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Posted on 09/10/2012 - 2:30pm
Posted on 09/05/2012 - 12:32pm
Four year old Sophia Plouffe had a lemonade stand and decided to donate the proceeds to the library! Sophia chose to have Scooby-Doo books to be purchased with her donation. We are grateful to Sophie for thinking of the library.
Posted on 08/30/2012 - 4:17pm
It was a wonderful summer in the Children’s Room. Hundreds of people came to the library to see puppet shows, magic shows, animal shows, to tie dye and make ice cream, to attend storytimes, gaming events, movies and book groups.
Wilmington kids also did a lot of reading this summer! A total of 2,110 books were logged online and in the library.
Stars Guessing Contest Winners
The actual number of stars in the jar was 639. There was a 4 way tie for the closest guess. The winners were:
Each won a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, and ¼ of the stars.
Grand Prize Winner
The winner of a Nook Color was Patrick Xavier.
In order to improve our Summer Reading program next year, the Children's Department is conducting a Summer Reading 2012 Evaluation Survey. There are 2 versions of the survey: one for parents and one for kids. Please fill out the survey to give feedback on the online review process, the grand prize, the programs and other aspects of the Summer Reading Program.
Posted on 08/28/2012 - 2:42pm
We hope that many local artists will be submitting entires in the Wilmington Through Art Contest. Please click the above link for contest rules. Artists may bring their work to the library with the completed entry form by September 15.
Posted on 08/23/2012 - 2:14pm
Join us for the 2012 Community Fair on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am-1 pm on the Swain Green!
Looking for services or looking to get involved? A variety of local organizations will be on hand to answer your questions about joining or volunteering.
Gift Basket Raffles
Raffle tickets will be sold for a variety of gift baskets put together by the non-profit organizations.
Select vendors from the Farmer’s Market will be on hand to sell their wares.
Clean out your files and have them shredded for free. You simply drive up to the truck and shredding is done on site. The shredding truck will be there rain or shine.
Joe Ferranti, strolling magician and Wilmington resident, will be on hand to perform magic tricks.
Visit the MOMs Club table for free face painting.
Barbara Raab, Children’s Librarian, will present storytimes at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, and 12 noon.
Henna artist, Nimmi Sehgal, will be giving free henna tattoos. Traditionally, henna tattoos are part of Asian-Indian celebrations such as weddings and festivals, but have become a fashion item in the West. The tattoos are temporary.
Wilmington Through Art Contest
In celebration of Wilmington’s 282nd anniversary of incorporation on September 25, 1730, the library is sponsoring “Wilmington Through Art Contest.” Entries must be hand produced art work and must represent Wilmington. Click here for applications and contest details. Paintings will be on display at the library the week of September 17 through September 22.
Wilmington Town Crier Digitization Project
Want to know what was happening in Wilmington in 1969? Doing research on Whitfield School? Curtis Wyant, Technology Librarian, will demonstrate how to access the Town Crier archives back to 1955 at 3 pm in the library’s Banda Room.
Wilmington Stories: Times Gone By
The library will be capturing and preserving personal and historical memories of Wilmington. Residents are invited to stop by the library from 10 am to 1 pm to talk about their memories of growing up in Wilmington. Library staff will record these stories and post them to share with others.
Wilmington Coloring Book
Hot off the press….the first and only coloring book depicting the Town’s history will on sale for $5 per copy at the Friends of the Library table.
Posted on 08/16/2012 - 3:07pm
Iris Dupont is a new student at Mariana Academy, a prep school located in the Berkshires. Her only friend is the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, who drives her desire to be a journalist. While working for the school paper, Iris learns of a secret society called Prisom’s Party, and she is determined to uncover who is behind the society and its pranks. Told from multiple viewpoints spanning over ten years, Year of the Gadfly tells not only the story of Iris but also of her science teacher Jonah Kaplan’s experience at Mariana. Fans of The Secret History by Donna Tart or Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld will enjoy Jennifer Miller’s fast-paced and suspenseful Year of the Gadfly.
Posted on 08/16/2012 - 12:43pm
The library catalog for the Merrimack Valley is in the process of getting both a new look and some new features.
Some of the new features are:
- Cleaner look & faster loading
- Better search options
- Keep track of items you've checked out
- More bookbags options (now called My Lists)
- Stay logged in at home
- Text notifications (coming soon)
Click here to try out the beta version. Love it or hate it, please submit your feedback through the "Patron Catalog Survey" link in the top right corner of the new catalog! Or, talk to any library staff person - and ask us questions, too!
Posted on 08/14/2012 - 4:26pm
Title Artist Release Date Bringing Down The Giant Saving Abel 7/17/2012 Channel ORANGE Ocean, Frank 7/17/2012 Hypnotic Nights Jeff The Brotherhood 7/17/2012 Grace & Lies Family Band 7/24/2012 Handwritten Gaslight Anthem 7/24/2012 Sparkle (OST) Various 7/31/2012 Thefearofmissingout thenewno2 7/31/2012 Underwater Radin, Joshua 7/31/2012 Chapter V Songz, Trey 8/21/2012 The Midsummer Station Owl City 8/21/2012 Havoc And Bright Lights Morissette, Alanis 8/28/2012
Posted on 08/08/2012 - 11:26am
Title Release Date Girlfriend 8/7/2012 Community: The Complete Third Season 8/14/2012 Dexter: The Complete Sixth Season 8/14/2012 Glee Complete Season 3 8/14/2012 The Hunger Games 8/18/2012 A Separation 8/21/2012 God's Ears 8/21/2012 House: Season Eight - The Final Season 8/21/2012 La Tigra, Chaco 8/21/2012 The Dictator 8/21/2012 Weekend 8/21/2012 Battleship 8/28/2012 Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 8/28/2012 Five-Year Engagement 8/28/2012 Homeland 8/28/2012 Monsieur Lazhar 8/28/2012 The Lucky One 8/28/2012 Think Like a Man 8/28/2012 Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season 8/28/2012
Posted on 08/06/2012 - 8:50pm
The following kids were lucky winners this week. There is only one week left to be a lucky reader or library lover. Log your reading and visit the library!
Lucky Library Lovers