LIBRARY LINEUP: The Rise & Fall Of The One-Room Schoolhouse In Wilmington On Sept. 22

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Adult Programs

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 15! $10 tickets include refreshments and a glass of wine
INDOOR After Hours Concert: A Night with Sinatra & Friends
Friday, October 14, 7pm
Vocalist Luciano Sandro Russo sings the songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, and others plus Italian classics. Sponsored by the Wilmington Sons of Italy.

VIRTUAL The Family Roe: An American Story, with Joshua Prager
Monday, September 19, 7pm
Investigative journalist Joshua Prager will discuss his latest book, The Family Roe: An American Story, in conversation with Tiziana Dearing, host of Radio Boston, in this Zoom webinar. With abortion rights poised to fall, The Family Roe, which was named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize, offers extraordinary insight into the Supreme Court’s most divisive case and its plaintiff, Norma McCorvey.

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, September 20, 2pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2pm
Saturday, September 24, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers
Wednesday, September 21, 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! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! This week’s topic (September 21) is developing a resume.

VIRTUAL Shade Gardening
Thursday, September 22, 11am
Explore a variety of shade situations, along with the unique problems — and unique opportunities — that shade gardening provides. Learn about the best shade plants to use and how to select them so that your garden is in bloom spring through fall. We also explain how to have winter interest. Led by Kathi Gariepy, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

INDOOR The Rise and Fall of the One-Room Schoolhouse in Wilmington
Thursday, September 22, 7pm
Joe Jackson of the Wilmington Historical Commission will review the educational philosophy of early Wilmington and how, in pursuit of raising the academic standard, three main factors ultimately led to retiring the traditional one-room district schoolhouse

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, September 23, 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.
Youth Programs

INDOOR Tiny Art Show! Drop Off
Monday – Saturday, September 19 – 24, All Day
If you registered to get a canvas from us and have picked it up, please drop it off from September 19 – 24 to participate in our Tiny Art Show! Even if you didn’t get a canvas from us, anyone can create a tiny sculpture, a tiny felted creation, tiny knitting, or even tiny ceramics to submit into the show. All artwork must be either on a 3×3 inch canvas or, if 3D, must be 3x3x3 inches or smaller in all dimensions. Participants will have until September 17th to pick up a blank canvas (if registered) 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 Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, September 19, 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

OUTDOOR Japanese Paper Theater: Story of the Sunflower
Monday, September 19, 3:45pm
Come join Yumi and Yendi for a storytelling of The Story of the Sunflower and a fun STEM craft! Ages 3-6 with a caregiver

VIRTUAL Crafting the College Essay
Tuesday, September 20, All Day
Perhaps the hardest part of applying to college is writing college application essays, because it is unlike anything students have ever done. Learn about why you will write application essays and how to write the best essay for your application. Grades 9-12

INDOOR Family Craft Night: Iron on Vinyl
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30pm
Bring an old shirt, tote bag, or backpack to add some new iron-on flair! Iron on a design or name of your choosing to give your item new life! Grades K+ with caregivers

OUTDOOR Drop-In Storytime
Friday, September 23, 10am
Join us for a drop-in storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

INDOOR Kids Costume Exchange Drop Off!
Saturday, September 24, All Day
Kids grow fast! Donate your old costumes anytime between September 24th and October 7th, then come back on Saturday, October 8th for a costume exchange and pick out a new-to-you costume! No costumes in the book drop! All Ages

INDOOR Beginning Birding
Saturday, September 24, 1pm
Come learn more about the local birds in your yard and how to start identifying them with Hands on Nature. Learn which birds are common in Massachusetts and which ones are fun to study! We will start a bird journal and will talk about fun easy ways to get started in the world of birding! We will learn a few common bird songs and will be able to identify some by the end of the program. Create and then take home 2 simple feeders to attract local birds. Ages 3+

VIRTUAL D&D
Saturday, September 24, 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 D&DBeyond before playing. Grades 6-8

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 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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