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

  • Hands-On Science: Magnets (Grades 3-5)

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

    Learn about magnets through fun, hands-on activities. For grades 3-5. Registration starts August 28 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 4 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, September 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, September 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 September 3 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 10 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Take-Apart Night

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Have you always wanted to take apart your computer, but your parents won't let you? This is your lucky night! Take apart computer parts, printers, and other library machinery to see what's inside. No re-assembly required! For grades 5-8. Registration starts September 8 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 15 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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