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 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, Illinois 60091  •  847-256-5025

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

Sat:  9 am - 5 pm

Sun:  1 pm - 9 pm

Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Weekend Rhymetime

    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your toddler on over for a special weekend edition of our story program geared to little movers and shakers, including songs, movement games and fast-paced books. Ages 1-3 with an adult; siblings welcome.

  • Library Closed for Easter Holiday

    When: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - All Day

    The Library will be closed for the Easter holiday.

  • Current Events Roundtable

    When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 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.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Paint Your Own Bird Feeder for Grades 1-2

    When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Spring is for the birds! Decorate a feeder for your feathered friends. Please wear a paint shirt. Grades 1-2. Registration starts April 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 14 for nonresidents.

  • Paint Your Own Bird Feeder for Grades 3-8

    When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Spring is for the birds! Decorate a feeder for your feathered friends. Please wear a paint shirt. Grades 3-8. Registration starts April 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 14 for nonresidents.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Trees That Feed: Making a Difference in Haiti and Beyond

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Local residents and founders Mary and Michael McLaughlin describe their global nonprofit organization, which plants breadfruit trees in Haiti and other countries to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. An Earth Day program, co-sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Score Counseling

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 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.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It by Gail Carson Levine. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4. Registration starts April 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 8 for nonresidents.

  • Trees That Feed: Making a Difference in Haiti and Beyond

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Local residents and founders Mary and Michael McLaughlin describe their global nonprofit organization, which plants breadfruit trees in Haiti and other countries to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. An Earth Day program, co-sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.

  • WPL Board Mtg.

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting

  • Rhymetime

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • E-Book Basics

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to download library e-books and e-audiobooks to your iPad, Kindle, eReader or mobile device.

  • Fancy Nancy Party

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    You are cordially invited to celebrate Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy books! Wear fancy clothes, listen to fancy stories, and do fancy crafts. It will be magnifique! Ages 4-9. Registration starts April 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 16 for nonresidents.

  • Babytime

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Fiber Arts Group

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 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. Refreshments served.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Armchair Travels

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore Brazil in a Nutshell with Foil Miller.

    Travelers to all parts of the world--whether overseas or the next county--of the world present their photos. Library staff is available to help with computer equipment.

  • Fire Department Blood Pressure Screening

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Stop by the Small Meeting Room to have your blood pressure screened by the Wilmette Fire Department.

  • An Apology to Elephants Screening and Discussion

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This powerful documentary looks at the abuse of these ancient and intelligent animals and shows how some people are working to improve their lives. Following the screening, stay to have a discussion led by members of the North Shore Coalition for Animals.