LIBRARY LINEUP: Storywalk Grand Opening On June 23; Big Wheels On June 24; Summer Reading Kickoff Concert On June 25

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

Welcome Back Week, June 18 – June 25

Coupled with the start of our all ages annual Summer Reading Program, the Wilmington Memorial Library wants to invite all patrons to return to the library if it’s been a while since your last visit. Highlighted programs include a visit from Ted Reinstein, Big Wheels, and the Summer Reading Kickoff with Musician Matt Heaton. All week, we will be accepting food donations for fines, have a yesteryear history display thanks to the Town Museum, and will be handing out daily treats. For a full list of programming, visit our events calendar online.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, June 21, 1pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2pm

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

OUTDOOR Centre Village Historic Walk

Tuesday, June 21, 6:30pm

Join Town Curator Cienna Lyons for a walk of Wilmington’s Centre Village Historic District. The district contains some of Wilmington’s finest 18th and 19th century buildings, as well as a late 19th century Town Common, the Town’s first burial ground and the site of the Town’s first meeting house. Learn a little Wilmington history!  Meet in the back of the library.

INDOOR Well Read Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, June 22, 10am

This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Featured book:  Families Romanov by Candace Fleming 

INDOOR Summer Book Bag Craft

Wednesday, June 22, 2:30pm

Librarian Laurie W. will lead the group in making a summer reading themed book bag imprinted with a vinyl transfer. All supplies provided.

HYBRID Diversity Equity and Inclusion Book Group

Wednesday, June 22, 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 10 – Chapter 12 (72 pages)

VIRTUAL Perennial Gardening

Thursday, June 23, 11am

Learn which perennials will work best in your gardens and discuss how to keep them in good form. Led by Kathi Gariepy, a former special needs preschool and kindergarten teacher, who has been gardening since she was a child.

INDOOR Cooking with Lisa

Thursday, June 23, 2:30pm

Join Lisa Crispin, Circulation Librarian and facilitator of the library’s Cookin’ the Books, as she demonstrates a couple of delicious summer recipes.

INDOOR Who Knew? with Ted Reinstein

Thursday, June 23, 7pm

Join the smaller club of New Englanders who know some really cool facts and stories about their region. From Boston to the White Mountains, Providence to Salem, Ted turns a spotlight on things that fascinate, amaze, and inspire.

Youth Programs

INDOOR Teen Movie & Munch

Tuesday, June 21, 6pm

Cool off with a teen movie night at WML & enjoy tasty snacks in this monthly series! June’s movie will be Knives Out. Age 13+

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Shrinky Dinks

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30pm

Design and color your own skrinky dink creations! You can even make them into a pin to put on a bag, a jacket, or to give to a friend! Ages 5+

OUTDOOR @ Rotary Park: Storywalk® Grand Opening!

Thursday, June 23, 10am

Come to the official unveiling with the Friends of the Library for our new permanent StoryWalk® at Rotary Park! Get some fresh air and exercise as we walk around the pond reading a story together. Funding for the StoryWalk® at Rotary Park provided by the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library Annual Appeal. All Ages

OUTDOOR Crafternoon: Watermelon Jars

Thursday, June 23, 3pm

We will be spray painting cute watermelon jars in June’s Crafternoon. This event will be outside for ventilation; we will be masking as well. Grades 4-8

OUTDOOR @ Swain Green: Big Wheels

Friday, June 24, 10am

Check out fire engines, construction vehicles, police cars and more! Climb inside and ask their operators questions. Thanks to the Town of Wilmington’s Departments of Public Works, Fire, and Police for making this event possible. All Ages

OUTDOOR @ Swain Green: Summer Reading Kick Off: Sing Along with Matt Heaton

Saturday, June 25, 9:30am (NEW TIME!)

TIME CHANGE: Matt will be performing at 9:30 a.m. on the Swain Green!

Join musician Matt Heaton for a rousing rock & roll show that promises to be fun for children and adults! Matt describes his music as surf, rockabilly, western swing & soul, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly – it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. All Ages

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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