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Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Little Wolf's Book of Badness, by Ian Whybrow. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts 4/14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 4/21 for nonresidents.

  • Spring StoryWalk

    When: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring. Rain date: Wednesday, May 20.

  • Spring StoryWalk

    When: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring. Rain date: Wednesday, May 20.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts 4/29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 5/6 for nonresidents.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel, by Ruth McNally Barshaw. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-5 with an adult. Sign-up starts July 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and July 8 for nonresidents.

  • Park-a-Day Challenge: Vattmann Park

    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime from 11:30 to 12:00 when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with the Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

  • Park-a-Day Challenge: Townley Park

    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Townley Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime from 11:30 to 12:00 when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with the Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

  • Read to the Rhythm with Joel Frankel

    When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Read, sing, clap, and dance to the rhythm of Joel Frankel's Musical Merriment. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.

  • Stories in Maple Park

    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

  • Kids' Movie

    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Sing along with Ariel and her undersea friends in this tale based on the classic by Hans Christian Andersen. Rated G.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hachiko Waits, by Leslea Newman. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-5 with an adult. Sign-up starts 6/3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 6/10 for nonresidents.

  • Stories in Thornwood Park

    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Current Periodicals Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories and songs. Ages 3 and up.

  • Kids' Movie

    When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this film adaptation of the popular Jeff Kinney series, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes to survive middle school. Rated PG.

  • Scratch Jr.

    When: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take the very first steps towards learning computer programming by trying out this iPad app, a version of the digital media design program Scratch designed for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. Grades 1-3. Registration starts June 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 24 for nonresidents.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join Three Brothers Theatre of Waukegan for this all-ages adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter, by Richard Platt. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts June 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and June 23 for nonresidents.

  • Stories in Vattmann Park

    When: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Make important decisions about the look of WPL's new junior high area! Also, make bristlebots, robots assembled from toothbrushes, pager motors, and batteries. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Registration starts June 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 6 for nonresidents.

  • Fun with Cartoons, with Gene Myers (Gr. 2-4)

    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come to a hands-on class conducted by Myers, a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in Family Circle, Reader's Digest, McCall's, and many other publications. Grades 2-4. Registration starts June 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 7 for nonresidents.

  • Fun with Cartoons, with Gene Myers (Gr. 5-8)

    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come to a hands-on class conducted by Myers, a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in Family Circle, Reader's Digest, McCall's, and many other publications. Grades 5-8. Registration starts June 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 7 for nonresidents.

  • PicoBoards with Scratch

    When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Do you like to do digital media design with Scratch? You'll like it even more when you use a PicoBoard! Using PicoBoards, hardware that connects Scratch projects to the real world, we'll experiment with sound and light. Grades 5-8. Registration starts July 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 8 for nonresidents.

  • Kids' Movie

    When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This 2000 version of the classic Disney film features animated interpretations of great works of music. Rated G.

  • Summer StoryWalk

    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: Thursday, July 23.

  • Summer StoryWalk

    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: Thursday, July 23.

  • Music and Stories of New Orleans

    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come on down to the Bayou with Kidworks Touring Theatre. This spicy program is loaded with audience participation and will leave you dancing out the door. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.

  • Stories in Maple Park

    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this special evening storytime for you and your favorite stuffed pal. We'll listen to stories and do a craft before we tuck our friends in for the night. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and find out what the animals did in the Library while you were sleeping. Ages 4-7. Registration starts July 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 23 for nonresidents.

  • Stories in Thornwood Park

    When: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, by James Howe. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts July 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and July 21 for nonresidents.

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