Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Travelers to all parts of the world--whether overseas or the next county--of the world present their photos. Library staff is available to help with computer equipment.
  • Shopkins Fun Fair
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop in for for crafts and more. Bring your Shopkins to show or trade! Grades 1-5.
  • Bead to the Beat
    When: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Don't get the Spring Break Blues! Design your own beaded key chains and jewelry to our feel-good playlist. Grades 1-4. Registration starts March 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 24 for nonresidents.
  • Hansel and Gretel (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Improv Playhouse presents this interactive retelling of the classic tale. This performance is intended for children with special needs and their families. Registration starts March 18 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 25 for nonresidents.
  • Hansel and Gretel
    When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Improv Playhouse presents this interactive retelling of the classic tale. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 8 tickets per family.
  • Soprano Kirsten Leslie in Concert
    When: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kirsten Leslie has performed nationally and internationally as both singer and actress. Her repertoire is quite diverse, including operatic roles such as Gilda in Rigoletto, musical theatre roles such as Anne in A Little Night Music; and straight theatre roles such as Imogen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline. She recently gave her solo debut with the Houston Symphony and has soloed several times in New York City's Carnegie Hall.
  • Writers Group - CANCELLED for April 2
    When: Sunday, April 02, 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.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Monday, April 03, 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, April 03, 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, April 03, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Kids' Library Council: Meet a Therapy Cat
    When: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Meet Max, the reading therapy cat! A representative from pet therapy group Love on a Leash will introduce you to this amazing feline and explain how their program works. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts March 20 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 27 for nonresidents.
  • Literacy Committee Meeting
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Literacy Committee Meeting
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Attendees must provide their own transportation to the Museum located at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Visit the third largest Holocaust Museum and view the permanent Karkomi Holocaust exhibition. Registration required; begins March 1. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Create a Pivot Table: Intermediate Excel 2010
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 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.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 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, April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Arthritis: How to Thrive and Rise above Chronic Pain
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with arthritis, it is important to learn more about the disease and its potential impact. However, pinning down the facts about arthritis can be difficult as it is an often misunderstood disease with a core of common myths surrounding it. Arthritis is not just a disease of old age. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This program will help educate people on three main areas: prevention, detection, and proactive treatments. Presented by Dr. Ben Duke.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 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 March 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 29 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 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.
  • "Working Stiff" Book Club Discussion
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Meet us at the Rock House coffee shop at 1150 Central Ave. to discuss “Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner” by Judy Melinek, MD.

    Description: “A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.”
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Attend an informal, non-judgmental forum to discuss ADHD. Learn and share strategies and resources, or come just to listen. The group's facilitator, Wilmette resident Dale Davison, holds a Master's degree in special education; she is a board certified ADHD coach and consultant.

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