Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Book Buddies
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week's program is full.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • 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. Call the Library to register.

    Attendees: when you decide on a dish please call Jill M. at the Library, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please pick two in the event that you dish is already taken.

    Please note that because recipes are not made in a commercial kitchen that we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.
  • Summer Hours - 5pm Closing
    When: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    WPL open from 1-5pm
  • Stories in Vattmann Park
    When: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Club Hogwarts: Potions Class
    When: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make friends and enjoy magical activities and snacks inspired by the world of Harry Potter. Accio fun! Today, mix up some magic in Potions Class. Grades 5-8. Registration starts July 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 24 for nonresidents.
  • 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.
  • Tech Playground (Gr. 5-9)
    When: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Experiment with the library's tech tools such as Scratch, stop-motion animation, robots, and more. Parents are welcome to attend and tinker along. Grades 5-9. Registration starts July 18 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 25 for nonresidents.
  • 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.
  • Make Your Own Hardware Store Jewelry
    When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Teen Room

    Make your own unique jewelry using nuts and bolts from the hardware store! Registration required via the online calendar or by calling the Library. All teens 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.

  • Visit Our Online Calendar

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    Interested in a library event? Visit our online calendar for details and registration information.

 

  • 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

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

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