LIBRARY LINEUP: Black History Month Programs Begin; How Has The Library Helped You During The Pandemic?

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, February 8, 1pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2pm

Need some help figuring something out? Stop by Tech Help to get your question answered.

VIRTUAL Raising the Dead: Finding Clues to Ancestors from Headstones, Family Plots & Burial Records

Monday, February 7, 2:30pm

Cemetery records can offer important clues to understanding the lives of those who came before us. Join NEHGS Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert—author of A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (now in its third edition)—to learn how headstones, family plots, and burial documents can shed new light on your ancestor’s life.

VIRTUAL Author Talk: The Last Negroes at Harvard

Thursday, February 10, 7pm

One of the trailblazing Harvard grads of ‘63, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant. By the time they were seniors, they would have demonstrated against injustice, had lunch with Malcolm X, experienced heartbreak and the racism of academia, and joined with their African national classmates to fight for the right to form an exclusive Black students’ group.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, February 11, 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 is welcome!

OUTDOOR Tracking & Trailing

Saturday, February 12, 10am

In this intergenerational program, Andrew Prazar from North Shore Nature Programs will teach us how to identify winter wildlife from the tracks and signs they leave behind in the Wildwood Cemetery. We will meet at the library and walk over to the cemetery together. Please wear comfortable winter footwear and dress for the weather.

TWOSday Raffle

Join in the TWOSday fun while learning about library services.  Pick up a “two-do” list at the library or print one from the website.  For each two things you do on the list, you earn a raffle ticket. Bring your list to the library to pick up your earned raffle tickets. Raffle will be drawn on 2-22-22 at 2:22pm for a dinner for what else—two! (Local restaurant gift card, $50 value).

Youth Programs

INDOOR Drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft

Friday, February 11, 9am – 5pm

Join us upstairs in the children’s room for a one day drop-in event to make a Valentine’s Day craft to take home and maybe even give to someone you love! All Ages

WML In-Person Programming

Registration is required for most in-person programs. 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.

How has the library helped you during the pandemic?

We want to hear from you…How do you benefit from library services while living through the COVID pandemic? Did you use curbside pickup? Discover downloadable audiobooks? Fall in love with virtual storytimes? Email your stories to marketing@wilmlibrary.org or stop by the library to tell a staff member.

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