STEMScience, Technology, Engineering & Math

While the Wilmette Public Library loves literature and language, we also recognize the importance of technological literacy. We offer many programs for children that build scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills, from simple chemistry experiments and animal visits to computer programming and Lego robotics.

Upcoming STEM Events

  • Light Painting

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Brighten up the dark winter season! Use iPads to capture amazing designs made with lights in the dark. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts 1/17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 1/24 for nonresidents.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 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. Sign-up starts 1/21 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, and 1/28 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 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.

  • Hands-On Science: Forensic Science (Gr. K-2)

    When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Hone your detective skills through fun, hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Library. Sign-up starts 1/29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 2/5 for nonresidents.

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