LIBRARY LINEUP: Create Your Own Ukrainian Easter Egg On March 29; Learn About Afrofuturism On March 30

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

Adult Programs

Bookends Book Group
Monday, March 27, 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. The featured book for March is Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen.

HYBRID Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Book Group
Monday, March 27, 7pm
This group meets quarterly and is for anyone who is concerned with Diversity Equity and Inclusion. If you were in one or more of our DEI Book club meetings, you can use this group to hold yourself accountable by sharing what you did with the things you learned in the book. If you weren’t in any of the DEI book club meetings, but are interested in sharing your DEI efforts this group is for you, too. It’s also for anyone who’s interested in getting ideas of things to do.

Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, March 28, 2pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2pm
Saturday, April 1, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, March 28, 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 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.

VIRTUAL National Park Service Series: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Wednesday, March 29, 12pm
Enjoy a virtual lunchtime lecture from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, entitled “From Beals Street to the White House.” Receive a virtual tour of John F. Kennedy’s birthplace home on 83 Beals Street, as well as an exploration of his boyhood neighborhood, including the second home in which the Kennedys lived, their family church, and the school where a young John F. Kennedy received some of his earliest education. Learn how his mother — Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy — managed a large family, discover collection items such as John F. Kennedy’s favorite childhood books, and explore the influences that shaped him as a child. Led by Lead Park Ranger Gabriella Hornbeck.

Pysanky Workshop
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30pm
Come and learn how to create your own Ukrainian Easter Egg. Using dye and wax, you will learn how to follow a pattern and create a beautiful Pysanky! Please wear something you won’t mind getting dirty. All supplies are provided for you, just bring yourself and learn a new hobby. Kati Bourque learned the art of Pysanka almost 20 years ago. While she is not Ukrainian, she loves the creativity of decorating eggs. She loves teaching folks about the history of Pysanky and how to create their own eggs. Kati does not consider herself a “crafty” person, but loves the history and art that goes into making a beautiful egg. Her egg motto is: “If I can do it, anyone can!” This program is for teens ages 16+ and adults, as you will be handling raw eggs, dye, and a lit candle.

VIRTUAL Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture
Thursday, March 30, 7pm
Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comics, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. Join Ytasha L. Womack to learn more about this movement. Ytasha L. Womack is a filmmaker, futurist, and the author of Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity and 2212: Book of Rayla. She is the creator of the Rayla 2212 sci-fi multimedia series, the director of the award-winning film The Engagement, the producer and writer of Love Shorts, and the coeditor of Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop. She has written for many publications including Ebony and the Chicago Tribune and has appeared on E! True Hollywood Stories: Rappers Wives.

Friday, March 31, 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, April 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 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

Multiplayer Monday
Monday, March 27, 2pm
On Monday afternoons in March and April, the Baldwin Room (the small room in Youth with the comfy chairs) will be reserved for teens in grades 6-12 to use the Nintendo Switch with our projector! Try out the latest games, play with friends, and make new ones. No registration required, just come by if you’re around! Grades 6-12

STEAM Team: Grades K-5
Monday, March 27, 6:30pm
Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program! Grades K-5

Game On!
Tuesday, March 28, 7pm
Play a number of board games under the guidance of gaming enthusiast Scot Crispin. All are welcome. Ages 12+

Additional Information

Minute Madness
It’s tournament time! This year’s Minute Madness competition will be fierce. Can you help us out-read 20 other Massachusetts libraries? Starting March 1st, log your reading as we fight for a spot in the Championship. Books, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers all count towards our total. The competition ends on April 5. See website for details.

Book Store Next Door
The Book Store Next Door is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 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.

Friends of the Library Jewelry Sale
The Friends of the Library are accepting jewelry donations for this year’s Donated Jewelry Sale. All proceeds go to supporting the library. The jewelry sale is scheduled for Friday, March 31st from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday, April 1st from 9am to 2pm. Stop by and freshen up your bling!

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 to register or call 978-658-2967.

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Do you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting? Every Friday morning the library hosts a drop-in needlework session at 10am. If you can’t make it to these sessions, you can also attend Needleworkers every first and third Monday at 6:30pm.

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