LIBRARY LINEUP: Guitar Concert On May 19; Cat Cafe On May 21

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

Town-Wide Yard Sale Applications Open

Applications are now open for the Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Sellers – applications available on the website and at the library.  The $15 fee includes two yard sale signs plus directional signs and lots of publicity. The application deadline is Saturday, June 4. Shoppers – maps of yard sale locations will be available at wilmlibrary.org, at the library, and at Market Basket starting Wednesday, June 8.

INDOOR Writing a Legacy Letter

Monday, May 16, 2:30pm
A legacy letter is a written document that captures who you are and what matters most to you. It allows you to reflect on your important life experiences and transmit your values and life lessons to future generations. It’s a wonderful gift to your loved ones and yourself.  Led by Life Review Adviser Jay Sherwin.

INDOOR Meditation

Monday, May 16, 7pm

Are you feeling stressed? Meditation helps with relaxation and leads to a reduction of stress and anxiety. Explore a number of methods that will help you develop or deepen your practice, no experience needed! Led by Susan Ravagni from the Wilmington Yoga Loft. Funded by the Wilmington Family Counseling Service.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Monday, May 16, 7pm
Tuesday, May 17, 1pm
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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 18, 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 18) is Networking 2.0.

VIRTUAL Music, Health and Wellbeing

Wednesday, May 18, 7pm

Explore new ways to incorporate music based experiences into a “toolbox” for overall health and wellbeing, including decreased stress, increased motivation, increased self-expression, and increased connection to self and others. Presented by Joy Allen Music Therapy Director at the Music and Health Institute Berklee College of Music. Presented in partnership with Wilmington Family Counseling.

INDOOR Solo Guitar Music with Scott Ouellette

Thursday, May 19, 2:30pm

Classical guitarist Scott Ouellette will perform instrumental classical, Spanish and Latin-American guitar music by some of the greatest composers of our time including Bach, Villa-Lobos and Maximo Diego Pujol plus modern works by composers such as Eduardo Diaz and Xia Weinan.  In addition to playing, Scott has been composing music since 2003 and guitarists in almost every part of the world have played his compositions.

INDOOR Novel Ideas Book Group

Thursday, May 19, 7pm

Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Featured Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

VIRTUAL The Story of Sriracha with Culinary Historian Sarah Lohman

Thursday, May 19, 7pm

Sriracha is a cultural mashup that typifies American cuisine: based on a Thai sauce, it was created by a Vietnamese immigrant of Chinese descent, and is made outside of LA with California-grown ingredients. All your burning hot sauce questions will be answered as we explore how Sriracha has become more American than apple pie.

VIRTUAL Poetry Circle

Saturday, May 21, 9:15am

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

INDOOR Restorative Yoga

Saturday, May 21, 11:30am

Restorative yoga is a gentle quiet form of yoga that uses props to support the body, allowing for mental and emotional relaxation. It is helpful for bringing the mind & body into balance. There will be light and mindful movement and supported still poses. No experience is necessary. Open to all levels. Led by Sheila Leaden from The Yoga Loft.  Funded by the Wilmington Family Counseling Service.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR Drop-in Storytime

Friday, May 20, 10am

It’s time for outdoor storytimes! This storytime includes books, rhymes, music and movement. In the event of inclement weather, recent rain, or temperatures under 55° or above 85°, storytime will move INDOORS. Ages 2-6

INDOOR Cat Cafe with Billerica Cat Care Coalition

Saturday, May 21, 1pm – 3pm

AP exams and finals stressing you out? Come hang out with cats from the Billerica Cat Care Coalition at the first WML Cat Cafe! Meet adoptable cats and de-stress at this drop in event for grades 6-12. Please note, this is a teen (grades 6-12) event only. We hope to do family events in the future.

VIRTUAL D&D

Saturday, May 21, 3pm

Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join us for a virtual campaign! Grades 6-8

INDOOR Teen Book Club

Saturday, May 21, 4pm

May’s Teen Book Club read is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! Join us for this classic YA dystopia about a girl with a deadly touch. Copies will be available at the library to check out prior to our meeting. Grades 9-12

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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