LIBRARY NEWS: More Than Maple – Learn About Other Types Of Tree Syrup on Sept. 23

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

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 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 sale locations starting September 15 from the library or Market Basket. Lots of clothes, books, toys, tools, and household goods will be available for a bargain at homes across town!

INDOOR Tech Help

Tuesday, September 21, 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 21, 1 pm –  2 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 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 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesday, September 22, 9:30 am

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 (Sept, 22) is Creating A LinkedIn Profile: The Basics.

INDOOR Well-Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, September 22, 10 am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart.  Copies of the book, The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis, are available at the library.

VIRTUAL Social Justice Book Group
Wednesday, September 22, 7 pm

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, Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi (Chapters 35-Epilogue), are available at the library’s main desk.

VITUAL Harvesting Sap and Producing Syrup From Trees Other Than Maples
Thursday, September 23, 7 pm

Most tree syrup is made from maple trees, but syrup is also available commercially from birch, walnut, and beech trees. Other trees, such as sycamores, hophornbeams, yellowwoods, and basswoods are known to yield an edible syrup as well. Each of these different types of trees have quirks that make syrup production from them different from that of maples.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, September 24, 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!

OUTDOOR Tree Identification Walk in Wildwood Cemetery
Saturday, September 25, 10 am
Environmental educator Andrew Prazar of North Shore Nature Programs will teach us to identify a variety of tree species on a walk through Wildwood Cemetery. Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.

Youth Programs

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

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

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

INDOOR Crafternoon: Leather Keychains & Cord Holders
Thursday, September 23, 4 pm
Come learn how to use the library’s Cricut to make leather and vinyl keychains and card holders at this fun Crafternoon! Grades 4-8

VIRTUAL Teen Book Club: They Both Die at the End
Friday, September 24, 4 pm
Join us for a book discussion of They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Copies will be available at the library to check out prior to our meeting.

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 to register or call 978-658-2967.

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