Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Meet with fellow veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam to enjoy coffee and conversations. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • What's Lurking in Your Lotion? Real Talk About Product Safety
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this Greener Choices Program with Go Green Wilmette, you'll learn what's actually in your personal care products and cleaning agents without facing the daunting task of researching every ingredient. In this presentation, you’ll walk away knowing what's safe for your body, family, and home. You'll also learn about safe Halloween makeup and receive a free sample of a safe, homemade cleaner as well as enter a personal care product raffle.

    Presenter Amy Hanna Downey, a Wilmette native with a rich background in environment, has worked as a zookeeper at Lincoln Park Zoo, and a wildlife conservationist and educator in Uganda.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 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 October 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 11 for nonresidents.
  • SCORE Counseling by Appointment
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Schedule a free, one-hour session with Mark Lieberman, a SCORE mentor and Kellogg MBA, who started four small businesses. Go to www.scorechicago.org and click on “Make an Appointment” to sign up for Library sessions.
  • Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945 -Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Hastings book is a one-volume history that covers both the global reach and the personal consequences of WWII. Discussion led by Matthew June, PhD. Register here or by calling 847 256-6930. Copies of the book available at the New Arrivals Desk.
  • Foreign Film Showing: Glassland, Ireland
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The third Thursday of the month brings foreign film showings. Films begin at 9:30am.
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us as we travel to Argentina via video today.
  • What's Lurking in Your Lotion? Real Talk About Product Safety
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this Greener Choices Program with Go Green Wilmette, you'll learn what's actually in your personal care products and cleaning agents without facing the daunting task of researching every ingredient. In this presentation, you’ll walk away knowing what's safe for your body, family, and home. You'll also learn about safe Halloween makeup and receive a free sample of a safe, homemade cleaner as well as enter a personal care product raffle.

    Presenter Amy Hanna Downey, a Wilmette native with a rich background in environment, has worked as a zookeeper at Lincoln Park Zoo, and a wildlife conservationist and educator in Uganda.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • The Shakespeare Project - As You Like It
    When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Follow it heroine Rosalind and her cousin Celia as they escape persecution at the hands of her uncle, Duke Frederick. Together, the cousins find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. Well known for its many famous speeches, including "All the World's a Stage", this play is a favorite among actors and audiences alike.
  • World War II Radio Hour
    When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Nostalgia Entertainment reenacts a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, Patti, Maxine and Andrew entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches, and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Maker Monday: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Decorate pumpkins without using a knife! We’ll bedeck pumpkins with glitter, paint, and more. Pumpkins will be provided. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Board Focus Group A
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Staff Focus Group A
  • Intro to Lynda.com Tutorials
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session will provide an introduction to Lynda.com, a site with step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology. Registration required.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Board Focus Group B
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Dying to Meet You, by Kate Klise. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts October 3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 10 for nonresidents.
  • Intro to Microsoft Word 2016
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Requirements: Some basic knowledge of Word. Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.

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