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 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, Illinois 60091  •  847-256-5025

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

Sat:  9 am - 5 pm

Sun:  1 pm - 9 pm

Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Events

  • Rhymetime

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • E-Book Basics

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to download library e-books and e-audiobooks to your iPad, Kindle, eReader or mobile device.

  • Fancy Nancy Party

    When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    You are cordially invited to celebrate Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy books! Wear fancy clothes, listen to fancy stories, and do fancy crafts. It will be magnifique! Ages 4-9. Registration starts April 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 16 for nonresidents.

  • Babytime

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Fiber Arts Group

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Calling all knitters and stitchers! Bring your project for an informal session and share your expertise and wisdom. Refreshments served.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Armchair Travels

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore Brazil in a Nutshell with Foil Miller.

    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.

  • Fire Department Blood Pressure Screening

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Stop by the Small Meeting Room to have your blood pressure screened by the Wilmette Fire Department.

  • An Apology to Elephants Screening and Discussion

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This powerful documentary looks at the abuse of these ancient and intelligent animals and shows how some people are working to improve their lives. Following the screening, stay to have a discussion led by members of the North Shore Coalition for Animals.

  • Rhymetime

    When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Rhymetime

    When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: All’s Well that Ends Well

    When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy this staged reading of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Set in France and Italy, All’s Well That Ends Well is a story of one-sided romance, based on a tale from Boccaccio’s The Decameron.

  • The Real Vodou: A Haitian Classical Music Concert

    When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore Haiti through music with Crossing Borders Music Collective, which will present string quartets by Haitian composers and, through narrative, images, and video, explore the rich culture of Haitian Vodou that inspired their music.

  • Writers Group

    When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 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.

  • State Rep. Laura Fine

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Come meet 17th District State Rep. Laura Fine!

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Alzheimer's Support Group

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Families who have a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend support group meetings. Mike Denesha, the group's facilitator, is a Wilmette resident who holds a Master's degree in family caregiving. Newcomers are always welcome.

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the Library? Do you have lots of ideas to make it better? Join us for a meeting of our Kids' Library Council to do fun activities and plan library spaces and programs for kids in 5th to 8th grades. Snacks will be served. Also this month, make a stop-motion animation movie! Registration starts April 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 21 for nonresidents.

  • Fourth Monday Book Discussion

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A staff librarian leads a discussion of Claire of the Sea Light

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Longer books, songs and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.