LIBRARY LINEUP: Mental Health Awareness Programs Begin With Addressing Family Stress On May 2

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL Genealogy 101

Monday, May 2, 2:30pm

Curious about your ancestors?  Linda MacIver, retired Boston Public Library Genealogy Specialist, will explain how to get started researching your forebears and provide an overview of resources.

INDOOR Addressing Family Stress

Monday, May 2, 7pm

By being knowledgeable about self-care and mental health, you can help your family get on the path to wellness. Participants will learn how to identify symptoms of stress in themselves and family members, manage stress as a family, respond when symptoms become “more than stress,” and get help for themselves or a family member. Presented by Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW from Families for Depression Awareness in partnership with Wilmington Family Counseling.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Monday, May 2, 7pm
Tuesday, May 3, 1pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2pm

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

VIRTUAL How to: Design Flyers on Canva

Tuesday, May 3, 7pm

Join Marketing Librarian Ellen as she gives a tutorial of Canva, a free graphic design software. You will learn how to create flyers, invitations, and other materials for a variety of needs. Bring your questions!

OUTDOOR Walk and Talk in the Wildwood Cemetery

Wednesday, May 4, 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, May 4, 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 (May 4) is Interview Preparation and Interview Strategy.

INDOOR Ava Live Transcribe App

Wednesday, May 4, 7pm

If you struggle with hearing people in your house, in the library, or anywhere else, come see a demo on how to make use of the Ava: Live Transcribe app that you can download on a smartphone or computer.

​​Pints + Pages Book Group

Thursday, May 5, 7pm

A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Featured Book:  This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan.

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group

Saturday, May 7, 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

VIRTUAL Among Us Teen Game Night

Tuesday, May 3, 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

May the 4th Make & Takes!

Wednesday, May 4 ALL DAY

Make a lightsaber, stitch a stormtrooper, glue together R2D2! Come take a Star Wars craft while supplies last!


Thursday, May 5, 3:45pm

Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans at the library.  At the end, you can share what you made during the time. Grades K-5

OUTDOOR Drop-in Storytimes

Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 10am

It’s time for outdoor storytimes! This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. 

INDOOR Kids Create: Flower Centerpieces

Friday, May 6, 3pm

Create beautiful flower centerpieces, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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 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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