LIBRARY NEWS: Get A Prize This Month For Signing Up For A Library Card; Learn How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient On Nov. 14

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

Town-Wide Yard Sale

A bargain hunter’s dream! Pick up a map from the library, or look for signs around town on September 18 to shop the Town Wide Yard Sale. Maps of yard sale locations will be available at the library and at Market Basket starting Wednesday, September 15.

National Library Card Sign-up Month

To celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month AND our 150th anniversary, we will be giving out limited edition cards to the first 150 people who apply for a library card in September. Plus, get a sign-up bonus prize! If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t have a card of their own, this is the time to change that! Remember, there is no minimum age to apply.

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL Cooking Demonstration with Chef Bill

Thursday, September 9, 7 pm

Chef Bill will offer a virtual demonstration of his Chicken Marsala recipe, which he keeps flavorful and light with an unconventional seasonal ingredient (pumpkin!). He will also teach us to prepare two sides featuring fall vegetables: roasted red potatoes with rosemary and roasted broccoli.

INDOOR Tech Help

Tuesday, September 14, 10 am

Make an appointment with Brad for an hour long session on any tech question you have. If you need help navigating the web, are looking for a new computer, or are confused by your new iPhone, this service will be helpful to you!

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Tuesday, September 14, 1 pm –  2 pm

Wednesday, September 15, 2 pm – 3pm

Meet with Eric or Brad for help with a short, 15-minute drop-in question. Sessions are first come, first served.

VIRTUAL How to: Make Your Old Home Energy Efficient

Tuesday, September 14, 7 pm

Carissa Demore, Team Leader for Preservation Services at Historic New England, will present a historic preservation perspective on insulation, air sealing, mechanical upgrades and other energy retrofit opportunities in existing homes.

OUTDOOR Current Affairs Discussion Group Open House

Wednesday, September 15, 7 pm

Find out all about the library’s Current Affairs Group at this outdoor open house, which will be held in the Peggy Kane Reading Garden located behind the library. Meet the members and enjoy light refreshments. This group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international events. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.

VIRTUAL Lunchtime Lecture: Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle Series

Thursday, September 16, 12 pm

Erica Harper, from the Phillips Collection in DC, returns! Grab your lunch, log onto Zoom, and learn about another painting series from one of the biggest artists to come out of the Harlem Renaissance.

INDOOR The Multifaceted Guitarist

Thursday, September 16, 2:30 pm

Classical guitarist John Muratore will present a program that celebrates the diversity of styles and influences to be discovered within the classical guitar repertoire.  John has performed as a concert soloist throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia.  Don’t miss this afternoon of beautiful music.

INDOOR Novel Ideas Book Group

Thursday, September 16, 7 pm

Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, September 17, 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 Poetry Circle

Saturday, September 18, 9:15 am

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.

Town Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, September 18, 8 am – 2 pm

Pick up a map of seller locations starting September 15 from the library or Market Basket for the best buyer experience. Lots of clothes, books, toys, tools, and household goods will be available at homes across town for a bargain.

Youth Programs

Masks are required for children ages 2 to 12 while visiting the Children’s Room.

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Fairy Houses 

Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 pm

Round up the whole family to create together or create at the same time! This month, come create your very own fairy house! Grades K+

OUTDOOR Tie Dye: Socks & Scrunchies

Friday, September 17, 2:45 pm & 3:45 pm

Time for another tie dye event! This year, tie dye a pair of socks or a scrunchie! Register to secure your spot for one of our favorite events. All Ages

VIRTUAL D&D

Saturday, September 18, 3 pm

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. Grades 6-8

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 Drop-In Storytime

Friday, September 17, 10 am

This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. No registration required. Ages 2+

OUTDOOR Drop-In Baby Time

Saturday, September 25, 9:30 am

This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. No registration required. Ages 0-2

OUTDOOR Drop-In Preschool Storytime

Saturday, September 25, 10:30 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.

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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