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  • Posted on 11/29/2014 - 11:41am

    You may know that the Digital Media Lab (aka the shiny iMac by the Holds on the first floor) is good for converting VHS to DVDs. But did you know that you can also try out 4 of our digital services before you venture off on your own? True story.

    We've logged in with trial IDs so that you can experience of the services can be used. Please bring along your headphones to get the full experience. Don't worry if you forget, though, for $1.50 you can buy a pair from us.

     Visit the main desk to pick up the login information, keyboard, and mouse to try these services out. See below for details of what you can do.

        1.) Hoopla- Click this icon to check out Audiobooks, TV Shows, and even Movies.

        2.) Freegal- Click this icon to download mp3s. The iTunes icon next to it will allow you to play the song.

        3.) Zinio- Click this icon to check out digital magazines. Zinio can be hard to use because it requires 2 different logons. We've got everything set up for you here so you can see how it should work if everything goes smoothly.

        4.) Overdrive- Click this icon to check out eBooks. The Digital Editions icon next to it will allow you to read the book.

        5.) Downloads- This is where the mp3s and eBooks are downloaded. If your song or eBook doesn't automatically appear in iTunes or Digital Editions, going here and clicking on the file will open it in the appropriate application.

     Additionally, there are handouts at the DML that gives you an introduction on the 4 apps mentioned above. Use them to help answer any questions you may have. When all else fails, though, you can always as a librarian for help. That's what we're here for!

  • Posted on 11/28/2014 - 4:41pm


    With colder weather now here, outdoor playdates are not always possible. Why not consider having your next playdate at the Wilmington Memorial Library?  Thanks to the generosity of the community through the Friends Annual Appeal, we have lots of new toys that encourage collaborative play.

  • Posted on 11/26/2014 - 9:38am

    Wilmington Wildcats and the Tewksbury Redmen have been facing each other on Thanksgiving morning for many years. Check out the Town Crier's 1976 pre game  and post game coverage. A Big Win for the Wildcats!

  • Posted on 11/08/2014 - 10:17am

    Freegal is a great source of free music. However, if you're using the iPad app you could end up with music in that app that's not in your iTunes library. But fear not, we can help! All you need is your iPad, its USB cable, and another computer. Here's how 

  • Posted on 11/05/2014 - 3:53pm

    This episode of Book Stew features our own Teen Librarian, Alison Schwartz, as one of the guests! 

    Book Stew Episode 14 from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.

  • Posted on 11/03/2014 - 4:04pm

    Begin your holiday shopping at the Book Store Next Door where the Christmas books are half price. With these bargain prices, you can buy an extra gift for everyone on your Christmas list!

  • Posted on 10/24/2014 - 4:30pm

    Get a personalized reading list based upon your favorite authors, genres and titles. Fill in the readers' advisory form and we will email you suggested titles to read.

  • Posted on 10/20/2014 - 9:53am

    Picture of the Andrews Sisters

    We regret to inform you that the Andrew Sisters Event scheduled for this Thursday (10/23) has been cancelled due to illness. We will try to reschedule it in the spring. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    While it's not the same as an event, you can always request one of the consortium's books on them.



  • Posted on 10/18/2014 - 9:07am

     Book Stew Episode 13 from Wilmington TV

    With the wacky weather we've been having lately, you may not have had a chance to check out famed New England foliage. But as a consolation prize, you can peep the latest episode of Book Stew, featuring local lensman Joe Brown and three time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Stanley Foreman.

    You can also see previous episodes by going here:

  • Posted on 10/09/2014 - 9:55am

    Pile of VHS Tapes

    Across from the hold section, there sits a shiny iMac. It's got a bunch of goodies. But we want to let you know the one that can benefit the most people with the least amount of time to learn: turn your home movies into DVDs with the Elgato Video Capture application.

    There's a VHS player attached to the iMac. You put in the your wedding video, you child's 1st birthday party, that trip up to the White Mountains, or whatever you happen to have. Then you launch the Elgato app, go through a few screens and start to copy the movie to the computer. One word of wanring here, this copying takes place in real time. So if your movie is 15 minutes or 150 minutes, you've got to spend that amount of time at the computer.

    Once the trip down memory lane is complete, you need to burn that newly copied movie to a DVD. For that we've got an external DVD drive for you to use. Right click the movie you just created from the Movies folder on the desktop and select burn. Fortunately, this happens a wee bit quicker than the first copy. Depending on the length of the movie it could take a little bit of time but it won't take at long as the VHS copy. Once the burn is done, pop out both the original VHS and the newly minted DVD and you're good to go!

    It's that simple. The thing you need is time. Well, that and some headphones. It's recommended that you bring your own so that you can verify the Elgato app is capturing the audio as well as the video. If you don't have any headphones, we've got you covered. For $1.50 you can purchase a pair from us. Just visit the main desk.

    I know I said the process is simple, but we've got the step-by-step instructions for you here: If you forget to print out a copy before making the trek to the library, don't worry, we've got a copy printed out by the iMac itself. Should you run into any problems, just let us know and we'll lend a hand.

    (photo credit: Paolo Margari via photopin cc)