Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

On this page, you’ll find upcoming kids’ events scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Ben's Bubble Show (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Registration is required for this sensory-friendly performance. Registration starts July 13 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 20 for nonresidents.
  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Water Bottle Design
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make a water bottle awesome! Use design software and our vinyl cutter to create decorations for a water bottle. We'll supply the water bottles, you supply the good ideas! Grades 5–9. Registration starts July 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 21 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hamster and Cheese, by Colleen A. F. Venable and Stephanie Yue. Grade 2-3 with an adult. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts July 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 14 for nonresidents.
  • Reading a Work of Art: African Art
    When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join art historian Lindy Rubin in an exploration of some world-famous works of art. Adults are invited to attend the last five minutes to see what the kids have learned. Ages 4-7. Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • Write - For the Win!
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stretch your imaginative muscles as you create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year's Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-9. Registration starts June 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 3 for nonresidents.
  • Interactive Movie
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by cheering, booing, and casting spells along with the first movie of the series. Costumes encouraged! Wizarding-themed snacks will be served. Grades 5–9. Rated PG.
  • Reading a Work of Art: Impressionism
    When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join art historian Lindy Rubin in an exploration of some world-famous works of art. Adults are invited to attend the last five minutes to see what the kids have learned. Ages 4-7. Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • Rock On!
    When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create one-of-a-kind art using rocks and other natural materials. Grades 1-4. Registration starts July 20 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 27 for nonresidents.
  • End of Summer Celebration
    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading as you sing and dance with award-winning musician Laura Doherty. If you wish, come at 6:30 and bring a picnic dinner. Performances begin at 7:00. In case of rain or extreme heat, the show will take place in the Library Auditorium.
  • Wire Art
    When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore your creativity as you create art with colorful wires. Grades 1-4. Registration starts July 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 4 for nonresidents.
  • Drop-In Chess
    When: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by for informal, fun competition with other kids who love the game. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive. All ages.
  • Calling All Kindergartners!
    When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library the first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of Library resources for kindergartners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don't already have one. Kindergartners with an adult. Registration starts August 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 13 for nonresidents.
  • Happy Moving
    When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Are you new to Wilmette? Getting ready to start a new school? Learn about settling into a new place and making new friends with Ali Wenzke, Moving Expert and Kind Kids Club Director at The Kindness Connection. Grades 1–4. Registration starts August 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 13 for nonresidents.
  • Calling All Kindergartners!
    When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library the first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of Library resources for kindergartners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don't already have one. Kindergartners with an adult. Registration starts August 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 13 for nonresidents.

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