Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 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.
  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Ben's Bubble Show (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Registration is required for this sensory-friendly performance. Registration starts July 13 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 20 for nonresidents.
  • Ben's Bubble Show
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Evening Readers Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Elizabeth Strout's latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. Hospitalized for nine weeks, Lucy is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. As her mother talks of local gossip, Lucy recalls her difficult early life, how she escaped to college and a successful career, and the unexpressed love between her and her mother. A lyrical story about relationships.

    This is the second title in the Library's three-part book discussion series, Revisiting Our Winners: New Books by One Book Authors.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Hotter Summers, Stronger Storms: Connecting the Dots on Climate Change
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    All across America, communities continue to grapple with the disastrous effects of extreme weather. From superstorms to droughts to wildfires, this type of weather is becoming the norm. What are the facts? How bad is it? And what can we do? Join us to discuss climate change and its impacts around the world.

    Sponsored by the Climate Reality Project and co-hosted by Go Green Wilmette
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.
  • Armchair Travels: Finland
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of Finland.
  • Water Bottle Design
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make a water bottle awesome! Use design software and our vinyl cutter to create decorations for a water bottle. We'll supply the water bottles, you supply the good ideas! Grades 5–9. Registration starts July 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 21 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Hamster and Cheese, by Colleen A. F. Venable and Stephanie Yue. Grade 2-3 with an adult. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Sign-up starts July 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 14 for nonresidents.
  • Reading a Work of Art: African Art
    When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join art historian Lindy Rubin in an exploration of some world-famous works of art. Adults are invited to attend the last five minutes to see what the kids have learned. Ages 4-7. Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Hours - 5pm Closing
    When: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    WPL open from 1-5pm
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, August 01, 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
    When: Monday, August 01, 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.
  • Write - For the Win!
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stretch your imaginative muscles as you create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year's Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-9. Registration starts June 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 3 for nonresidents.
  • Interactive Movie
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by cheering, booing, and casting spells along with the first movie of the series. Costumes encouraged! Wizarding-themed snacks will be served. Grades 5–9. Rated PG.
  • Reading a Work of Art: Impressionism
    When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join art historian Lindy Rubin in an exploration of some world-famous works of art. Adults are invited to attend the last five minutes to see what the kids have learned. Ages 4-7. Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • Writers Group - CANCELLED - group resumes meeting Aug. 16
    When: Tuesday, August 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.

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