Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Día de los Niños Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join Alejandra Santana for a math-themed storytime in Spanish and English, in celebration of Día de los Niños, Children's Day. Ages 2-5.
  • Can We Trust Historical Fiction?
    When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    How does fiction help and hinder how we remember history? Is it possible to fictionalize history with the goal of making it compelling, yet still retain the integrity of the past? Dr. Danny M. Cohen, founder of Unsilence and Assistant Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University, explores these issues. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads series. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 30, 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.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Monday, May 01, 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, May 01, 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.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Literacy Meeting
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Literacy Meeting
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • How Hamilton Revolutionized the American Musical
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Chris Jones, the chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribune, has watched Hamilton from the start. In this critical look at the trajectory of what could be the most successful musical of all time, Jones takes you to the room where it happened and looks at what the show means for the future of the American theater.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 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.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 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 April 19 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 26 for nonresidents.
  • "A Thousand Naked Strangers" Book Club Discussion
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Join us for a lively discussion of “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back” by Kevin Hazzard at the Rock House coffee shop at 1150 Central Ave.

    Description: “A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.”
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 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.
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, May 04, 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.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

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

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