Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Book Buddies
    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week's program is full.
  • ACT/SAT Practice Test Follow-Up Session
    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Follow-up session to the ACT and SAT tests.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Maker After Dark
    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Our popular all-ages Maker series is getting a grown-up twist! Make your own custom chalkboard cheese tray, then sample delicious cheeses. After your project is complete, head out to the Library Lawn for a concert with the Third Sunday String Band. Registration required.
  • Third Sunday String Band in Concert
    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Join us on the Library Lawn for a fun-filled Friday evening concert. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music of the Third Sunday String Band, a group of dynamic Chicago musicians dedicated to the preservation of traditional American music.
  • Family PlayLab: Sneaky Art
    When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come have an Andy Goldsworthy experience at a nature art table and make art to hide in the library and the community. All ages.
  • Summer Hours - 5pm Closing
    When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    WPL open from 1-5pm
  • Stories in Thornwood Park
    When: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Club Hogwarts: Wand Shop
    When: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make friends and enjoy magical activities and snacks inspired by the world of Harry Potter. Accio fun! Today, make your own wands -- edible and non! Grades 5-8. Registration starts July 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 17 for nonresidents.
  • Tech Playground (Gr. 1-4)
    When: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Kids, show your parents what you can do! You'll both have the opportunity to play with the library's tech toys such as Lego WeDo, Scratch Jr., robots, and more. Grades 1-4 with an adult. Registration starts July 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 17 for nonresidents.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Storytelling by Design: Make Your Own Tale
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts July 11 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 18 for nonresidents.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 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.
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 5-8)
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Ghost, by Jason Reynolds. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 5-8 with an adult. Sign-up starts July 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 11 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Lois Ehlert
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore using found objects and natural materials in the style of Lois Ehlert. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts July 12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 19 for nonresidents.
  • Tablet/Smartphone Help Drop-In
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 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.
  • Pinterest
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn how you can use Pinterest to create a virtual bulletin board to share recipes, craft ideas, images and more.
  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Ben's Bubble Show (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kids with special needs and their families are invited to this fun show with bubble sculptures, sleight of hand, and audience participation! Registration starts July 12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 19 for nonresidents.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 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.
  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.

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    Interested in a library event? Visit our online calendar for details and registration information.

 

  • 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

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

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