Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 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 “Mentoring Appointment Sign Up Now” to sign up for Library sessions.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, January 16, 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.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • School's Out Movie
    When: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A rabbit police officer must work with a fox con artist to crack a major case. In honor of the National Day of Service, if you bring along a donation for the New Trier Food Pantry, we will deliver it for you. All ages.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, January 16, 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.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Before the Flood Documentary Screening
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette in a viewing of actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s necessary and thought provoking documentary as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the present and future dangers of climate change, how it affects everyone’s life on this planet, and what we can do to change it.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom, by Joan Holub. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts December 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 3 for nonresidents.
  • Before the Flood Documentary Screening
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette in a viewing of actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s necessary and thought provoking documentary as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the present and future dangers of climate change, how it affects everyone’s life on this planet, and what we can do to change it.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Meet with fellow veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam to enjoy coffee and conversations. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Purpose Workshop - Registration Required
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Craft your personal mission statement through discovery tools and exercises. In this 2-hour interactive workshop, writer, speaker, and professional life coach Hélène Tragos Stelian will walk you through a step-by-step process, based on the best purpose research, to identify how you are meant to spend your time and energy. You will become clear on what matters to you, what your talents are, and what passions you wish to pursue. You will come out of this workshop with a personal mission statement that will guide your decisions moving forward and empower you toward meaningful and purposeful action. Some pre-work forms will be available to particpants.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 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.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Sign up by clicking here or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • Foreign Film Showing: The Iran Job, Iran
    When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The third Thursday of the month brings foreign film showings. Films begin at 9:30am.
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Thursday, January 19, 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 -- South Africa
    When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of South Africa.
  • 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.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • 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.
  • Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists
    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The internet can be an overwhelming place for beginning genealogists. Which websites are reliable? Which will help you discover when great-grandpa was born or how he came to the United States? Genealogist Ginger Frere will introduce novice genealogists to several websites that will launch their cyberspace searches in the right direction.
  • Ondas Ensemble
    When: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Ondas is a classical chamber group playing music from throughout the Americas. Since their first concert in 2007 as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Ondas Ensemble has been delighting audiences with its inventive and unique programming of new and historic works. Ondas, which means "waves" in both Spanish and Portuguese, also means "cool" or "latest trend." Ondas works closely with contemporary composers, developing new works for the ensemble.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, January 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.

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