LIBRARY LINEUP: Participate In Library’s 2023 Reading Challenge; Learn How To Declutter On Jan. 26

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

Adult Programs

INDOOR Bookends Book Group
Monday, January 23, 10am
This book group discusses contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Associate Rebecca Lowe. Copies of the book are available at the library. Featured book: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel.

INDOOR Needleworkers at Night
Monday, January 23, 6:30pm
Can’t make it to Needleworkers during the day? We’ve added new evening sessions on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc. and enjoy a little conversation and camaraderie. Drop in.

INDOOR Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, January 24, 2pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2pm
Saturday, January 28, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, January 24, 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 our 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.

INDOOR The Simplified Life: How to Be More With Less
Thursday, January 26, 2:30pm
Do you feel held back and burdened by too much stuff but don’t know where to start? Do you have years of stuff you’re holding onto from the past, and loads of things you’re stockpiling for the future? Is the concept of leaner, freer living something you’re curious about? In this interactive program with Professional Organizer Eileen Kelly Reed, you will: (1) consider the impacts of clutter in every part of your life; (2) explore our belief systems around what’s ‘enough; (3) examine the benefits of a quest for less; and (4) learn proven strategies you can use to simplify your life.

INDOOR Needleworkers
Friday, January 27, 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 Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, January 23, 10am
The Community Teamwork Family Resource Network is here for weekly playgroup sessions! 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. Registration is for this day only. For more Community Playgroups, register for each date you’re available to attend. Ages 0-6

INDOOR Game On!
Tuesday, January 24, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

INDOOR STEM with Buildwave!
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30pm
Want to foster your child’s interest in STEM, while igniting their creative spark at the same time? Buildwave is a creative building program that feels like a video game! Over the course of the workshop students create with over a dozen different building materials, including Lego®, PlusPlus®, and custom-made Buildwave materials. The workshop is structured like a video game, with an audiovisual setup featuring animations and music that guide students through the different building waves. As your child creates with wave after wave of new objects, they build creative confidence, become better collaborators, and encounter design and engineering fundamentals in a unique and memorable context. Learn more by visiting http://www.buildwave.com. Grades K-6

INDOOR Read to Brandie
Thursday, January 26, 6pm
Come read to Brandie, a loveable dog that loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per family. Siblings and caregivers are welcome. All Ages

INDOOR Drop-in Storytime
Friday, January 27, 10am
Come enjoy this fun indoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

INDOOR Teen Gaming Club
Friday, January 27, 3:30pm
Hang out and play Switch games after school with other middle and high schoolers! Grades 6-12

INDOOR Drop-in Storytime
Saturday, January 28, 10am
Come enjoy this fun indoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

Additional Information

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.

Reading Challenge

Circulation and Cataloging Assistant Librarian Jackie Strob promotes our 2023 reading challenge. To sign up for this challenge and more, go to www.wilmlibrary.beanstack.org.

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