LIBRARY LINEUP: Wilmington Defeats Tewksbury In ‘Reading Rivals’ Competition; SAT & ACT Program For Teens On December 11

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Reading Rivals

We did it! After 6 weeks of diligent reading, Wilmington has secured the Reading Rivals trophy! Wilmington readers gathered just about 770,000 minutes of reading, and Tewksbury had 761,500. The competition involved almost 1,000 readers from both communities and over 1.5 million minutes read.

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

Monday, December 6, 2:30 pm

This well-illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century. Many customs, which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations, are actually a product of more recent history.

VIRTUAL David Baldacci Discusses Mercy

Thursday, December 9, 7 pm

David Baldacci, global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers, will discuss his latest book, Mercy via Zoom.

Youth Programs

VIRTUAL EVENT: Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, December 7, 7 pm

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom! Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the WML. Grades 6-12

INDOOR Crafternoon: Pop Tart Pillows

Thursday, December 9, 3:45 pm

Crafternoon is back again for another fun and creative afternoon! Make easy Pop Tart themed pillows, complete with frosting and sprinkles. Grades 4-8

VIRTUAL: SAT, ACT, or Both?

Saturday, December 11, 11 pm

Tune in to The Princeton Review’s live virtual session to understand the truths and misconceptions, similarities and differences, and the strategies that improve scores on the SAT®,the ACT®,or both. Grades 9-11

VIRTUAL D&D

Saturday, December 11, 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! Grades 6-8

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. The Book Store will be closed on Wednesday, November 24th.

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 inside the library.  Please check our 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.

The library is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, and Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: Wednesday, 11/24: 9am – 5pm. Thursday, 11/25 & Friday, 11/26: Closed

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