Concerts & Presentations

Explore new topics, learn about new cultures, listen to live music, and dive into history, environmentalism, finances, and more with a range of lectures, discussions, concerts, and presentations at the Library. In addition to the series below, the Library frequently hosts short-term series on history and culture. Recent series have focused on the City of Chicago, World War I, and the musical Hamilton. If there is a topic you are interested in learning more about, please send us your suggestion.

After the Fast Lane

Today’s retirees and older adults have more interests—and issues—than ever before. Explore everything from finances to life coaching to antiques with this series designed with today’s seniors in mind.

Armchair Travels

Explore the world from the comfort of the auditorium. Enjoy light refreshments and learn from a travel presenter or DVD each week. This series is funded by a gift by the Rutherford Family Trust.


The library presents a wide variety of concerts throughout the year, from award-winning classical prodigies to local jazz favorites to historical performances that are both fun and informative. Regular concert series include Friday Night Jazz, and Sunday Afternoon Classical. If you are a musician interested in performing at the Library, please fill out our program suggestion form.

Current Events

Gather with members of the community in this bi-monthly group to discuss a range of current events. Moderated by Don Levinthal, this group provides lively conversation and plenty of coffee.

Focus on Genealogy

Learn from our librarians and genealogy experts in this series that gives you the tools you need to unlock your family’s history.

Greener Choices

The Library is committed to helping create a greener world, and this series explores the many ways you can be greener, too. In partnership with Go Green Wilmette, this series presents speakers and screens documentaries that focus on a variety of environmental issues.


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