LIBRARY LINEUP: Learn How To Spruce Up Your Home For Under $100 On January 4; Learn Outdoor Winter Survival Skills On January 8

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL Welcoming the New Year with Optimism and Managing Unhealthy Thinking

Monday, January 3, 2:30pm
Learn how Mindful strategies can help you develop a greater awareness of mind and body to restore health and wellness. After learning simple exercises and with regular practice, participants can develop skills that enable them to let go of negative thoughts, achieve calm, and have more compassion. Led by Sally Palmer, Mindful Stress Reduction Educator and Yoga teacher. For Teens & Adults

INDOOR How to: Spruce Up Your Home for Under $100

Tuesday, January 4, 7pm

Jordan Pitzen, interior designer and owner of At Home With Jordan, will take us through budget-friendly style tips that will elevate your home and your life. Jordan specializes in design that is traditional, timeless, comfortable, modern, and practical, ensuring that your decor is life-proof as well as beautiful.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Tuesday, January 4, 1pm

Wednesday, January 5, 7pm

Did you get a new device for the holidays? Need some help figuring something out? Stop by Tech Help to get your question answered.

VIRTUAL Pints + Pages Book Group

Thursday, January 6, 7pm

This is a social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.Instead of discussing a particular book this month, we’ll meet up to share your favorite reads, watches & listens from the past year! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two recommendations (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share!

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, January 7, 10am – 12pm

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 The Pursuit of Happiness

Saturday, January 8, 10am

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier?  Revolutionary scientific breakthroughs now show that changing the way we think is vital to improving our happiness. In this six-part Zoom series Lizzie Linn Casanave, professor of philosophy and psychology and frequent lecturer on the topic of positive psychology, will explore this concept with you and provide practical tools for achieving this new mindset. Lizzie Linn Casanave is currently working and studying at the School of Education at UMass Lowell where her Ph.D. studies are focused on well-being and emotional intelligence in the higher ed. classroom. This interactive course will use the text The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky, which is available at the library in both print and digital. 

​​OUTDOOR Winter Survival

Saturday, January 8, 2pm

Location: Meet at Hathaway Acres, at the corner of Draper Drive and Evans Drive

In this intergenerational program, Andrew Prazar from North Shore Wildlife Programs will teach us about what it takes to survive outdoors in winter snow and cold. He will teach us how to build shelters, look for wild edibles, and talk about how to build a small fire. Kids & Families Welcome

Youth Programs

VIRTUAL Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, January 4, 7pm

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 Time for Twos

Wednesday, January 5, 10am

There are still spots available for this 6-week storytime session! Please register online.

INDOOR Kindergarten Book Club

Wednesday, January 5, 3:45pm

This book club is for kindergarteners and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Grade K

INDOOR Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, January 5, 6:30pm

Wear your favorite pj’s and grab a stuffed animal friend to join Miss Nicole (sporting her favorite onesie) for an evening storytime with books, songs, rhymes, and maybe even a little yoga! Ages 2-6

VIRTUAL Baby Time

Thursday, January 6, 9:30am

Baby Time has moved to Zoom! This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Please bring something for you and baby to shake. You can use anything, such as rattles, empty water bottles filled with popcorn kernels or rice, even car keys! Ages 0-23 months

INDOOR LEGO Building

Thursday, January 6, 3:45pm

Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans.  At the end, you can share what you made during the time. Grades K-5

INDOOR Drop-In Storytime

Friday, January 7, 10am
Saturday, January 8, 10am

Storytime has moved indoors for January and February! This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Due to the pandemic, seating is limited. Storytime passes will be given out to the first 20 people (adults and children). Please ask for a pass at the main desk upstairs. Ages 2+

Participate in our Winter Reading Challenge!

Our Winter Reading Challenge starts on January 1! The challenge is to read every day for the month of January – anything counts! Books, magazines, audiobooks, etc. Log at least 15 days to pick up a prize at the library. Start the year off strong with a commitment to read! Register on wilmlibrary.beanstack.com or using the Beanstack app.

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.

Book Store Next Store, 183 Middlesex Ave.

Open Saturdays only in January & February, 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.

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