LIBRARY LINEUP: The Basics of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency on May 25; ‘All The Lonely People’ Documentary on May 26

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 Cookin’ the Books

Monday, May 23, 12pm

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! Featured book: Cook with Me by Alex Guernaschelli

INDOOR Social Connections and Happiness

Monday, May 23, 6pm

Humans desire a sense of connectedness with others. However, there are many challenges that impede these connections, including the recent pandemic. We will explore solutions to these common problems with Professor Lizzie Linn Casanave. Funded by Wilmington Family Counseling.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help

Monday, May 23, 7pm
Tuesday, May 24, 1pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2pm

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

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group

Tuesday, May 24, 7pm

Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published.  Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

INDOOR Game On!

Tuesday, May 24, 7pm

Come join our adult and teen board gaming event. We play board and card games, new and old. Bring your own favorites or play something new.  Guidance and games provided by gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. Ages 12+

OUTDOOR Walk and Talk in the Wildwood Cemetery

Wednesday, May 25, 9am

If you are looking for some exercise and camaraderie, plan on walking the Wildwood Cemetery with Library Associate Jean Diorio and others.

INDOOR Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, May 25, 10am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Copies of the book are available at the library. Featured book: The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh       

HYBRID DEI Book Group

Wednesday, May 25, 7pm

This group continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series. Instead of discussing the entire book, the group will read a select number of chapters per month to allow for more in depth conversation. Featured Book: The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee. Chapters for this meeting: Chapter 6 – Chapter  9 (73 pages)

VIRTUAL The Basics of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, May 25, 7pm

Is this the first wave of a cashless future or just an overhyped technology? Join Michael Gershbein from Very Smart People for a review of crypto.

​​INDOOR All the Lonely People – Film Screening + Q&A

Thursday, May 26, 7pm

All The Lonely People is a presentation centered on a documentary film followed by an audience discussion with the filmmakers, which will take place virtually. It places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and social isolation. Built on hope, it shares the latest research and interventions for individuals and communities and leaves audiences feeling empowered and reconnected. Come to the library for a screening of All The Lonely People, a documentary on social isolation and loneliness and participate in a Q&A with filmmakers, Stu Maddux and Joseph Applebaum. Funded by Wilmington Family Counseling.

Youth Programs

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

INDOOR STEAM Team

Monday, May 23, 3:45pm

Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program! Please note there is one session for both groups this month. Grades K-5

Lil Bookworms Book Club

Wednesday, May 25, 3:45pm

This book club is for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Siblings welcome. Grades K-5

OUTDOOR Drop-in Storytime

Friday, May 27, 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 80°, storytime will move INDOORS. Ages 2-6

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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