LIBRARY LINEUP: Wilmington Library To Get Spooky with Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Every minute counts! Win prizes for your reading and help us beat Tewksbury!

Log every minute you read on Beanstack (our reading tracking app) to lead WIlmington to victory. We also have paper logs available at the library for those who prefer to track by hand. There will be a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card to any Wilmington restaurant of your choosing. Log at least 3 hours of reading and be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $100 gift card to any local business of your choosing. Let’s get reading! Challenge ends on November 24.

Adult Programs

WCTV LIVE: Cookin’ the Books

Monday, October 25, 2:30pm

Watch Lisa demonstrate and talk about recipes on WCTV.

Featured Cookbook: Bress n ‘Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer by Matthew Raiford.

INDOOR Tech Help

Tuesday, October 26, 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, October 26, 1 pm –  2 pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2 pm – 3pm

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

INDOOR Writing a Legacy Letter

Tuesday, October 26, 2:30pm

This introductory workshop includes discussion and brief writing exercises to help you examine your life history, explore your values and capture important insights. It offers advice, encouragement and a model structure to help you draft and complete your own legacy letter.  Led by Life Review Adviser Jay Sherwin.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group

Tuesday, October 26, 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.


Tuesday, October 26, 7pm

Join others in playing a wide variety of board games while socializing and enjoying refreshments. Guidance provided by longtime gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin.  Drop-ins welcome. Ages 12+ & Adults

INDOOR Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, October 27, 10am

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

Featured book: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

HYBRID Social Justice Book Group

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm

This group, which will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month, continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series. Instead of discussing the entire book, the group will read a select number of chapters per month to allow for more in depth conversation.
Featured Book: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Chapters for this meeting: Introduction – Chapter 3 (55 pages)

VIRTUAL Granite State Bigfoot

Thursday, October 28, 7pm

New Hampshire based Filmmaker and Cryptozoology researcher Aleksandar Petakov will present his investigations into reports of strange encounters and sightings of Bigfoot-like creatures across New Hampshire over the decades.

VIRTUAL The Loch Ness Monster with John Horrigan

Saturday, October 30, 10am

Join New England Emmy Award-winning folklorist John Horrigan and explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Come and learn whether Nessie is the real deal or a mysterious folklore creature of the deep. Horrigan is the award-winning host and co-creator of “The Folklorist” television series, which offers a captivating look at some of the lesser-known occurrences in history.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesday, November 3, 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 (Nov. 3) is Networking 2.0 – “You Must Give To Get!”.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, November 5, 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!

Youth Programs


Monday, October 25, 6:30 pm

Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program! Grades K-5

INDOOR Hallo-Teen Drop In!

Tuesday, October 26, 3 pm

Eat some candy, play some spooky board games & meet the new Teen Librarian, Sara! Grades 6-12

HYBRID Character Drawing Class for Teens with Audrey

Wednesday, October 27, 2pm

Join WHS student and artist Audrey in this character drawing workshop! Audrey will demonstrate how to create, shade, and color a detailed drawing of one of your favorite animated movie characters, leaving plenty of room for your own creativity to shine, in this one-hour workshop. Grades 6-12

INDOOR Crafternoon: Potion Bottles

Thursday, October 28, 4pm

It’s that time of year where things start to get a little spooky! Make some cool decorative potion bottles to fulfill your witchy and wizardly dreams! Grades 4-8

INDOOR Halloween Parade

Friday, October 29, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Come join our Halloween parade! Wear a costume and walk through the library to collect sweet treats, snacks, crafts, and take fun photos! Even participate in our costume contest to win a cool prize! Feel free to drop by any time during the two-hour window.  All Ages


Saturday, October 30, 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 every month! 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 required required inside Town buildings regardless of vaccination status.

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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