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.

  • E-Books - CANCELLED
    When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for a book discussion. Carla Power's If the Oceans Were Ink is February's book choice.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 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.
  • The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In The South Side, Moore provides a contemporary snapshot of a fundamental issue facing her native city today: segregation on the South Side. While mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted Chicago as a “world-class city,” it remains one of the most segregated cities in America. And while it would be easy to think of a city with a billion-dollar park, Michelin-rated restaurants, waterfront views, world-class shopping, and a thriving theater scene as a model for other metropolitan areas, underneath the shiny façade lurks the reality of deeply-rooted and destructive racial segregation.

    Books will be available for purchase.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 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 -- PariScenes
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore the beauty and history of Paris with Tish Robinson's PariScenes presentation.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    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.
  • Digital Photo Organizing
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn to transfer photos from your digital camera or Android device to a PC computer, rename the files, and organize them into folders.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This is a session in a 6-week series. To register for the series, please visit the calendar entry for the first class on Jan. 26 or call the Library at 847.256.5025.
  • The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Changeling
    When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This masterpiece of Renaissance tragedy focuses on the theme of treachery that comes as a result of sinful human nature. The play tells the story of a love triangle between Beatrice-Joanna; Alonzo, the man to whom she is betrothed; and Alsemero, the man she loves.
    Funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library
  • Maker Sunday: Fabulous Fibers
    When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enter the fabulous world of fibers. You can make a no-sew blanket to keep or donate to Project Linus for children in need. We'll also get you started knitting, and more.
  • Howard Kanter Art Reception
    When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come view the works of Howard Kanter!
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 26, 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.
  • On Line Advertising and Search Engine Optimization
    When: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    How important is search engine optimization (SEO) for your web site? Find out how to be listed on the first page of search engines when people search for your type of business and learn about sponsored search results.
    Learn how to best set up a pay-per-click campaign (PPC) as well as realistic budget allocations for these marketing techniques. Presented by SCORE Chicago. Register here or call 847-256-6935.
  • Polar Explorer Annie Aggens Discusses Climate Change & its Effect on the Arctic
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join polar guide Annie Aggens for an armchair expedition to the Geographic North Pole where she will talk about the changes that are occurring at the North Pole as a result of global warming and how it effects North Pole expeditions and the rest of the planet.

    This program is part of the Library's Greener Choices Programing in concert with Go Green Wilmette.
  • Social Media Q&A Session
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for experienced users of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Polar Explorer Annie Aggens Discusses Climate Change & its Effect on the Arctic
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join polar guide Annie Aggens for an armchair expedition to the Geographic North Pole where she will talk about the changes that are occurring at the North Pole as a result of global warming and how it effects North Pole expeditions and the rest of the planet.

    This program is part of the Library's Greener Choices Programing in concert with Go Green Wilmette.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, March 01, 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, March 01, 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.
  • Gulp by Mary Roach Book Club Discussion
    When: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Come and discuss the hilarious and informative book, Gulp by Mary Roach! Roach investigates the digestive system in layperson’s terms by smelling and tasting what we cringe to even read about and relates it back with humor and tact. Snacks will be provided and discussed in relation to the book. Please come having read the book and ready to discuss!
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, March 02, 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.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This is a session in a 6-week series. To register for the series, please visit the calendar entry for the first class on Jan. 26 or call the Library at 847.256.5025.
  • All Ages Movie Poster Contest and Exhibit
    When: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - All Day
    Where: Vestibule

    Fun Guaranteed...For REEL! Visit the Library today from 9am-4:15 pm to view an exciting, vibrant display on the Library's first floor of full size movie posters of popular films. Participate in a short, but fun matching activity - match several descriptions correctly to movie posters displayed at the Library for a chance to be the LUCKY WINNER of a $30.00 gift card supplied by the presenter!
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 05, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 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.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    When: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Friends Mtg.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 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.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 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, March 09, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    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.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore Informational Seminar
    When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how you can become part of K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore, an animal-assisted children's literacy and community outreach program. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 12, 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, March 13, 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 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, March 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss William Styron's classic, The Confessions of Nat Turner. Through the mind of a slave, Styron has re-created an historic event. The novel dramatizes the miseries, frustrations, and hopes which caused this extraordinary man to rise up from the chains of history and strike down those who held his people in bondage.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, March 15, 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.
  • Introduction to Reference USA, a Business and Marketing Tool
    When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    ReferenceUSA is a library database providing information on over 25 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers. Business listings include such data as company names, phone numbers, addresses, key executive names, SIC Codes, employee size, and sales volume. At this session, entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. A light lunch will be provided. Register though the Library’s calendar or call 847 256-6930.
  • Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA
    When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of your career search strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; assembling a network of references and referrers; finding key persons at a business to act as mentors; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. We will also explore the Jobs & Internship module, which adds a new dimension to job searching.
  • Foreign Film Showing
    When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The third Thursday of the month brings foreign film showings. Films begin at 9:30am.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, March 16, 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.
  • Beyond Ancestry’s Shaky Leaf Hints- What to do Next
    When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Did you get your start in genealogy with Ancestry.com? Not really sure what to do after you don’t see any more shaky leaf hints? Come and enjoy this fun talk that will walk you through accredited genealogy methodology, and show you how to use Ancestry like a pro! Presented by genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass.
  • The Rise and Fall of Mies van der Rohe
    When: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Architectural historian Tim Wittman returns. Mies, advocate for innovation in design, director of the Bauhaus in Germany, and blacklisted by the Nazi party for his dismissal of tradition had an international reputation as a preeminent architect. When he emigrated he chose Chicago, where he could further his career by melding European Modernist aesthetics with American engineering excellence. The style he advocated was at first exciting, then taken for granted, and eventually abandoned. Wittman will discuss his meteoric rise, success, and fall from favor, and see how his work sowed some of the seeds of its own demise.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 19, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, March 20, 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.
  • Maker Monday: Spring Green Party!
    When: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    At this celebration of all things green, we'll help you get ready for gardening season with a seed craft project and take your picture against a green screen. Also, we'll be having a swap. Bring your puzzles, games, and craft supplies to trade with other attendees. Anything left over will be donated to charity. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for a book discussion.

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