STEMScience, Technology, Engineering & Math

While the Wilmette Public Library loves literature and language, we also recognize the importance of technological literacy. We offer many programs for children that build scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills, from simple chemistry experiments and animal visits to computer programming and Lego robotics.

Upcoming STEM Events

  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. Grades K-4. Registration starts April 19 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 26 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.
  • Wobblebots
    When: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own Wobblebot that can wiggle, dance, and jump! Grades 2-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 2 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 9 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kids with special needs and their families are invited to this sensory-friendly, up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Scratch Jr.
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Take the very first steps towards learning computer programming by trying out this iPad app, a version of the digital media design program Scratch designed for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. Participants must be able to read. Grades 2-4. Registration starts June 8 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 15 for nonresidents.

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