Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Adult Events

On this page, you’ll find upcoming adult events scheduled in the next few weeks. For a full listing of all our upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 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: New York
    When: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore New York with intrepid traveler Lindy Rubin.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 06, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Garden Designs with Water in Mind
    When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Wilmette residents and former Go Green Wilmette Alternative Yard tour participants, Laura Smith and Cathy Taylor, will discuss the beautifully practical ways their yards have been designed to provide native habitat and manage storm water. Get tips for diverting storm water from your foundation while retaining it to nurture your plants on dry days. This year’s Alternative Yard Tour takes place on Sunday, July 19.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 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: Argentina
    When: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of Argentina
  • Your Website & Social Media – How to Evaluate, Improve, & Remain Legal
    When: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Your business website and associated social media accounts serve as the public face of your organization. How do you ensure you’re communicating the right message, engaging users in the process, and avoiding lawsuits? Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, will answer these questions and more.
    Sponsored by SCORE Chicago, a free mentoring service of the Small Business Administration. Register through the Library’s online calendar or call 847-256-6930.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Harvard psychologist Alice Howland is in the prime of life when she's suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Yet she is determined to find meaning and purpose as her concept of self gradually slips away.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 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: The Silk Road
    When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    World traveler Bill Helmuth will take you on a tour of China's Silk Road.
  • Organizing your Papers, Time, and House
    When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Lynn Gooding, Certified Professional Organizer and ICD Master Trainer, is the founder and owner of Order in the House, Inc. She has been a professional organizer since 2002, and specializes in residential organizing. Lynn will be presenting on organizing the three main areas where people seem to need the most help: How to manage and minimize the amount of paper/paperwork in our lives/homes, (e.g., school projects, junk mail, important household paperwork); how to best manage our time, (giving us time to “spare” for actual living); and how to best organize and maintain a clutter-free home to the best of our abilities.
  • iPad Basics and Q & A
    When: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, July 20, 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.
  • Genealogy Roadshow Solves Mystery Author's Family Mystery
    When: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Although Gail Lukasik writes about mystery, there was a family mystery she was never able to solve. When Genealogy Roadshow solicited applicants for family mysteries with historical relevance, she applied. The show was so intrigued by her family's story, they sent a film crew to Libertyville to tape her, and then filmed her and her family in St. Louis where they revealed her mother's life-changing secret. Gail will discuss her experiences from the initial application to the final reveal, as well as the research that went into her family discovery. Come be inspired to search out your own family history.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Streaming Music to Your Device
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn how to stream music to an iPad, iPhone, Android or other device using free Internet and Library resources including Hoopla, Songza, and Podcasts.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Media Room

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 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: Bahamas
    When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of the Bahamas.
  • Friday Night Jazz: Sam Fazio Jazz Trio
    When: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene in 2009 and has been making an impact ever since. Sam is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music. Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes, and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations showcase his soulful yet classic style. Don’t miss this dynamic trio featuring Sam Fazio on vocals accompanied by piano and bass.
  • "Girl in a Band" Book Club Discussion
    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    In this special Summer Reading Club book club discussion, we will discuss "Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon of the musical group, Sonic Youth. The discussion will be held off-site at the Rock House coffee shop at 1150 Central Ave. Iced tea will be provided. Please come having read the book and ready to discuss.
  • Annuities: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated
    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    While they carry the same name, annuities differ greatly in terms of their risks, costs, underlying investments, and potential benefits. Which ones are the most appropriate for providing retirement income? As an investment, how do they compare with other options such as mutual funds? What are the pros and cons of features like Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefits? Financial educator Karen Chan, CFP®, will help you cut through the sales-speak to better understand these complex products.
  • E-Books
    When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Paint to the Rhythm with Christine Thornton
    When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Both adults and teens are welcome to join us for this fun art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Artist Christine Thornton will teach techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils. No art experience required! You’ll leave with a small finished painting.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 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: Colorado and Utah
    When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore Colorado and Utah with Foil Miller.
  • Last Day of the Summer Reading Clubs!
    When: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - All Day

    Turn in your log sheets to service desk! For adults and teens, turn in your log sheet to receive a completion prize and the chance to win the grand prize!
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 03, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam War Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Media Room

    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.
  • iPad Basics and Q & A
    When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 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
    When: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Media 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 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
    When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Media Room

    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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Teen Room

    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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This group meets weekly and offers peer reviews of submitted works within a supportive environment. Facilitator Julie Johnson coordinates the group. Newcomers welcome.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 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.

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