LIBRARY LINEUP: Library Hosts Monthly Board Game Night; First Floor Redesign Project Begins May 27

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, May 22, 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. May’s featured book is The Whalebone Theater by Joanna Quinn.

Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, May 23, 2pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2pm
Saturday, May 27, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

Game On!
Tuesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 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.

VIRTUAL Explore the Lowell National Historic Park
Wednesday, May 24, 12pm
Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began there still reverberate in our shifting global economy and serve as a living testament to the dynamic human story of the industrial revolution. Learn about this National Historical Park with Supervisory Park Ranger Tess Shatzer.

Craft and Chat
Wednesday, May 24, 7pm
Enjoy making a craft while socializing with others! This craft group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. All craft supplies provided. May’s featured craft is Rainbow Clouds.

Therapy and Other Drugs: Author Talk with Christina Brown
Thursday, May 25, 7pm
Christina Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in working with adults diagnosed with substance use disorders. Her debut memoir Therapy and Other Drugs provides a first-hand look at mental health, substance abuse, and healing from the therapist’s perspective and emphasizes the importance of asking for help, even if you are the helper.

Friday, May 26, 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

Multiplayer Monday
Monday, May 22, 2pm
On Monday afternoons in May and June, 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
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30pm
Learn and have fun at the same time in this engaging STEAM program! Grades K-5

Lego Building
Thursday, May 25, 3:45pm
Build with LEGOs at the same time as other LEGO fans and display what you make in the library! Grades K-5

Drop-in Storytime
Friday, May 26, 10am
Come enjoy this fun outdoor storytime that includes books, rhymes, music and movement! Ages 2-6

Additional Information

Library First Floor Redesign Project Begins
Library Director Tina Stewart announces that plans are underway to begin implementing the redesign of the first floor of the library. This project was spearheaded with a $100,000 grant award from Cummings Foundation in May 2022. Additional funding support for this project is being provided by the Barbara Johnson Trust Fund, Friends of the Library, the Town of Wilmington and state aid grants. In October, Oudens Ello Architecture (OEA) was hired to work with the library team to design the plan. The project begins on Saturday May 27 with the removal of books onto mobile book carts. The old shelving will then be removed followed by painting and carpet replacement, then by installation of new shelving. Please note that there will be some disruption of normal service during this time and periods of closure of the first floor. Please check the library’s website and social media for updates on closures and service changes. We expect the project to be completed by the end of July. Thank you for your patience.

Town Wide Yard Sale
A limited number of applications are 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.

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.


Calling all board game lovers! Game On is a group that meets to play a variety of board games under the guidance of board game enthusiast Scot Crispin. The next session will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm. Ages 12+ are welcome.

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