LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Hold Irish Cultural Programs On Mar. 12 & 17; Annual Poetry Contest Launches

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Minute Madness All-Ages Reading Challenge – Help Us Read Our Way to the Championship!

Brought to you from the same library who won Reading Rivals (us), there is a new reading competition on the horizon! Starting on March 1, join us for “Minute Madness” as we try to out-read other MA libraries until the championship round on March 22. Sign up now on the Beanstack app or pick up a paper log from the library so you don’t miss the action.

Poetry Contest Submissions Now Open!

This year’s annual poetry contest theme is Adventure. Where would you like to go on your adventure? Who would you take with you on your adventure?

All ages can submit a poem now through April 23rd. Contestants can submit digitally on our website or bring their poem to the library.

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Monday, March 14, 7pm
Tuesday, March 15, 1pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2pm

Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Irish Beers and Ballads

Saturday, March 12, 2pm

Join acclaimed seanchaí (Irish storyteller) & singer, Helena Byrne, and beer expert, Seán Fitzmaurice as they take you on a spectacular tour across the Irish landscape to explore some of Ireland’s finest traditions; music, storytelling & great beer!

VIRTUAL Preventing Golf Injuries

Tuesday, March 15, 7pm

Join physical therapist Jaimee Mace for a presentation on golf injury prevention.  Learn about the most common golf course injuries, reasons why they happen and exercises you can do to help prevent them. 

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seeking Networking Group

Wednesday, March 16, 9:30am

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 topic (March 20) is Developing A Resume – Part #2.

VIRTUAL The Garden Tourist’s Northeast

Wednesday, March 16, 7pm

View the beautiful public gardens, nursery display gardens, and private gardens in the Northeast. Learn about each garden’s highlights, ideal times to visit, and enjoy a virtual tour of each. Presented by Jana Milbocker, principal of Enchanted Gardens, lecturer and author.

VIRTUAL Managing Your Money to Build Your Best Life (ages 17-30) – Babson Financial Literacy Project

Wednesday, March 16, 7pm

This workshop will help you learn how to budget your money and start building a nest egg for your future. Presented by Matt Trogdon, educator with the Babson Financial Literacy Program and financial planner who lives and works in Washington, DC. He has worked in the financial services industry for 14 years.

Virtual The McMurphys in Concert (recording)

Thursday, March 17 – ALL DAY

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by watching the recorded program of the McMurphys taped at the WCTV studios last March.

INDOOR Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 7pm

All members are invited and new members may join at the door.Featuring Keynote Speaker Robert Hayes, founder of Wilmington Apple – an online source of local news and happenings.

Be sure to attend for a chance to win door prizes and the opportunity to enjoy socializing and refreshments.

VIRTUAL History of Irish Food with Culinary Historian Sarah Lohman

Thursday, March 17, 7pm

This program will cover the surprisingly complicated – and heartbreaking – backstory of Irish food, from dinner in the homeland, to the diets of Irish-American immigrants, presented by Sarah Lohman, the author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, March 18, 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!

VIRTUAL Poetry Circle

Saturday, March 19, 9:15am

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.

Worn Jewelry & Puzzle Donations Being Accepted

In preparation for the Friends Gently Worn Jewelry Sale on April 8 & 9, the library will be collecting donations of your used jewelry now through March 18. Please drop off donations at the front desk. We are also collecting used puzzles for the Used Puzzle Palooza on April 9. We appreciate your support!

Youth Programs

INDOOR Kids Create: Youth Art Month

Saturday, March 12, 3pm

Celebrate Youth Art Month by learning about two different artists with differing artistic styles. Choose your favorite style and create your own inspired masterpiece! Grades K-5

INDOOR Switch it up! Video Game Club

Monday, March 14, 3:45pm

Love Mario Kart? Love Nintendo Switch? Come to this once-a-month video game tournament to play your favorite Switch games with friends! Grades 3-5

VIRTUAL Pajama Jam

Monday, March 14, 6:30pm

Join the fabulous Bernadette Baird for interactive music and movement. Ages 0-4

INDOOR Read to Thor

Thursday, March 17, 5pm

Come read to Thor, a beautiful dog who loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per reader.

INDOOR Teen Book Club

Saturday, March 19, 1pm

This month’s Teen Book Club will discuss One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. Copies will be available at the library to check out prior to our meeting. Grades 9-12

VIRTUAL D&D

Saturday, March 19, 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! Grades 6-8

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.

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