LIBRARY LINEUP: Amelia Earhart One-Woman Play on Mar. 4; Organic Vegetable Gardening Class on Mar. 9

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a lineup of upcoming events at the Wilmington Memorial Library:

Please register online using our Calendar of Events at  or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Youth). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Adult programs are recommended for those 16 years of age and older. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for program funding support!

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Adult Events

Staying in Your Home as You Age *RR
Monday, March 2, 2:30 pm
Part 1: Evangeline Bates a certified aging in place specialist will talk about how a home can be change using universal design concepts to make it more suitable as you age. Strategies to pay for these home changes will be presented by Jack Wang, an independent financial planner.
Part 2: Features Leslie May-Chibani, Assistant Director from Minuteman Senior Services who will talk about Massachusetts’ unique aging statewide network, Aging Service Access Points, and the long term services and supports.

Intro to Virtual Reality *RR
Wednesday, March 4, 7 pm
Tour the International Space Station and see the development of printing as Technology librarian, Brad McKenna, demonstrates how Google Expeditions makes use of Virtual and Augmented reality.

Senior Living Options *RR
Thursday, March 5, 7 pm

If you’re beginning a search for a senior living community to care for an aging loved one, you may not be entirely clear about the options.  Care levels, costs, and community can all differ from facility to facility. Kristen Woulfe from The Gables at Winchester has worked as a Marketing/Sales Director in the senior living field for nine years, with four different companies.  She will answer questions regarding all types of senior living options and help you understand that senior living is not ‘one size fits all’.

Pints + Pages Book Group *RR
March 5, 7 pm
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Location:  Oye Restaurant in Reading
Social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries host the book discussion. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading.

Fiction Critique Group*RR
Saturday, March 7, 9:15 am

Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.

Organic Vegetable Gardening *RR
Monday, March 9, 6:30 pm
Suzanne Crooker, who has worked in the vegetable department at Mahoney’s for several years will tell you all you need to know to start and sustain an organic vegetable garden.  Topics include soil conditioning, planting and harvesting schedule, fertilizing techniques, and insect and disease identification and controls.

Kids & Teen Events

Wilmington Community Playgroup
Monday, March 2, 9:30 am
At this drop-in playgroup we will begin with a story and then play together!
Led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 1-5

Teen Volunteer Orientation *RR
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 pm
Whether for meeting your graduation requirement or just because you really love the library, we may have volunteer opportunities for you! Earn one hour of community service credit right away for attending the meeting. If possible, please apply online beforehand.  Grades 9-12

Writing Sprints *RR
Tuesday, March 3, 7-8:30 pm
Write in the quiet comfort of the library in the company of other writers.  Grades 9-12

Sheryl Faye Presents Amelia Earhart: Pioneer in Aviation *RR
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 pm
Amelia Earhart follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and her story will inspire everyone to pursue their own budding interests, whatever they may be! Sheryl Faye presents the life of Amelia Earhart in a way that will reinforce the importance of family, respect for others and individuality. Grades K+

LEGO Building
Thursday, March 5, 3:45 pm
Build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+

Drop-In Baby Times
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 am
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months.

Stories and Sweets
Saturday, March 7, 10:30
Start your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.

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