LIBRARY LINEUP: Learn How To Cut The Cord & Find Alternatives To Cable On August 3

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, August 2, 2pm
Wednesday, August 3, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

INDOOR How to: Get a Real ID
Tuesday, August 2, 7pm
Join Branch Manager of AAA North Reading, Jennifer Muniz, and Assistant Branch Manager, Kimberly MacInnis, as they help us prepare to acquire a Real ID. Real ID is going into effect May 3, 2023, which is rapidly approaching. Real ID requires multiple documents that tends to be confusing, and during this presentation Jennifer & Kimberly will explain what is going to happen and when, detail the documents needed to get a Real ID, and answer any questions. They will also bring license applications and Real ID checklists.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers
Wednesday, August 3, 9:30am
The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is perfect for you! This week’s topic (August 3) is Creating Your Marketing Plan & Marketing Brief.

INDOOR Alternatives to Cable
Wednesday, August 3, 7pm
Are you tired of having hundreds of channels but not finding anything to watch? Come join Technology Librarian Brad McKenna as he presents alternatives to cable such as Netflix and the library. While not all free, the alternatives will save you quite a bit of money every month.

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, August 6, 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 Family Movie Night
Monday, August 1, 6:30pm
Come watch a movie with the family and enjoy freshly popped popcorn! Rated PG. All Ages

INDOOR Circus Minimus
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30pm
Join Kevin O’Keefe for his one-man circus in a suitcase show! The show features lots of audience participation and imagination, as Kevin opens his suitcase and finds a tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. All Ages

INDOOR LEGO Building
Thursday, August 4, 3pm
Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans at the library. At the end you can share what you made! Grades K-5

INDOOR Exploration Station: Hiking Obstacle Course
Friday, August 5, 10am
Explore hiking through a hands-on obstacle course! Ages 2-5

INDOOR Switch it up! Video Game Club
Friday, August 5, 3pm
Love Mario Kart? Love Nintendo Switch? Come to this once-a-month video game tournament to play your favorite Switch games with friends! Grades 3-5

OUTDOOR Paint Palooza!
Saturday, August 6, 3pm
Explore hiking through a hands-on obstacle course! Ages 2-5

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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