Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Adult Events

On this page, you’ll find upcoming adult events scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • Developing a Sixth Census: Finding More in “the Census” Than Meets the Eye
    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to squeeze as much as possible from census data. We will look at the information found in the Federal population schedules in specific census years including critical years for finding all important data and will also explore some census “miracles” and stumbling blocks. Important questions will be answered, such as- why the timing of the census enumerations was important and how you can use that information, why neighbors are important for understanding your ancestors, how the information in the census got there and why that matters. There will be examples of state censuses, pre-1790 censuses, and Canadian censuses too. Presented by genealogist Dan Hubbard.
  • E-Books
    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks to your device for free from the Library.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, June 27, 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.
  • Mini Masterpieces: A Drawing Workshop
    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Anyone can learn to draw, or improve their drawing skills. In this class, art teacher Christine Thornton will teach you some "tricks" artists use when they draw. You'll choose from dozens of famous art reproductions to copy and create your own small scale "Mini Masterpiece" in colored pencil. Adults and teens welcome; registration required.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Maker After Dark
    When: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Our popular all-ages Maker series is getting a grown-up twist! Join us to etch your own design into a wine glass. After your project is complete, take your glass downstairs to the Auditorium to enjoy a glass of wine and Dennis Luxion in Concert. Registration required.
  • Dennis Lexion in Concert
    When: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A member of the piano faculty of Columbia College chicago, Dennis Lexuion is active as a jazz pianist, composer and educator. His current projects include appearing as a soloist, with his own groups, and performing in a number of other ensembles, including those led by violinist Diane Delin. We invite guests over age 21 to enjoy a glass of wine during this performance. All are welcome, but ID is required to enjoy wine.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 03, 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.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 05, 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Attend an informal, non-judgmental forum to discuss ADHD. Learn and share strategies and resources, or come just to listen. The group's facilitator, Wilmette resident Dale Davison, holds a Master's degree in special education; she is a board certified ADHD coach and consultant.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Caregivers of a loved-one or patient with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend support group meetings. Mike Denesha, the group's facilitator, is a Wilmette resident who holds a Master's degree in family caregiving. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a lively discussion of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Four travelers arrive at a rambling old mansion. Will their stay be merely a spooky encounter with strange phenomena or does Hill House have something more ominous in store for them?

    Refreshments will be served.
  • E-Books
    When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join in on the digital craze! Come to this session to learn how to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, iPod, E-Reader, or mobile device. We'll take a tour of MyMediaMall, discuss some common problems, and walk through a download.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 11, 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.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session will provide an overview of hoopla and Kanopy, services that provide movies, tv shows, and music you can stream (and in some cases, download) for free to your device with your library card.
  • YIVO: The New Germany
    When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating discussion of how the German nation has attempted to cope with the guilt of having caused the Holocaust.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Visit the Library's table to sign up for the summer reading club and enter a raffle to win a bag of fresh produce
  • Gallivanting with Gershwin
    When: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a tour through the Gershwin songbook with Sandra Bogan and Ron Hill. A gifted comedian and singer, Sandra has performed with legendary Second City Chicago and Broadway touring companies. Ron is a long-time north shore performer and entertainer.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 17, 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.
  • Identity Theft, Scams and Fraud Workshop
    When: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to identify potential scams and frauds, protect yourself against identity theft, and address concerns about being a victim of identity theft. Presented by the Office of the Illinois State Comptroller.
  • The Age of Consequences Documentary Film Screening
    When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    “The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth; The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.”

    Greener Choices Program with Go Green Wilmette
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 18, 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.
  • The Age of Consequences Documentary Film Screening
    When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    “The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth; The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.”

    Greener Choices Program with Go Green Wilmette
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 19, 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • ACT/SAT Practice Test Follow-Up Session
    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Follow-up session to the ACT and SAT tests.
  • Third Sunday String Band in Concert
    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Join us on the Library Lawn for a fun-filled Friday evening concert. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music of the Third Sunday String Band, a group of dynamic Chicago musicians dedicated to the preservation of traditional American music.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 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, July 26, 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.
  • Pinterest
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn how you can use Pinterest to create a virtual bulletin board to share recipes, craft ideas, images and more.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 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.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Meet Johnny Heller, Award Winning Audiobook Narrator
    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Multi-Audie Award Winner Johnny Heller presents "The Johnny Heller Audiobook Experience", a humorous performance/lecture on the making of an audiobook and a lively Q & A. Johnny is a highly regarded commercial voice over and audio narration coach and teacher who has narrated more than 600 audiobooks for all ages.
  • Cookbook Book Club: Modern Potluck
    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In our first cookbook book club, we’ll be whipping up recipes from Modern Potluck, where library patrons are invited to pick a recipe from the book, make or bake and bring it in to share! Registration is required and space is limited; open to adults and teens. For more information on registration and obtaining a copy of the book, please contact Jill McKeown at: 847-256-6952. Please note that because recipes are not made in a commercial kitchen that we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 01, 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.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 02, 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Attend an informal, non-judgmental forum to discuss ADHD. Learn and share strategies and resources, or come just to listen. The group's facilitator, Wilmette resident Dale Davison, holds a Master's degree in special education; she is a board certified ADHD coach and consultant.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 07, 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.
  • E-Books
    When: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join in on the digital craze! Come to this session to learn how to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, iPod, E-Reader, or mobile device. We'll take a tour of MyMediaMall, discuss some common problems, and walk through a download.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 08, 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.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes meets the second Wednesday of the month. The group is facilitated by Wilmette resident Merle Gleeson.

 

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