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Kids' Events

Our regular storytime schedule can be found on our Early Childhood page. You may also view our calendar.

  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the Library? Do you have lots of ideas to make it even better? Join us for a meeting of our Kids’ Library Council to do fun activities and plan library spaces and programs for kids in 5th to 8th grades. Plus, get ready for winter by turning ordinary gloves into gloves that work with smart phones and iPods. For grades 5-8. Registration starts September 22 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 29 for nonresidents.

  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

    When: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. For grades 1-5, Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Registration starts September 24.

  • Heroes of Olympus Release Party

    When: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate the release of The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan, with games and activities inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. For grades 4-8. Registration starts September 25 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 2 for nonresidents.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Squids Will Be Squids, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. For grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Registration starts September 23 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 30 for nonresidents.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. For grades K-4. Registration starts October 1 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 8 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Hands-On Science: Magnets (Grades K-2)

    When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn about magnets through fun, hands-on activities. For grades K-2. Registration starts October 2 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 9 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Halloween Makeup

    When: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn to apply Halloween makeup -- both gory and gorgeous -- with professional makeup artist Allison Halver. She'll demonstrate how to make wounds and prosthetic applications and offer tips on how to apply Halloween makeup on your own. Participants will be able to try on some of the makeup. Snacks will be provided. For grades 5 to 8. Registration starts 10/5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, 10/12 for nonresidents.

  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Fun with Science!

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Talk, sing, read, write, and play your way to science fun as you learn how to engage your youngster in scientific inquiry through hands-on activities. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult. No registration required.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Athena the Brain, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts October 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; October 22 for nonresidents.

  • Lego WeDo

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Experiment with Lego robotics! Program and build your own cool contraptions. Grades 3-5. Registration starts October 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 6 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Preschool Science Explorers

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore science through stories, songs, and hands-on exploration. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts November 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 17 for nonresidents.

  • Scratch Multimedia Design

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn coding basics as you create a game. Please bring a flash drive. Grades 5-8. Registration starts November 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 17 for nonresidents.

  • Balloon Animal Workshop (Gr. 2-4)

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn to make your own balloon animals with magician and balloon artist Gary Kantor. You will take home all of your creations. Grades 2-4; parents welcome. Registration starts November 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 18 for nonresidents.

  • Balloon Animal Workshop (Gr. 5-12)

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn to make your own balloon animals with magician and balloon artist Gary Kantor. You will take home all of your creations. Grades 5-12; parents welcome. Registration starts November 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 18 for nonresidents.

  • Make Your Own Rolled Beeswax Candle

    When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come work together to create light in the darkness in this intergenerational storytime and craft. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5 and up. Registration starts November 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; December 6 for nonresidents.

  • Snowman Glitter Bottles (Gr. 1-2)

    When: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Let it snow! Celebrate the season by making a swirling, sparkling snowman bottle. Grades 1-2. Registration starts December 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; December 8 for nonresidents.

  • Snowman Glitter Bottles (Gr. 3-6)

    When: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Let it snow! Celebrate the season by making a swirling, sparkling snowman bottle. Grades 3-6. Registration starts December 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; December 8 for nonresidents.

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