LIBRARY LINEUP: Bestselling Author J.A. Jance To Speak On February 26

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

Adult Programs

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 cwood@wilmlibrary.org. 

WCTV Live: Cookin’ the Books

Monday, February 22, 2:30 pm

Join Library Associate Lisa Crispin as she talks about and demonstrates recipes fromThe Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson.  Shown live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live/ (Don’t forget to press the Play icon to start the live stream).

Cookin’ the Books

Monday, February 22, 7 pm

Featured Cookbook: The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book/chef online); cook a dish or two then join with others to discuss what worked and what didn’t. You will come away with new friends and new recipes.  Led by our own library chef, Lisa Crispin

Creative Writing Group

Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm

Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.  If you are interested in attending this event, please email Assistant Director Charlotte Wood at cwood@wilmlibrary.org.

Well Read Wednesday

Wednesday, February 24, 10 am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. February book: Miss Janeby Brad Watson

Social Justice Book Group

Wednesday, February 24, 7 pm

Featured Book: Stamped from the Beginningby Ibram X Kendi. (Chapters 5-8)

This group, which will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month, continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series. Instead of discussing the entire book, the group will read a select number of chapters per month to allow for more in depth conversation.  Copies of the book will be available at the library’s main desk. You may pick up a copy during open hours or curbside hours.

Writing Sprint

Thursday, February 25, 7pm           

Write in the company of other writers over Zoom! Use this time to refine a piece for the virtual Writing Slam on Monday, March 1 at 7 pm. Teens & Adults.

Exploring the Legacy

Thursday, February 25, 7 pm

Join Rosalyn Delores Elder, author of Exploring the Legacy:People and Places of Significance, which is a history of the contributions of African Americans to Massachusetts state history and a guide to the 742 sites around the state that signify the histories of important individuals and events.  Learn about Onesimus, whose knowledge led to the development of inoculations to fight small pox in 1721; Belinda Royall who filed the first successful reparations lawsuit in 1783; and Jan Matzeliger’s invention of a shoe lasting machine in 1883 which led to the mass production of shoes.

Virtual Author Talk: J.A. Jance                                                                                                                        

Friday, February 26, 7 pm                                                                                                   

Bestselling author J.A. Jance will discuss her latest book, Missing and Endangered: A Brady Novel of Suspense, in this Zoom webinar. J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds.

Youth Programs

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

D&D

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.

Pajama Jam

Monday, February 22, 6:30pm

Join the fabulous Bernadette Baird for interactive music and movement.  Ages 0-4.

Online Sing Along with Matt Heaton

Tuesday, February 23, 11am

Online Sing Along with Matt Heaton Matt believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, american roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. He has been an early adopter of online sing alongs, and has been running the Mornings with Matt show since March. Expect old and new favorites, dancing and fun.

Read Aloud Book Club Books for a Better World

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.

Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, February 23, 5pm

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.

All Thirteen Book Discussion

Thursday, February 25, 4pm

Join Brittany for a discussion of All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat over Zoom! Learn about the incredible rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team in 2018, and keep your copy of the book after the meeting. Grades 5-7.

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.

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 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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