LIBRARY LINEUP: Is The Harnden Tavern Haunted? (Oct. 26); History Of Hops & Cranberries In Town (Oct. 27); Scarecrow Contest On Front Lawn (Oct. 29)

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

All Ages

OUTDOOR Scarecrow Contest!
Saturday, October 29, 10am
Put on your creative caps, grab your hay bales, and join us for a Scarecrow Contest! Register your whole family or group of up to 6 people! Registered participants will receive an email with the rules and regulations form. Then, design and plan your scarecrow at home, gather your supplies and head to the library on October 29th anytime between 10am-4:00pm to set up your scarecrow! The library will provide a stake to mount your scarecrow on, you can bring any other accents you want to make your scarecrow stand out and be the best! Maybe add a hat, scarf, shirt, boots, a pumpkin, or even a hay bale! Judges will anonymously pick the top three winners the following week! Winners will be notified and announced by Monday, November 31st and winners can then come collect their prizes! All Ages.

Adult Programs

HYBRID Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Group
Monday, October 24, 7pm
This group, which will meet the fourth Monday of the month, continues the work started with the library’s DEI 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 Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart. Chapters for this meeting: Chapter 5 through Chapter 8 (76 pages).

INDOOR Drop-In Tech Help
Tuesday, October 25, 2pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2pm
Saturday, October 29, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, October 25, 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 Adult Services Librarian at 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, October 26, 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: Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn.

INDOOR Wilmington Agriculture: Hops, Cranberries and other Cash Crops
Thursday, October 27, 7pm
Who were the farmers, what made these crops so special, and why was Wilmington so successful in these particular markets?

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, October 28, 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.

INDOOR Palmistry
Saturday, October 29, 10am
Join Diane DiPietro for an hourlong presentation on palmistry. Diane will cover some history of the origins and various uses for palmistry over many centuries. She will also give a brief description of the major lines on our hands and what they mean.

Youth Programs

INDOOR Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, October 24, 10am
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 0-5

INDOOR Magic with Ed Popielarczyk
Monday, October 24, 6:30pm
The UFund Start U. Reading Series is a youth literacy initiative designed to expand children’s imaginations, harnessing a passion for creative learning and exploration. Join magician Ed Popielarczyk as he takes children through a highly interactive magical journey through humor and storytelling. With high audience participation, Ed makes the kids the stars of this show. They’re the ones who make the magic happen that they’ll remember for years. Families experience magic and storytelling like they haven’t seen before. Ages 3+

Tuesday, October 25, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

INDOOR Paranormal New England
Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
Is the Harnden Tavern haunted? Investigators from Paranormal New England will share their findings! All Ages

INDOOR Teen Gaming Club
Friday, October 28, 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 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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