LIBRARY NEWS: Library To Hold End Of Summer Bash On Swain Green This Friday, August 13 — Food Trucks, DJ, Balloon Twisting, Kids Games & More

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

A Message From Library Director Tina Stewart

Dear Wilmington Residents,

I would like to personally invite you to attend the annual Summer Bash on the Swain Green on Friday, August 13 at 5:30 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, kick back and listen to a variety of songs played by our DJ. Kids will enjoy games, balloon twisting and more; purchase dinner at Fat Belly BBQ or Bird’s Nest Paninis food trucks with dessert from Alex’s Ice Cream. 

As a library and as a community, we have so much to celebrate! The Summer Bash marks the end of our annual summer reading program congratulating all participants. The Summer Bash is also the finale event of the library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Take a selfie in front of the large 150th anniversary logo sign as a keepsake. The Friends of the Library will be on hand to distribute 150 packages of sugar cookies. Show your support for WML by joining the Friends that night and be entered into a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate. We will also be saying a fond farewell to our much beloved Youth Services Librarian Barbara Raab who is retiring with August 13 her last day at WML. We will honor and celebrate Barbara’s ten years of exemplary service to Wilmington’s children and families at the Summer Bash.  Finally, we are celebrating seeing everyone and enjoying good times together once again. 

See you on the Swain Green!

Sincerely,

Tina Stewart

Library Director

Adult Programs

OUTDOOR Shakespeare on the Swain Green: Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 12, 7:30 pm

Location: Swain Green

Roll out your blankets and lawn chairs on the Swain Green for a live performance of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from the Brown Box Theatre Project. Funded in part by a grant from the Wilmington Arts Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesday, August 18 at 9:30am

If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is perfect for you. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. This week’s topic (August 18) is Developing A Resume: Part #2.

INDOOR Friends of the Library Jewelry Sale

Saturday, August 21

9am-10am (Friends members only)

10 am-2pm (general public)

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library will host a gently used jewelry sale on the first floor of the library.  Plan to stop by and freshen up your bling!

VIRTUAL Poetry Circle

Saturday, August 21 at 9:15am

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. 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.

Town-Wide Yard Sale Sign-ups open now!

The Wilmington Memorial Library is once again sponsoring a Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 18 for those wishing to hold a yard sale at their home and have the library advertise. The application fee is $15 (deadline is Saturday, September 11). The fee includes yard sale signs, a listing on the yard sale map and lots of publicity. For shoppers, maps of yard sale locations will be available at the library and at Market Basket starting Wednesday, September 15. Participation in the yard sale is limited to the first 65 houses to sign up.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR End of Summer Reading Bash!

Friday, August 13, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location: Swain Green

Celebrate the end of summer with an all-ages party on the Swain Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs but be ready to stand up and dance! A DJ will play a variety of songs for all ages. Dinner is available to purchase from food trucks. Children’s games, balloon twisting, and more!

VIRTUAL Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, August 17 at 7pm

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

VIRTUAL EVENT: SAT Strategy Session

Wednesday, August 18 at 7pm

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

VIRTUAL Practice SAT with The Princeton Review

Saturday, August 21 at 9am

Join The Princeton Review virtually to take a free, full-length practice SAT. After the test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. Grades 10 & 11

VIRTUAL D&D

Saturday, August 21 at 3pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join DM Michaela for a virtual campaign via Zoom (or Google Hangouts)! Grades 6-8

WML In-Person Programming

Registration is required for most in-person programs. If a program is outdoors and 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. Masks are strongly recommended for children ages 12 and under while visiting the Children’s Room.

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.

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