LIBRARY LINEUP Story Time With Peaches The Mini Horse on October 16

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult ProgramsCemetery Walk *RRSaturday, October13, 10 amThis year’s Stroll will focus on newer (post 1900) parts of the cemetery.  In honor of Italian Heritage Month, we will also point out the graves of a few of the Town’s more well-known Italian residents.  There’s a lot of Wilmington history to be found at the cemetery and we will share information along the way. Wear your walking shoes and bring your curiosity!”Staying Positive in the Job Search *RRMonday, October 15, 10 am. Charlie applied to hundreds of positions online and not a single bite! Sidney got to the final interview stage for several career opportunities and consistently struck out. Clarke simply gave up because nothing worked. Does this sound like you? We can help you avoid job search pitfalls like depression, anxiety and negativity. Join other job seekers who are in the trenches with you. Immediately put into practice stay-calm strategies so you can focus. Together, we will learn and comprehend the steps to staying positive in the job search. Taught by MassHire staff.Fall Wreath Workshop *RRMonday, October 15, 1 pm-3pm, $20Registration begins Monday, September 16 at the main deskNew season, new wreath! Decorate and take home a festive fall wreath to brighten your door or wall.  Wilmington resident and experienced crafter Dianna DiGregorio will lend her expertise and experienced eye in helping all create a beautiful arrangement.  All supplies provided including base, ribbon, and flora.Welcome to Wilmington Open House *RRMonday, October 15, drop in anytime between 6 pm-8 pmAre you new to Wilmington or have you lived here for a while and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Wilmington Reception. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.Coffee with a Cop *RRWednesday, October 17, 10 amDrop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of Police and Community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.Strictly Sinatra *RRThursday, October 18, 2:30 pmTake a walk down memory lane with Mel Simons as he presents an entertaining video show of ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra. Mel Simons has been a regular on WBZ Radio for decades with his trivia show “The Audio Clip Trivia Quiz”.English Conversation Group (third Thursday) *RRThursday, October 18, 7pm-8pmPractice speaking English with fellow English language learners in a relaxed environment.  Open to all ability levels.  Led by ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald.Italian Genealogy *RRSaturday, October 20, 2:30 pmLearn practical and proven strategies for researching your Italian family history. The focus of the workshop will be on Italian emigration to the U. S. Learn how to trace Italian town of origin, how to locate records, how to research them in the US, and how to get started writing to Italy (for those whose records aren’t in the US). Led by Jenny Tonks, who held an Accredited Genealogist ® credential for Italian research for two decades. She is fluent in Italian and holds a BA in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young.Kids & Teen EventsBaby Laptime *RRMonday, October 15, 9:30 amJoin us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants-15 monthsMinecraft Mondays *RRMonday, October 15, 3:45 pmCome play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5.Special Mini Horse StorytimeTuesday, October 16, 10 amJoin Peaches the therapy mini horse for a fun horse themed storytime! We’ll read some horse stories, make a fun craft, and get to know Peaches the therapy horse! Ages 3-6Trivia Tuesdays *RR Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pmShow us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12Kindergarten Book Club *RRWednesday, October 17, 3:45This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity.  KindergartenNot a Fright in SightWednesday, October 17, 6:30 pmJeannie Mack performs songs, rhymes, and stories about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, tickly spiders, and silly witches! Ages 3+First Look Book Group *RR Thursday, October 18, 2:30 pmWant to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses. Take home a book to keep after every meeting. Grades 6-123D Design and PrintFriday, October 19, 3:45pmJoin Technology Librarian Brad McKenna to design a file using TinkerCad that will be printed on our 3D printer. Grades 4-8Not-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon *RRSaturday, October 20, 1-4:30 pmWatch two campy Halloween classics, conjure a spooky craft, and test your taste buds in an Oreo Identification Challenge! Grades 6-12Library NewsEnglish Conservation GroupA new English Conversation Group started this fall.  It meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm and is led by Wilmington Public School ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald. All who want to practice their English speaking skills are welcome.Book Store Next Door VolunteersThe Book Store Next Door is looking for adult volunteers to work as cashiers. Shifts are scheduled for either 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Two volunteers are assigned to work together during these shifts. For more information and a volunteer application go to These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. 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Dr Sean Combs You Will Change the World

first_imgHoward University’s class of 2014 got a lot livelier and excited on May 10 when superstar music mogul and entrepreneur Sean Combs delivered the 146th commencement address. Combs, who received an honorary doctorate in humanities, shared insights about his time at Howard and moved the crowd in a heartfelt speech about the numerous possibilities that await the graduates once they realize how powerful they are.“I want to ask you a quick question; do you know how powerful you are,” Combs inquired. “Our stories may be different, but I bet some of you grew up with single mothers or fathers. Maybe you came here from Africa, or the Caribbean. Maybe you were the first in your family to go to college like I was. Maybe there were times that you didn’t have a place to live or enough food to eat.”Dressed in traditional all-black graduation regalia, Combs said even though the odds may have been against him, and he was sure the students could relate, he made a decision to overcome those odds.He implored the graduates to take the craziest dream they’d ever had, the one they were too embarrassed to share and go after it. “You will change the world, let that sink in,” Combs reiterated. “You will change the world.”Combs encouraged the graduates to embrace the Howard family network because Howard became his second family as well. “It was my Howard friends who looked out for me when I didn’t have any money for food. It was my Howard professors who supported my risky decision to take a once in a lifetime opportunity and work at Uptown MCA records under the legendary Andre Harrell.”As chairman, CEO and founder of Combs enterprises, Combs leads one of the world’s preeminent urban entertainment companies. Just as music marked the beginning and continues to tug at the heart of his career, the man who is mostly known as P. DDiddy is also recognized as the creator of RevoltTV. RevoltTV, in partnership with Comcast made its debut in 2013. It is the first multi-genre, multi-platform music network built using social media.As more than 2,600 enthusiastic students listened, Combs shared that he was raised by a single mother who worked four jobs to ensure that he and his sister could want for nothing, especially when he chose to seek higher learning. It was at Howard that he learned the real reason behind the course of his father’s death.Combs said he lost his father when he just three years old.When he would ask his mother about his father, his mother would tell him that his father died in a car accident.“Something about that just didn’t feel right,” he said about his mother’s explanation.“So as soon as I got here, I went to the library; I did some research,” said Combs.“And when I typed in my father’s name and the day he died. I read in the Amsterdam News that he had been murdered in a drug deal gone bad.”It was that moment that Combs decided to live his life in a way that would make his mother proud by embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of his father. “But in a honest way, in a legal way,” he emphasized.Comb’s also used the platform to lend his voice to the international call to bring back the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls. He urged that the already popular hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls,” be elevated to “#BringBackOurGirlsNow.”“We have so much power in here I think we need to step up the hashtag. All I want to say is bring back our girls now,” he said.last_img read more