Chess basics with Glenn Davidson Monday, Jan, 3, 7 p.m. Chess is the most popular strategy game in the world. In one hour at the Wilmington Memorial Library, you will learn the basics of playing chess including: setting up the board, moving chess pieces, ten tips for playing a better game, and moves to win. Glenn has been a member of the Massachusetts Chess Association and the US Chess Federation. You will have a chance to practice what you learn by playing against other beginners. Teens and adults welcome.

Yoga basics with Jen Ryan Thursdays, Jan. 6 and 13, 7 p.m. Jen Ryan, owner of The Yoga Loft in Wilmington, will provide an introduction to the different types of yoga, will explain the benefits of yoga, and will lead participants in movement. Jen has been practicing yoga since the early 90s and has studied with local and national master teachers. Attendees are encouraged to attend both classes and to wear comfortable clothing.

Knitting basics with Laura Fowler Limit of 15 attendees. Mondays, Jan. 10 and 24, 7 p.m. Registration is closed, class is filled.

Teen Zone Register for programs online using the Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by visiting or calling 978-694-2098.

Board games Looking for something to do during school vacation week? Ask Teen Services Librarian Brandy Danner about our recently updated selection of board games. We still have the old favorites like Life and Clue, but now we also have Settlers of Catan, Bananagrams, Quarto, and more.

Teen all you can read winter buffet Tuesday, Dec. 28, 12 p.m. Registration required. It’s back — join the library for a marathon read-in with the snacks to keep you going and a pizza party, 5-5:30 p.m., when you finish. Register online to be a part of this annual event.      

Teen advisory board Wednesday, Dec. 29, 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 (TAG), 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.

Teen book discussion “Bystander,” by James Preller. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 3:30 p.m. Eric is the new kid in seventh grade, and Griffin wants to be his friend.  But something isn’t right about it: Griffin isn’t the cool, popular kid; he’s a liar and a bully. Eric wants to break away from him, but in doing so he goes from being a bystander to the bully’s next target. Drop in on our informal discussion. For teens in sixth through 12th grade.

Children’s Programs Register for programs online at www.wilmlibrary.org “Calendar of Events” or by visiting or calling the Children’s Room at 978-94-2098.

Winter story times Registration begins Monday, Dec. 20. Introduce your young child to books, flannel board stories, songs, circle games and finger plays offered at the following programs.

· Baby Times, a program most appropriate for the early walker with caregiver to be held on Thursdays, Jan. 13, 27 and Feb. 10 at 10:30-11 a.m. 

· Time for Twos, caregivers and 2-year-olds attend on Thursdays, Jan. 6, 20 and Feb. 3 at 10:30-11 a.m. 

· Story Times for 3-year-olds,children who are age 3 attend on either Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1, and 8, at 9:30-10 a.m. or Fridays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 and 11 at 9:30-10 a.m. 

· Story Times for 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds, not yet attending kindergarten, attend on either Tuesdays Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1 and 8 at 10:30-11 a.m. or Fridays Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 and 11, at 10:30-11 a.m. There will be no Story Times when Wilmington Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Registration for the next Story Times sessions will begin Monday, Feb. 14.

Children’s movie matinee “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Monday, Dec. 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Drop in with something comfortable to sit on, if desired. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served. Rated PG.

Winter drop in craft Monday, Dec. 27, to Thursday, Dec. 30. All ages are invited to drop in during library hours to make snowmen out of doilies.

Children’s movie night “The Polar Express” Tuesday, Dec. 28, 6:30-8:10 p.m. Drop in with something comfortable to sit on, if desired. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served. Rated PG.

Play chess Wednesday, Dec. 29, 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 tables set up for players and a limited number of chess sets will be provided. Bring chess sets, if convenient. Children under age 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Children’s movie night “Nancy McPhee Returns” Thursday, Dec. 30, 6:30-8:20 p.m. Drop in with something comfortable to sit on, if desired.  Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.  Rated PG.

Children’s movie night “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” Tuesday, Jan. 4, 6:30-8:05 p.m. Drop in with something comfortable to sit on, if desired. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.  Rated PG.

Star Mag meeting Wednesday, Jan. 5, 3:30 p.m. Kids ages eight and older are invited to drop-in with their finished original artwork, puzzles, poems, comics, jokes, etc., as contributions to the winter 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.

Book discussion for ages 7 and up “This Side of Magic” by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones. Friday, Jan. 7, 3:30 p.m. “You are my chosen apprentices,” said Mr. Leery. Penny and Luke aren’t sure they want to be apprentice Keyholders. A Keyholder’s job, explains their neighbor Mr. Leery, is to guard the border between the real world and the magical world. But when they meet their “links”, magical helpers from the other side to the border, they change their minds. Penny’s link is Kirin, a sarcastic unicorn.  Luke forms a link with a clumsy baby dragon named Dracula. And just in time, for the evil Queen of the Boggarts is determined to invade their world and only the Keyholders and their links can stop her.  Find out how when you read this first book in the “Keyholders” series. 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 “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” by Pseudonymous Bosch. Friday, Jan. 14, 3:30 p.m. This stand-alone sequel to “The Name of This Book Is Secret”follows Cass and Max-Ernest as they discover the Museum of Magic, crack more secret codes, and solve new mysteries in their attempt to thwart the Terces Society’s ambitions of discovering immortality. This humorous combination of fantasy, mystery and adventure should provide for a lively discussion. 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.

Holiday schedule The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24 and on Saturday Dec. 25. The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31 and on Saturday, Jan. 1.

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