Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • The Music and Influence of Pete Seeger

    When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate and remember the man who sang songs that millions learned, and learned from. Pete Seeger taught America how to sing together as one and spread the songs he created and those learned from others for all to enjoy. Featuring banjo and guitar, Wilmette local Steve Justman’s program will feature many Seeger favorites that have become part of the American folk song legacy. Featured favorites include This Land is Your Land, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, and Where Have All the Flowers Gone.

  • African Explosion

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kick-start African-American History Month with this explosive demonstration of drumming, dance, and acrobatics. 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.

  • African Explosion: Sensory-Friendly Performance

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kick-start African-American History Month with this explosive demonstration of drumming, dance, and acrobatics. This sensory-friendly performance is intended for children ages 3-18 with special needs and their families. Sign-up starts 1/17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 1/24 for nonresidents.

  • Light Painting

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Brighten up the dark winter season! Use iPads to capture amazing designs made with lights in the dark. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts 1/17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 1/24 for nonresidents.

  • Writers Group

    When: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 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.

  • Using Your Virtual Library

    When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Take a tour via the Internet of the resources and services the Library offers to remote users. Registration required. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only.

  • Current Events Roundtable

    When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 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, February 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • iPad Basics and Q & A

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Need some help getting started with your iPad? This class will take you on a tour of the basic features and functions of your iPad. Registration required. iPads provided for class use.

  • Behind the Scenes at the Northlight Theater- White Guy on a Bus

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Members of the cast and other artists from Northlight Theatre will share scenes as well as experiences working on their current show. A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their conversation reveals a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial biases. This world premiere play provides a candid and surprising perspective on the racial and socioeconomic divide in the education and criminal justice systems, and the pervasiveness of stereotyping across race, class and gender lines. Enter a drawing at the presentation for a free pair of tickets

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

  • Korean/Vietnam War Roundtable

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Korean/Vietnam War veterans hold regular meetings from 10-11:30 at the Library. Conversations are lively, the coffee plentiful and participants rarely miss a meeting. Newcomers are welcome.

  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, movement, and a craft for children who enjoy a good story.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 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. For grades K-4. Sign-up starts 1/21 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, and 1/28 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 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.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word, Part One

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn to create MS Word documents and use the editing ribbons. Some knowledge of MS Word is required.

  • ADHD Support Group

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 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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