Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:
VIRTUAL My Summers with a Serial Killer – A Massachusetts True Crime Story
Wednesday, July 13, 7pm
Authors Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan will discuss their latest book, The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer, in this Zoom webinar. Though Tony Costa’s gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza Rodman never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later. Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case.
INDOOR Craft and Chat
Wednesday, July 13, 7pm
Enjoy making a craft while socializing with others! This craft group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. All craft supplies provided. Led by longtime crafter Rachelle Toth. Featured Craft: Watermelon wreath
VIRTUAL Good Bugs & Bad Bugs In Your Garden
Thursday, July 14, 11am
Not all insects are bad for the garden. In fact, we rely on many to rid us of other unwanted invaders. This presentation describes some of the common beneficial and pest insects that gardeners encounter in New England. Led by Bonnie Power, who has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2016.
VIRTUAL Author Talk: Six Walks with Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, July 14, 7pm
On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben Shattuck does the same. With little more than a loaf of bread, brick of cheese, and a notebook, Shattuck sets out to retrace Thoreau’s path through the Cape’s outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown’s fingertip. This is the first of six journeys taken by Shattuck, each one inspired by a walk once taken by Henry David Thoreau.
Friday, July 15, 10am – 12pm
This is a social group for those who do any kind of needle craft. Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc. and enjoy a little conversation and camaraderie—drop in. Everyone is welcome!
VIRTUAL Poetry Circle
Saturday, July 16, 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 Lil Bookworms Book Club
Monday, July 11, 3pm
This book club is for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Siblings welcome.
INDOOR Down Under Yoga for Teens
Monday, July 11, 3pm
Interested in trying out low-key summer yoga? Join Bendex Stevenson from Down Under Yoga Newton for an intro session. Grades 6-12
INDOOR Down Under Yoga for Kids
Monday, July 11, 5pm
Join Bendex Stevenson from Down Under Yoga Newton for a special introductory yoga session just for kids. Ages 6-11
INDOOR Switch it up! Video Game Club
Friday, July 15, 3pm
Love video games? Love Nintendo Switch? Come to this once-a-month video game club to play your favorite Switch games with friends! Grades 1-5
INDOOR Ukulele with Julie Stepanek
Saturday, July 16, 10:30am
Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Ages 12+
Saturday, July 16, 3pm
Please register using the email address where you’d like to receive the Zoom invitation (no school emails, please). You will receive the Zoom invitation via email at least an hour before the program begins. You will need to register for an account on DnDBeyond before playing. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions. Grades 6-8
Summer Reading Program – Earn Prizes & Enter Raffles all Summer!
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!
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
Open Saturdays & Wednesdays, 10am – 4pm, 183 Middlesex Avenue
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.
Renew Your Friends Membership – Win a Gift Card!
Join the Friends or renew your Friends membership by July 15 and be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant. You can renew your membership online or in person at the library. Your membership helps the Friends support library programs and much more!
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