LIBRARY LINEUP: Advice On Grieving The Loss Of A Pet On August 17; Watercolor Painting Class On August 18

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

VIRTUAL Our Three Month RV Journey
Monday, August 15, 2:30pm
Amherst, NH residents Brian and Dawn Massa traveled to the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2019. During this trip they learned about Van Life and their interest in RV travel was sparked. When they returned home they began their search for an RV and committed to travel cross country. In May of 2020, they purchased a truck and a travel trailer, and on April 10, 2021, they departed New England and headed west. During their travels, they drove 11,000 miles driving through 19 states visiting 12 National Parks. They are currently planning their next trip, which will take place in 2022. Join us as they share their travel experiences and photos from their three month cross-country RV trip.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, August 16, 2pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seeking Networking Group
Wednesday, August 17, 9:30am
Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. This week’s topic (August 17) covers Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation.

VIRTUAL Good Grief: How to Grieve the Loss of a Pet
Wednesday, August 17, 7pm
Author E.B. Bartels will discuss her new book, “Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter,” in this Zoom webinar. About The Book: “Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter” is an unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they’ve passed.

INDOOR Mountain Watercolor Painting
Thursday, August 18, 2:30pm
Follow along step-by-step with Lara from Pop Up Art School as we paint a serene mountain landscape using watercolor paint. Learn about atmospheric perspective and how to create a sense of the depth in your painting. You’ll create 2 to 3 smaller watercolor paintings so you can practice and become confident when painting wet on wet and wet on dry.

INDOOR Novel Ideas Book Group
Thursday, August 18, 7pm
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Featured Book: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, August 19, 10am
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.

VIRTUAL Poetry Circle
Saturday, August 20, 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.If you are interested in attending this event, email the Adult Services Librarian at

Youth Programs

INDOOR Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, August 15, 10am
The Community Teamwork Family Resource Network is back for a weekly playgroup! Join us for our community playgroup where we will work on Early Literacy skills and much, much more! Ask us about any resources we can help provide for you and your family! Ages 0-8

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Soap Making
Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm
Make soap with the whole family! Choose between different aquatic creatures and colors! Grades K+

OUTDOOR Crafternoon: Air Plants
Thursday, August 18, 3pm
Make wire wrap hangings for an air plant friend! Grades 4-8

INDOOR Stop Motion Animation
Friday, August 19, 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

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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