Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Babytime (0-24 Months)

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

  • Foreign Film Screening: The Country Teacher

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Country Teacher, the Czech Republic

    A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a strong friendship, each recognizing the other's uncertainties, hopes and longing for love. When the teacher's ex-boyfriend comes to visit from the city, he quickly realizes that nobody in the village knows that the teacher is gay and harbors a secret affection for the teenage boy. His jealous actions set in motion a series of events that will test the inner strength and compassion of the teacher, the woman and her son to a breaking point.

  • Fiber Arts Group

    When: Thursday, September 18, 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 (Age 3+)

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Armchair Travels

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a tour of the Castles of Ireland with Bill Bishoff.

  • iPad Q & A Session

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session is for intermediate and advanced users of iPad. Bring your questions about iPad to share with the class and gain insight from your classmates and the facilitator.

  • Kids, Flooded Basements, Native Plants: Discover Their Surprising Connection

    When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Trying to attract birds, butterflies and bees? Want information on helping your children appreciate nature? What can I plant this fall for a beautiful spring and summer garden? Author Charlotte Adelman and landscaper Monica Buckley are great resources for information on native flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs for those hard to plant spaces. Get solutions to make your home garden a place to enjoy while you help save monarchs and other butterflies. Bring your questions, because this program has the answers.

  • Caregivers of Children with Mental Illness Support Group

    When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Meetings of a support group for caregivers of children with mental illnesses, diagnosed or undiagnosed, take place in the Small Meeting Room from 9:30-11:00. The sessions are facilitated by a volunteer from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For information, call 847-716-2252 or visit the NAMI website at www.namiccns.org.

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • Wilmette Arts Guild Opening Gala

    When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Through September, the Wilmette Arts Guild will be exhibiting more than 100 works by local artists. The Guild will be hosting a gala reception for the show on Friday, September 19, from 6:00 - 8:30.

  • Weekend Rhymetime

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 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. For ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

  • Writers Group

    When: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 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, September 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

  • Take-Apart Night

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Have you always wanted to take apart your computer, but your parents won't let you? This is your lucky night! Take apart computer parts, printers, and other library machinery to see what's inside. No re-assembly required! For grades 5-8. It may be helpful for children with special needs to attend with an adult. Registration starts September 8 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 15 for nonresidents.

  • Was Mr. Darcy Really That Rich? Jane Austen Series

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Wilmette resident and Austen scholar Diane Capitani offers a lively presentation on the landed gentry from Austen's novel. Dr. Capitani lectures in the U.S. and Canada on Jane Austen's books and can be counted on to entertain you with her findings.

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Score Counseling

    When: Tuesday, September 23, 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 “Mentoring Appointment Sign Up Now” to sign up for Library sessions.

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

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