LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Understand Your Cat on Sept. 14; Ukulele Concert on Sept. 15

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

INDOOR Cookin’ the Books
Tuesday, September 13, 12pm
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online), register on the library events calendar and record your recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes! Recipes already chosen: Sheet Pan Sausage with Peppers and Onions, Chicken Tagine, and Grilled Corn Salad.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, September 13, 2pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2pm
Saturday, September 17, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

INDOOR Craft and Chat
Wednesday, September 14, 7pm
Enjoy making a craft while socializing with others! This craft group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. All craft supplies provided. Led by longtime crafter Rachelle Toth.

VIRTUAL Understanding Your Cat
Wednesday, September 14, 7pm
Author Rachel S. Geller will deliver a presentation based on her book, Saving the World, One Cat at a Time: What I Know About Cats – And Why You Should Know It, in this Zoom webinar. Dubbed the “Cat Whisperer,” Dr. Rachel Geller will explain common cat behavior problems encountered by owners, followed by a Q&A, so bring your questions for this expert’s advice.

INDOOR Novel Ideas Book Group
Thursday, September 15, 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: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, September 16, 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, September 17, 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, 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.

Youth Programs

INDOOR Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, September 12, 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

Virtual Near & Far Book Group
Monday, September 12, 6:30pm
Kids & Grandparents! If you’re missing your loved ones that live far away, join our book group and enjoy books together virtually! Each month, we’ll read one book together as a group, have some fun discussions and then families will have a chance to break off into groups and read a book or two together. Ages 0-8 & their Grandparents

INDOOR Tiny Art Show! Canvas Pick Up
Monday – Saturday, September 12 – 17, All Day
We want you to make a tiny piece of art for our Tiny Art Show! Open to all ages and all mediums! Pick up a tiny canvas from the library (while supplies last) or create a tiny sculpture, a tiny felted creation, tiny knitting, or even tiny ceramics! Be creative! Specifications: All artwork must be either on a 3×3 inch canvas or, if 3D, must be 3x3x3 inches or smaller in all dimensions. The first 150 registrants will receive a mini canvas, should they want one, and anyone after that wanting to participate can purchase their own canvas, use a 3X3 inch piece of paper, or create with a different medium as long as their final piece is 3x3x3 inches or smaller. Important Dates: Participants will have until September 17th to pick up their canvas and until September 24th to drop their artwork off. We will have a Tiny Art Show Reception on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm and hope you all can attend! All Ages

INDOOR Just Desserts for Teens
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30pm
To kick off our sweet fall dessert series, we’re making bubble tea! Join us to learn how to make this delicious drink. Grades 6-12

INDOOR Switch it up! Video Game Club
Wednesday, September 14, 3:30pm
Love Mario Kart? Love Nintendo Switch? Come to this once-a-month video game tournament to play your favorite Switch games with friends! Grades 1-5

INDOOR The Ukulele Show
Thursday, September 15, 2:30pm
Look, Listen, Learn & Laugh at The Ukulele Show, an educational concert for all ages presented by Dave Maloof. Dave will explain and demonstrate ukulele history, types and tunings and sizes, and playing techniques. He’ll also present mini-concerts – singing and playing various ukuleles to music including Beatles, Rock ’n’ Roll, Tin Pan Alley, World, Country, Kids, Comedy –and maybe even a little Classical. All Ages

OUTDOOR Drop-in Storytime
Saturday, September 17, 10am
Come enjoy this fun outdoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement. Ages 2-6

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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