LIBRARY LINEUP: Indigenous Actor Annawon Weeden To Perform On April 21; Help Keep Wilmington Beautiful On April 23

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

INDOOR First Light Fun: Indigenous Performer Annawon Weeden
Thursday, April 21, 10:30am

Join actor Annawon Weedon, an enrolled member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, as he shares his cultural knowledge with us during this special all-ages April vacation program.
Travel through time as this interactive piece reaches deep into the souls of every member of each audience. Witness firsthand how the first encounter took place. Fall in love with characters, beware the conflicts as they arise. Learn the many contributions Native culture has made not only in American History, but also World History, directly to the present day. Full of adoring tales filled with laughter, tears, fears & unexpected twists making an emotional roller coaster of historic re-enactment, right before your eyes. All Ages

Poetry Contest Submissions – Last Chance!

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

OUTDOOR Keep Wilmington Beautiful – Lend a Hand
All Week – PIck up trash around town

Saturday, April 23, 10am – 12pm – Spin the Prize Wheel in Wildwood St. Parking Lot

We have trash bags & gloves available for our Keep Wilmington Beautiful town-wide clean up effort. Spend some time picking up trash around Wilmington—you pick the spot! Go as a family, with a group of friends, with a team or scout pack. We will have a dumpster in the library parking lot on Saturday, April 23 between 10am – 12pm. Bring your trash, and spin the wheel for a prize!  Thank you for helping to keep our town beautiful.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, April 19, 1pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2pm

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

OUTDOOR Walk and Talk in the Wildwood Cemetery

Wednesday, April 20, 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 20, 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 20) is LinkedIn and Personal Branding.

VIRTUAL Jumpstart Your Financial Future! (Ages 17-30)

Wednesday, April 20, 7pm

The program uses interactive case studies developed by Babson finance professors to help participants build lifelong strategies for budgeting, building credit, saving for retirement, and more. April 20 Topic: Protecting You and Your Assets

Youth Programs

INDOOR LEGO Day!

Tuesday, April 19, 9am – 5pm

Join us for a special day of LEGO building! Drop by the library anytime between 9am-5pm and help us build a big LEGO set together! Grades K-5

INDOOR Read to Thor

Thursday, April 19, 10am – 11:30am

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

INDOOR Kids Drive-In Movie

Tuesday, April 19, 1pm

Turn a cardboard box into your very own car for our “drive”-in movie matinee! Enjoy some fresh popcorn inside your ride while we watch a movie. Be sure to bring a small blanket and pillow if you want to get cozy. Ages 3-6

INDOOR Teen Destroy This Book

Tuesday, April 19, 7pm

Middle schoolers – throw normal library rules out the window and repurpose old books into art! To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’ll make blackout poetry, scrapbook poetry, and any other ideas you want to try with weeded books. Grades 6-8

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Clay Jewelry Making

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30pm

Get creative and make some fancy, dangle clay earrings or even a necklace! Great to give as a gift to a special adult in your life or to wear yourself. Caregivers and kids will have a blast choosing colors, mixing clay, and shaping it into something beautiful! Ages K+

INDOOR First Light Fun: Indigenous Performer Annawon Weeden

Thursday, April 21, 10:30am

Join actor Annawon Weedon, an enrolled member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, as he shares his cultural knowledge with us during this special all-ages April vacation program. All Ages

OUTDOOR Plantable Paper Making

Saturday, April 23, 10:30am

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with this great activity! Choose your colors, blend your pulp, add seeds, and learn how to press it all into your own homemade paper! Ages 3+

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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