5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Wednesday, May 26, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 26, 2021:

#1) Wilmington Memorial Library & Tewksbury Public Library To Host Mike Lupica & James Patterson

The Tewksbury Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library have joined forces to host bestselling author Mike Lupica in conversation with bestselling author James Patterson on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7pm.

Lupica will discuss his latest book, Robert B. Parker’s Payback, in this Zoom webinar.

Space is limited. Register HERE

Mike Lupica is a prominent sports journalist and the New York Times-bestselling author of more than forty works of fiction and non-fiction. A longtime friend to Robert B. Parker, he was selected by the Parker estate to continue the Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone series.

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. The National Book Foundation recently presented Patterson with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and six Emmy Awards.

This event is part of a series of virtual discussions with bestselling authors hosted by North of Boston libraries.

#2) Book Store Next Door Is Open

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. In order to comply with social distancing protocols, the number of shoppers and shopping time will be limited. Donations are limited at this time to one bag per person.

#3) LIBRARY EVENT: Outdoor Time For Twos

This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement. The program will be held behind the library next to the Peggy Kane Reading Garden. Please bring a blanket or low chairs. Masks are required for all attendees ages 5 and up and strongly encouraged for children ages 2-5. If inclement weather is forecast, the storytime may be held virtually ono Zoom. Please check out website on the day of the program to confirm location. Register HERE.

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Social Justice Book Group

This group, which will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm, continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series (https://wilmlibrary.org/antiracism-resources/). 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. Learn more and register HERE.

#5) Watch Wilmington School Committee Meeting

The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6pm. Read the agenda HERE.

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