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  • Posted on 01/31/2012 - 3:48pm

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  • Posted on 01/27/2012 - 12:00pm

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    The subtitle of former pastry chef Kim Boyce's book is “baking with whole-grain flours,” and Good to the Grain is organized around different types of these flours, from the familiar (whole wheat) to the unfamiliar (amaranth, kamut, quinoa, and spelt flour, among others). You can browse through the recipes in each section to get an idea of where to start – that way you don’t have to buy several new types of flour at once. The photographs are luscious, the directions clear, and the results are indescribably delicious. I highly recommend the whole wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (p. 41) and the oat flour Ginger Peach Muffins (p. 124).

  • Posted on 01/25/2012 - 10:44am

    Here are a few tips for using Overdrive Media Console and e-audiobooks from the library:

    • After checking out an e-audiobook, click Download and Save the file (do not click “open”). Then, open Overdrive Media Console, click “File” then “Open”, and find and open the file you just downloaded. You will then be prompted to download the full audiobook.
    • If you see an error message stating “Windows Media Player requires a security upgrade”, open Overdrive Media Console and click “Tools” then “Windows Media Player Security Upgrade”. If this link does not work, go to http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite and click “Upgrade”.

    Check out our full e-book guide for more info.

  • Posted on 01/23/2012 - 8:57pm

    The library has the following tax forms:

    • 1040 Instructions and Forms
    • 1040A Instructions and Forms
    • 1040EZ Instructions and Forms
    • Schedules A, B, EIC
    • Massachusetts Resident & Non-Resident Forms

    Don't see what you need?  
    Click here to search for and print federal forms.  
    Click here to search for and print state forms. 

    Have questions regarding your federal return?  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-800-829-1040, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am and 7pm.

    Have questions regarding your state return?  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-800-392-6089, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

    Need tax preparation assistance?
    The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services will once again provide free income tax assistance through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Tax Assistance program.  Wilmington residents ages 60 and older may schedule an appointment by calling the Buzzell Senior Center at 978-657-7595.  The program beings Wednesday, February 1, 2012 and continues every Wednesday through April 11, 2012 from 9am to 1pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.  All tax returns are prepared with computer accuracy and are electronically filed for rapid refunds.  

  • Posted on 01/23/2012 - 1:00pm

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    Winner of the Man Booker Prize and National Books Critics Circle Award in 2009, the novel Wolf Hall is large in every sense of the word. Hilary Mantel tells the familiar story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn with a fresh perspective: through the eyes of the much-maligned Thomas Cromwell, a common man who rose to become the adviser to the king. Cromwell is practical and strategic; he is loyal to those he serves, and to those who serve him. He is also intelligent, observant, and calculating, and possessed of a quick, dry sense of humor. Readers gain a unique perspective on life in London and at court in the 1520s-1530s (the book ends in 1535, but a sequel is in the works). This is an excellent read for those already somewhat familiar with this era, and those willing to adjust to Mantel’s grammatical style (nearly every “he,” “him,” or “his” refers to Cromwell).

  • Posted on 01/21/2012 - 10:27am

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    Seleh Morse witnesses a young woman get hit by a car, and he brings her to the hospital. When she wakes with no idea who she is, all memories stolen by the accident, he poses as her boyfriend and takes her home. The doctors instruct him to keep her awake overnight, and he fills the night--and her blank memory--with invented stories of who she was in the hopes she'll recognize herself. Like a long dream in which every piece is connected and makes perfect sense, The Way Through Doors is fleeting and ephemeral, yet not forgettable in the slightest.

  • Posted on 01/21/2012 - 10:25am

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    Jacob's grandfather told wild stories about the orphanage he'd been in as a child, a home where the children were invisible, or could conjure fire, or fly. In his dying breath, he urges Jacob to "find the bird. In the loop. Tell them what happened, Yakob." Jacob travels to Wales to find the orphanage that was bombed in 1940 and yet somehow still exists, and bring a message to the headmistress who died in the bombing but is very much alive.

  • Posted on 01/20/2012 - 12:17pm

    Wilmington cardholders now have access to Cypress Resume, a online resume builder. Click here to get started. Resumes can be saved as PDFs.

  • Posted on 01/18/2012 - 5:04pm

    December was a fun month in the Children’s Room.  We had lots of great activities. 

    The Magic of Science came to the library.  The kids loved participating in the amazing demonstrations.

    See more Magic of Science photos

    The smell of sugar filled the second floor while the kids built gingerbread house with graham crackers, frosting and LOTS of candy.

    See more Kids Gingerbread Houses photos

    Food smells also filled the air during “New Year’s Snackin Eve”.  Kids made fruit kebabs, roll-ups, “hamburger cookies”, and snack mix, followed by a countdown and a toast with a glass of sparkling apple juice.

     

    Here’s to a great 2012  in the Children’s Room!

  • Posted on 01/18/2012 - 2:39pm

    Great books can get hidden by terrible covers. Now’s your chance to fix that. We’ll be putting the best covers on teen zone books, so check out the guidelines for entry at wilmlibrary.org/teens/bookcovers and submit your entry (or entries) by April 30.

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