LIBRARY LINEUP: Wilmington Library To Hold Used Puzzle Palooza On May 20

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

Adult Programs

Needleworkers at Night
Monday, May 15, 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.

Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, May 16, 2pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2pm
Saturday, May 20, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

VIRTUAL 50+ Job Seekers
Wednesday, May 17, 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!

VIRTUAL Explore the Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Wednesday, May 17, 12pm
For nearly two centuries, the U.S. Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. The Springfield Armory commemorates the critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world’s largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings and landscape. Learn about this National Historic Site with Park Ranger and Historic Weapons Supervisor Susan Ashman.

Novel Ideas Book Group
Thursday, May 18, 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. May’s featured book is Still Life by Louise Penny.

Friday, May 19, 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 Poetry Circle
Saturday, May 20, 9:15am
Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Managing Stress and Anxiety
Saturday, May 20, 10am
In this workshop geared towards adults, we will discuss some psychoeducation on how anxiety impacts us and how it can affect us physically, mentally, and behaviorally. We will go over some basic coping skills that can be used to help adults manage their stress and anxiety. This will include mindfulness/grounding techniques such as deep breathing, 54321, progressive muscle relaxation, thinking in categories, etc. We will end by touching upon the importance of self-care as a preventative measure for keeping anxiety in check.

Used Puzzle Palooza
Saturday, May 20, 10am
Pick up some new-to-you puzzles! Donations to the Friends will be happily accepted. Donate your used puzzles for the palooza starting April 22.

Youth Programs

Switch it Up! Video Game Club
Monday, May 15, 3:45pm
Love video games? Love Nintendo Switch? Come to this once-a-month video game club to play your favorite Switch games with friends! Grades 1-5

September Bound – How to Pay for College
Tuesday, May 16, 6pm
Bring your award documents to this hands-on workshop. This program is primarily aimed at the Class of 2023! Parents and students can join us to calculate the ins and outs of finalizing the tuition bill. Pivotal College Years is a chronological step-by-step program that will walk you through the college planning timeline with ease. With a WML library card, you gain access to: insider admissions tips, financial aid, college funding and college debt strategies, and short but powerful “how-to” videos on college applications, college essays, college interviews, scholarships, and much more! Grades 6-12 and adults

Write Cards for Youth in Foster Care
Tuesday, May 16, 6pm
Drop in during this card making drive for youth in foster care through the BRAID mission! We will provide supplies; you provide encouraging words and creative illustrations. Teens in grades 9-12 can earn 1-2 hours of community service for participating! Grades 6-12

Kids’ Book Cafe
Wednesday, May 17, 3:45pm
A book tasting for students in Grades 3-5. Sample a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, revolving around the same genre or theme. Each session will include either a themed snack or activity! May’s themes are Action/Adventure and Animals. Grades 3-5

Family Craft Night: Paper Flower Bouquets
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30pm
Create beautiful paper flower bouquets to celebrate the beautiful spring weather! Ages 3+ and their caregivers

Middle School Book Group
Thursday, May 18, 3:30pm
We will be reading The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon for our May meeting. Join us for snacks & lively book discussion! Copies will be available at the Youth Desk for checkout prior to the meeting; come by to grab one! Grades 6-8

Drop-in Storytime
Friday, May 19, 10am
Come enjoy this fun outdoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

Saturday, May 20, 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. Grades 6-8

Additional Information

Town Wide Yard Sale

We have 60 applications available for the Town Wide Yard Sale on June 10th. The registration fee is $15, with cash or check payable to the Town of Wilmington accepted at the front desk of the library. All sellers will receive two large directional signs, a yard sale listing map, and free advertising on our social media.

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.


If you love puzzles, stop by the library on Saturday, May 20th from 10am to 12pm for our Used Puzzle Palooza. Browse the many puzzles that patrons have donated and take one (or a couple!) home with you. Donations to the Friends of the Library are happily accepted.

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