Wilmington Memorial Library event registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Register online using the Calendar of Events at wilmlibrary.org or by calling 978-694-2099 for adults or 978-694-2098 for children and teens.
Fall storytime registration
story times help build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Babies, toddlers and preschool children will enjoy age appropriate books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more. Registration begins Monday, Aug. 13 at 9 am for the six-week session beginning the week of September 10. Register your child for one of the following sessions online at wilmlibrary.org or by calling 978-694-2098. Baby Times for children up to 24 months are Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Time for Twos are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytimes for Threes are Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Storytimes for Fours and Fives are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. this sharing program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is geared for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Programs are 20-30 minutes long. Older siblings are welcome to participate.
Draw a puzzle
Drop-in craft, Aug. 13-17. Draw a puzzle with your own unique design. You may want to draw a picture of a fun summer experience.
story and craft program, Monday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for this fun pajama party. Children ages 3-5 years will hear some great bedtime stories and create a Teddy Bear Puppet to take home. Registration required.
Gaming for kids
Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Play favorite Wii games on the big screen. Ages 8-11. Registration required.
Book discussion group
for ages 7 and up. Tuesday, Aug. 14 11:30 a.m. Registration requested. Join us to discuss “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer” by Megan McDonald. Bring your lunch, and we’ll provide the dessert. Copies will be available for pick up at the kids’ check out desk.
Pumpernickel Puppets presents Peter Rabbit
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. the whole family will enjoy this show presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects. Registration required.
Summer reading finale ice cream social
Friday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m. Join us for a celebration of summer reading. Kids will receive their reading certificates and everyone can enjoy ice cream sundaes with all of the fixings. We'll announce the winners of our summer reading prizes, a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card and a Nook e-reader, and eat ice cream sundaes with all the fixings. Registration required.
Lucky Teen Reader of the Week
Congratulations to Sophia Giampaolo, our Lucky Teen Reader of the Week. she wins a free book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Log your books at ReadsinMA.org/Wilmington to qualify for our weekly drawings and our Grand Prize drawings on Aug. 17.
Teen MuV chat matinee
“Batman and Robin” Friday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Nearly a decade before Christopher Nolan relaunched the franchise, there was “Batman and Robin,” a B-list movie complete with B-list villains Poison Ivy and mr. Freeze. Bring your phone and your wit; we’ll be set up for you to text your snarky comments right up onto the big screen. Registration required.
Monday, Aug. 13, 2:30 p.m. Yoga instructor Rosa Brown will help you through basic poses and movements. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel. Registration required.
Crafty teens workshop
Edible Animals, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3 p.m. Turn pantry staples into play-dough to sculpt woodland creatures, barnyard animals, or anything else — then put yourself at the top of the food chain and devour them all. Registration required.
All-You-Can-Read Teen Buffet
Thursday, Aug. 16, 12 p.m. Bring your books and something to sit on; we’ll provide the snacks to keep you going through our marathon read-in, with a pizza party at the end of the day. Registration required.
Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Technology Librarian Curtis Wyant will share information about securing your computer against spyware and viruses as well as tips for safe internet and email use.
eReaders with summer’s bestsellers
the library is now offering an assortment of eReaders that have been preloaded with some of this summer's hottest titles, such as the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, “Gone Girl,” “the Next big thing,” “Wild,” “Calico Joe,” and more. eReaders may be checked out for one week at a time and can be found at both the Check out and Information Desks.
iPads in the children’s room
Two iPads, preloaded with educational and fun apps, are available for borrowing in the Children’s Room. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy having an interactive book shared with them – try “Planes” by Eileen Christelow. for school aged kids, there are the math apps – “Motion Math, and “AB Math,” language-learning apps such as “Little Pim Spanish,” and fun games like the popular “angry Birds Space,” and “Puzzle Pop.” Kids under age 14 must have a parent or guardian sign the tablet in-house borrowing agreement before checking out the iPad. thank you to the Friends of the Library and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for supporting the purchase of the iPads.
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Drop in to build a LEGO creation. for ages 5 and up.
Baby time with bubble machine
Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. Drop in for a program of songs, rhymes, and books capped off with lots of bubble fun. the Learning Experience of Wilmington will join us a with bubble machine. the program is geared for babies and toddlers up to 24 months and their caregivers. Older siblings are also welcome.