Show your support with a free WML 150th lawn sign

Join the celebration and be one of 150 homes in Wilmington to display the 150th anniversary courtyard sign. Available for collection at the library from June 14.

Historical fact of the library

Wilmington’s first public library opened in the back room of the old Town Hall, now the Arts Center, on July 1, 1871. In 1890, the library moved to the Schoolhouse Center, now the building of the July 4, where she remained for nearly 80 years.

Adult Programs

WCTV Live – Cook the Books: 2:30 p.m. June 28. Join library associate Lisa Crispin as she talks and shows recipes from Michael Twitty’s “Rice” cookbook. Streamed live on WCTV on Comcast 9 / Verizon 37 and online at WCTV.org/live/ (Remember to press the play icon to start live streaming).

Speakeasy cocktails: 7 p.m. June 29, via Zoom. Cocktails were ‘bee knees’ in the roaring twenties and Sam Treadway, co-owner of the backbar in Somerville, will teach attendees how to make Gatsby-worthy craft cocktails at home.

Fiction Critic Group: 9:15 a.m. on July 3, via Zoom. Do you like writing fiction? Whether you are writing a short story or a novel, joining the Critical Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Open to all levels of writing experience in all genres. Directed by Barbara Alevras, passionate about local writing. If you would like to attend this event, email Deputy Director Charlotte Wood at [email protected]

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Youth programs

Read to Thor: 10 a.m. on June 25, outdoors at the WML. Come read to Thor, a beautiful dog who loves to listen to children read. Sign up for a 15 minute session per reader. Thor will be outside in the Peggy Kane Reading Garden, except in inclement weather. Grades K-4.

D&D: 3 p.m. June 26, virtual via Zoom. Want to learn more about this fantastic tabletop role-playing game or are you looking for a group to play with? Join DM Michaela for a virtual campaign via Zoom every month! Create a level 5 character on D&D Beyond before playing. Grades 6-8.

Wildlife Encounters – World Tour Encounter in Swain Green: 6:30 p.m. June 28, open air at Swain Green. Go on an imaginary safari around the world. Meet animals whose ancestors lived in a variety of habitats and places around the world and learn about their amazing adaptations and contribution to the environment. 3 years and over.

Author’s virtual tour with Loree Griffin Burns: 6:30 p.m. on June 29, via Zoom. Meet scientist, author and teacher Loree Griffin Burns on Zoom. Loree will talk about her latest book, “You’re Invited to a Moth Ball,” and inspire audiences to host their own nighttime moth collecting event, and provide insight into what it’s like to be a scientist. Grades 4-8.

Virtual Family Craft Night – Making notebooks: 6:30 p.m. June 30, via Zoom. For this month’s Virtual Family Craft Night, attendees will start their bookmaking and craft pocket notebooks! Use it for drawing, journaling, or jotting down your big ideas! K + levels.

Tails & Tales Storytime – Backyard Friends – Birds! : 10 a.m. on June 29, outdoors at the WML. This fun story hour features books, nursery rhymes and songs. 3-6 years.

Baby time: 9:30 am on July 1 outdoors at the WML. This program of songs, nursery rhymes, games and picture books is aimed at babies under 2 years old and their caregivers. Bring a blanket or low chairs and something to shake for you and baby (rattles, car keys, bottles full of rice or beans).

The time of both: 10:30 am on July 1 outdoors at the WML. This story hour for 2 year olds features books, nursery rhymes, music and movement. Bring something to sit on (blanket or low chairs) and something to shake (rattles, car keys, bottles full of rice or beans).

Outdoor programming

Registration is required to ensure social distancing. In the event of unfavorable weather, the program can run virtually on Zoom. Check the website on the day of the program to confirm the location.

Virtual programming

The library continues to offer a variety of virtual events. Note that registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Go to wilmlibrary.org to register or call 978-658-2967.