LIBRARY LINEUP: Poetry Contest Submissions Due April 29

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

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

Adult Programs

Bookends Book Group
Monday, April 24, 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 April is The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff.

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

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

VIRTUAL Creative Writing Skills Group
Tuesday, April 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 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.

Intro to Nature Journaling
Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm
Join Andrew Prazar from North Shore Nature Programs for a nature walk through Hathaway Acres and an introduction to the practice of nature journaling.

Friday, April 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. Drop in.

Youth Programs

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, April 24, 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

Multiplayer Monday
Monday, April 24, 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

Explore the Solar System with Miss Frizzle
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30pm
Have fun learning about the science of our solar system with Miss Frizzle! Ages 3+

Read to Brandie
Thursday, April 27, 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. Grades K-6

Exploration Station: Our Environment
Friday, April 28, 10am
Develop STEAM and early literacy skills through fun, hands-on experiments and activities. This month’s theme is Earth and Our Environment! Ages 2-5

Teen Book Club
Saturday, April 29, 3pm
Join us for April Teen Book Club! Copies of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig are available to check out at the Youth Desk. Grades 9-12

Saturday, April 29, 3pm
Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join us for a virtual campaign via Discord, a private server, every month with DM Mike! We use D&DBeyond to track and create our characters. Track the charactersPlease register using the email address where you’d like to receive the Discord invitation (no school emails, please). You will receive the Discord invitation via email at least an hour before the program begins. Please email us at with any questions. Grades 6-8

Additional Information

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.

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Submit a poem for our 2023 Poetry Contest by April 29th and attend our Poetry Contest Reception on May 10th at 7pm! Pictured above is poet Avery Falanga and Library Director Tina Stewart at the 2022 Poetry Contest Reception.

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