Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Grandparenting from Afar
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Discover fun ways to keep in touch with your grandchildren using apps and tools on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: Thursday, September 29.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: Thursday, September 29.
  • Writing the Next Chapter - RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 7
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Three local authors who have launched second careers as novelists discuss how they made the leap and landed on their feet. Patricia Skalka, Lynn Sloan, and Joyce Burns Zeiss — a mystery writer, a writer of literary fiction, and a young adult novelist — will share their stories of success and struggle, and offer insights into the changing world of traditional publication.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • iPad Tips & Tricks
    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for Intermediate users of iPad. Let's go beyond the basics and explore some neat features you can use on your iPad! Registration required. iPads provided for class use.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • E-mail Marketing
    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about resources needed to create your first email campaign and tips on creating a great newsletter. Key aspects of setting up a professional email marketing campaign will be presented. You will leave armed with the tools needed to send your first professional email marketing campaign. Presented by SCORE Chicago. Register here or call 847 256-6935.
  • Digital Photo Organization
    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Download and organize pictures from your cell phone to your computer. Flash drive and camera phone required.Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • LWV/Wilmette Library Book Group
    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for Wednesday morning book talks facilitated by LWV members. This month discuss The Highest Glass Ceiling by Eileen Fitzpatrick.
  • WJHS/HMS Wilmette/Germany Exchange Mtg.
    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Wilmette/Germany exchange meeting.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Please Write in This Book, by Mary Amato. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts September 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 14 for nonresidents.
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 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, September 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Armchair Travels: America Coast to Coast
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore America from sea to shining sea with intrepid traveler John Lynn.
  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 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.
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Basics
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Take the first steps to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. This program will discuss how to select the correct person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf when you cannot. The importance of updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances will also be reviewed.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette Library and The Family Service Center (FSC) for a 6-week evening series of "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Techniques for Retraining Your Brain: with Professor Jason M. Satterfield, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Built on a solid foundation of neurological and behavioral research, CBT is an approach almost anyone can use for promoting greater mental health and improving quality of life. This course will utilize videos featuring Dr. Satterfield and group discussion facilitated by FSC staff. You will learn practical tools to evaluate your own needs and to begin a tailored approach towards reaching your personal goals. Registration is preferred by calling the library at 847-256-5025.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Halloween Window Decorations
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design and cut Halloween decorations for your windows or walls. Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you'll make cobwebs, jack o'lanterns, or ghosts to stick wherever scaring is required. Grades 5-8. Registration starts September 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 19 for nonresidents.
    [Limit 10 kids]
  • Soprano Amanda Compton LoPresti
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    "The Art of Song" features unique pairings of classical, musical theater, and jazz music in an exploration of emotion through sound. Amanda Compton LoPresti sings, dances, and performs with many Chicago area, regional, and international companies including the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Drury Lane Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Light Opera Works, The Glimmerglass Festival Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera National de Bordeaux, and Theatre du Capitole-Toulouse.
  • My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago by Mike MacDonald
    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago by Mike MacDonald

    There are over 350 square miles of natural area within about an hour’s drive of downtown Chicago, yet most Chicagoans are unaware. Until now! Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side—a verdant, untamed Chicago that has been there all along, just waiting to be explored.

    Combining breathtaking images and imaginative storytelling, Mike leads you on an adventure into wondrous, enchanted lands located just up the road from home, work, and school. From kaleidoscopic tallgrass prairies to the open canopies of rare oak savannas, from the free-flying expanse of the butterfly to the mysterious world of the coyote, Mike’s startling photographs and inspirational stories of a vast and scenic Chicago represent a loving invitation to get out into nature and play.

    Mike’s new, nationally acclaimed coffee table book entitled My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago: A Celebration of Chicagoland’s Startling Natural Wonders is based on this very performance. Publishers Weekly wrote, “It is celebratory, soulful, and poetic...”

    A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow; copies of the book will be available for purchase after the performance. Learn more about Mike at www.ChicagoNature.com.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 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.

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