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

Adult Programs

INDOOR Drop-in Tech Help

Tuesday, January 3, 2pm

Wednesday, January 4, 2pm

Saturday, January 7, 2pm

Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

INDOOR How to Get Started with Running

Tuesday, January 3, 7pm

Carin Bennett-Rizzo, president of the Sole Sisters Running Club, will offer advice on getting started and keeping up a running routine, even in the winter months!

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers

Wednesday, January 4, 9:30am

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 (January 4) covers Self-Assessment and Transferable Skills.

VIRTUAL Maureen Johnson & Jennifer Lynne Barnes Author Event

Wednesday, January 4, 7pm

Enjoy a special evening with two of the country’s top young adult authors as Maureen Johnson (Nine Liars) is interviewed by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Final Gambit), in this virtual event. Please note this program is open to both adults and teens.

INDOOR Pints + Pages Book Group

Thursday, January 5, 7pm

Instead of discussing a particular book this month, we’ll meet up to share your favorite reads, watches & listens from the past year! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two recommendations (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. This is a social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.

INDOOR Needleworkers

Friday, January 6, 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, January 7, 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 Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll 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 Lil Bookworms Book Club

Wednesday, January 4, 3:45pm

This book club is for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, and features books, reading comprehension and an activity. Siblings welcome. Grades K-2

INDOOR Middle School Book Club

Thursday, January 5, 3:30pm

Middle School Book Group is back! We will be reading The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat for our first 2 meetings. Copies will be available at the Youth Desk for checkout prior to the meeting; come by to grab one! You can also read along with an eBook on Libby. Grades 6-8

INDOOR Lego Building

Thursday, January 5, 3:45pm

Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans at the library. At the end you can display what you made! Grades K-5

INDOOR Drop-in Storytime

Friday, January 6, 10am

Come enjoy this fun indoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

Additional Information

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Friends of the Library Jewelry Sale

The Friends of the library will be accepting jewelry donations beginning Tuesday, November 1st. The next jewelry sale is scheduled for March 31st and April 1st, 2023.

Museum Passes

The library has discounted passes to your favorite Massachusetts museums, attractions, and state parks. Find the full list on our website!

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.

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