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  • Posted on 03/30/2015 - 8:23pm

    The library is hosting an After Hours Talent Showcase on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm featuring the talented kids of Wilmington in grades K-12.  We are looking for kids and teens who can:

    • Sing
    • Dance
    • Play an Instrument
    • Juggle
    • Do Magic Tricks
    • Hula Hoop

    Any other talent is welcome, also.  Please fill out an application either online or by printing out the application, filling it and bringing it in to the library by Wednesday, April 15 at 9pm.  Please plan to attend the rehearsal on April 22 at 1pm.

    Any questions, please contact Victoria Waitt at vwaitt@mvlc.org or 978-694-2098.

  • Posted on 03/24/2015 - 9:50am

    If you are in the market for a new car, Consumer Reports has new and used car reviews plus car buying tips.  Use your library card to read Consumer Reports online.

  • Posted on 03/20/2015 - 11:05am

    The library's 3D printer is out on the floor and accepting reservations! If you have an .stl file you created in your own computer aided design (CAD) software or downloaded one from a site like thingiverse.com, you can go here and reserve your 2 hour block.

    We're happy to say that, thanks to the Friends of the Library's annual appeal, there is currently no charge for a 2 hour print job. However, jobs that take longer than two hours may be subject to a charge.

    If you attended one of the demos at the library over the past few months and were waiting for the printer to be available, your wait is over. If you missed the demos, you'll be able to catch up quickly because technology librarian, Brad McKenna, will be on hand during your reservation time to teach you how to use it.

  • Posted on 03/19/2015 - 4:08pm

    Do you have historical photographs of Wilmington? We would love to include them in our digitized local history collection. We are interested in photographs taken prior to 1980 of buildings, sporting and social events, businesses and neighborhoods. You can bring up to ten photographs or postcards on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 am to 12 noon and we will san them. Please bring a flash drive if you would like a copy of the digitized photos. Please register.

  • Posted on 03/14/2015 - 9:16am

    Title Slide for the Wonder of Pi Talk

    Last Thursday, Chris Rycroft from Harvard University talked about the Pi, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

    While it's an irrational number (meaning it goes on forever) it's most commonly represented by 3.14. As a result every March 14th (3/14) is celebrated as PI Day. If you were unable to make it, here are the presentation slides.

     

  • Posted on 03/11/2015 - 9:44am

    The library is sponsoring two contests that offer great opportunities to get creative.

    The first is our annual Poetry Contest. The theme is "school." Write about the good or the not so good memories!  Deadline is Saturday, April 4.

    The second is our Edible Books Contest. Create something edible that is book related. Entries will be on display Saturday April 11.  Applications are due April 9. 

    Applications for each are available by clicking the appropriate picture at the top of the page.

  • Posted on 03/10/2015 - 3:22pm

    The Children’s Department is happy to announce the launch of their eight Early Literacy Fun Packs! These backpacks are filled with books and activities targeting the five early literacy skills, Reading, Writing, Singing, Playing and Talking. Each backpack includes books, a music CD, a Magic Board, and toys related to a theme. An Activity Guide for the parent or caregiver is also included, which consists of activities, songs, and games that help support early literacy skills at home. The eight themes include Alphabet, Bears, Bedtime, Colors, Counting, Farm, Five Senses, and Shapes. You can find the Early Literacy Fun Packs in the Children’s Room at the circulation desk. The backpacks can be checked out for one week at a time and can be placed on hold by Wilmington patrons.   Stop by the library today and check out a Fun Pack!

     

  • Posted on 03/05/2015 - 11:26am

    All Friends members (and anyone interested in joining) are invited to the Friends Annual Meeting and Appreciation Night on Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm.  Attendees will enjoy an evening of socializing, refreshments, games and some fun. In addition, all attendees will receive one free raffle entry for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of the following local restaurants: Red Heat Tavern, Pacific Grove, 99 Restaurant, Rocco's and Chili's. Thank you to these restaurants for their donation! Please register for this event.

  • Posted on 02/25/2015 - 4:16pm

    The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door will resume Wednesday hours on Wednesday, March 4. Shop for gently used books and media on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Posted on 02/24/2015 - 3:53pm

    Do you need volunteer hours? Do you enjoy working with children? Then fill out an online application for Book Buddies! This fun literacy program involves being paired with a young child for three activities: reading, making a craft, and sharing a snack. It involves a three-week commitment, with your choice of sessions in March or April.

    Apply here: Teen Book Buddies Application - March/April 2015

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