LIBRARY LINEUP: An Evening with Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro, Family Craft Night On July 27

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

HYBRID Diversity Equity and Inclusion Book Group
Monday, July 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 13 – Chapter 15 (74 pages)

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, July 26, 2pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, July 26, 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 Well Read Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, July 27, 10am
This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Featured book: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

VIRTUAL An Evening with Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro
Wednesday, July 27, 7pm
Bestselling author B.A. Shapiro will discuss her new book, “Metropolis: A Novel,” in this Zoom webinar.

INDOOR Waterfalls of the White Mountains
Thursday, July 28, 7pm
Come along for a guided tour of the beautiful Waterfalls of the White Mountains with author Bruce Bolnick. The tour includes a sampling of favorite waterfalls, roadside gems, backcountry treasures, great swimming holes, and other scenic treasures of the north country. The presentation also features anecdotes about the process of producing the book, and some fascinating history of the White Mountain region.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR Music with Dara
Monday, July 25, 10am
With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets, and engaging visual props, Dara weaves songs (old and new favorites), fingerplays, rhythmic activities/simple instrument playing, and creative movement for a fun-filled musical 30-45 minute program. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! Ages 2-5

INDOOR Game On!
Tuesday, July 26, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Wood Signs
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm
Learn how to DIY your own wooden sign for your room or as a gift! Grades K+ with caregivers

VIRTUAL D&D
Saturday, July 30, 3pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join our DM for a virtual campaign! 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.

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