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.

  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Intro to Excel 2010
    When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 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.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 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.
  • iPad Tips & Tricks
    When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for Intermediate users of iPad. Let's go beyond the basics and explore some neat features you can use on your iPad! Registration required. iPads provided for class use.
  • Grandparenting from Afar
    When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Discover fun ways to keep in touch with your grandchildren using apps and tools on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Why is my computer running slow?
    When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This lecture-based class will show you software to bring your computer back to its optimal speed.
  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.

 

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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.

  • Halloween Window Decorations
    When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Design and cut Halloween decorations for your windows or walls. Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you'll make cobwebs, jack o'lanterns, or ghosts to stick wherever scaring is required. Grades 5-8. Registration starts September 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 19 for nonresidents.
    [Limit 10 kids]
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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 September 21 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 28 for nonresidents.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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 September 21.
  • Royal Tea
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Hark! Don your royal garb and join us for majestic stories, a regal snack, and a magnificent craft. Grades K-2. Registration starts September 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 29 for nonresidents.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 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
    When: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the Library? Do you have lots of ideas to make it even better? Join us for a meeting of our Kids' Library Council to do fun activities and plan library spaces and programs for kids in 5th to 8th grades. This month, make stop-motion animation and time-lapse videos using the recently remodeled library's new toys and installations. Grades 5-8. Registration starts September 26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 3 for nonresidents.
  • STEAM Lab: Mazes (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Get your imagination geared up! Use boxes, paper, sticks, and more to create a fun and challenging maze. Grades K-2. Registration starts September 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 6 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Monsters!
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 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. This month, become Dr. Frankenstein and build your own monster, learn about some real ones, and play "Feed the Beast." All ages.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hyde and Shriek: A Monsterrific Tale, by David Lubar. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts September 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 4 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about My Haunted House, by Angie Sage. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts September 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 5 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon, by Kate DiCamillo. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts September 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 6 for nonresidents.
  • Halloween Makeup
    When: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your Halloween costume fabulously scary with makeup! Learn to apply Halloween makeup—both gory and gorgeous—with professional makeup artist Allison Halver. She'll demonstrate how to make wounds and prosthetic applications and offer tips on how to apply Halloween makeup on your own. Participants will be able to try on some of the makeup. Please note that we will be working with latex. Grades 5-8. Registration starts October 10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, October 17 for nonresidents.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • 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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