Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 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.
  • Tablet/Smartphone Help Drop-In
    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Bring in your device and we'll help you use the Library's free resources, from downloading books to learning a new language.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, August 23, 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.
  • Strategic Planning Kickoff
    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Strategic planning kickoff meeting.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 24, 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.
  • Armchair Travels -- South Korea
    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of South Korea.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for this special evening storytime for you and your favorite stuffed pal. We'll listen to stories and do a craft before we tuck our friends in for the night. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and find out what the animals did in the Library while you were sleeping. Ages 4 to 7. Registration starts August 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 17 for nonresidents.
  • Celestial Suite - Cosmos in Concert
    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Featuring the award-winning quintet, Axiom Brass, Celestial Suite is a multimedia show with narration, astronomy visuals, and live music. The show explores the beautiful rings of Saturn, the most distant galaxies in the universe, the mysteries hidden within black holes, and more! Celestial Suite was developed by Kyle Kremer through the Cosmos in Concert initiative in Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA).
  • Happy Moving
    When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Are you new to Wilmette? Getting ready to start a new school? Learn about settling into a new place and making new friends with Ali Wenzke, moving expert and founder of The Art of Happy Moving. Grades 1-4. Registration starts August 12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 19 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Hours - 5pm Closing
    When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    WPL open from 1-5pm
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Current Events Roundtable is the place to enjoy your second cup of coffee along with a roundup on the leading national, international and local news of the day. Moderated by Deerfield resident Don Levinthal, the group covers all points on the political spectrum. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Kids' Library Council: Suburban Camping Party
    When: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Go camping without leaving Wilmette! We'll say goodbye to summer with crafts and activities best done in the great outdoors and eat pizza under the stars. No tent required. Note: this program will take place at the Gazebo at Mallinckrodt Park, 1960 Elmwood Ave. Grades 5-9. Sign-up starts August 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 21 for nonresidents.

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  • Inside Block Kids' Events Storytimes

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    Storytimes and other programs for children ages birth through six.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events Special Needs

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    Sensory-friendly events especially for kids with special needs and their families.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events STEM

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    Science, technology, engineering, and math programs for kids.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events Tweens


    Leadership, social, and STEAM opportunities for kids in 5th through 8th grades.

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