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.

  • Urban Wildlife presented by Lincoln Park Zoo
    When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute have been studying our urban ecosystem with the ultimate goal of minimizing conflict between humans and wildlife. In this presentation they will highlight findings from their research, which includes acoustic bat monitoring, work with the endangered black-crowned night heron, and the world's most extensive camera survey of urban mammals. Learn how we can share space with these urban neighbors.
  • Writers Group - Canceled
    When: Sunday, February 14, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, February 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, February 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.
  • iPad Basics
    When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    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.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, February 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.
  • Getting Started on Your Family History
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come learn about free genealogy resources through FamilySearch.org during this workshop on the fundamentals of family research. Presented by Donna Roginski, avid genealogist and Wilmette Family History Center volunteer.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, February 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.
  • Furiously Happy Book Club Discussion at the Wilmette Wine Cellar
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    We will discuss the book Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson with an Adult Services Librarian off-site at the Wilmette Wine Cellar. Registration is required and will begin on January 21.
  • Armchair Travels: Paris Museums
    When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore Le Grand Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay: Metamorphoses and Masterpieces with Tish Robinson.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 21, 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.
  • Friend of the Library Meeting
    When: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Friends Mtg.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.
  • LWV/WPL Book Group
    When: Wednesday, February 24, 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.
  • Coffee & Conversation with Reps. Fine and Gabel
    When: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join State Reps. Laura Fine and Robyn Gabel for coffee and conversation.
  • The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Cymbeline
    When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare's late romances, is set in ancient Britain and is based on legends concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Featuring themes of innocence and jealousy, it encompasses aspects of both tragedy and comedy.
    Funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 28, 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, March 02, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 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.
  • Lakeside Flutes Concert
    When: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Founded in 1987 by a group of flute enthusiasts, the Lakeside Flutes group works to introduce the public to a wide variety of flute literature and to the unique sound of ensemble playing in a flute choir. Classical, pop, jazz, and contemporary styles will be featured.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, March 07, 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, March 07, 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.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a discussion of Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata. In the story of the complicated and doomed love affair between a wealthy dilettante and a lowly geisha, the Nobel prize winning author has created a passionate tale set against the beauty of western Japan.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • E-Books
    When: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 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. No registration necessary.
  • Gardening as We Age
    When: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Although advancing years may bring increasing challenges, there are some ways to make gardening a pleasure for a lifetime. Barb Kreski, an occupational as well as a horticultural therapist at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will present how to modify a gardener, a garden or gardening tools so that this healthful hobby continues to bring joy.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 13, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, March 14, 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.
  • iPad Basics
    When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    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.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, March 16, 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.
  • Finding Your Chicago Ancestors
    When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn the challenges of searching for your Windy City relations from Grace DuMelle, author of the award-winning Finding Your Chicago Ancestors : A Beginner's Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County. Discover geographic and government sources - fire insurance maps, probate cases, and inquest records - that can open a window into your ancestors' world. Copies of Grace's book will be available for signing and purchase.
  • Rising Strong Book Club Discussion at the Wilmette Wine Cellar
    When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    We will discuss the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown with an Adult Services Librarian off-site at the Wilmette Wine Cellar. Registration is required and will begin on February 18.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, March 20, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, March 21, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, March 23, 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.
  • Movie Poster Scavenger Hunt
    When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Media Room

    Bill Brandeis shares his extensive collection of pop culture posters in the lobby and Media Area of the Library. Movie lovers of all ages are invited to a scavenger hunt consisting of matching clues and descriptions to the movie poster art. One lucky “hunter” will receive a $30 Visa gift card provided by Mr. Brandeis. All ages welcome to participate.
  • New Claiming Strategies for Social Security
    When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Recent changes to Social Security regulations have changed how you can maximize benefits. We’ll discuss the new options and deadlines, and what actions you can take. If you’re thinking about your retirement plans, but haven’t yet claimed your Social Security benefits, this presentation is for you. Danielle L. Schultz is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with Haven Financial Solutions, Inc., a fee-only financial planning and investment management practice in Evanston.
  • O'Keeffe, Kahlo and Cassatt: A Drawing Workshop
    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about three popular female painters from art history: Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt. Artist Christine Thornton will start with a PowerPoint lecture touching upon the lives and art of these three fascinating women. Then you'll choose a reproduction of one of their paintings to copy in colored pencil under Christine's guidance.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 03, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, April 04, 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, April 04, 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.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, April 06, 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, April 06, 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.
  • Two Couples’ Stories: Reflections on a Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease
    When: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Hear from two couples whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease They will share, in their own words, their experiences from the time leading up to the diagnosis to the present. Their stories were developed as part of the Storytelling Program at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The presentation will be moderated by Lauren Dowden, LSW with time for questions and answers.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 10, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, April 11, 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.
  • iPad Basics
    When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    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.
  • E-Books
    When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 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. No registration necessary.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 17, 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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