LIBRARY LINEUP: Sign Up For Summer Reading Program; Animal Show On June 29; Tie Dye Fun On July 1

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Summer Reading Program In Full Swing

Read Beyond the Beaten Path, the library’s all-ages annual summer reading program is underway! Register on the library’s website at wilmlibrary.org – or in person. You can earn prizes by just reading a few minutes each day.  Read 15 days this summer and receive a free book. Read 30 days and take home a handheld fan/flashlight or a coupon for a free ice cream at Dandilyons. Each day that you read, or complete one of 10 fun activities, you will earn a ticket for one of our special raffles. Prizes include: a four-person membership to the New England Aquarium, a $150 gift card to Nashoba Valley, a $100 gift card to REI or drive-in movie tickets. You can earn 60+ tickets if you read every day and complete all the activities!

Adult Programs

INDOOR Cookin’ the Books
Monday, June 27, 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: Once Upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend by Jennifer Segal

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, June 27, 1pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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. Teens & Adults

VIRTUAL LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond
Thursday, June 30, 7pm
Participants leave this presentation with “up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked questions, and improved tools for allying with queer and transgender people.” Presented by OUT Metrowest. Teens & Adults

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, July 2, 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

INDOOR Animal Adventures
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30pm
Animal Adventures is back! Join one of the Animal Adventure Guides as they present 8 to 10 animals over a one-hour session. We’ll meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guide. All Ages

OUTDOOR Tie Dye
Friday, July 1, 3pm
This fun family tradition is back again! This year, bring something white – a shirt, socks, a hand towel, a headband – and tie dye with us outside the library! 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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