LIBRARY NEWS: Don’t Forget To Sign Up For The Town-Wide Yard Sale On Sept. 18; Registration Deadline Is Sept. 11

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

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For The Town-Wide Yard Sale!

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.

Adult Programs

OUTDOOR Mason Jar Tea Light Holder
Saturday, August 28, 10 am
Turn a mason jar into a tea light holder using Modge Podge, tissue paper, sequins and gemstones, and your imagination!  Perfect for your indoor or outdoor table.  Led by experienced crafter Marianne Snow.  All supplies provided.  This class will be held outdoor in the Reading Garden; in case of rain, the class will be held indoors in the conference room.

INDOOR Intro to Chromebooks
Wednesday, September 1, 7 pm
Do you only use your computer to surf the web; check email, keep up with friends and family with social media, or read the news? Google’s Chromebooks might be a cheaper alternative to a Microsoft Windows computer. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, for a tour of this offering.

VIRTUAL ‘American Sherlock’ with Kate Winkler Dawson                                     
Wednesday, September 1, 7 pm
Join author Kate Winkler Dawson for a presentation on her new book, American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI, which captures the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich – the man who pioneered the forensic science that our legal system now relies upon.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, September 3, 10 am
This is a social group for those who do any kind of needle craft. Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc. and enjoy a little conversation and camaraderie—drop in. Everyone welcome!

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, September 4, 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

Youth Programs

A note about storytimes: All storytimes take place in the back of the library, next to the Peggy Kane Reading Garden. In the event of inclement weather, or temperatures under 55° or above 85°, storytime will move INDOORS. 

OUTDOOR Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, September 7, 9:30 am
This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Registration is for the six-week session. Ages 3-6

OUTDOOR Time For Twos
Wednesday, September 8, 9:30 am
This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Registration is for the six-week session. 2-year olds

Thursday, September 9, 9:30 am
This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Registration is for the six-week session. 0-23 Months

OUTDOOR Drop-In Storytime
Friday, September 10, 10 am
This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. No registration required. Ages 2+

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 to register or call 978-658-2967.

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