LIBRARY NEWS: Owl Pellet Dissection On July 17; Dog Frisbee Show On July 19; Mushrooms Lecture On July 20

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

WML Outdoor Programming

Registration is required for outdoor programs at www.wilmlibrary.org. If inclement weather is forecast, the program may be held virtually on Zoom or inside the library.  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.

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL Curious About Mushrooms with Fat Moon Farm

Tuesday, July 20, 7 pm

Elizabeth Almeida, owner/farmer at Fat Moon Farm, will cover everything from the lifecycle of mushrooms to the latest research on their nutritional and environmental benefits. Gain a deeper appreciation of culinary mushrooms and learn about the myriad of health and environmental benefits. Stop by the library throughout July to see a oyster mushroom grow kit from Fat Moon Farm in action, and pick up your own Take-and-Make Oyster Mushroom Kit while supplies last on Saturday, July 17. Grades 6+ & Adults

VIRTUAL Author Talk: The Call of Kilimanjaro with Jeff Belanger                           

Wednesday, July 21, 7 pm

Get ready to climb 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – one of the famed Seven Summits – the roof of Africa. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro, author, adventurer, and TV host Jeff Belanger takes you on a breathtaking multimedia journey of Tanzania that’s spiritual, motivational, and uplifting.

VIRTUAL Local History: Prohibition Wine                                                                                  

Thursday, July 22, 7 pm                                                                                                               

Marian Leah Knapp offers a glimpse into Prohibition-era Wilmington in her book Prohibition Wine: A True Story of One Woman’s Daring in Twentieth-Century America. She tells the true story of her grandmother, widowed Jewish immigrant Rebecca Goldberg, and her forays into bootlegging.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR All About Sharks!

Saturday, July 17 at 10am

Location: Outdoor @ WML

This special shark storytime for preschoolers will feature books about sharks and a shark activity. Ages 3-5

OUTDOOR Owl Pellet Dissection

Saturday, July 17 at 3pm

Location: Outdoor @ WML

Would you like to discover firsthand what owls eat?  We will be dissecting owl pellets and may see fur, bones, and teeth that the owl could not digest and spit up.  Grades 3-7. This event is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

OUTDOOR Flying High Dogs

Monday, July 19 at 4pm

Location: Outdoor @ WML

Be amazed at this high-flying Frisbee dog show. Mike Piazza and his 4 Border Collies will entertain you with an educational, interactive and fun show filled with incredible tricks. Ages 3+

OUTDOOR Learn to Play the Ukulele

Thursday, July 22, 4pm

Location: Outdoor @ WML

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Grades 4+

OUTDOOR Read to Thor

Friday, July 23, 10-11 am

Location: Outdoor @ WML

Come read to Thor, a beautiful dog who loves to listen to kids read.  Sign up for one 15-minute session per reader.  Thor will be outdoors in the Peggy Kane Reading Garden unless if the weather is inclement. Grades K-4.

OUTDOOR Kids Create: Paint Palooza

Saturday, July 24 at 3pm

Location: Outdoor @ WML

Families of all ages will have a blast making a mess with paint! Use a variety of tools to get your paint on the canvases, experimenting with textures and colors! Grades K+

OUTDOOR Tails & Tales Storytime: Insects & Spiders of the Desert

Tuesday, July 20 at 10am

Location: Outdoor @ WML

This fun storytime features books, rhymes, and songs. Ages 3-6

OUTDOOR Baby Time

Thursday, July 22 at 9:30am

Location: Outdoor @ WML

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Please bring a blanket or low chair and something for you and baby to shake (rattles, car keys, bottles full of rice or beans). Ages 0-2

OUTDOOR Time for Twos

Thursday, July 22 at 10:30am

Location: Outdoor @ WML

This storytime for two year olds includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Please bring something to sit on (blanket or low chairs) and something to shake (rattles, car keys, bottles full of rice or beans). Age 2

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