About our Events Calendar

Now it's easy to:

  • register for events online
  • set up email reminders
  • email a friend about an event
  • view your list of events 

With our new events calendar, you can view all of our upcoming events in an easy-to-read monthly calendar format. Using the "search slider" button at the top of the page, you can search for specific events by keyword or audience.

Events in blue text are children's events, and events in black text are for adults and/or teens. All events are clickable links to see the event details and descriptions.

For example, I clicked on a storytime event:

storytime details

I can e-mail the event to friends, set up a reminder, or even share the event on Facebook!

Underlined events require registration. Click on the underlined event, and you will be taken to the registration page.

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Any field marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. Note that any information you provide will be used for library communication purposes only.

Questions? Call either children's or adult services for more information!

Wilmette Public Library Computer Classes

On this page, you’ll find upcoming computer classes scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • FAQS from the Computer Room
    When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This lecture class will cover basic questions that have many patrons stumped including single spacing text, taking screen shots, and general file organizing.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Over 80 Magazine titles like Golf Digest, The Economist, Vanity Fair are available for download to your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. This session will provide an introduction to downloading the magazines to your device through the library’s subscription to Zinio for Libraries.
  • Social Media Q&A Session
    When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for experienced users of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Intro to Excel 2010
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn basic MS Excel functions and formulas. Some knowledge of previous version of MS Office required. Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join in on the digital craze! Come to this session to learn how to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, iPod, E-Reader, or mobile device. We'll take a tour of MyMediaMall, discuss some common problems, and walk through a download.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session is an overview of Hoopla, which provides movies, tv shows, and music you can download for free to your device with your library card. Additionally, retail services like Netflix will be discussed.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Over 80 Magazine titles like Golf Digest, The Economist, Vanity Fair are available for download to your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. This session will provide an introduction to downloading the magazines to your device through the library’s subscription to Zinio for Libraries.
  • Digital Photo Organizing
    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn to transfer photos from your digital camera or Android device to a PC computer, rename the files, and organize them into folders.
  • Social Media Q&A Session
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for experienced users of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

On this page, you’ll find upcoming kids’ events scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Penguin Problems, by Lauren Myracle. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts December 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 5 for nonresidents.
  • Origami Workshop
    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Adults and kids, come together to learn about the Japanese art of folded paper from some local origami experts. Sign-up starts January 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 14 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Year of the Dog, by Grace Lin. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts January 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 11 for nonresidents.
  • Year of the Rooster Storytime
    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this bilingual Korean-English storytime! Ages 3 and up.
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
    When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a show and tell of Chinese New Year traditions, legendary stories, Chinese calligraphy, and crafts. Ages 4 and up.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, February 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 January 18 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 25 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.
  • Family PlayLab: Rain Forest Expedition
    When: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. Traverse the rain forest obstacle course, make binoculars and use them to find animals hidden in the jungle. All ages.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Sign-up starts December 28.
  • STEAM Lab: Forensic Science (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your detective skills to learn about forensic science through fingerprints, invisible messages, and more! Grades K-2. Sign-up starts January 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 2 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, February 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.
  • Kids' Library Council: Secret Library Tour
    When: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    What do moving bookshelves, a dumbwaiter, and a tiny toilet have in common? They are all things you'll see on a behind-the-scenes tour of the library. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts January 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 6 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Perilous Princess Plot, by Sarah Courtauld. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts January 25 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 1 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hippopotamister, by John Patrick Green. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts January 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 2 for nonresidents.
  • 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.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about One Dead Spy, by Nathan Hale. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts January 31 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 7 for nonresidents.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime
    When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Light up the night with glowing stories, songs, and games. Ages 3+.
  • All Ages Movie Poster Contest and Exhibit
    When: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - All Day
    Where: Vestibule

    Fun Guaranteed...For REEL! Visit the Library today from 9am-4:15 pm to view an exciting, vibrant display on the Library's first floor of full size movie posters of popular films. Participate in a short, but fun matching activity - match several descriptions correctly to movie posters displayed at the Library for a chance to be the LUCKY WINNER of a $30.00 gift card supplied by the presenter!


 

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