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.

  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, May 26, 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: Machu Picchu in Peru
    When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Stephanie & Jeff Emrich will present Peru's Machu Picchu today.
  • The Men of Omaha Beach
    When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Men of Omaha Beach paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 and provides insight into how the Normandy Invasion took place. The focus is upon individuals from the US 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions in the initial assault waves. These are the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor called D-Day. Period photographs show what it was like in 1944 and contemporary photographs show what some of these battle sites look like today. The presentation ends with a visit to Normandy American Cemetery, site of the bloodiest of the fighting and now a fitting tribute to these men’s sacrifices. Presented by Robert Mueller.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, May 31, 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, June 01, 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, June 01, 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
    When: Thursday, June 02, 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.
  • Independent Bookstores: Alive and Kicking!
    When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Representatives from The Book Stall in Winnetka, Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, and Women & Children First in Chicago join together for a panel discussion about the current state of the local independent bookstore. Why are indie bookstores thriving, and how are they meeting the challenges of new technologies, their changing relationship with publishers, and Amazon, the big gorilla on the block? This event is part of the Library's 2016 One Book, Everybody Reads program.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, June 06, 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, June 06, 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.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Friends Mtg.
  • Writers Group CANCELLED
    When: Tuesday, June 07, 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.
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Discussion
    When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come join a discussion of the book that is helping people all over the world rethink their attachment to possessions. We’ll help you figure out how to recycle, re-purpose or donate your belongings. Discussion led by Go Green Wilmette. Registration required.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, June 08, 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, June 09, 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, June 09, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.
  • YIVO Yiddish Film Festival Documentary Screening
    When: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Isaiah Sheffer was an actor, director, radio announcer, playwright, lyricist, singer, mentor, cultural entrepreneur, creative thinker, loyal friend, champion of those he worked with, dreamer, and impresario. The documentary exploring his life is an enduring portriat of a beloved figure in the arts community and in the hearts of many. Sheffer died in 2012 at age 76.
  • Friday Night Concert with Petra van Nuis Trio
    When: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy an evening of Great American Songbook standards both familiar and obscure. Petra, trumpeter Bobby Lewis and guitarist Andy Brown share a love of melody and lyrics and best express their creativity through the timeless popular music of the 1920s-50s.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 14, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Sarah Orne Jewett's classic of literary regionalism, The Country of the Pointed Firs. With warmth and compassion Jewett created vivid portraits of Maine coastal natives at the turn of the twentieth century, a time of rapidly disappearing traditions, manners, and dialects.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, June 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.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, June 15, 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.
  • iPad Basics
    When: Wednesday, June 15, 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.
  • Crafting An Inspired Midlife Chapter
    When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Midlife can be filled with challenges; empty nest, caring for aging parents, feeling stuck, feeling invisible, wondering what comes next. Or we may find ourselves thinking about the past and lost opportunities. But midlife should be about becoming inspired! In this presentation the “how to’s” of crafting an inspired midlife will be shared. You will walk away with inspiration, courage and a new appreciation of where you are and where you are going.
  • Foreign Film Screening
    When: Thursday, June 16, 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, June 16, 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.
  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.
  • Yoga on the Lawn
    When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Join yoga instructor Jenny Klein as she leads the group in a relaxing and rejuvenating session of yoga on the Library grounds! All levels of experience welcome; please bring a mat or a towel if you don't have one, and water. Yoga will take place in the auditorium if weather does not permit. Registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar. Meet on the lawn if not raining.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, June 20, 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.
  • My Fitness Pal App Class
    When: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn to use the fitness app, My Fitness Pal to help you track calories and exercise on your phone or computer for gaining, maintaining or losing weight, with Virtual Services Coordinator, Steve K. Registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar.
  • CCS Maintenance Coordinators Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    CCS Maintenance Coordinators Mtg.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Tuesday, June 21, 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, June 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, June 22, 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.
  • Evening Readers Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us to discuss Richard Russo’s Everybody’s Fool, the sequel to the author's 1993 novel, Nobody's Fool. In the new novel, Mr. Russo returns to North Bath and the players that made Nobody’s Fool his first great success. The novel is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who are lovable despite all their faults. Both books are featured in the 2016 One Book, Everybody Reads series. In addition, this program is part of 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, June 23, 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, June 23, 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.
  • Friday Night Concert with Guitarist Eric Lugosch
    When: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Eric Lugosch is a National Fingerpicking Champion who captivates acoustic guitar connoisseurs and fascinates lovers of jazz, R&B, blues and ragtime. As an experienced guitar teacher, he will also share tidbits about his style. Listen and you'll hear how Leo Kottke and Reverend Gary Davis inspire his elegant, vigorous tone. Watch and you'll see how Eric's twinkling humor shines through his music.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, June 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.
  • Walking Meditation with Full Bloomed Lotus
    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Exercise your mind and body as Katie Kolbe from Full Bloomed Lotus teaches the basics of mindfulness meditation. The workshop will open with a sitting or slow walking introduction to the topic, and then the group will be led in a mindful walk. Program may take place in the auditorium in the chance of inclement weather. Open to adults and teens; registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar. Meet in the auditorium.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 30, 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, July 05, 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, July 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, July 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 07, 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.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 11, 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.

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