LIBRARY NEWS: Book Store Next Door Reopens On March 27; Used Puzzle Palooza On March 27

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

Library Services Available

You are able to visit the WML without an appointment to browse the first floor, pick up holds, use a computer with a 60 minute limit, and make a copy or use the fax machine. The library is open for these services Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm and Friday 10am – 4pm. Curbside pickup is still available with new hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Appointments are still required to visit the Youth Services Department. All patrons must wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon arriving at the library.

WML Virtual Programming

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.

Poetry Contest

Wilmington Memorial Library invites you to submit a poem about Mother Nature on the library’s website. This theme is in keeping with WML’s Earth Year initiative. Poems may be about the enjoyment of nature as well as the importance of protecting our environment. Submissions are open until April 17. Winners in each age category from Kindergarten through Adults will be selected and winning poems will be published on the library’s website.

Book Store Next Door Sale

The Book Store is back open after being closed for the winter! Up to 3 customers will be allowed inside at a time between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, March 27. Donations (1 bag or smaller box per family) will be accepted.

Adult Programs

Used Puzzle Palooza

Saturday, March 27, 10 am – 12 pm (Rain date: April 3)

Who wants to do the same puzzle twice? Come to the puzzle palooza and pick up some new-to-you puzzles. Limit of three to five puzzles depending on donations. Puzzles are free although donations to the Friends of Wilmington Memorial Library will be happily accepted. This event will be held on the library’s front lawn. In preparation for this event, we are accepting used puzzle donations!

Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Saturday, March 27, 2pm

Take a look at the ways in which women’s right activists and their opponents used images to define gender and power during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Presented by Allison K. Lange, an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and author of Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Votes For Women — A History of the Suffrage Movement

Wednesday, March 31, 7pm

The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Author Talk: Kerri Arsenault – Mill Town                                                                                    

Thursday, April 1, 7 pm                                                                                                                    

Join Kerri Arsenault, author of Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains, for a discussion of Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname “Cancer Valley.”

Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, April 3, 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 cwood@wilmlibrary.org

Youth Programs

All Thirteen Book Discussion

Thursday, March 25, 4 pm

Join Brittany for a discussion of All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat over Zoom! Learn about the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team in 2018, and keep your copy of the book after the meeting. Don’t forget your bubble tea and Sugus candy kit to snack on during the meeting. Grades 5-7.

Among Us Teen Game Nights

Tuesdays, March 30, 5 pm

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.

SAT & ACT Strategy Session

Tuesday, March 30, 7 pm

Are you wondering if you should take the SAT or the ACT? What are the differences? Do colleges have a preference? Can these tests help you get a scholarship? What about test optional schools? Tune in to the The Princeton Review’s live virtual session to get the answer to all of these questions and more! Grades 9-11.

Board Game Club

Wednesday, March 31, 7-8:30 pm

Looking to play fun board games and learn about new ones? Share your favorite game, or latest prototype, and we’ll play together on Discord or Gather Town using Tabletopia until we can meet again in person. Students and their adults welcome, registration encouraged! Grades 6-12.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 30, 10am

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

Time for Twos

Wednesday, March 31, 10am

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

Baby Time

Thursday, April 1, 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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