LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash Set For August 11 On Swain Green With Concert, Food Trucks, Children’s Games & More

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

All Ages Programs

OUTDOOR @ SWAIN GREEN Boston Bruins Visit Wilmington!
Tuesday, August 9, 5:30pm
The Boston Bruins and Mass Board of Library Commissioners have teamed up to help Massachusetts kids read all summer since 2009. The Bruins will be making a special visit to the Wilmington Memorial Library in August to give out prizes, make crafts and play games. Blades, the Boston Bruins mascot, will be joined by special guest Todd Angilly, the national anthem singer at TD Garden. Angilly has written a children’s book called The Adventures of Owen and the Anthem Singer and will be reading it at our event.

OUTDOOR @ SWAIN GREEN Summer Bash Feat. Rolie Polie Guacamole
Thursday, August 11, 5:30pm
Celebrate the end of summer with an all-ages party on the Swain Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs but be ready to stand up and dance! Rolie Polie Guacamole, a touring “kindie” band from Brooklyn, NY, will play a variety of songs for all ages. Dinner is available to purchase from food trucks. Children’s games, crafts, prizes, and more! All Ages

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, August 9, 2pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Hydrangeas – Which One is Right for Me?
Thursday, August 11, 11am
This lecture focuses on the key points that gardeners should consider before they invest in a hydrangea. With over 600 cultivars to select from, it’s easy to select a plant based on some attributes only to find that it will definitely not be the “right plant in the right place.” The seven species are identified, examples of each are provided, and their best use in the landscape is examined. Led by Kathie Skinner, a Senior Principal Master Gardener, the past Education Coordinator and current Master Gardener Training Coordinator for the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

Youth Programs

OUTDOOR Music with Dara
Monday, August 8, 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

Lil Bookworms Book Club
Monday, August 8, 3pm
This book club is for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Siblings welcome. Grades K-2

INDOOR Teen Movie & Munch
Tuesday, August 9, 6pm
Cool off with a teen movie night at WML & enjoy tasty snacks in this monthly series! Age 13+

INDOOR Stop Motion Animation
Friday, August 12, 3pm
Create an animated mini-movie using clay, Legos, paper, and other materials in this two-part workshop. Kids will work in teams to create the story, film and edit their movie. Grades 4-8

INDOOR 3D Printing for Kids
Saturday, August 13, 10am
Learn how to design and print a design on our 3D printer! This is for children entering Grades 4 through 8 in the fall. Grades 4-8

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 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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