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  • Posted on 02/28/2014 - 1:55pm

    Stop by for an evening of socializing, refreshments, and a chance to win a Downton Abbey Gift Basket. Attendees receive one free entry! New members may join the Friends that night and be eligible for the free entry. There will also be some trivia and prizes and a book talk by Eileen MacDougall, who will share some great books to add to your reading list. The brief business meeting will include a annual report from the Friends President and the Treasurer and election of the new Executive Board. 

  • Posted on 02/21/2014 - 3:40pm

    Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or do other needlework? The library is forming a new group, Needleworks that will meet Friday mornings at 10am starting March 7.  Bring your project to the first meeting and work away while enjoying an hour or two of conversation and camaraderie.  There will be no formal instruction but those that come can share their knowledge and advise others. Tea and cookies provided.  Please register for the first meeting. Drop in thereafter

  • Posted on 02/08/2014 - 1:09pm
  • Posted on 02/06/2014 - 1:21pm

    In partnership with the Childrens' Department, we will be offering a Teen Volunteer Program called Book Buddies. The Book Buddies program is an opportunity for teens in grades 9-12 to earn community service hours by interacting with a young child. During the course of four weeks, you will be paired with a child for a one-hour session once a week. Together you will read, share a snack, and do a fun craft! 

    Interested in applying? Fill out the Teen Book Buddies Volunteer Program application.

    Applications are also available at the Youth Services desk. The deadline for the March program is March 3rd.

  • Posted on 01/29/2014 - 6:15pm

    We have a limited supply of 1040A and 1040EZ forms and instructions. We DO NOT have 1040 forms or booklets yet, and do not know how soon they will arrive. Check back for updates!

    You can also PRINT forms from the internet:

    State Forms:

    http://www.mass.gov/dor/forms/

    Federal Forms:

    http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs

  • Posted on 01/27/2014 - 3:14pm

    Best Children’s Books of 2013

    At the end of each year various newspapers and children’s book review journals publish lists of the best books of the year in different categories.  The Wilmington Memorial Library and/or the Merrimack Valley Consortium have lots of copies of most of these wonderful books.  Click on the below links to view the lists in our catalog and place a hold on any that are not currently available in Wilmington. 

     

    Best Fiction 2013

    Flora & Ulysses book cover

    These chapter books are primarily targeted at middle grade readers, grades 3-5.  The list includes the 2014 Newbery award winner Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.

    View Best Children's Fiction 2013 in catalog

     

    Best Nonfiction 2013

    Locomotive book cover

    From books about animals to biographies of Albert Einstein, Willie Mays and Teddy Roosevelt to books about how toilets work, these nonfiction books appeal to kids of different ages.  2014 Caldecott Award winner Locomotive by Brian Floca is included on this list.

    View Best Children's Nonfiction 2013 in catalog

     

  • Posted on 01/24/2014 - 3:00pm

    Too cold to leave your house and drive to the library? Browse the movie selection on Hoopla.  There also is a great selection of children's titles. "Mighty Machines- Winter Blast" is perfect choice for the those kids who like to watch the snow plows at work.

  • Posted on 01/22/2014 - 11:03am

    As I reach my sixth month as your Teen Librarian at Wilmington Memorial Library, I'm proud to say I've made a lot of positive changes to your Teen Zone!

    What's new?

    - Comfy lime green saucer chairs for you to lounge in while enjoying a book or magazine
    - Awesome comic book wall decals, with action words like 'Kaboom' and 'Fwoooosh' that liven up the area
    - A special section for 'Series' books - like "Pretty Little Liars" and "Clique"-  makes them much easier to find
    - New tables and chairs - perfect for studying or hanging out
    - A laptop bar against the wall, which gives you more space to move around

    Coming very soon:

    - A College and Careers section just for teens!
    - Tons more crafts and DIY!
    - Boredom-busting activities for Spring Break in April - including a Project Runway competition and Video Game Tournament!
    - More Community Service opportunities!
    - New books, new board games, and new video games!

    I'm looking forward to meeting more Wilmington teens and adding more fun events to keep you coming back to the Teen Zone again and again. Come in sometime soon to say hi!

    - Alison (Your Teen Librarian)

  • Posted on 01/13/2014 - 9:43am

    Claire Dickson, winner of five downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards for Jazz and Blues vocals, will perform with Michael McLaughlin, keyboards, Greg Loughman, bass, and Eric Rosenthal drums. Claire carries on in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sara Vaughn, and will delight you with her own interpretations and improvisations on the American Songbook, bebop, Latin and modern jazz classics."
    What better way to spend Valentine’s Day!   Ticket price is $15 and includes a complimentary glass of wine and dessert; must be 21+. Doors open at 6:45 and cocnert begins at 7 pm.

     

     

  • Posted on 01/08/2014 - 5:59pm

    Did you miss our Times Gone By and Apple Pie event last year? Now you can view the full program online. Listen to long-time Wilmington residents share stories and memories about growing up in Wilmington. Thanks to WCTV for taping this event!

     

    Apple Pie and Times Gone By from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.

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