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 Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Marsha Peterson-Maass will share a wealth of helpful tools on topics such as: Research Strategies, Brick Wall Solutions, CyndisList Tools, County Boundaries, Hiring a Professional Genealogist, Timelines, Health Predisposition Results Sheet, Blogs & Podcasts, Maps, and "Rounding Up the Usual Suspects." Topics are from her new textbook, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used. Books will be distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture. They will be available for purchase.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 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.
  • CANCELLED Adult Show & Tell
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Remember how much fun it was to participate in “Show and Tell”? This program reignites the pleasure of sharing treasured possessions, including memorabilia or a special photograph. “Show and Tell” is part of the new interest in sharing one’s personal history. Betsy Storm, writer, author and a member of the Association of Personal Historians, will lead participants in a completely interactive morning. Registration required. Sign up online via the Library events calendar or call 847 256-6930.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session is an overview of Hoopla, which provides movies, tv shows, and music you can download for free to your device with your library card. Additionally, retail services like Netflix will be discussed.
  • Evening Readers Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Elizabeth Strout's latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. Hospitalized for nine weeks, Lucy is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. As her mother talks of local gossip, Lucy recalls her difficult early life, how she escaped to college and a successful career, and the unexpressed love between her and her mother. A lyrical story about relationships.

    This is the second title in the Library's three-part book discussion series, Revisiting Our Winners: New Books by One Book Authors.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Hotter Summers, Stronger Storms: Connecting the Dots on Climate Change
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    All across America, communities continue to grapple with the disastrous effects of extreme weather. From superstorms to droughts to wildfires, this type of weather is becoming the norm. What are the facts? How bad is it? And what can we do? Join us to discuss climate change and its impacts around the world.

    Sponsored by the Climate Reality Project and co-hosted by Go Green Wilmette
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 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: Finland
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of Finland.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 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, August 01, 2016 - 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.
  • Writers Group - CANCELLED - group resumes meeting Aug. 16
    When: Tuesday, August 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 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: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Families who have a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend support group meetings. Mike Denesha, the group's facilitator, is a Wilmette resident who holds a Master's degree in family caregiving. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Writers Group - CANCELLED - group resumes meeting Aug. 16
    When: Tuesday, August 09, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Over 80 Magazine titles like Golf Digest, The Economist, Vanity Fair are available for download to your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. This session will provide an introduction to downloading the magazines to your device through the library’s subscription to Zinio for Libraries.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes meets the second Wednesday of the month. The group is facilitated by Wilmette resident Merle Gleeson.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 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, August 11, 2016 - 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, August 15, 2016 - 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, August 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 “Make an Appointment” to sign up for Library sessions.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 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.
  • When Home Base Moves - Family Caregivers
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Do you or loved one have a lifetime of treasures, or even just plain “stuff”, to deal with? Is the prospect of even sorting through all this stuff a bit overwhelming? There are strategies and methods to help downsize for a move-or to keep an environment safe. Presented by Clutter Consultant and professional organizer Nancy Katz. Part of SASI's Family Cargiver 101 series.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 23, 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.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session is an overview of Hoopla, which provides movies, tv shows, and music you can download for free to your device with your library card. Additionally, retail services like Netflix will be discussed.
  • Evening Readers Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Colum McCann's latest novella, Thirteen Ways of Looking. An aged judge of failing body but nimble mind is assaulted on the street after having dinner with his boorish son. In a unique and surprising story, McCann compares the detectives' investigation of the crime with literary critics interpreting a poem.

    This program is the last title in the Library's three-part book discussion series, Revisiting Our Winners: New Books by One Book Authors.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 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, August 25, 2016 - 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.
  • Aviva Trio in Concert
    When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Mark your calendar for the stunning Aviva Trio. Violinist Linda Veleckis has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and Europe. Cellist Emily Lewis Mantell is currently principal cellist with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and is a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta. She has also held principal positions with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Collaborative Pianist Paul Dykstra strives to showcase the music of composers lost to us due to the Holocaust. His collaborative piano repertory includes most major works for both four hands piano duet and duo, as well as the piano trio, piano quartet and piano quintet libraries.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 30, 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, September 06, 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 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.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 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, September 08, 2016 - 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: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Families who have a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend support group meetings. Mike Denesha, the group's facilitator, is a Wilmette resident who holds a Master's degree in family caregiving. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a lively discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Addie and Louis, both widowed and long time neighbors, embark on a tender relationship to ward off loneliness. But their nightly visits provoke local gossip and their grown children's disapproval creates further complications for their growning love. A lyrical testament to the human need for companionship.

    Refreshments wil be served.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes meets the second Wednesday of the month. The group is facilitated by Wilmette resident Merle Gleeson.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 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, September 19, 2016 - 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 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.

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