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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Imajine That STEM: April Showers     Tell a Friend
   

Discover what really happens when it rains and what we use to protect ourselves from getting soaking wet! Ages 3-5.

   
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Three Ways to Improve Your Life at Work and at Home     Tell a Friend
   

Monday, March 23, 9:45 am coffee, 10 am speaker
Worried about interviewing? Not getting along with people at work or home? Come learn how to identify your own natural way to communicate and match it for better connection, which is critical to interviewing. Also learn an easy and effective strategy to build momentum in your conversations.  Presented by Tyke Crowley a life-tested coach for wellness and purposeful living. Tyke developed his Make Each Day Count philosophy after surviving a serious illness and two lung transplants.

 

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Sewing Fun     Tell a Friend
   

Using basic hand sewing techniques, you'll learn how to create your own adorable felt stuffed creature. Grades 2-5.

   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Positive Solutions for Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors     Tell a Friend
   

Are you wondering why your toddler or preschooler continues to challenge you with their behaviors?  Are you out of ideas when it comes to handling these behaviors?  Come join us as we look at why challenging behaviors occur and ways to prevent them.  You will learn a variety of strategies to add to your “tool box.”  Presented by Laurie Blair, Developmental Educator at Thom Anne Sullivan Child & Family Services.

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 28, 2015 -  Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for Three Year Olds     Tell a Friend
   

This theme-based storytime for three year olds includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft.  It is designed to be a "kids-only" program, but parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Four and Five Year Olds     Tell a Friend
   

This theme-based storytime for four and five year olds includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft.  It is designed to be a "kids-only" program, but parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

   
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 30 Minute Crafts for Teens: Plucked Petal Necklace     Tell a Friend
   

Find time to be creative with this half-hour craft! Make a fabulously unique necklace using paint chip samples and a paper punch.

Open to grades 7+

       
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Night     Tell a Friend
   

Winners of the 2015 Poetry Contest will read their poems and be awarded their prizes.  All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday April 29, 2015 -  Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times - Wednesdays     Tell a Friend
   

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.  Siblings are welcome to participate if caregivers cannot attend without them.

   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

This mixed-age storytime for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to accompany the child and participate in the activities.

   
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Talkin' with Eileen     Tell a Friend
   

Not sure what to read? Reader extraordinaire and host of WCTV’s Book Stew, Eileen MacDougall, is back with more good titles for the spring.  You will have the opportunity to share your favorites as well.

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday April 30, 2015 -  Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times - Thursdays     Tell a Friend
   

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.  Siblings are welcome to participate if caregivers cannot attend without them.

   
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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Time for Twos: Session 1     Tell a Friend
   

This fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement. Parents and caregivers accompany the child into the story room and participate in the activities.

       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Time for Twos: Session 2     Tell a Friend
   

This fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement. Parents and caregivers accompany the child into the story room and participate in the activities.

       
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Writers' Workshop: Getting Published     Tell a Friend
   

Do you dream of getting recognition for your writing skills? Is your goal to freelance but you’re not sure where to begin? Learn all about blogging, searching for online freelance jobs, and getting published in print. You’ll leave this workshop with a list of resources extremely useful for writers looking to get published.

Grades 5+

 

       
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Welcome to Wilmington Reception     Tell a Friend
   

Are you new to Wilmington or have you lived here for a while and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Wilmington Reception. This is your chance learn about local organizations and services and to meet others from the community.  There will be community group representatives on hand to welcome you and answer questions.  Refreshments will be served.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Drop-In Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

 
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needleworks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you.  Bring a project and work away while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie.  Drop in.

Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Writing Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

Calling all writers! Looking to improve your writing? Want real time feedback from a supportive audience? If you love to write and seek input and accountability then join our new writing group. We will help you meet your writing goals. Please plan to bring up to five pages of written work to the first meeting. Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

        There are many spaces available.
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Star Wars Day at the Library     Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Star Wars enthusiasts! “May the 4th be with you” Come to the library to celebrate Star Wars Day with a trivia contest. Meet a few characters from the film and purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to take one home with you.

 
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Couponers     Tell a Friend
   

Join fellow couponers.  Bring and trade coupons.  Learn valuable tips from other couponers.  Drop in.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Young Teen Blog     Tell a Friend
   

Contribute to a new blog by young teens and for young teens! Create, update, and add new content of your choosing at each monthly meeting.

Grades 4-8.

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Music and More with Bernadette Baird     Tell a Friend
   

Join this fun music and movement class led by Bernadette Baird.  Sing, play musical instruments and dance.  Ages 1-3.

 

       
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM Growing Readers     Tell a Friend
   

Help grow your child’s early learning skills at this storytime filled with literacy-based activities. Afterwards, there will be several activity stations where children can practice different reading skills - all while having lots of fun! Ages 3-6.

 

       
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misc_none 6:30 PM Mother Daughter Birdhouses     Tell a Friend
   

Girls night out! Girls and the special women in their lives are invited to decorate birdhouses together. Grades K-3.

   
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none LEGO Building     Tell a Friend
   

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Each month there will be a different theme.  Kindergarten+

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Early Transportation Canals of the Merrimack River     Tell a Friend
   

This presentation by Bill Gerber, who is on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex Canal Association and a past president, will provide an overview of the Merrimack River as an artery of transportation and show and describe what remains of the system today. Before they were adapted to power New England mills, the falls and rapids of the Merrimack River were serious obstructions to travel. These impediments, and the absence of good roads, drove more than a decade of efforts to improve river navigability.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-In Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

 
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needleworks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you.  Bring a project and work away while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie.  Drop in.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pre-teens: Blooming Flowers for Mother's Day     Tell a Friend
   

Create a special gift for your mother or female guardian in honor of Mother's Day. Use a dip-dye technique and cotton swabs to make a beautiful bouquet of flowers that will never wilt or wither.

Open to grades 4-8.

        There are 9 spaces available.
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Networkers: The Interview from the Other Side of the Table     Tell a Friend
   

Coffee 9:45 am.  Bruce MacDonald, former Director of Human Resources with Data Instruments and Honeywell and also an independent recruiting consultant, will describe the interview from the vantage point of the hiring manager or recruiter. Learn to understand interview styles and how to react to them, find out what the interviewer is trying to find out about you, understand why certain questions are asked and develop a strategy to answering them. Learn to recognize trap questions designed to expose problems you want to avoid.

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens and Pre-teens: Cook the Food You Want to Eat!     Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to prepare recipes that are easy, delicious, and most importantly, something you’ll want to eat! Watch as cooking instructor Liz Barbour of thecreativefeast.com demonstrates a variety of cooking techniques to prepare your own healthy meals at home. Then enjoy some tasty samples, including fajitas and an Asian stir-fry with noodles. Open to grades 4-12.

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Power Point (with Lynda.com) Limit 10     Tell a Friend
   

Get an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Technology Library, Brad McKenna, will use a combination of hands-on activities and videos from the library’s online learning service, Lynda.com, to help you get familiar with PowerPoint.

        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Adventures: Lois Ehlert     Tell a Friend
   

Create your own masterpieces in the style of this celebrated illustrator. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home. Grades 1-3.

       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tuesday Night Craft: Wire Wrapped Tree Necklace     Tell a Friend
   

Create a stunning Tree of Life pendant by learning a wire-wrapping technique to simulate branches. Then decorate your tree’s branches with your choice of green beads for a traditional look or red beads for cherry blossoms.

Register at main desk starting April 11th.

Cost: $5.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Star Mag     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library.  Bring in finished original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, jokes, or create it while you are here. Grades 3-5.

 
elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tech Panel     Tell a Friend
   

Technology professionals will explain how they use technology in their work and hobbies and what they think the future of technology holds in their fields.  Panelist include Julie Chen, Vice Provost for Research at UMass Lowell and nanotechnology expert, Jeffrey Nussbaum, Consulting Engineer at GE Aviation and jet engine instructor, Joel Greenwood, Neurotechnology Engineer at the Center for Brain Science and member of the robotics team at Project Hexapod, Matt Dunlop, Software Engineer and member of robotics team Project Hexapod, and Anthony DeGregorio Director of IT Site Services at Charles River Labs (Wilmington).

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
trans_firetruck3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Boston Fires     Tell a Friend
   

A look at the devastating fires and their impact on Boston, from the many "great" fires of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries (including the truly Great Fire of 1872,) the Cocoanut Grove tragedy of 1942, and the Hotel Vendome fire of 1972.  How did these fires happen? What was learned from these events? What, if anything, was done to try and prevent similar catastrophes?  Presented by lecturer and author David Kruh, whose writing has appeared in Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe and Herald, as well as Boston Magazine.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-In Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

 
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needleworks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you.  Bring a project and work away while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie.  Drop in.

Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Drop-In Baby Times     Tell a Friend
   

Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles, and a parachute.  Infants through 24 months.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dads and Donuts     Tell a Friend
   

Dads and their kids ages 2 and up are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and more.  Moms, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome, too! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Imajine That Art Studio: My Crayons Talk     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like crayons? Because we love crayons! We'll be reading a book all about crayons with a crayon packed inspired craft! It's going to be a Crayo-lot of fun!

       
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Book Discussion for Grades 2 and 3     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book discussion!  The book of the month will be announced 30 days before the date of the discussion.  Copies will be available for pick up at the kids’ check out desk.

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 30 Minute Crafts for Teens: Dot Art on Canvas     Tell a Friend
   

Find time to be creative with this 30-minute craft!

Learn how to apply dot art on canvas and create a new piece of wall art.

Open to grades 4+

       
 
elect_video_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie Night: American Sniper     Tell a Friend
   

This month, we will be showing the movie American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Refreshments will be served.

 

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Scollay Square     Tell a Friend
   

This slide show describes the evolution of the part of Boston where everyone went - but few admitted it! From John Winthrop, (who settled here in 1630) to Sally Keith (who entertained here in the 1940s and 1950s) to Government Center today. This show will surprise you with tales of Revolutionary War heroism, scientific breakthroughs, and Civil War courage. Presented by, lecturer and author, David Kruh, who wrote the book Always Something Doing about Scollay Square.

        There are many spaces available.
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lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy reading fiction? Come to the initial meeting of the library’s fiction book led by Adult Services Librarian, Kim Rowley. The book to be discussed is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; copies will be on hand at the main desk starting in February. Book groups are a wonderful way to expand your reading interests and meet others in the community. All are welcome; refreshments served.   

        There are many spaces available.
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-In Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

 
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needleworks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you.  Bring a project and work away while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie.  Drop in.

 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Book Discussion for Grades 4 and 5     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book discussion!  The book of the month will be announced 30 days before the date of the discussion.  Copies will be available for pick up at the kids’ check out desk.

Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tuskegee Airmen     Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Col. Charles McGee Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen from Hanscom Air Force Base will present a program on the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, flying with distinction during World War II.  Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. The highly publicized successes of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces under President Harry Truman in 1948.

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, who will lead the discussion of Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans by Thomas Brothers in honor of National Jazz Awareness Month.  Copies of the book may be requested online through the catalog or by calling the library. Book groups are a wonderful way to expand your reading interests and meet others in the community. All are welcome; refreshments served.   

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Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us     Tell a Friend
   

Joe Gallo realized as he walked the streets of Boston that he didn’t know much about the monuments he came across so he decided to do something about it.  Gallo’s comprehensive guide, Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us, is now very much a reality.  http://sparkwiresolutions.com/revive/www/delivery/lg.php?bannerid=2&campaignid=1&zoneid=30&loc=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fcharlestownbridge.com%2F2012%2F02%2F16%2Fjoseph-gallo-brings-bostons-public-street-sculptures-to-life-in-new-book%2F&cb=d1905d7c72In college, Gallo minored in history and art which he put to use while doing research for the book. During this slideshow presentation, Mr. Gallo will make history come alive while sharing stories of Boston’s monuments.  Copies of the guidebook will be for sale ($10) before and after the program.

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Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-In Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

 
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needleworks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlotte Wood     cwood@mvlc.org
   

If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you.  Bring a project and work away while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie.  Drop in.

Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Couponers     Tell a Friend
   

Join fellow couponers.  Bring and trade coupons.  Learn valuable tips from other couponers.  Drop in.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Music and More with Bernadette Baird     Tell a Friend
   

Join this fun music and movement class led by Bernadette Baird.  Sing, play musical instruments and dance.  Ages 1-3.

 

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Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none LEGO Building     Tell a Friend
   

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Each month there will be a different theme.  Kindergarten+

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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Network According to Your Personality     Tell a Friend
   

How do you achieve the things you want in life whether it be a new career or even stronger personal relationships? There are so many ways to network yourself according to your own personal style. If you are shy, outgoing, technical or a combination of all three, this lecture will discuss how you will achieve greatness while helping you step out of your comfort zone. Please bring your ideas, struggles, and stories and watch the magic begin.  Presented by Anne Crawford.

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM End of the Year Star Mag Party     Tell a Friend
   

Come celebrate a great year of Star Mag.  We'll have snacks and maybe watch a short movie!  Open to anyone who has contributed to Star Mag in 2014-15. Grades 3-5.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Inside Look at Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting     Tell a Friend
   

Join author Maureen Stanton to get the inside scoop on the world of collecting! Come ready to learn about flea markets, antiquing, and junk finding of all sorts from the author whose book, Killer Stuff and Tons of Money, won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction.

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