Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom.
  • Armchair Travels -- Camino Santiago
    When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a tour of beautiful and historic Camino Santiago.
  • Scratch with Digital Adventures
    When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design a game similar to dodgeball 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 August 3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, August 10 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Life-sized Candyland
    When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Follow the rainbow path around a life sized version of this classic board game. Complete the game and receive a royal lollipop. All ages.
  • Summer Hours - 5pm Closing
    When: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    WPL open from 1-5pm
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Current Events Roundtable is the place to enjoy your second cup of coffee along with a roundup on the leading national, international and local news of the day. Moderated by Deerfield resident Don Levinthal, the group covers all points on the political spectrum. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Solar Eclipse Day
    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Stop in between noon and 3 for refreshments and information about the solar eclipse scheduled to begin at approximately noon in our area. The NASA live stream of the event will be running on our big screen in the Auditorium. A limited supply of approved glasses for viewing the solar eclipse will be available. Materials for making a pinhole viewer will be available.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Tablet/Smartphone Help Drop-In
    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Bring in your device and we'll help you use the Library's free resources, from downloading books to learning a new language.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Schedule a free, one-hour session with Mark Lieberman, a SCORE mentor and Kellogg MBA, who started four small businesses. Go to www.scorechicago.org and click on “Make an Appointment” to sign up for Library sessions.

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  • Inside Block Kids' Events Storytimes

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    Storytimes and other programs for children ages birth through six.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events Special Needs

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    Sensory-friendly events especially for kids with special needs and their families.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events STEM

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    Science, technology, engineering, and math programs for kids.

  • Inside Block Kids' Events Tweens


    Leadership, social, and STEAM opportunities for kids in 5th through 8th grades.

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