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Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Movers     Tell a Friend
   

Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!  Ages 1-2

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

Bernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three.  Sing, play musical instruments, and dance.  Ages infant-4 years.

   
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime: Camping     Tell a Friend
   

This 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.  Ages 3-6

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookin' the Books     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Cookbook:  Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this book group is for you.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of Plenty (or find a recipe from the book online), select a recipe, and then email your recipe selection to book club leader Lisa Crispin (lcrispin@mvlc.org).  Bring your dish to the meeting, enjoy sampling everyone's dishes, and enjoy the compay.  Come hungry!

 

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM All You Can Read Buffet     Tell a Friend
   

It wouldn’t be summer without an All You Can Read Buffet at the library.  Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read your materials or ours in air-conditioned comfort. We will provide the snacks and beverages throughout the day, and a pizza party at the conclusion.  Grades 4-8

   
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Zoey     Tell a Friend
   

Read to Zoey, the listening Labrador.  Zoey is a great listener who loves to have kids of all ages read to her and improve their reading skills.  Zoey has been certified as a therapy dog by the Pets & People Foundation.  Please call 978-694-2098 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Drop-In     Tell a Friend
   

The library is offering device help on Wednesdays.  If you need help with your iPad, smartphone, Kindle, or other device, stop by the library and Technology Librarian Brad MacKenna will be on-hand to help answer your questions.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM On Your Mark, Get Set: Read, Move, Laugh, and Play!     Tell a Friend
   

Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, comic mime Robert Rivest shares fun ways to move, laugh and relieve stress. In addition to his hilarious mime stories, everyone will learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises, and calming mindfulness activities. Ages 4+

       
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Device Demo: Apple TV (Limit 15)     Tell a Friend
   

Apple’s media streaming device allows you to watch blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, live sports, news, your family photos or listen to music. Come see it in action. 

        There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times     Tell a Friend
   

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Twos     Tell a Friend
   

This fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement.

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoons: Stenciled Tote Bags     Tell a Friend
   

Use freezer paper and fabric paint to decorate a tote bag that’s perfect for going back to school. Grades 4-8

   
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Author Talk: Michelle Hoover     Tell a Friend
   

Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her debut, The Quickening, was a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” and her most recent novel is Bottomland.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Fitness Friday: Active Games (Ages 3 to 6)     Tell a Friend
   

We will play lots of games that get kids moving!  Ages 3-6

       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Fitness Friday: Active Games (Grades 1 to 3)     Tell a Friend
   

We will play lots of games that get kids moving!  Grades 1-3

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Fitness Friday: Active Games (Grades 4 to 8)     Tell a Friend
   

We will play lots of games that get kids moving!  Grades 4-8

       
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM S.T.A.R. Interview Technique     Tell a Friend
   

Learn to draft effective interview responses using the S.T.A.R. technique- a concise description of the Situation, Tasks Required, Action Taken, and the Results of your actions, which is used to present information in “story-form/” Stories are effective ways to communicate information about your experience and skills that interviewers remember better than off-the-cuff responses.  Presented by Barbara Alevras, owner of Sage Consulting Services. 

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Minecraft Mondays     Tell a Friend
   

Join other Minecraft enthusiasts for free play and challenges. Grades 1-3

   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Mondays     Tell a Friend
   

Join other Minecraft enthusiasts for free play and challenges. Grades 1-3

   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Mondays: Imagination Lab     Tell a Friend
   

Create something using any of the technologies available in the library including: 3D printing, LEGO Mindstorms, and stop-motion animation. Grades 4-8

   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals     Tell a Friend
   

Join Lindsay and her lovingly crafted, larger-than-life Puppet Pals for a family fun show filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters.  This series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!  All ages

   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Writing Group     Tell a Friend
   

If you love to write and seek input and accountability, then join our writing group. Please bring up to five pages of written work to the meeting. Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Storytime: Mo Willems     Tell a Friend
   

This 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.

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 3-6

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Travel Club: Brazil     Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we explore the food, language, and culture of Brazil. We’ll play games, do a craft, and eat popular food.  Grades 1-3

   
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Olympics on the Big Screen     Tell a Friend
   

Watch the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio at the library! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Drop-In     Tell a Friend
   

The library is offering device help on Wednesdays.  If you need help with your iPad, smartphone, Kindle, or other device, stop by the library and Technology Librarian Brad MacKenna will be on-hand to help answer your questions.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Olympics on the Big Screen     Tell a Friend
   

Watch the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio at the library! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Books to Action     Tell a Friend
   

Read a book in which the character faces a challenge such as poverty, homelessness, or foster care. Then, come to discuss the book and bring donations of books for More Than Words. This nonprofit organization empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a book store. Choose from either How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor, Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, or Fast Break by Mike Lupica.  Bring donations of books that are in good condition. Grades 4-8

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey     Tell a Friend
   

Read to Zoey, the listening Labrador.  Zoey is a great listener who loves to have kids of all ages read to her and improve their reading skills.  Zoey has been certified as a therapy dog by the Pets & People Foundation.  Please call 978-694-2098 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Robotics in Business     Tell a Friend
   

Symbotic, located in Wilmington, is a company that has uses robotics and an integrated software system to improve the efficiency of distribution centers. Join this session presented by Rob Sullivan, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder to learn more about the use of robots do to overcome technical challenges within the supply chain. 

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times     Tell a Friend
   

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers.

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Twos     Tell a Friend
   

This fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement.

Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM End of Summer Bash     Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate the end of summer reading with an all-ages party on Swain Green.  Food trucks will be available to purchase food along with music, games, entertainment and more!  A coupon for free ice cream will be available to all kids who have participated in the summer reading program.  All ages

Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Local Author Panel     Tell a Friend
   

Local authors Diann Sespico, author of Nicol’s Way; Jean Trounstine, author of six books including her latest A Boy with a Knife; cookbook author Ana Patuleia Ortins whose most recent book is Authentic Portuguese Cooking; Mark Fins author of Imagine That; Michael Monuteaux, who writes under the pseudonym Carl Monuto; and Mark Ryan author of sci-fi e-books featuring the Romeo Gang will be discussing their books and publishing experience. This is a great opportunity to support local authors and learn about new books. 

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie Night: Angry Birds     Tell a Friend
   

This month we will be showing the movie Angry Birds starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride and directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly.

Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts -- Red, Chuck, and Bomb -- to figure out what the pigs are up to. 

Rated PG

Refreshments provided. 

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Drop-In     Tell a Friend
   

The library is offering device help on Wednesdays.  If you need help with your iPad, smartphone, Kindle, or other device, stop by the library and Technology Librarian Brad MacKenna will be on-hand to help answer your questions.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Back to Hogwarts Bash     Tell a Friend
   

Welcome to the Wilmington School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Back to spells and enchantments, potions and friends.  To Gryffindors! Hufflepuffs! Ravenclaws! Slytherins!  Grades 4-8

   
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Big Band Idols     Tell a Friend
   

Ken Lelen, vocalist and vintage guitarist, will sing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee and others, who sang for big bands, society orchestras and jazz combos led by the great band leaders of the 30s & 40s. Mr. Lelen will offer amusing anecdotes, musings and comments and will pair each song with an acoustic guitar made in the same period for an authentic sound. 

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Book: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian, Kim Rowley. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Book groups are a wonderful way to expand your reading interests and meet others in the community. 

        There are many spaces available.
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none High School Summer Reading Discussions     Tell a Friend
   

Time to be announced.
Ms. Millerick leads a discussion of the High School Summer Reading selections. Grades 9-12

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Tips from One Who Knows     Tell a Friend
   

Nancy Drees, Principal and Founder of Vacare Group, provides recruiting services to start-up technology companies helping them hire candidates across multiple disciplines. Nancy will share what employers are looking for in candidates, how you can best conduct a job search through non-traditional methods, and how to best prepare for an interview.

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none High School Summer Reading Discussions     Tell a Friend
   

Time to be announced.
Ms. Millerick leads a discussion of the High School Summer Reading selections. Grades 9-12

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none High School Summer Reading Discussions     Tell a Friend
   

Time to be announced.
Ms. Millerick leads a discussion of the High School Summer Reading selections. Grades 9-12

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Drop-In     Tell a Friend
   

The library is offering device help on Wednesdays.  If you need help with your iPad, smartphone, Kindle, or other device, stop by the library and Technology Librarian Brad MacKenna will be on-hand to help answer your questions.

Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none High School Summer Reading Discussions     Tell a Friend
   

Time to be announced.
Ms. Millerick leads a discussion of the High School Summer Reading selections. Grades 9-12

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Drop-In     Tell a Friend
   

The library is offering device help on Wednesdays.  If you need help with your iPad, smartphone, Kindle, or other device, stop by the library and Technology Librarian Brad MacKenna will be on-hand to help answer your questions.

Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pints + Pages     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Book: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Location: Golden Ginger in Wilmington
A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  The book discussion will be hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading public libraries. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading.   

    The registration period has not begun.
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
food_grocery 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Coupon Swap     Tell a Friend
   

Bring and trade coupons. Learn to save! Drop in.

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Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_cook 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookin' the Books     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Cookbook: Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless 
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this book group is for you.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy (or find a recipe from the book online), select a recipe, and then email your recipe selection to book club leader Lisa Crispin (lcrispin@wilmlibrary.org). Bring your dish to the meeting, enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes, and enjoy the company.  Come hungry!

    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands-on with Microsoft Word     Tell a Friend
   

(Limit of 10)   Join Technology Librarian Brad McKenna for a hands-on exercise with Microsoft Word. In this class you’ll learn how to change font styles, create lists, insert pictures, and more. A handout for additional practice will be provided.

    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Energy Savings presented by RMLD     Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to reduce your energy bills before the cooler temperatures set in. A representative from The Reading Municipal Light Department will talk about ways to conserve energy and save money on electric bills, types of billing options, RMLD's mobile app, audits, and more.

    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Writing Group     Tell a Friend
   

Group will meet the first Saturday of the month at 10 am starting in October.
If you love to write and seek feedback, then join our writing group. Please bring up to five pages of written work to the meeting. Open to all genres and levels. 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.

    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Pastel Painting Workshop: Stunning Still Lifes with Greg Maichack (limit 30)     Tell a Friend
   

Registration begins Monday, August 8 at the main desk (cost $5)
This hands-on art workshop for adults is designed for beginners to experienced artists. Participants will produce their own still life pastel paintings, using techniques applied by the masters. This workshop is supported in part by a grant from Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Networkers: Overcoming Obstacles, Fears and Self-Doubts     Tell a Friend
   

How is your job search going?  Do you start the week with good intentions but find obstacles are getting in the way?  If so, join us for an interactive session on overcoming roadblocks, fears and self-doubt so you can shift perspective and turn that red light to a green light.  It is possible to find work you love that matters and is fulfilling.  Presented by Career and Life Coach Clare Harlow.

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Decisions Series with Keith West     Tell a Friend
   

(Limit 28, cost $22 for briefing book)
Mondays September 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 7 pm
Register at the Main Desk beginning August 8

This six-session Great Decisions program will focus on some of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans: Middle East Alliances, The Rise of ISIS, The Future of Kurdistan, Migration, The United Nations, and Climate Change. Participants will use a briefing book published by the Foreign Policy Association and will be led in discussion by facilitator, Keith West. 

Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Tuesdays: How to Plan for Retirement     Tell a Friend
   

Learn everything you need to know to determine your income needs and develop a plan for retirement.  Presented by WBZ’s financial expert Dave Caruso.

    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Tuesdays: Selling on Craigslist and Amazon     Tell a Friend
   

Wilmington resident and Library Trustee Jeff Nussbaum, a successful Craigslist and Amazon seller, will provide advice on how to sell, provide sample postings, talk about good and bad practices, and identify scams to watch for. 

    The registration period has not begun.
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Couponers     Tell a Friend
   

Bring your coupons to trade.  Learn from other couponers how to save and where to use the coupons.  Drop in.

Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Couponers     Tell a Friend
   

Bring your coupons to trade.  Learn from other couponers how to save and where to use the coupons.  Drop in.

Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_scissors 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Couponers     Tell a Friend
   

Bring your coupons to trade.  Get tips from other couponers!

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