Tuesday April 25, 2017 - Tuesday May 30, 2017
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Storytime for Threes
9:30 AM
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Storytime for Fours & Fives
10:30 AM
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Wednesday April 26, 2017 - Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Wednesday Baby Times
9:30 AM
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM
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Thursday April 27, 2017 - Thursday June 1, 2017
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Thursday Baby Times
9:30 AM
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Thursday Time for Twos
10:30 AM
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Let's Talk Antiques
7:00 PM

Licensed Auctioneer and Certified Appraiser, Ron Wackowski will provide answers to the most common questions he is asked in the antique trade such as “what is an antique” and “how old must an item be to be considered an antique?”

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Friday April 28, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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Saturday April 29, 2017
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Felt Succulent Planter Craft
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

(cost $5, limit 15)
Registration begins at the main desk April 3
Master crafter Elaine Sousa will lead participants in creating a beautiful felt succulent planter. These lifelike planters make an attractive addition to anyone’s home or make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day or other occasion.  Attendees should bring good scissors if they have them.

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Monday May 1, 2017
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Wilmington Community Playgroup
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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Health & Wellness 101: Change your habits-change your life
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you struggle with aches, pains, headaches, weight issues, or heartburn?  Christine Canevari, an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International, will teach tips and tools to maximize your health and well-being through all stages of life along with a nutrition and mindset approach.  Learn what may be the core of your troubles and how to combat them to reclaim your health!

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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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Cookin' the Books
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Featured Cookbook: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online) and sign up for a recipe at Signupgenius 

If you have any questions email Lisa Crispin (lcrispin@wilmlibrary.org). Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

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Art Adventures: Watermelon Self Portraits
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Create your own masterpiece.  Grades 1-5

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Teen Trivia Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Show us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks are provided. Grades 6-12

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Kindergarten Book Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

This book club is for kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read a book or two together, discuss it, and then do a fun activity.  

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Parent and Child Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids and a special adult in their lives are invited to join us for a discussion of Stuart Little by E.B. White. Pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Desk. We’ll discuss the book and make a fun craft! Grades 1-3

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Hands-on with Mircrosoft Power Point
7:00 PM

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.

There are 3 spaces available.
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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LEGO Building
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

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Pints + Pages
7:00 PM

Featured Book: Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Location: Golden Ginger, 225 Main Street, 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.   

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Antique 'Road-Show' Appraisal Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Attendees can each bring one antique to be identified and evaluated by Ron Wackowski, Licensed Auctioneer and Certified Appraiser. All appraisals will be verbal. The number of appraisals given may be limited due to time constraints and crowd size.

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Friday May 5, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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Family Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This special after-hours workshop is led by local artist Sherry Hoffman. Program fee is $10 per person. Please pay at the time of registration at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 4+

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Saturday May 6, 2017
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Writing Group
9:15 AM

If you love to write and seek feedback, then join our writing group. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance.  Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

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Drop-In Baby Times
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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Dads and Donuts
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 May 8, 2017
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Baby Laptime
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.

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Networkers: How to Manage Your Time and Organize your life
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certified Life Coach and ADHD Coach Linda King, author of The Joy of Getting Things Done, will discuss skills important for job seekers such as time management, staying organized, keeping commitments, and staying calm. Linda will help you come up with systems and strategies that will help you get unstuck and put you on your way to getting the job you want. 

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Exploration Station: Colors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

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Maker Mondays: Hydraulic Flower
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Build a simple hydraulic system using syringes and to make a Strawbees flower open and close. Grades 6-12

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Developmental Milestones
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parents and caregivers will gain an understanding of developmental milestones and what is age appropriate in areas of play and behavior. We will provide resources and have an open dialog at the end for questions and comments. This class will be taught by Sarah Martorano, M.Ed. Developmental Specialist at Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention.

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Tuesday May 9, 2017
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How to Makeover a Room in Five Steps
7:00 PM

This program is rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 pm

Margaret Innis, a professional home stager and owner of Decorate To Sell, will explain how to complete a room makeover in five steps without a large investment of time and money.  Guests will leave with ideas they can implement in their own homes. 

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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Skillshare: Free Downloads from the Internet
7:00 PM

Bernie Lyons, who has over 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, will show how to download free programs, games, audio, video, and texts from the Internet and how to use these file with various devices. He will show where free programs and applications can be found and cover the differences between freeware, shareware, public domain, creative commons, and similar terms.  Sources for music, audiobooks, texts, movies, documentaries, podcasts, old TV programs, etc., will be provided. 

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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Beyond the Spotlight: Acting Workshop
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

No need to dream about escaping the ordinary life. In this dramatic arts series we discover and celebrate how extraordinary we really are! We’ll have a blast playing improvisational theater games, performing short scenes, and rocking group acting challenges.  May 11, 18 & 25. Grades 6-12

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Farmer Dave-Vegetable Gardening
7:00 PM

Getting your garden ready this year and don't know where to start?  Farmer Dave will be here to share all his tips and tricks to get your started.  Enter to win one week of a Farmer Dave spring share featuring greenhouse grown baby greens, vegetables, and more!

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Friday May 12, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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Amazing Race: WML Edition
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Compete in Amazing Racing: WML Edition! Clues provided in each leg of the race lead to “pit stops” where teams of two must complete a challenge before continuing to the next leg of the race. Quickest team wins! Grades 4-8

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Monday May 15, 2017
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Little Movers
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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Tuesday May 16, 2017
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Movie Night - La La Land
6:30 PM

This month we will be showing the movie La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Academy Award winner Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. Rated PG-13
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Fresh popcorn will be provided. 

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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Star Mag
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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Thursday May 18, 2017
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WMS Jr. Jazz Band
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Wilmington Middle School Jr. Jazz Band plus other talented WMS musicians will perform under the direction of Anita DiLullo. Come enjoy the talent of Wilmington youth!

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Crafternoons: Stress Balls
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Looking to relax before final projects? Chill out and make two different types of homemade stress balls! Grades 4-8

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Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group
6:30 PM

Book Talkin’ with Eileen MacDougall 6:30 -7pm. Great way to learn about new books!
Featured Book: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

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.

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Friday May 19, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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Monday May 22, 2017
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Networkers: Headshots with Bruce Hilliard
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your photo is the first impression you will make and it speaks volumes about your brand. Bruce Hilliard, photographer for the Town Crier, will take headshots for free during this meeting.  Look online for tips about what to wear.

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Minecraft Fun
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5

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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

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Tuesday May 23, 2017
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Creative Writing Skill Building
7:00 PM

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.

There are many spaces available.
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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First Look Book Group
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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. Grades 6-12

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Music and More with Bernadette Baird
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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 May 25, 2017
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Ellen Alden, author of Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Ellen Alden was sifting through her attic and discovered a leather box filled with Civil War era letters from her great, great grandfather. These letters, written to his wife and children from the lines of the Virginia battlefields, tell the story of an Irish immigrant farmer forced to seek a better life in America. Similar to the challenges that immigrants still face today, this story speaks of the sacrifices families make to improve their lives. Ellen will discuss her new novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story, which is based on the letters she found in her attic. Copies of her book will be available.

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Friday May 26, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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Thursday June 1, 2017
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LEGO Building
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

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Medicare 101
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Gerald Lodge, Field Sales Representative for Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred, will provide an overview of Medicare.  He will talk about what to do, when to do it, and cost options. 

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Friday June 2, 2017
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Drop-In Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults

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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Writing Group
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

If you love to write and seek feedback, then join our writing group. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance.  Open to all genres and levels. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

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Drop-In Baby Times
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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Dads and Donuts
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 June 5, 2017
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Wilmington Community Playgroup
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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Mel Simons Presents One Man Show
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”  This one-man show features the life and songs of Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, and George M. Cohan.  Mel will bring back memories of these four well known showbiz legends by mixing clips, accordion tunes, and anecdotes.  Mel Simons has been a regular on WBZ Radio for decades and is popular speaker and personality.

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Politics in America with Keith West
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Mondays, June 5 and 19, 7 pm (limit 30)
Registration begins Monday, May 8 at the main desk. Cost $5 for background material
This two-part series on Politics in America will be led by Keith West, who has facilitated the library's Great Decisions series the past four years.  The two sessions will be part lecture and part discussion and will focus on the current political climate. Background reading material will be provided at registration.

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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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Cookin' the Books
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Featured Cookbook: My Two Souths by Asha Gomez
If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you.  Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online); register.  Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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Music and More with Bernadette Baird
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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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An eBook Education
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, as he shows off the libraries three eBook collections, Overdrive, Axis360, and Hoopla. Bring your Kindle, Nook, or iPad to try it yourself.

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Thursday June 8, 2017
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Social Security-What You Need to Know
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sheila E. Smith, CFPR, will discuss Social Security benefits: when to file, the advantages of delaying benefits, the impact when you continue to work, spousal benefits, eligibility if you are divorced or widowed and how to minimize taxation of benefits.  Presented in conjunction with the Wilmington Recreation Department.

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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Town Wide Yard Sale
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For those wishing to hold a yard sale at their home, the application fee is $15 (deadline is Sat., June 3). Applications are available at the library and on the website May 1st.

For those wishing to buy, an online map of yard sale locations will available on the library’s website and paper copies will be available at the Library, Town Hall, and the Market Basket courtesy counter starting Wednesday, June 7.  Last year over 70 homes held sales—many bargains to be had!

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Backyard Composting, Organic Gardening, and More (Skillshare)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Go green! Wilmington resident Anthony Saragosa, who has been a backyard gardener for many years, will share his expertise on composting, rain barrel utilization, organic gardening and lawn maintenance, fruit tree care, and more.  This is an opportunity to learn how to use and care for your land so you are in harmony with nature and can enjoy the bounty it produces. 

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Monday June 12, 2017
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Networkers - Selling Yourself
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ray Mascola owner of Targeting Sales Growth, which helps companies identify and close business for sales growth, will talk about effective communications techniques; discuss calendar management and research tools – including LinkedIn – while emphasizing that no matter what type of position being sought, as job seekers everyone must think of themselves as being in marketing and sales.

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Tuesday June 13, 2017
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How to Learn to Repair Your Car (Skillshare)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilmington resident Jeff Nussbaum repairs his own vehicles using internet resources for guidance.  He will show you where to get good information, discuss safety concerns, and will discuss his favorite repairs such as brakes and oil changes.

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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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Astronomy and Telescopes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Robert A. Gonsalves, Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Tufts University, will show the universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble telescope, discussing the design of telescopes including space-based telescopes like the Hubble, the two-lens design by Galileo, Newton’s curved mirror, and ground-based telescopes.  See beautiful pictures, learn a little about our universe, and walk away with a new appreciation of our world.

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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Benny and Beyond with Todd and Joe
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Clarinetist Todd Brunel and pianist Joe Reid will take you back in time. Benny Goodman was a great American icon, and a musician whose talent knew no boundaries. Todd and Joe will present some of the music made famous by the “King of Swing,” as well as a few original recordings by the man, himself. 

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Thursday June 22, 2017
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Author Talk - Joeseph Finder
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder will discuss his new book, The Switch.  Finder, is the author of thirteen previous books, including Killer Instinct, which won the International Thriller Writer’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Two of his other books, Paranoia and High Crimes, became major motion pictures.

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Monday June 26, 2017
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Networkers - Opportunities at Middlesex Community College
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jennifer Migliozzi, Assistant Director of Admissions at Middlesex Community College, will discuss opportunities available at Middlesex for job seekers and career changers, such as certificate programs and online degree programs, and assist those interested in the application process.

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