LIBRARY LINEUP: Learn About Innovations From Boston That Changed The World On March 11

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

Library Hours

The Library is open for curbside pickup only, from 10am- 6pm Monday – Thursday and 10am – 4pm Friday & Saturday. Text us when you arrive and we will bring your books out to you. Staff is available by phone 9am – 9pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 5pm Friday & Saturday. 

WML Virtual Programming

While the building is closed, the library continues to offer a variety for virtual events. Please note that registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Go to wilmlibrary.org to register or call 978-658-2967.

Adult Programs

Kill Shot – The Untold Story of the Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis in U.S. History

Thursday, March 4, 7pm

Join Jason Dearen for a presentation based on his acclaimed new book, Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease. Learn about the true crime story of America’s deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it.

Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, March 6, 9:15am

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.

Helena Byrne: Irish Folklore & Fairylore

Saturday, March 6, 11am

Join acclaimed Seanchaí (Irish storyteller) and singer Helena Byrne as she awakens your imagination and carries you into the magical ‘Other World’ of Irish folklore.

Craft and Chat

Monday, March 8, 7 pm

Grab your crochet, knitting, or other craft project, your favorite treat, and join in this informal gathering to craft and chat together. You don’t have to be crafty to join– all skill levels and crafts are welcome!

The Past, Present, and Future of the Gender Wage Gap

Tuesday, March 9, 7 pm   

Dr. Debra Michals, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Merrimack College, and a women’s/gender historian, will speak on the history of the gender wage gap and what current obstacles are still in place that prevent it from closing. She will discuss the importance of women in the workplace over the years and discrimination they’ve faced. Dr. Michals’ expertise includes feminist history and social movements from marginalized groups, having earned a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. History from New York University.                                                                                                                                             

Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics                                                                

Thursday, March 11, 7 pm

Join Dr. Robert Krim and Alan Earls for a presentation based on their acclaimed new book, Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics-Innovations that Changed the World. Robert Krim is the founder and leader of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, for which he assembled a multi-university research team who worked with hundreds of organizations and businesses studying nearly five hundred innovations that changed the world and were developed in Greater Boston. Alan R. Earls is a Boston-area writer who has covered high-tech innovation for more than thirty years.

Suffragettes in Corselettes                                                                                               

Saturday, March 13, 10:30 AM

For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Presented by Ehris Urban & Velya Jancz-Urban of The Grounded Goodwife.

Youth Programs

Online LEGO Club

Thursday, March 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+

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 9, 10am

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

Time for Twos

Wednesday, March 10, 10am

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

Baby Time

Thursday, March 11, 10am

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

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