Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago by Mike MacDonald
    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago by Mike MacDonald

    There are over 350 square miles of natural area within about an hour’s drive of downtown Chicago, yet most Chicagoans are unaware. Until now! Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side—a verdant, untamed Chicago that has been there all along, just waiting to be explored.

    Combining breathtaking images and imaginative storytelling, Mike leads you on an adventure into wondrous, enchanted lands located just up the road from home, work, and school. From kaleidoscopic tallgrass prairies to the open canopies of rare oak savannas, from the free-flying expanse of the butterfly to the mysterious world of the coyote, Mike’s startling photographs and inspirational stories of a vast and scenic Chicago represent a loving invitation to get out into nature and play.

    Mike’s new, nationally acclaimed coffee table book entitled My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago: A Celebration of Chicagoland’s Startling Natural Wonders is based on this very performance. Publishers Weekly wrote, “It is celebratory, soulful, and poetic...”

    A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow; copies of the book will be available for purchase after the performance. Learn more about Mike at www.ChicagoNature.com.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, October 02, 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 - CANCELLED
    When: Monday, October 03, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable - CANCELLED
    When: Monday, October 03, 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, October 03, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Preschool Storytime (Age 3+)
    When: Tuesday, October 04, 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, October 05, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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 September 21 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 28 for nonresidents.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 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 September 21.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 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.
  • Babytime (0-24 Months)
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 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, October 06, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.
  • Armchair Travels: Alsace & Lorraine
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore beautiful Alsace & Lorraine with France expert Tish Robinson.
  • Royal Tea
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Hark! Don your royal garb and join us for majestic stories, a regal snack, and a magnificent craft. Grades K-2. Registration starts September 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, September 29 for nonresidents.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette Library and The Family Service Center (FSC) for a 6-week evening series of "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Techniques for Retraining Your Brain: with Professor Jason M. Satterfield, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Built on a solid foundation of neurological and behavioral research, CBT is an approach almost anyone can use for promoting greater mental health and improving quality of life. This course will utilize videos featuring Dr. Satterfield and group discussion facilitated by FSC staff. You will learn practical tools to evaluate your own needs and to begin a tailored approach towards reaching your personal goals. Registration is preferred by calling the library at 847-256-5025 or via the online calendar.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Rhymetime (18 Months+)
    When: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.
  • Friends Meeting and Luncheon
    When: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Friends of the Library Meeting and Luncheon

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