LIBRARY NEWS: Summer Reading Programs Launch June 23; Teen Volunteers Wanted; Service Changes Go Into Effect June 1

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

WML Outdoor Programming

For all outdoor programs, masks are required for all attendees ages 5 and up and strongly encouraged for children ages 2-5. Registration is required to ensure social distancing. If inclement weather is forecast, the program may be held virtually on Zoom. Please check out website on the day of the program to confirm location.

WML Virtual Programming

The library continues to offer a variety of 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.

Library Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 29 and Monday, May 31 in honor of Memorial Day.

Adult Programs

OUTDOOR 150th Anniversary Memorial Dedication

Sunday, May, 30, 12:00 noon

In observance of the 150th anniversary of the library, a brief ceremony will be held on the front lawn rededicating the library to the memory of all Wilmington services members who gave their lives serving our country.

VIRTUAL Author Talk: Lisa See                                           

Wednesday, June 2, 7 pm

Join Lisa See as she tells the story of the Chinese in America through the eyes of her family who settled in Los Angeles and the racism they experienced as newcomers. On Gold Mountain, Ms. See’s critically acclaimed memoir published in 1996, tells the story not only of her Chinese American family, but of the Chinese people in America, a country that both welcomes and scorns immigrants.

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, June 5, 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

 VIRTUAL Teen Volunteer Orientation

June 1, 2:30 & 7 pm

Whether for meeting your graduation requirement or just because you really love the library, we may have volunteer opportunities for you, including helping with the summer reading program! Earn one hour of community service credit right away for attending the meeting. Grades 9-12.

COMING SOON

Our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program will begin on June 23 with a kickoff featuring entertainer extraordinaire Mike Bent with amazing magic, hilarious comedy, crazy puppets, music, sound effects and riveting storytelling!

Service Changes Starting June 1

Beginning June 1, study tables on the first floor will be available with a 2 hour time limit.   After 10am, appointments are no longer necessary to visit the Children’s Room.  Families may still schedule a half hour appointment in the Children’s Room at 9 am or 9:30 am.

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