LIBRARY LINEUP: Kennedy Biographer On Mar. 29; The Great Boston Fire On Mar. 31

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 28, 7pm
Tuesday, March 29, 1pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2pm

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

INDOOR Cookin’ the Books

Monday, March 28, 12pm

Cookin’ the Books is back to meeting in-person at the library! If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online), register on the library events calendar and record your recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!   

VIRTUAL The First Kennedys — The Humble Roots Of An American Dynasty

Tuesday, March 29, 7pm

Author Neal Thompson will discuss his new book, The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty. Explore the inspiring story of the poor Irish refugee couple who escaped famine, created a life together in a city hostile to Irish, immigrants, and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America. 

VIRTUAL Inside The Great Boston Fire

Thursday, March 31, 7pm

Boston author Stephanie Schorow will recount the fire’s history from the foolish decisions that precipitated it to the heroics of firefighters who fought it. Experience the drama of a life-and-death battle in the heart of the city.

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, April 1, 9:15am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Youth Programs

INDOOR STEAM Team

Monday, March 28

3:45pm, Grades K-2

6:30pm, Grades 3-5

Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program!

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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