 3:30pm

Teens, make dinner for your family from scratch with help from Chef Julie! Using healthy ingredients from your own kitchen, along with the stove and oven, make a meal of chicken and dumplings for four that’ll be ready by 5 pm! Grades 6-12

Among Us Teen Game Afternoon

Wednesday, February 17, 2pm

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom! Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the WML. Grades 6-12


Wednesday, February 17, 6:30pm

This is a virtual Whalemobile experience. Cynde McInnis will do an initial presentation about whales, and then attendees will watch the inflation of a life-size model of a humpback whale.  Cynde will go inside the whale and share the experience virtually.  Learn about baleen and teeth, communication, individual identification,  and the importance of whales.  The program finishes with a discussion of marine debris and what we can do to help protect the oceans. Grades 1-5

Virtual Sea Lion or Fur Seal Encounter at the New England Aquarium

Thursday, February 18, 4pm              

Join via Zoom marine mammal trainers in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium for a training session with a California sea lion or northern fur seal. Learn about how and why they train, and what you can do to protect the ocean environment for these amazing animals.

Learn to Hand Sew a Face Mask

Thursday, February 18, 6:30pm         

Make your own two-layer cotton mask with teen volunteer Sreehitha!Register to reserve your take-home kit to pick up via curbside the week of the session, and join us for a Zoom tutorial on day of the program! Participants will need to provide scissors. Grades 6+ & Adults 

Live Visit to the San Diego Zoo!

Friday, February 19, 6:30pm

Join a live Zoo Educator from the San Diego Zoo for a virtual tour!  We will have exclusive opportunities such as visiting off-view areas most visitors never see, experiencing an up-close wildlife presentation, or something else. Great for the whole family!

Social Justice Service Group

Saturday, February 20, 11am

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


Saturday, February 20, 3pm

Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join DM Michaela for a virtual campaign via Zoom (or Google Hangouts) every month! Grades 6-8

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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