Thursday March 30, 2017
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Crafternoons: Suminagashi
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Practice the ancient art of Japanese paper marbling and turn plain drab paper into colorful bookmarks. Grades 4-8

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Birds of the New England Swamp
7:00 PM

Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the birds’ many activities including building the nest, feeding their young, and catching their prey.

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Friday March 31, 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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Book Buddies Session Two: March 31, April 7 and April 14
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

This fun literacy program pairs kids with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading fun.  In this three-week program, kids can practice reading or be read to, receive one-on-one attention from a trained teen, share a snack, and do a fun activity. Fridays (3/31, 4/7, 4/14) at 3:45 pm. Ages 4+

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Book Buddies Session Two: Teen Volunteers
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

This fun literacy program gives you the opportunity to be paired with a child for three sessions and receive volunteer hours. Together you will read books, share a snack, and do a fun activity. To become a book buddy, submit an application in person or online at wilmlibrary.org/youth-services/teens/volunteers. Fridays (3/31, 4/7, 4/14) at 3:45 pm.  Grades 9+

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Saturday April 1, 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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Monday April 3, 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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WCV: Radio for Your Eyes
2:30 PM

Enjoy a one hour comedy show set in a radio station, WCV, which includes commercials, features, jingles, sports news, and breaking news.  You will become part of the live studio audience and join in the fun.  There will be giveaways and audience participation in this unique “mash-up” of FM and AM radio styles.  Presented by radio enthusiasts Jeff Van Amburgh and Sally Cragin.

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College Admission/Financial Aid Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Middlesex Community College to learn about the college application process, the financial aid process, the transfer process and the NEW Commonwealth Commitment transfer program. Have questions? Get answers.

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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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Cookin' the Books
12:00 PM

Featured Cookbook: Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten
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 email your recipe selection to leader Lisa Crispin (lcrispin@wilmlibrary.org). Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!

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Art Adventures: Asian Pagoda Drawings
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 April 5, 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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Hands on Nature: Beginning Birding
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn about local birds and how to start identifying them with Heather Simpson from Hands on Nature! We will start a bird journal and learn a few common bird songs. We will end the program by making some edible bird feeders to take home!

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Hands-on with Microsoft Excel
7:00 PM

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 April 6, 2017
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LEGO Building
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

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Wildflowers of New England
7:00 PM

Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society and author of Wildflowers of New England will highlight many of the 1,000 species of flowers commonly found in the wetlands, meadows and woods of New England. Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to "what’s that plant?" Ted will be selling and signing copies of his book.

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Friday April 7, 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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Monday April 10, 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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Social Media Do's and Dont's for the Job Seeker
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker Judy Parisella, owner of a cloud marketing firm, will provide an insightful overview of social media’s impact on job seeking, and speak to the “must haves”, “dos and don’ts”  and best practices in effectively using today’s social media.  The intent of this session is to leave all attendees with practical steps that can be implemented immediately to move your job search results forward.

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Exploration Station: Caterpillars and Butterflies
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore science through hands on activities. Ages 3-5

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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Baby Sign Language
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parents, caregivers and educational professionals will learn strategies on how to incorporate Baby Sign into the child's daily routine.  Resources and handouts will be provided.  Presented by Genevieve Dodge, MS, CCC/SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention.

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How to Understand Your Land Boundaries
7:00 PM

Jack Hammer, a professional land surveyor, will help you understand how boundaries are determined, why there can be a difference of opinion, how these differences occur, and how to bridge that difference without creating conflicts.  

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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Bilingual Storytime/La Hora de Cuentos Bilingue
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish and a craft.  For children 2-5 with an adult.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, y artesanía en inglés y español. Para niños de 2-5 años con un adulto.

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Planets, Moons, and the Search for Alien Life
7:00 PM

Join Alessandro Massarotti, PhD Associate of the Department of Astronomy, Harvard University as he discusses the question of the origin and development of life here on Earth and potentially elsewhere in the Universe. Recent advances in planetary exploration are leading to a revolution in our ideas on the emergence of life on our own planet and the likelihood of finding life outside the Earth.

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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Mini Monets
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children learn to express their creativity, practice fine motor skills, and experiment through art. Join us as we discover our inner artists through creative play!  Ages 18 months-2

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Paint Nite @ the Tin Bucket
7:00 PM

Register at main desk starting Thursday, March 2nd
Limited to 15 (21+)
Paint & sip at a fun-filled night out! Create your own masterpiece to take home with the guidance of artist and owner of the Tin Bucket, Pam Keating. This event is hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading public libraries.  Geared towards those in their 20’s and 30’s but all are welcome. BYOB, snacks provided. Located at 12 Woburn St. Reading.

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Saturday April 15, 2017
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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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SAT Practice Test
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Practice the new SAT for free! Organized through the Princeton Review, students take the entire 3 hour and 50 minute test allowing an extra 25 minutes for breaks, and then receive their scores via email.

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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Fairy Tale Party
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of fairy tales. We’ll read a story, play games, and make a craft. We’ll even have a special surprise guest! Kids are welcome to dress up as their favorite princess or fairy tale character. Ages 3-6

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Movie Night - Sing
6:30 PM

This month we will be showing the movie Sing starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same. Rated PG
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Fresh popcorn will be provided. 

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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Toddler Singalong with Ed Morgan
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come sing and dance with “The Music Man”! For over 10 years, Ed Morgan has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. All ages.

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Comics Workshop!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join NH artist Marek Bennett to learn how cartoonists build entire worlds and universes out of the simplest possible materials one panel at a time.  You’ll craft your own original comic, too! Grades 4 - 8

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Flea Circus
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an entire big top circus in miniature! The audience will be thrilled and amazed with Ed’s trained fleas! A few of the circus feats they do are the trapeze, high wire, high dive into a pool of water, and getting shot out of a cannon! Ages 4+

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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Minecraft Fun
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Please register for the 10 am OR the 11 am session.  Grades 1-5

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Minecraft Fun
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Please register for the 10 am OR the 11 am session.  Grades 1-5

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Lori Charettte-McLaughlin in Song
2:30 PM

Lori McLaughlin, music director at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen, has delighted audiences with her beautiful singing voice for years.  She will perform jazz standards, music by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and other female performers of that genre and some Broadway favorites.

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Crafternoons: Upcycled Art
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Create unique paper silhouette wall art out of vibrant rolled magazine pages. Grades 4-8

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Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM

Featured Book: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

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 April 21, 2017
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Dramatic Adventure Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dramatic Yoga is an exploration in movement and creative dramatics which celebrates the art of imagination!  Children will stretch their mind and bodies as we bring a story to life!  Join the fun dramatic yoga where poses become stories and stretching becomes an adventure!  Ages 3-6

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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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Saturday April 22, 2017
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The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment
2:30 PM

Join Kenneth Warchol for this narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival.  Ken will bring samples of a variety of honey for everyone to taste. 

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Monday April 24, 2017
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Networkers: Preventing the Top 3 Job Search Mistakes
10:00 AM

Building your career is the product of interactions with yourself, connectors, and hiring decision makers. In each situation, you (and they) are trying to get your needs met, which is the definition of negotiating. This workshop will explore effective negotiation tools to prevent common mistakes in each of these interactions. You will learn to focus on your true interests instead of limiting decisions that narrow your options for success. You will learn how to ally with connectors to gain access to your field of interest. And with decision makers, you will learn how to explore mutual fit and differentiate yourself in interviews.  Presented by Career Coach Tad Mayer, president of Career Negotiations.

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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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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 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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Tuesday April 25, 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.

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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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Wednesday April 26, 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 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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Welcome to Wilmington Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 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.

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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 email your recipe selection to leader 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.

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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
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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 (Kids' movie)
6:30 PM

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 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.

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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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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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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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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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