LIBRARY LINEUP: Afternoon Concert On Nov. 18; Native American Programs On Nov. 18 & 20

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

VIRTUAL Massachusetts Must Read Authors – Michelle Bowdler (Is Rape A Crime?)
Tuesday, November 16, 7 pm
Join Award-winning writer and public health executive Michelle Bowdler for a presentation on her critically acclaimed book, Is Rape A Crime?: A Memoir, An Investigation, and A Manifesto.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
Wednesday November 17, 9:30 am
Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. This week’s meeting will feature hiring employers.

VIRTUAL Addison Gallery Talk – Learning to Look: The Addison at 90
Wednesday, November 17, 2 pm
Curator Gordon Wilkins will explore works and themes from the exhibition, which celebrates the Addison’s 90th anniversary.

INDOOR Solo Guitar Music with Scott Oullette
Thursday, November 18, 2:30 pm
Classical guitarist Scott Oullette will perform instrumental classical, Spanish and Latin-American guitar music by some of the greatest composers of our time including Bach, Villa-Lobos and Maximo Diego Pujol plus modern works by composers such as Eduardo Diaz and Xia Weinan.

VIRTUAL Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation with Claudia Fox Tree
Thursday, November 18, 7 pm
Join Claudia Fox Tree and Debby Irving for an online conversation as they explore how U.S. narratives have shaped their understanding of themselves, one another, and the complex world we live in. Current events, in their own lives and in the larger world, inspire the organic conversation they engage in. Audience engagement and participation will be facilitated by a moderated question and answer session following their talk.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, November 19, 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, November 20, 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.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR Scarecrow Contest
Saturday, November 13, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Register to build a scarecrow at the library with your whole family. We’ll provide bags, newspaper, and twine, and you bring any other accents you want to make your scarecrow stand out and be the best! Maybe add a hat, scarf, shirt, boots, a pumpkin, or even a haybale! Judges will choose their favorites and prizes will be awarded to the top 3. All Ages

VIRTUAL SAT Strategy Session
Monday, November 15, 6 pm
Are you wondering if you should take the SAT or the ACT? What are the differences? Do colleges have a preference? Can these tests help you get a scholarship? What about test optional schools? Tune in to the The Princeton Review’s live virtual session to get the answer to all of these questions and more! Grades 9-11

INDOOR Crafternoon: Snack Bag Zipper Pouches
Thursday, November 18, 3:45 pm
Crafternoon is back again for another fun and creative afternoon! Join us to make no sew pouches for all your treasures out of recycled snack bags (yes, you can keep the snacks!)
Grades 4-8

VIRTUAL Northeast Woodlands Native American Stories with Anne Jennison
Saturday, November 20, 10 am
Anne Jennison is a traditional Native American storyteller with both European and Abenaki heritage. Anne’s storytelling skills have been polished by more than 30 years of experience sharing Indigenous lesson stories with audiences of all kinds. Prepare for an interactive storytelling experience filled with humor, drama, and moments of wonder! Grades 9-12

VIRTUAL Full-Length Practice SAT
Saturday, November 20, 10 am
Join The Princeton Review virtually to take a free, full-length practice SAT. After the test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. Grades 10 & 11

VIRTUAL D&D
Saturday, November 20, 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:
Grab your jackets and your blankets to bundle up and get ready for some fun outdoor fall storytimes! Our storytimes include books, rhymes, music and movement.

In the event of inclement weather, recent rain/snow causing the ground to be saturated, or temperatures under 55° or above 85°, storytime will move INDOORS.

OUTDOOR Drop-In Storytime
Friday, November 19, 10 am
Ages 2+

Please note masks are now required inside Town buildings regardless of vaccination status.

Book Store Next Store, 183 Middlesex Ave.
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
Shop discount books! Paperbacks for $1 and hardcovers for $2.
The Book Store is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Library and all proceeds help support library programs.

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 wilmlibrary.org to register or call 978-658-2967.

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