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

  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 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. Grades K-4. Registration starts August 24 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 31 for nonresidents.
  • STEAM Lab: Mazes (Gr. 3-5)
    When: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Get your imagination geared up! Use boxes, paper, sticks, and more to create a fun and challenging maze. Grades 3-5. Registration starts August 25 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 1 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 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.
  • Family PlayLab: Wham Bam Percussion Jam!
    When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. This month, experiment with rhythm, explore percussion instruments, and build your own. All ages.
  • Super Block Breakers: Advanced Scratch with Digital Adventures
    When: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design a game similar to Pong using this digital media design program. Staff from Wilmette's Digital Adventures, which offers coding classes and technology camps for kids, will lead the class. Grades 5-8. Registration starts September 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 11 for nonresidents.
  • Halloween Window Decorations
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design and cut Halloween decorations for your windows or walls. Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you'll make cobwebs, jack o'lanterns, or ghosts to stick wherever scaring is required. Grades 5-8. Registration starts September 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 19 for nonresidents.
    [Limit 10 kids]
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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. Grades K-4. Registration starts September 21 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 28 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 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.
  • STEAM Lab: Mazes (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Get your imagination geared up! Use boxes, paper, sticks, and more to create a fun and challenging maze. Grades K-2. Registration starts September 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 6 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Monsters!
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. This month, become Dr. Frankenstein and build your own monster, learn about some real ones, and play "Feed the Beast." All ages.

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