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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
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Building     Tell a Friend
   

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

 
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.   

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday September 6, 2016 -  Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Storytime for Three Year Olds     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Four and Five Year Olds     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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 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!

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Trivia Tuesdays: Teens Take on Fandoms     Tell a Friend
   

Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your parents and friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks are provided.

       
Wednesday September 7, 2016 -  Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times - Wednesday     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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

Please register for either the Wednesday or Thursday Baby Times program.

       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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 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.

        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday September 8, 2016 -  Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Baby Times - Thursday     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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

Please register for either the Wednesday or Thursday Baby Times program.

   
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Time for Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    978 694-2098   kids@wilmlibrary.org
   

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

   
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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.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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.

        There are many spaces available.
 
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
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

       
 
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.

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Mondays: 3Doodlers     Tell a Friend
   

Draw with 3D printing pens.

       
 
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 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Adventures: Eric Carle     Tell a Friend
   

Create your own masterpiece in the style of Eric Carle. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home.  Grades 1-5

   
 
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.

        There are many spaces available.
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. 

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Acoustic Tunes with Joe Leary     Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy listening to popular country and acoustic rock classics with singer/guitarist Joe Leary. Joe will channel the likes of John Fogarty, Charlie Rich, Bobby Darin, Elvis, and more for a toe tapping afternoon of musical memories.

        There are many spaces available.
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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafternoons: Pineapple Night Lights     Tell a Friend
   

Create a pineapple night light with mason jars, electric tea lights and tissue paper.  All Crafternoons are for Grades 4-8.

       
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Book Talkin’ with Eileen MacDougall will precede the book discussion 6:30-7pm. Great way to learn about new books!  Featured Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club     Tell a Friend
   

Read, Eat and Discuss great books written for kids in grades 4-5.

September 16: The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
October 21: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
November 18: Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Cemetary Stroll     Tell a Friend
   

This year's Cemetery Stroll will include visits to the gravestones of important Wilmington families. Eames, Butters, Bucks, Harndens, Carters, and Jaquiths are just a few of the names that appear frequently in the cemetery.  Learn what these families contributed to Wilmington's history, while enjoying one of the most beautiful spots in our town.  Wear your walking shoes! The Stroll will begin in the parking lot behind the library.

        There are many spaces available.
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Talk Like a Pirate Party     Tell a Friend
   

Ahoy Matey! Arrr you ready to walk the plank? Let’s read a story, play some games, and make a craft to celebrate this fun holiday! Ages 3-5

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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.

Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night: Captain America Civil War     Tell a Friend
   

This month we will be showing the movie Captain America Civil War starring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. 

The denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America and Iron Man come to blows over ideological differences.

Rated PG-13

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

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 21, 2016 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
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Dinoman     Tell a Friend
   

Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages and includes life-sized dinosaurs! Ages 5+

       
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Services Provided by the Buzzell Senior Center and Beyond     Tell a Friend
   

Please join Director, Terri Marciello and Case Manager Laura Pickett of the Department of Elderly Service for a discussion on programs offered at the Buzzell Senior Center as well as the many services the department can provide for Wilmington elders and their families such as home delivered meals, transportation, S.H.I.N.E, fuel assistance, SNAP, File for Life, medical equipment borrowing program and case management services.

        There are many spaces available.
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shredding Day (Town Common Parking Lot)     Tell a Friend
   

Town Common Parking Lot (note new location)

The library, in partnership with the Wilmington Community Fund, will host the sixth annual on-site shredding day. Two shredding trucks will be on hand to handle the volume. This event is meant for households. We reserve the right to limit the amount of shredding due to wait time or truck space, if needed.  Paper clips, rubber bands, and staples do not have to be removed.  The shredding is free to the public, but donations to the food pantry are encouraged and welcomed.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SuperFight!     Tell a Friend
   

Play the game of absurd arguments, along with 6 expansion packs, in a Battle Royale, Villain Battle, or as Pacifists. Stay for a sneak peek of the Teen Zone’s newest board game additions and snacks.

Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Exploration Station: Apples     Tell a Friend
   

Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

       
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Networkers: Evolution of Work     Tell a Friend
   

Over the last 30 years technology and legislation have changed how, where, and why we work. In this presentation you will learn how relationships between employers and individuals have evolved and what smart people need to know and do to be successful in this new landscape of work. Katy Tynan is the bestselling author of two books, and her expertise has been featured in Harvard Business Review and many other publications. Katy is currently Managing Director at CoreAxis Consulting.

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Mondays     Tell a Friend
   

Kids who are brand new to Minecraft will learn the basics of movement and mining.  Kindergarten - Grade 2

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 September 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Skill Building     Tell a Friend
   

Learn and apply writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their writing skills and get their work published. 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.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Educational Planning for College     Tell a Friend
   

Join Greystone Educational Consultants for a conversation on college admissions. Get expert advice on how high school choices impact the college admissions process, how to begin looking at colleges, fill out applications, and when to apply.

Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM First Look Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses! Snacks provided.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 1-3

    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_lincoln 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Campaigning for President: George Washington to Today     Tell a Friend
   

Join Richard Padova from Northern Essex Community College on a journey through the presidential campaign trail from George Washington to the present.  Learn about surrogate campaigns, front-porch campaigns and whistle-stop campaigns.  Differences and similarities in campaigns of yesteryear and today will be examined.

    The registration period has not begun.
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Halloween Scavenger Hunt     Tell a Friend
   

Book characters dressed in Halloween costumes are hiding around the Children’s Room. Find all nine characters and submit your entry for a chance to win a prize! All ages

 
lib_book_pencil 9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Writing Group     Tell a Friend
   

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.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 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 more. Infants through 24 months

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Dads and Donuts     Tell a Friend
   

Dads and their kids ages two 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 October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Wilmington Community Playgroup     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5

 
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.

 
nat_tree 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Historic Boston Light and the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park     Tell a Friend
   

Marguerite Krupp from the Friends of Boston Harbor Islands discusses the historical significance of anniversaries occurring in Boston Harbor this year:  Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, The Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park; and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service of Boston Harbor Islands for an engaging account of the Boston Harbor Islands past, present, and future.   

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_cook 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookin' the Books     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Cookbook: Simply Nigella  by Nigella Lawson
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.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Trivia Tuesdays: Teens v. Parents     Tell a Friend
   

Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your parents and friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks are provided.

    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mother Daughter Book Group: Pippi Longstocking     Tell a Friend
   

Girls and the special women in their lives are invited to join us for a discussion of Pippi Longstocking. Pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Desk. We’ll discuss the book and make a fun craft. Optional: come dressed with your hair in braids just like Pippi! Grades 1-5

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elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hands-on with Microsoft Excel (Limit 10)     Tell a Friend
   

Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for a hands-on exercise with Microsoft Excel. In this class you’ll learn how to modify cells, sort and filter data, use formulas, and more. A handout for additional practice will be provided.

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Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Building     Tell a Friend
   

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mysterious Massachusetts     Tell a Friend
   

From seaside ghosts to UFOs over the Berkshires, Massachusetts has a rich history of paranormal legends, odd events, and strange denizens. Join us for this talk as we have a look at some of the most famous of Massachusetts paranormal history. Presented by enthusiast Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe.

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Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
anim_horse 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Wild Ponies of Asseteague Island Art Exhibit and Presentation     Tell a Friend
   

The wild ponies of Assateague Island National Seashore in coastal Maryland have lived on this island wild and free of human intervention since the 1700s.  Artist Rob Franco will talk about the ponies and the island and as well as show a 20 minute video produced by the National Park Service. His paintings of the ponies will be on display in the conference room.

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Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Adventures: Pointillism     Tell a Friend
   

Create your own masterpiece in the style of Pointillism. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home.  Grades 1-5

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Tuesdays: How to be a Psychic     Tell a Friend
   

Presenter Linda Sessa will discuss psychic experiences, techniques for opening your own channels, and the science that lies behind it all. We will end the session with a guided meditation.

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Knitting Basics     Tell a Friend
   

Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2
Instructor Mary Ellen Kottmyer will provide basic knitting instruction in this four part series.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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  -  8:30 PM The Robots are Coming     Tell a Friend
   

Speaker and humorist Richard Mullen will take us through the next ten years of expected technology disruption from driverless cars to shopping robots.  Will we all be wearing computers that monitor our health? Will energy opportunities dwarf the dot.com boom? What is on the horizon today that seems like science friction but may be a reality in the next decade? Come and learn what the future holds.

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Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Improv Workshop: Scream Queens     Tell a Friend
   

Get ready to scream with laughter as you survey the spooky side of acting with Cindi Haggerty just in time for Halloween! In this 60-minute workshop actors will not only play fun, quick-thinking theatre games, but will also explore the fine art of acting for suspense and comedy. Actors will practice and demonstrate improv situations and, finally, will end the workshop by taking a stab at creating their own audition scenes in a horror flick!

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ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All the Presidents' Women     Tell a Friend
   

The award winning Delvena Theatre Company presents a one hour presentation that takes a behind closed doors look at three of America’s most accomplished and complex First Ladies. Using period costumes, props, and music, two actresses portray Mary Todd Lincoln, Edith Wilson, and Florence Harding with insight, drama, and humor. The presentation is followed by a half hour discussion.

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Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Exploration Station: Space     Tell a Friend
   

Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie Night     Tell a Friend
   

New release movies and refreshments. Check the website or call the library beginning 30 days prior for show titles.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 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
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Toe Jam Halloween Spooktacular     Tell a Friend
   

Trick or treat with Toe Jam’s all original Halloween songs & puppets. Toe Jam will dress up the kids in their kooky Halloween gear and dance some spooky dances like ‘Do The Frankie!’ (as in Frankenstein!). The show is full of Toe Jammy Monsters and silly string too. Boo to you! Ages 3+

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Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Relaxation for Two Year Olds     Tell a Friend
   

Instructor Sheryl White will help parents learn to relax and how to help their two year olds be more peaceful.  Participants will do simple and fun activities to encourage relaxation.  Handouts will be provided.

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ent_guitar01 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Beatles: Band of the Sixties     Tell a Friend
   

Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60 minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members. Presented by Beatles scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz.

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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafternoons: Bath Bombs & Lip Balms     Tell a Friend
   

Make pumpkin scented bath bombs and candy corn flavored lip balm just in time for Halloween!  All Crafternoons are for Grades 4-8.

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lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Book: Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington

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.

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Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club     Tell a Friend
   

Read, Eat and Discuss great books written for kids in grades 4-5.

October 21: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
November 18: Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 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 more. Infants through 24 months

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Dads and Donuts     Tell a Friend
   

Dads and their kids ages two 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

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Monday October 24, 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

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Networkers: How to Get a Job in Municipal Government     Tell a Friend
   

Learn about how to break into a career in municipal government. Discussion will include tips on where and how to look for job opportunities and key resources for education and networking will be identified. What is on the horizon for public service will be presented and common myths about municipal jobs will be dispelled. Presented by Kendra Amaral, Assistant Town Manager, Wilmington. 

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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Mondays     Tell a Friend
   

Minecraft enthusiasts can work with others to complete a challenge.  Grades 2-5

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pumpkin Carving     Tell a Friend
   

Bring your own pumpkin and we’ll provide the carving tools. Your creations will become a spooky library display! Cider and donuts will be served.

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Aid Workshop for Teens and Parents     Tell a Friend
   

James Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist with the National Institute of Certified Financial Planners, presents this free workshop addressing the financial aid process, necessary paperwork, and various strategies for paying for college. Teens and their parents are welcome.

 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Skill Building     Tell a Friend
   

Regional authors Ariele Sieling and Christopher Kellen, who are both self-published, take a closer look at strategies for creating a book that is both a quality product and affordable for the writer. They discuss the right -- and the wrong -- reasons for choosing to self-publish, tips for preparing a book for publication, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

This group is open to all who want to improve their writing skills and get their work published; led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance.

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Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Relaxation for Preschool Children     Tell a Friend
   

Instructor Sheryl White will help parents learn to relax and how to help their preschool-aged children be more peaceful.  Participants will do simple and fun activities to encourage relaxation.  Handouts will be provided.

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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Imagination Celebration with Cindi Haggerty     Tell a Friend
   

Wednesdays, October 26, November 2, and November 9
A Dramatic Art Series that is an exploration in the creative, dramatic, and performing arts with a new format each week. All themes promote imagination, improvisation, and self-expression. Themes vary from dramatic yoga to narrative-based performance. Grades 1-5

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 1-3

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Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM First Look Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses! Snacks provided.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tarot Card Reading     Tell a Friend
   

Curious about tarot cards and how to use them? In this entertaining and hands-on talk Sally Cragin will introduce you to this fascinating pastime.  She will discuss the history of the cards, the meaning of the “suits” (pentacles or discs, swords, wands and cups), and the “Trump” or Major Arcana cards.  This program is for beginners, experienced readers, and curious folk.

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Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Halloween Party     Tell a Friend
   

Come dressed in your Halloween costume.  Play some games, have a snack and make a spooky craft.  Ages 3-6

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

Featured Cookbook: Zahav by Michael Solonov
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!

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:25 PM Trivia Tuesdays: Teens Take on Fandoms     Tell a Friend
   

Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your parents and friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks are provided.

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Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mad Science of Greater Boston Present Egg-bert 'N' Ice     Tell a Friend
   

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientist.  The show includes foggy dry ice and demonstrations of how science is used to float beach balls in the air.  And, with suggestions from the audience, the Mad Scientist will unlock the mystery of how to get "Egg-bert" back into his house.  Ever see scissors sizzle and shiver? Ever taken a bubble shower?  Here's your chance! Ages 4+

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elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hands-on with Microsoft PowerPoint (limit 10)     Tell a Friend
   

Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for a hands-on exercise with Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class you’ll learn how to insert text, apply animations and transitions, insert charts from an Excel workbook, and more. A handout for additional practice will be provided.

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Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Building     Tell a Friend
   

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pints + Pages     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Book: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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.   

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Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Writing Group     Tell a Friend
   

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.

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Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Wilmington Community Playgroup     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5

 
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.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM General Genealogy and Family History     Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to start your ancestry search and how to organize a large genealogical project. Sources for vital records will be explored along with census, passenger lists, naturalizations, and cemeteries. Recent advances in the field such as DNA and popular internet websites will be discussed. Presented by Michael Brophy, Brophy Professional Genealogy Heir Searching.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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.

Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Adventures: Piet Mondrian     Tell a Friend
   

Create your own masterpiece in the style of Piet Mondrian. We’ll explore different forms of media and techniques to make one of a kind artwork for you to take home.  Grades 1-5

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food_coffee 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Tuesday - How to Roast Coffee     Tell a Friend
   

Buy green coffee beans from around the world and learn how to roast them at home. Wilmington resident and Library Trustee Don Pearson will discuss sources for beans, the necessary equipment needed, and show a partial demo.

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Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Backing Up Your Computer by Cloning     Tell a Friend
   

Wilmington resident and Library Trustee Jeff Nussbaum will show how to back up a computer by cloning which allows your computer to get back up and running after a crash quickly without having to rebuild the system. 

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Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wilmington Veterans' Panel     Tell a Friend
   

In honor of Veterans Day, Veterans Agent Lou Cimaglia will moderate a panel of Wilmington residents who served their country in the various branches of the armed forces. The panelists will share their military experiences and personal stories. 

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Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 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 more. Infants through 24 months

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Dads and Donuts     Tell a Friend
   

Dads and their kids ages two 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 November 14, 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

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Networkers: Cultivating Your Reference Garden     Tell a Friend
   

In your career the people you trust to provide references are like your special garden. In this session we will boost your job search effectiveness by exploring how to identify, cultivate, and harvest your reference garden. Presented by Kim Coburn founder of the Coburn Company a premier leadership development and executive coaching firm.

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Mondays: Minecraft Modding with Raspberry Pi     Tell a Friend
   

Have your Pi and "mod" it too! Learn how to build structures and run simple games in Minecraft with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and Python programming language with Dan from the Rhode Island Computer Museum.

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misc_none 7:00 PM Special Needs Planning: Coordinating Your Special needs Financial & Estate Plan     Tell a Friend
   

This workshop is for parents of children with special needs.  Topics to be covered include: Maximizing government benefits, preserving government benefits via estate planning techniques, financial planning (creating a long term budget for child, how to efficiently fund special needs trust), ABLE Act, and more.

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie Night     Tell a Friend
   

New release movies and refreshments. Check the website or call the library beginning 30 days prior for show titles.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Wednesday November 16, 2016 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
 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Super Stealth Ninja Training Academy     Tell a Friend
   

Do you have what it takes to become a ninja? Come test your skills! Kids will test their agility, balance, imagination, bravery and more as they complete special ninja challenges. Grades 1-5

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Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Solo Guitarist Scott Ouellette     Tell a Friend
   

Scott Ouellette has been performing classical/solo guitar music for over 30 years, performing various genres including Latin-American, Brazilian, classical and jazz. His original music is played by many guitarists on YouTube where you can also find videos of Scott’s compositions.  Come and enjoy this afternoon of beautiful music.

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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafternoons: Emoji Pillows     Tell a Friend
   

This super popular craft is back!  All Crafternoons are for Grades 4-8.

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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Featured Book: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
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.

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Friday November 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club     Tell a Friend
   

Read, Eat and Discuss great books written for kids in grades 4-5.

November 18: Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
food_apple 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Festive Table with Betsy Williams     Tell a Friend
   

Registration begins at the main desk beginning Monday, October 17 (cost $5)
Learn to combine fruits, vegetables and nuts with locally-harvested greens and berries to decorate your home and table for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Betsy will share ideas and techniques for seasonal centerpieces, guest favors and door decorations, plus demonstrate how to create a fresh winter potpourri. Attendees will each make an apple candle to use on their holiday table.

Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Exploration Station: Building     Tell a Friend
   

Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5
 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Zoey the Listening Labrador     Tell a Friend
   

 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.

Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Skill Building     Tell a Friend
   

Learn and apply writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their writing skills and get their work published. 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.

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Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Story Theater     Tell a Friend
   

Participants will listen to stories and bring them to life through creative play and drama!  Ages 3-5

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Networkers: Job Interview Questions     Tell a Friend
   

What do recruiters say and what do they really mean? Learn how to listen, respond, and “act” during a job interview and understand the types of interview questions asked. Learn strategies to stay calm and professional and learn techniques to control body language. Join Elaine Jackson, a dedicated project management instructor in this interactive workshop.

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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Minecraft Mondays     Tell a Friend
   

Minecraft enthusiasts can work with others to complete a challenge.  Grades 2-5

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 November 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Welcome to Wilmington Reception     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in anytime between 6 pm-8 pm
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. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM First Look Book Group     Tell a Friend
   

Want to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses! Snacks provided.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 1-3

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Friday December 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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!

Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 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

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