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.

  • Voter Registration
    When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Vestibule

    Voter Registration and information table hosted by LWV.
  • Cabaret Singer Tanya Malamed
    When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    You may recall seeing Ms. Melamed at the Library's open house in April, and she's back by popular demand this September. She'll be presenting a vocal and piano concert program of classic French songs and other standards. Her lovely voice and energetic playing is a treat for all ages.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, September 25, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, October 03, 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 - CANCELLED
    When: Monday, October 03, 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 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, October 05, 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.
  • Armchair Travels: Alsace & Lorraine
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore beautiful Alsace & Lorraine with France expert Tish Robinson.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, October 06, 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 or via the online calendar.
  • Friends Meeting and Luncheon
    When: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Friends of the Library Meeting and Luncheon
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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, October 11, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a lively discussion of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. A couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. This is one of the prize-winning novelist's most intensely moving works, with themes of lost memories, love and revenge.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Understanding Medicare
    When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    If you are approaching the age of 65 or are currently enrolled in Medicare, this educational seminar is for you. John Larson, a Medicare insurance specialist will explain in detail Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug coverage, including a list of do's and don'ts. After his presentation you will leave with important information to help you in choosing the right plan for you.
  • Intro to Excel 2010
    When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn basic MS Excel functions and formulas. Some knowledge of previous version of MS Office required. Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, October 12, 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, October 13, 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: Life on the Mississippi
    When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about life on the Mississippi with experienced traveler John Lynn.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, October 13, 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.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, October 13, 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
  • The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Henry V
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Chicago Shakespeare Project presents a staged reading of Henry V. The play tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. The last in a historical tetralogy, this play follows a mature, confident Henry V in his conquest of France.

    Funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, October 17, 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.
  • Maker Monday: Get Ready for Halloween!
    When: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Prepare for Halloween by silk screening canvas treat bags, creating headgear to fit any size head, and more. Supplies will be provided.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 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.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 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.
  • Chicago: A Biography - Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The book traces the history of Chicago from its beginning to the 2000s. On October 19 we will discuss the rapid growth of the city in the nineteenth century with a focus on its economic, ethnic, and cultural development. Discussion led by author Dominic Pacyga,PhD, professor of history in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College. Part 2 of the discussion continues on November 19. Registration required. Register here or call 847 256-6935.
  • Foreign Film Showing
    When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 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, October 20, 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.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, October 20, 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.
  • Hedy Weis and the Chicago Theater Scene
    When: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tonight theater critic, will talk about what makes the Chicago theater scene so special, and what changes she has seen over the years. She also will take a look at some of the highlights of the new season.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 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.
  • iPad Tips & Tricks
    When: Tuesday, October 25, 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.
  • Facebook 101: The Small Business Beginner's Guide to Marketing
    When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Many small business owners are already on Facebook talking to their friends and family. However, as an entrepreneur one can do so much more. Learn how using Facebook can benefit your business. Some of the best strategies and tools will be covered from setting up your profile to crafting a fan page as well as creating a Facebook ad. Prsented by SCORE Chicago. Register here or call 847 256-6935.

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