Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • The Shakespeare Project - As You Like It
    When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Follow it heroine Rosalind and her cousin Celia as they escape persecution at the hands of her uncle, Duke Frederick. Together, the cousins find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. Well known for its many famous speeches, including "All the World's a Stage", this play is a favorite among actors and audiences alike.
  • World War II Radio Hour
    When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Nostalgia Entertainment reenacts a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, Patti, Maxine and Andrew entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches, and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 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.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Maker Monday: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Decorate pumpkins without using a knife! We’ll bedeck pumpkins with glitter, paint, and more. Pumpkins will be provided. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Board Focus Group A
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Staff Focus Group A
  • Intro to Lynda.com Tutorials
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session will provide an introduction to Lynda.com, a site with step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology. Registration required.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Board Focus Group B
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Dying to Meet You, by Kate Klise. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts October 3 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 10 for nonresidents.
  • Intro to Microsoft Word 2016
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Requirements: Some basic knowledge of Word. Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Staff Focus Group B
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for a book discussion of Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Board Room

    Strategic Planning Team
  • The Battle of the Bulge
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum returns to the Library to give an overview of the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944, focusing on the role of the 1st Infantry Division, the storied Big Red One, and their action holding the northern shoulder of the Bulge in Butegnbach, Belgium.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, by E. L. Konigsburg. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts October 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 11 for nonresidents.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Collaborators Focus Group
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, October 26, 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.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Engagement Team Refresh
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore the art of Oaxaca with indigenous artist Carlos Orozco.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Board Room

    Leadership Team Focus Group
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Miniature World of Marvin & James, by Elise Broach. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts October 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 12 for nonresidents.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Engagement Team Refresh
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Strategic Planning
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Staff Focus Group C
  • Maker After Dark: Pint Glass Etching
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Art, technology, and beer intersect! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll design a stencil and use it to etch your own pint glass. After your project is complete, enjoy a pint of beer and a jazz concert by the Petra Van Nuis Trio in the Auditorium. This program is designed for adults only. Registration required.
  • Petra Van Nuis Trio in Concert
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Welcome back local favorites Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown, who will be joined by trombonist Russ Phillips, Jr. Melodic players who enjoy telling a story, they'll be presenting a concert of swinging jazz and bossa novas. Guests over age 21 are invited to enjoy a glass of beer. All are welcome, but ID is required to be served.
  • Maker After Dark: Pint Glass Etching
    When: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Art, technology, and beer intersect! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll design a stencil and use it to etch your own pint glass. After your project is complete, enjoy a pint of beer and a jazz concert by the Petra Van Nuis Trio in the Auditorium. This program is designed for adults only. Registration required.

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