LIBRARY NEWS: Wilmington’s Earth Year Continues With Special Tree Programming On Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, Including Wildwood Cemetery Walk

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

Adult Programs
Note: Effective Friday, October 1, 2021 masks will be required inside Town buildings regardless of vaccination status. 

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.

INDOOR Cookin’ The Books — Monday, September 27, 12pm
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online), register on the library events calendar, and record your recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes! Featured Cookbook: See You on Sunday by Sam Sifton. As a bonus, watch Lisa demonstrate and talk about recipes from the book on WCTV at 2:30pm.

INDOOR Tech Help — Tuesday, September 28, 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 28, 1 pm –  2 pm
Wednesday, September 29, 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 Creative Writing Skills Group — Tuesday, September 28, 7pm
Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published.  Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

VIRTUAL Author Talk: Meg Lowman discusses The Arbornaut — Thursday, September 30, 7pm
Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic, the biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman—aka “CanopyMeg”—takes us on an adventure into the “eighth continent” of the world’s treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action.

INDOOR Needleworkers — Friday, October 1, 10am
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, October 2, 9:15am
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.

VIRTUAL Author Talk: Cal Flyn discusses Islands of Abandonment — Saturday, October 2, 10am
In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighborhoods. Exploring extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – Islands of Abandonment give us a glimpse of what nature gets up to when we’re not there to see it.

Youth Programs

VIRTUAL Teen Book Club: They Both Die at the End — Friday, September 24, 4pm
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.

INDOOR STEAM Team — Monday, September 27, 6:30pm
Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program! Grades K-5

INDOOR Character Drawing Class for Kids with Audrey — Wednesday, September 29, 2pm
This early release school day, join WHS student and artist Audrey in this step-by-step character drawing workshop! Audrey will demonstrate how to create and color a detailed drawing of one of your favorite animated movie characters. Grades 1-5

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, October 1, 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.

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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