LIBRARY LINEUP: DEI Book Group on August 22; Sliding Around The World Concert on August 25

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

HYBRID Diversity Equity and Inclusion Book Group
Monday, August 22, 7pm
This group, which will meet the fourth Monday of the month, 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. Copies of the book will be available at the library’s main desk.
Featured Book: The Making of Asian America A History by Erika Lee.
Chapters for this meeting: Chapter 16 – Bibliographic Essay (72 pages).

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, August 23, 2pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, August 23, 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. If you are interested in attending this event, please email the Adult Services Librarian at adultservices@wilmlibrary.org. Please include the title of the program in the subject heading. This event will be held over Zoom. You will receive an invite from the presenter prior to the program date.

INDOOR Well Read Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, August 24, 10am
This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Copies of the book are available at the library. Featured book: The Switch by Beth O’Leary.

INDOOR Sliding Around the World Concert
Thursday, August 25, 7pm
Take a vacation for a day while the Solstice Sackbuts take you on an international tour with a program of folk and pop music from around the world. No passports are required while your toes tap to sambas, tangos, tarantellas, polkas, horahs, waltzes, jigs, calypsos and reggae as well as rock, jazz and some of the world’s most famous and popular music. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Youth Programs

INDOOR Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, August 22, 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 Game On!
Tuesday, August 23, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

INDOOR Family Movie Night
Wednesday, August 24, 6:30pm
Come watch a movie with the family and enjoy freshly popped popcorn! Rated PG. All Ages

VIRTUAL D&D (Grades 6-8)
Saturday, August 27, 3pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join us for a virtual campaign via Zoom every month with DM Mike! 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 teens@wilmlibrary.org with any questions. Grades 6-8

INDOOR Teen Book Club
Saturday, August 27, 4pm
Teen Book Club will be reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – come join us before school starts! This title is available preloaded on adult Kindles and limited copies are on hold. Grades 9-12

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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