Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

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

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Year of the Dog, by Grace Lin. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts January 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 11 for nonresidents.
  • Year of the Rooster Storytime
    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this bilingual Korean-English storytime! Ages 3 and up.
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a show and tell of Chinese New Year traditions, legendary stories, Chinese calligraphy, and crafts. Ages 4 and up.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 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 January 18 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 25 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.
  • Family PlayLab: Rain Forest Expedition
    When: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. Traverse the rain forest obstacle course, make binoculars and use them to find animals hidden in the jungle. All ages.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Sign-up starts December 28.
  • STEAM Lab: Forensic Science (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your detective skills to learn about forensic science through fingerprints, invisible messages, and more! Grades K-2. Sign-up starts January 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 2 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.
  • Kids' Library Council: Secret Library Tour
    When: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    What do moving bookshelves, a dumbwaiter, and a tiny toilet have in common? They are all things you'll see on a behind-the-scenes tour of the library. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts January 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 6 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Perilous Princess Plot, by Sarah Courtauld. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts January 25 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 1 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hippopotamister, by John Patrick Green. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts January 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 2 for nonresidents.
  • Scratch Open Studio
    When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own games and animations using this digital media design program. We'll get you started, and then you'll have free time to work on your own creations. Grades 4-8. Sign-up starts February 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 13 for nonresidents.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about One Dead Spy, by Nathan Hale. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts January 31 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 7 for nonresidents.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Light up the night with glowing stories, songs, and games. Ages 3+.
  • All Ages Movie Poster Contest and Exhibit
    When: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - All Day
    Where: Vestibule

    Fun Guaranteed...For REEL! Visit the Library today from 9am-4:15 pm to view an exciting, vibrant display on the Library's first floor of full size movie posters of popular films. Participate in a short, but fun matching activity - match several descriptions correctly to movie posters displayed at the Library for a chance to be the LUCKY WINNER of a $30.00 gift card supplied by the presenter!

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