Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Family PlayLab: Cardboard Castle Maze
    When: Saturday, December 10, 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. Come help us build, decorate, and play in a huge cardboard creation. Building ends at 10:45, but the maze will remain in the Youth Program Room until 4:00 for play and exploration. All ages.
  • Maker Sunday: Games Galore
    When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    While away the cold December hours with family, friends, and fun games. Make and play card, board, and computer games.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, December 11, 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Families who have a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend support group meetings. Mike Denesha, the group's facilitator, is a Wilmette resident who holds a Master's degree in family caregiving. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a lively discussion of Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. Hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. In the book, three fictional families cross paths with Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other famous figures.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Excel: Using functions to identify trends
    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Participants should have basic knowledge of Excel and some experience in using functions and formulas.
  • Vinyl Cutter 101
    When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Using our Silhouette vinyl cutter, we can make custom stickers, decals, or stencils. Great for scapbooking or customizing decorations. Open to Adults and Teens; computer/mouse experience required.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, December 14, 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 October 26.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes meets the second Wednesday of the month. The group is facilitated by Wilmette resident Merle Gleeson.
  • Foreign Film Showing: Das Fraulein, Switzerland
    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The third Thursday of the month brings foreign film showings. Films begin at 9:30am.
  • Armchair Travels-- Art of the Riviera
    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a DVD tour of the art of the Riviera.
  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, December 15, 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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