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

  • Scratch Open Studio
    When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own games and animations using this digital media design program. We'll get you started, and then you'll have free time to work on your own creations. Grades 4-8. Sign-up starts February 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 13 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 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 February 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 22 for nonresidents.
  • STEAM Lab: Fractals (Gr. 3-5)
    When: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore the never-ending patterns of fractals using straws and pipe cleaners! Grades 3-5. Sign-up starts February 23 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 2 for nonresidents.
  • Fun with Math!
    When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Don't think math and fun go together? Think again! Play games, explore symmetry, and more as you learn how to engage your kids in mathematical exploration. Ages 3 to 6 with an adult.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 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.
  • DIY Phone Stickers
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Decorate your phone or other gadget with stickers you make yourself using our vinyl cutter and design software. Grades 5-8. Registration starts March 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 21 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 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 March 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 29 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 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: Fractals (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore the never-ending patterns of fractals using straws and pipe cleaners! Grades K-2. Sign-up starts March 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 6 for nonresidents.

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