LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Launch Board Game Group For Adults; Library Collecting Pajamas For Cradles To Crayons All Month Long

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! 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.

PJ Drive – All March Long!

Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Bring in your brand-new pajamas, sizes 2T – adult medium to put in the donation box on the first floor.

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Monday, March 21, 7pm
Tuesday, March 22, 1pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2pm

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

VIRTUAL Boston HerStory – Remarkable Women with Boston Women’s Heritage Trail

Tuesday, March 22, 2pm

Examine some of the remarkable women who lived and worked in Boston. Explore their lives and achievements and how they’ve influenced the history of Boston and beyond. Presented by Jennifer Gregg, President of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm

Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published.  Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

INDOOR Game On! Board Game Group

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm

Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin.  All are welcome.

INDOOR Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, March 23, 10am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Featured Book: The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Shultz

HYBRID DEI Book Group (New book starts this month!)

Wednesday, March 23, 7pm

This group continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series. Instead of discussing the entire book, the group will read a select number of chapters per month to allow for more in depth conversation. Featured Book: The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee. Chapters for this meeting: Introduction – Chapter 2 (58 pages)

VIRTUAL Sweet & Savory Beignets

Thursday, March 24, 7pm

Chef Cheryl Grigg from Chara’s Kitchen will bring us a taste of New Orleans with her classic and savory beignet recipes.

Puzzle Donations Being Accepted

We are collecting used puzzles for the Used Puzzle Palooza on April 9. Please drop off your donations at the first floor circulation desk. We appreciate your support!

Youth Programs

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

INDOOR Game On! Board Game Group

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm

Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin.  All are welcome. Ages 12+

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 no longer required for vaccinated patrons while visiting the library.

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 & Wednesdays, 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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