Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Hands-On Science: Balloons (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore physics and chemistry through fun, hands-on activities using balloons. Grades K-2. Sign-up starts January 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 4 for nonresidents.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Urban Wildlife presented by Lincoln Park Zoo
    When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute have been studying our urban ecosystem with the ultimate goal of minimizing conflict between humans and wildlife. In this presentation they will highlight findings from their research, which includes acoustic bat monitoring, work with the endangered black-crowned night heron, and the world's most extensive camera survey of urban mammals. Learn how we can share space with these urban neighbors.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop by for informal, fun competition with other kids who love the game, 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 - Canceled
    When: Sunday, February 14, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 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 15, 2016 - 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, February 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Riley's emotions try to guide her through a difficult move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Rated PG. All ages.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 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, February 16, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • iPad Basics
    When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    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.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    World War II veterans gather for regular meetings from 10:00-11:30 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 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Getting Started on Your Family History
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come learn about free genealogy resources through FamilySearch.org during this workshop on the fundamentals of family research. Presented by Donna Roginski, avid genealogist and Wilmette Family History Center volunteer.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 “Make an Appointment” to sign up for Library sessions.
  • Furiously Happy Book Club Discussion at the Wilmette Wine Cellar
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    We will discuss the book Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson with an Adult Services Librarian off-site at the Wilmette Wine Cellar. Registration is required and will begin on January 21.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Words with Wings, by Nikki Grimes. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts January 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, February 3 for nonresidents.

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