LIBRARY LINEUP: Library Accepting Gently Used Kids Halloween Costumes From Sept. 26 Thru Oct. 7; Costume Exchange Set For Oct. 8

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.

Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!

Adult Events

INDOOR Cooking Demonstration with Lisa
Monday, September 26, 2:30pm
Get a sneak peek at October’s cookbook for Cookin’ the Books and watch Lisa demonstrate a recipe from Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry as we kick off Italian Heritage Month.

HYBRID DEI Book Group
Monday, September 26, 7pm
This group 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. Featured Book: The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart. Chapters for this meeting: Introduction through Chapter 4 (82 pages).

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, September 27, 2pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2pm
Saturday, October 1, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, September 27, 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, September 28, 7pm
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: Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, September 30, 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 Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, October 1, 9:15am
Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. 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.

Kids & Teen Events

INDOOR Kids Costume Exchange Drop Off!
Monday – Saturday, September 26 – October 1, All Day
Kids grow fast! Donate your old costumes anytime between September 24th and October 7th, then come back on Saturday, October 8th, 10am – 4pm for a costume exchange and pick out a new-to-you costume! All Ages

INDOOR Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, September 26, 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 Ed the Wizard: Aerodynamic Airplane STEM Program
Monday, September 26, 6:30pm
Join Ed the Wizard for this STEM activity based on Aerodynamic Airplanes! Participants will learn about aerodynamics and the history of flight as they assemble their own airplane. As these models are launched by using air pressure and arm strength, they may be launched either indoors or out, as weather permits. No chemicals or smoke inducing accelerates are used. Grades 2+

INDOOR Game On!
Tuesday, September 27, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

INDOOR Robotics Team Demonstration
Thursday, September 29, 3:30pm
The Wilmington High School Robotics Team will lead an interactive session with their robot, where participants can drive the robot, practice putting the various pieces together, and see the robot code! Join us for this exciting event. Grades 4-8

INDOOR Music with Dara
Friday, September 30, 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! This program is designed for the 2-5 year old child, but older and younger children will enjoy it too! Ages 2-5

INDOOR Teen Gaming Club
Friday, September 30, 3:30pm
Hang out and play Switch games after school with other middle and high schoolers! Grades 6-12.

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, 183 Middlesex Ave.
Open Saturdays & Wednesdays, 10am – 4pm
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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