Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Adult Events

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

  • The Reading Clubs Begin!
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - All Day

    The youth, adult and teen reading clubs begin! This year's theme is "Read to the Rhythm!" Stop by any of the service desks to pick up your log sheet. For teens and adults, read or listen to any four books, receive a sign up gift, a completion prize, and the chance to win the grand prize!
  • iPad Basics and Q & A
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Need some help getting started with your iPad? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions of your iPad. Registration required. iPads provided for class use.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels: Southern Byways of France
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Foil Miller will guide you on a tour of the Southern Byways of France.
  • Global Water Scarcity - Something to Worry About on the Shores of Great Lakes?
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Please join us at this program featuring Henry Henderson, Midwest Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Peter Mulvaney, Sustainability Specialist at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
    Two local water experts will present the global picture of water scarcity and how water is used within the USA, followed by the importance of legal and social protections of the Great Lakes Basin.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Staff librarians will be signing adults, teens and kids up for the Summer Reading Club at the Wilmette French Market! Everyone who signs up at the market will be entered into a drawing to win a bag of produce and other goodies from the market.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Friends' Annual Meeting
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Annual Meeting
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Streaming Music to Your Device
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to stream music to an iPad, iPhone, Android or other device using free Internet and Library resources including Hoopla, Songza, and Podcasts.
  • Korean/Vietnam War Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Korean/Vietnam War veterans hold regular meetings from 10-11:30 at the Library. Conversations are lively, the coffee plentiful and participants rarely miss a meeting. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • What Do We Know About Super Agers
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    We all hope to age “gracefully” i.e. in the best physical and mental shape possible. The SuperAging study at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) is looking at people aged 80 and older who have done just that. This study seeks to identify the factors that contribute to brain health in these SuperAgers and to apply these findings to understanding how we can enhance memory and cognition in the general population. Dr. Emily Rogalski, PhD, Associate Research Professor at the CNADC, will discuss the study and its findings. This presentation is sponsored by Services for Adults Staying In Their Homes (SASI), a nonprofit supporting the efforts of older adults to age in place. Sign up online via the Library events calendar or call 847 256-6930.
  • iPad Basics and Q & A
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Need some help getting started with your iPad? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions of your iPad. Registration required. iPads provided for class use.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 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.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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. No registration necessary.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    World War II veterans gather for regular meetings from 10:00-11:30 at the Library. Conversations are lively, the coffee plentiful and participants rarely miss a meeting. Newcomers are welcome.
  • An Evening With Author Lee Child at the Wilmette Junior HS
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Award-winning and bestselling thriller writer Lee Child knows how to keep pulses racing with one of the most intriguing heroes in print, ex-Army cop and all-around tough guy, Jack Reacher. Please join us to hear Lee Child speak about his creative process and experiences, and about his newest book in the series.

    There will be a book signing following the presentation. Copies of Child's books will be for sale, but attendees are also welcome to bring their own.

    This event will take place at the Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Rd. No tickets are required.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 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.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Staff librarians will be signing adults, teens and kids up for the Summer Reading Club at Wilmette's French Market! Everyone who signs up at the market will be entered into a drawing to win a bag of produce and other goodies from the market.
  • Book Club Discussion with Film Clips: Chronicles by Bob Dylan
    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This special summer book-club presentation of "Chronicles" will be led by author and film studies professor Michael Smith and will include discussion as well as the screening of relevant film clips of Dylan corresponding to the different eras discussed in the book.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 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.
  • What’s in Your Backyard? Local Tree Identification
    When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come learn about local trees! Learn to identify your neighborhood trees, plus find the best books and apps to help you learn on your own. Discover which trees to plant in your yard, for bird habitat as well as beauty and shade. Learn basic strategies for protecting your trees from environmental stresses and how you can volunteer to help keep our local woodlands healthy. Presented by Karen Glennemeier, a conservation biologist with 14 years’ experience doing ecological restoration in our region's natural areas. A Greener Choices program.
  • Korean/Vietnam War Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Media Room

    Korean/Vietnam War veterans hold regular meetings from 10-11:30 at the Library. Conversations are lively, the coffee plentiful and participants rarely miss a meeting. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 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.
  • Garden Designs with Water in Mind
    When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Wilmette residents and former Go Green Wilmette Alternative Yard tour participants, Laura Smith and Cathy Taylor, will discuss the beautifully practical ways their yards have been designed to provide native habitat and manage storm water. Get tips for diverting storm water from your foundation while retaining it to nurture your plants on dry days. This year’s Alternative Yard Tour takes place on Sunday, July 19.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Your Website & Social Media – How to Evaluate, Improve, & Remain Legal
    When: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Your business website and associated social media accounts serve as the public face of your organization. How do you ensure you’re communicating the right message, engaging users in the process, and avoiding lawsuits? Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, will answer these questions and more.
    Sponsored by SCORE Chicago, a free mentoring service of the Small Business Administration. Register through the Library’s online calendar or call 847-256-6930.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Harvard psychologist Alice Howland is in the prime of life when she's suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Yet she is determined to find meaning and purpose as her concept of self gradually slips away.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 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.
  • Genealogy Roadshow Solves Mystery Author's Family Mystery
    When: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Although Gail Lukasik writes about mystery, there was a family mystery she was never able to solve. When Genealogy Roadshow solicited applicants for family mysteries with historical relevance, she applied. The show was so intrigued by her family's story, they sent a film crew to Libertyville to tape her, and then filmed her and her family in St. Louis where they revealed her mother's life-changing secret. Gail will discuss her experiences from the initial application to the final reveal, as well as the research that went into her family discovery. Come be inspired to search out your own family history.
  • Streaming Music to Your Device
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to stream music to an iPad, iPhone, Android or other device using free Internet and Library resources including Hoopla, Songza, and Podcasts.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • "Girl in a Band" Book Club Discussion
    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    In this special Summer Reading Club book club discussion, we will discuss "Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon of the musical group, Sonic Youth. The discussion will be held off-site at the Rock House coffee shop at 1150 Central Ave. Iced tea will be provided. Please come having read the book and ready to discuss.
  • Annuities: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated
    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    While they carry the same name, annuities differ greatly in terms of their risks, costs, underlying investments, and potential benefits. Which ones are the most appropriate for providing retirement income? As an investment, how do they compare with other options such as mutual funds? What are the pros and cons of features like Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefits? Financial educator Karen Chan, CFP®, will help you cut through the sales-speak to better understand these complex products.
  • Paint to the Rhythm with Christine Thornton
    When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Both adults and teens are welcome to join us for this fun art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Artist Christine Thornton will teach techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils. No art experience required! You’ll leave with a small finished painting.

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