Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:
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.
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!
INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Monday, April 4, 7pm
Tuesday, April 5, 1pm
Wednesday, April 6, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.
VIRTUAL Talking Trash & Recycling
Monday, April 4, 2:30pm
This interactive presentation offered by Keep Massachusetts Beautiful will inform you as to what really happens to your trash and recyclables. Learn ways to reduce the amount of trash you generate, improve your recycling habits, and make small changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
OUTDOOR How to: Plant Spring Herbs & Veggies
Tuesday, April 5, 6pm
Gardening specialist Suzanne Crooker discusses planting herbs and veggies, both in containers and in the garden. Explore the various uses of herbs: which ones dry or freeze well, which have a long shelf life, and what other options work for food storage and preparation. Participants will leave with some of her favorite recipes for using fresh herbs and veggies in the kitchen!
OUTDOOR Walk and Talk in the Wildwood Cemetery
Wednesday, April 6, 9am
If you are looking for some exercise and camaraderie, plan on walking the Wildwood Cemetery with Library Associate Jean Diorio and others.
VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seeking Networking Group
Wednesday, April 6, 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 (April 6) is Creating A LinkedIn Profile.
INDOOR iPad/iPhone Tips and Tricks
Wednesday, April 6, 7pm
If you have an iPhone or iPad but are not sure you’re getting the most out of it, or if you’re looking into getting one, come join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, to get an overview of iOS, Apple’s Operating System.
VIRTUAL Decisions! Decisions! (ages 17-30) – Babson Financial Literacy Project
Wednesday, April 6, 7pm
When you start a new job, some of your first decisions may be about saving for retirement and choosing health insurance. How much should I put into my retirement account? Which investments should I choose? Which health insurance plan will serve my needs and be affordable? The choices can be daunting. Join us to gain some important insights on how to make these essential decisions.
INDOOR Friends of the Library Gently Worn Jewelry Sale
Friday, April 8, 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 9am – 2pm
Second Floor Conference Room, WIlmington Memorial Library
Attention jewelry lovers, thrift shoppers, and crafters! Plan to stop by the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library Gently Worn Jewelry Sale on April 8th and 9th. There will be an incredible volume of jewelry to select from, most pieces are less than $5, and as low as $1. If you’re looking for something to jazz up an outfit, use for crafts, or give to a friend – you will definitely find what you’re looking for! All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.
INDOOR Used Puzzle Palooza
Saturday, April 9, 10am – 12pm
Pick up some new-to-you puzzles! Puzzles are free, but donations to the Friends are happily accepted.
VIRTUAL Among Us Teen Game Night
Tuesday, April 5, 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
VIRTUAL Kindergarten Book Club
Wednesday, April 6, 3:45pm
This book club is for kindergarteners and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Grade K
VIRTUAL Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm
Wear your favorite PJs 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 via Zoom! Ages 2-6
VIRTUAL LEGO Building
Thursday, April 7, 3:45pm
Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans outside the library. At the end, you can share what you made during the time. Grades K-5
Saturday, April 9, 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 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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