Chess club Monday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Calling all chess players. Beginning Monday, Feb. 7, the library will host a Chess Club on the first Monday of the month. Drop in with your chess game and meet with other chess players for a game of chess. Whether you are just learning or are an expert, this is great opportunity for players of all levels to play the game. Refreshments provided.

Adult events Please register on the Calendar of Events for this series at or call 978-694-2099.

Experience India During the month of February, the library will present a series of events about India, culture, customs, politics, history, etc. For a complete listing, check

Houseplant problems Organic or chemical treatment, propagation and repotting. Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Join Elaine England from New England Nurseries as she discusses and helps diagnose problems as well as how to transplant and propagate houseplants. If anyone has a specific problem with a houseplant, please bring it to the program in a paper bag, not plastic, and she will be glad to diagnose. Sponsored by the Wilmington Garden Club.

Teen program registration Register for programs online using our Calendar of Events at or by visiting or calling 978-694-2098.

Teen fantasy gaming group Tuesday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m. Whether you play Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons Dragons, or something else, join this popular gaming group and be part of a self-contained fantasy game.

Teen movie night “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. In this New York City-set comedy-drama, 16-year-old Craig, stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed — and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up. The movie is rated PG-13.

Teen chocolate-covered workshop Monday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 1. Pretzels, cookies, fruit, cake — is there anything that doesn’t taste better covered in chocolate? Experiment with melted chocolate, caramel, crushed candies, and more and make your own gourmet Valentine treats. For teens in sixth through 12th grade.

Teen advisory board Wednesday, Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m. Want a say in how the Teen Zone is doing? Do you have ideas that would make the Teen Zone better? Then join the Teen Advisory Group, and make your voice heard. Active participation in the TAG can be used toward volunteer hours for National Honor Society, Junior Honor Society, and other activities.

Bored? Games! For teens. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Looking for something free to do with your friends over vacation week? Come play games. Classics like Clue and Monopoly, modern strategy games like Settlers of Catan, offbeat card games like Munchkin or Fluxx — there’s something for everyone, so drop in to join us. For teens in grades 6-12.

Children’s programs Register for programs online at “Calendar of Events” or by visiting or calling the Children’s Room at 978-694-2098.

Star Mag Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. Kids ages 8 and up are invited to drop in with their finished original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, jokes, etc., as contributions to the spring issue of this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Refreshments will be served and a door prize, provided by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded.

Play chess Wednesday, Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m. Calling all chess fans — all ages and skill levels. Come alone, or bring a friend for an hour of fun playing chess.  The library will have tables set up for players and a limited number of chess sets will be provided.  Please bring chess sets, if convenient. Children under age 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Book discussion for ages 7 and up. “The Other Side of Magic” by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, the second book in the Keyholders series. Friday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. “I need your help, Natalie,” Mr. Leery said, “yours and Penny’s and Luke’s.” Natalie is surprised to learn from her neighbor, Mr. Leery, that her classmates, Penny and Luke, are apprentice Keyholders. A Keyholder’s job is to guard the border between the real world and the magical world. Natalie is even more surprised when she finds out that she could be a Keyholder too — if she forms a “link” with a rat named Buttercup. Will Natalie choose to join the Keyholders? Can she, Penny, and Luke learn how to work together with their links and protect the border from the goblins sent by the evil Queen of the Boggarts? Find out how when you read this book.  Copies of the book may be reserved by visiting or calling the Children’s Room. Drop in for the discussion.  A door prize and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Book discussion for ages 9 and up. “This Book is Not Good for You,” by Pseudonymous Bosch. Friday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. In this third deliciously mysterious book in the “Secret” series, is a list of ingredients. The recipe for disaster includes one evil chef, two kidnappings, three desperate kids, six man-eating lions, 100 chocolate-producing monkeys and one big secret. Cass’s mother has been kidnapped by an evil chef and chocolatier, Se-or Hugo. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the legendary Tuning Fork — the ransom — before it’s too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Se-or Hugo’s chocolate success? Read this tooth-rotting adventure and join us, but remember, “This Book Is Not Good for You.”
Copies of the book may be reserved by visiting or calling the Children’s Room. Drop in for the discussion.  A door prize and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Income tax formsState tax forms are now available at the library. The majority of the IRS 1040 forms and instructions, including the 1040A, are not expected until the end of January. If a form or instruction that you need is not included, the Reference staff can help you print it from the IRS website.

TV series on DVD The library has recently added the following DVD television series to its collection:  “Modern Family” season one, “Community” season one, “The Good Wife” season one, and “24” season eight. Make sure you have plenty of DVDs and books for the next snowstorm.

Staff picks Looking for a good book to read during the next snowstorm? Check “Staff Picks” at to see what books library staff recommend.

Museum passes School vacation week is just a few weeks away. Book your discount museum pass online as soon as possible. Just go to and click on museum passes under “Quick Links.” You may also call the library to reserve one of the museum passes. Please remember to cancel your pass online if you are unable to use it.

New Evening Book Club at Starbucks Adult Service Librarian Katie Huffman will lead an evening book discussion group next month at Wilmington Starbucks on Main Street. This drop in discussions is scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. The first book discussion will be on “Esther’s Inheritance” by Sandor Marai on Feb. 15. Copies of the book may be picked up at the main desk on the first floor of the library.

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