LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host ‘Defending Jacob’ Author William Landay For Talk About New Book On June 1

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, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Adult Programs

Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, May 30, 2pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2pm
Saturday, June 3, 2pm
Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Stop by Drop-in Tech Help.

Author Talk: William Landay
Thursday, June 1, 7pm
A woman is missing. A husband presumed guilty. No proof. No witnesses. Only doubt. That’s where William Landay’s brand-new novel, All That Is Mine I Carry With Me, begins. What follows is a suspenseful and powerful tale about loyalty, vengeance, and family. William Landay is the author of All That Is Mine I Carry With Me and three previous novels: Defending Jacob, which won the Strand Critics Award for best mystery novel; The Strangler, listed as a best crime novel of the year by the L.A. Times, Daily Telegraph and others; and Mission Flats, winner of the Dagger Award for best first crime novel. A former assistant district attorney, he lives in Boston.

Community Yoga with Chris Connolly
Friday, June 2, 3pm
This will be a 60-minute gentle Kripalu yoga class which includes breath work and stretching which leads into yoga poses. Movement is aligned with your breath. The class will end in a final pose of relaxation to integrate the body, mind, and spirit. Attendees should bring a yoga mat. Chris Connolly is a 500 hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Reiki II Practitioner, and Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher.

VIRTUAL Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, June 3, 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.

Youth Programs

Music with Dara
Wednesday, May 31, 10am
With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets, and engaging visual props, Dara weaves songs (old and new favorites), fingerplays, rhythmic activities/simple instrument playing, and creative movement for a fun-filled musical 30-45 minute program. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! This program is designed for the 2 to 5 year old child, but older and younger children will enjoy it too! Ages 2-5

Enabled Play!
Wednesday, May 31, 3:45pm
Come play and learn with Alex from Enabled Play! He’ll demonstrate the incredible device that helps anyone access and control their technology in ways that work for them. Using voice commands, facial expressions, body gestures and more he’ll show you how to control programs, games, and devices. Afterwards, you’ll be able to try out this accessibility device on a Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PS5, along with computer games! All Ages

Middle School Book Group
Thursday, June 1, 3:30pm
Since our June meeting is so soon after our May meeting, we’ll be reading and trying a few books during this meeting! Grades 6-8

Drop-in Storytime
Saturday, June 3, 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.

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