LIBRARY LINEUP: Children’s Picture Book Author Bob Shea To Visit On April 20

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

The library will be closed on Monday, April 17th in observance of Patriots’ Day.

Adult Programs

Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, April 18, 2pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2pm
Saturday, April 22, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers
Wednesday, April 19, 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!

Spring Bloom Baskets
Thursday, April 20, 2:30pm
Join Master Flower Show Judge and Wilmington resident Kathy Leva and learn to make lovely potted flower baskets featuring spring blooms. Participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and a small hand shovel.

Novel Ideas Book Group
Thursday, April 20, 7pm
Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. April’s featured book is Home Stretch by Graham Norton.

Great Green Giveaway
Friday, April 21, 10am
Spring cleaning is underway at WML! We want to reduce, reuse and recycle craft supplies and items we no longer need. Stop by the library any time between 10am and 4pm to browse our free items!

Friday, April 21, 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.

Town Clean Up
Saturday, April 22, 10am
Spend some time picking up trash around Wilmington, then bring your bag of trash to the Wildwood Street Parking lot between 10am and 12pm. Plus, we’ll be giving away 200 Canaan Fir seedlings, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Stop by the library from 9am to 5pm to pick up your seedling. Bags and gloves will be available at the library starting Saturday, April 8. Potential trash pick up areas as identified by the Department of Public Works are Glen Road, Lopez Road, Wildwood Street, Blanchard Road and Phillips Avenue.

Youth Programs

Chalk the Walk
Tuesday, April 18, All Day
Use sidewalk chalk and your imagination to add some color and creativity to the walkway leading up to the front doors of the Library! Chalk will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Dress for a mess; no registration necessary! All Ages

Destroy this Book
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30pm
In the spirit of National Poetry Month, let’s remix some books to make blackout poetry, book hedgehogs, and whatever else you can think of! Grades 6-12

Family Craft Night: Recycled Paper Making
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30pm
Join us for our yearly Earth Day tradition and learn how to make recycled paper! Ages 3+

LEGO Set Building!
Thursday, April 20, All Day
Drop-in for a special day of community Lego set building! Come by the library anytime between 9am-5pm to work together as a family and with other families to dismantle the LEGO Skull Island from February’s LEGO build and rebuild it into the LEGO Pirates’ Inn at this fun drop-in, day-long event! Grades K-5

Bob Shea Picture Book Author Visit
Thursday, April 20, 11am
Meet the artist behind our newest mural in the children’s room! Bob Shea, author and illustrator of picture books like, Who Wet My Pants, Chez Bob, Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, and the Dinosaur Vs. Series, is coming to Wilmington! Come listen to Bob read a book and join in a drawing activity. All Ages

Additional Information

Poetry Contest
Be brave, be bold! Pluck up the courage and submit a poem for the 2023 Poetry Contest! All ages can submit a poem, written with the theme Courage in mind, now through April 29th. Please read through our contest rules and information before submitting. Contestants can submit online or print a submission form and bring their poem to the library. If you’re having any trouble, please email us at

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.

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.


On Thursday, April 20th at 11am, Bob Shea, children’s book author and illustrator will be coming to WML! Register for this event to hear Bob read a book aloud and join in on a drawing activity! Pictured above: Bob Shea and his wife Colleen with library staff Sara Rottger, Tina Stewart, and Nicole Chevalier.

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