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

  • Preschool Science Explorers: Magnets

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

    Investigate the science of magnets 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, Jr.

    When: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Take the very first steps towards learning computer programming by trying out this new iPad app, a version of the digital media design program Scratch created for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. For grades 1-3. Registration starts November 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; November 17 for nonresidents.

  • Engineering Challenge: Sugar Cube Igloos (Gr. K-2)

    When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Cold weather is coming, but you'll be sure to keep warm when you design and build your own igloo out of sugar cubes. Grades K-2. Registration starts November 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, December 4 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, December 14, 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.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, December 17, 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 December 3 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; December 10 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Preschool Science Explorers: Sound

    When: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Investigate the science of sound through stories, songs, and hands-on exploration. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts December 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; December 22 for nonresidents.

  • The Frog Lady Presents Reptiles and Amphibians

    When: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians, and meet over 20 live animals. You can stay after to get your picture taken with them, so be sure to bring your camera. For all ages. Free ticket required. Tickets available at the Youth Desk the day of the performance.

  • The Frog Lady Presents Reptiles and Amphibians: Sensory-Friendly Performance

    When: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians, and meet over 20 live animals. You can stay after to get your picture taken with them, so be sure to bring your camera. This sensory-friendly performance is intended for children with special needs, ages 3-18, and their families. Registration starts December 20 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, December 27 for nonresidents.

  • The Frog Lady Presents Reptiles and Amphibians

    When: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians, and meet over 20 live animals. You can stay after to get your picture taken with them, so be sure to bring your camera. For all ages. Free ticket required. Tickets available at the Youth Desk the day of the performance.

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