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Military Artifacts Exhibit

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
See an array of military artifacts on display in the Library's Opportunity Space to commemorate our military members that have served, and are serving our country through the armed services.  This display is compliments of The American Veterans Heritage Center, located in Dayton, Ohio.  
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The Polar Express Story Book Walk

Friday, December 31, 2021
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
Experience the magic of the Polar Express.  Journey through the indoor Story Walk and enjoy train themed activities.  
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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Pop Up: Spooky Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us for some gentle spooky stories and haunting songs while wearing your favorite costume.  This is an outdoor event and may be cancelled due to weather.  Please register in advance, one spot per family. 
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Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers, weather permitting.  Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  Please register one family per spot in advance.
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Kettering Middle School Lounge

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Back to the Middle School Grind?  New to the Middle School Grind?  Come hang at the library with other folks your age. after school, on the last Wednesday of each month for 90 minutes of chill time.  Our Teen Librarian, Mr. Fred, will be there to host.  We'll be offering FREE snacks and drinks, board games, video games, crafts, and occasional surprises that may just put some BIG WOW into your week.  
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Registration is open

Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success, weather permitting. Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  Geared toward ages 3 through 5. Please register one family per spot in advance.
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Game Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Do you like games? Stop by the Wilmington Stroop Branch for some fun as we break out some board and video games.
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Wilmington-Stroop Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Gather with fellow readers to share, laugh and discuss the book of the month.  Copies of the book are available at the Wilmington-Stroop Library for checkout. 

This month's book will be "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.  
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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Registration is open

Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers, weather permitting.  Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  Please register one family per spot in advance.
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Registration is open

Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success, weather permitting. Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  Geared toward ages 3 through 5. Please register one family per spot in advance.
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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
View More
Registration is open

Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers, weather permitting.  Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  Please register one family per spot in advance.
View More
Registration is open

Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us outdoors for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success, weather permitting. Picnic blankets are available to sit on upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs if sitting on the ground is not your preference.  Geared toward ages 3 through 5. Please register one family per spot in advance.
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Game Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Do you like games? Stop by the Wilmington Stroop Branch for some fun as we break out some board and video games.
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Registration is open

Crafternoon

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Join us for some craft-tastic fun! We will be using unique methods to create some pretty cool art. 

November : Nail Polish Marbling*
*Materials will be provided.
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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
View More

Kettering Middle School Lounge

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Back to the Middle School Grind?  New to the Middle School Grind?  Come hang at the library with other folks your age, after school, on the last Wednesday of each month for 90 minutes of chill time.  (Sometimes because of holidays, it will be on other Wednesdays!)  Our Teen Librarian, Mr. Fred, will be there to host.  We'll be offering FREE snacks and drinks, board games, video games, crafts, and occasional surprises that may just put some BIG WOW into your week.  

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Teen Game Night

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

We'll have both board games and video games.  We also have a massive screen and a decent sound system.  Should be a good time.  And don't forget:  Free Snackage!  Bring your opposable thumbs and gaming strategies.  

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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Cards for Kindness

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Spread some cheer this season and help us create cards which will be donated to local care centers.
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Free Meal Pick up @ Wilmington Stroop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Registration begins 11/2/2021 at 8:00 AM

Pop Up: Disney Trivia for the Whole Family

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoor Patio
Join us as we celebrate all things Disney!  You will compete head to head against other families during 5 rounds of trivia about Disney films and music.  Prizes will be rewarded to families with the highest score at the end of each round.  This program will take place outside, weather permitting.  Picnic blankets will be provided but feel free to bring some camping chairs and remember to dress warmly.  Appropriate for the whole family ages 5 and up.  Please register in advance, one spot per family.  
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Registration begins 11/6/2021 at 8:00 AM

Crafternoon

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Join us for some craft-tastic fun! We will be using unique methods to create some pretty cool art. 

December : Photo Cubes*
*Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own photos and/or books.
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