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.

  • Introduction to Quick Books
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    An introduction to Quick Books for the first time user. Presented by Joel Shabsin, retired CPA and owner of a firm that specialized in small business financial issues. Register on the Library's calendar or call 847 256-6935.
  • What Do I Read Next?
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn how Goodreads and Novelist can help you browse reading interests, discover new authors, rate and review your reads, and choose your next literary adventure.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 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.
  • Soprano Kirsten Leslie in Concert
    When: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kirsten Leslie has performed nationally and internationally as both singer and actress. Her repertoire is quite diverse, including operatic roles such as Gilda in Rigoletto, musical theatre roles such as Anne in A Little Night Music; and straight theatre roles such as Imogen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline. She recently gave her solo debut with the Houston Symphony and has soloed several times in New York City's Carnegie Hall.
  • Writers Group - CANCELLED for April 2
    When: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 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
    When: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 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, April 03, 2017 - 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.
  • Literacy Committee Meeting
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Literacy Committee Meeting
  • Tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Attendees must provide their own transportation to the Museum located at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Visit the third largest Holocaust Museum and view the permanent Karkomi Holocaust exhibition. Registration required; begins March 1. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Create a Pivot Table: Intermediate Excel 2010
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Participants should have basic knowledge of Excel and some experience in using Functions and Formulas.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Meet with fellow veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam to enjoy coffee and conversations. Newcomers are welcome.
  • Arthritis: How to Thrive and Rise above Chronic Pain
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with arthritis, it is important to learn more about the disease and its potential impact. However, pinning down the facts about arthritis can be difficult as it is an often misunderstood disease with a core of common myths surrounding it. Arthritis is not just a disease of old age. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This program will help educate people on three main areas: prevention, detection, and proactive treatments. Presented by Dr. Ben Duke.
  • "Working Stiff" Book Club Discussion
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Meet us at the Rock House coffee shop at 1150 Central Ave. to discuss “Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner” by Judy Melinek, MD.

    Description: “A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.”
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Over 80 Magazine titles like Golf Digest, The Economist, Vanity Fair are available for download to your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. This session will provide an introduction to downloading the magazines to your device through the library’s subscription to Zinio for Libraries.
  • Wilmette Arts Guild Opening Reception
    When: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Guild will be hosting a reception for their show on Friday, April 7, from 6:00 - 8:30.
  • Meet the Author - Anthony Doerr
    When: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Anthony Doerr, will discuss his best-selling book, All the Light We Cannot See. The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction was on the best-seller list for over 2 years and is now available in paperback. The event will be held in the Wilmette Junior High Auditorium, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette. No tickets required. This event is co-sponsored with the The Book Stall.
  • From Expressionism to Hitler: German Cinema and World War II
    When: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Film studies professor Michael Smith focuses on German cinema before, during, and after World War II. Clips screened include the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, and Germany Year Zero. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads series. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 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
    When: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Caregivers of a loved-one or patient 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.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club moved to 4/18
    When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Please note that this program has been moved to Tuesday, April 18. We will be discussing this year's One Book, Everybody Reads title, Mischling by Affinity Konar.
  • "Flight of the Butterflies" Film Screening and Discussion
    When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Butterflies are Coming! Spring is here, and our most charismatic insect neighbors will soon be here as well. Come to the library to learn about monarchs and much more, including how you can create habitat in your yard to support butterflies and other pollinators. Kids and adults are welcome.

    This is a Greener Choices program, co-hosted by the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette
  • "Flight of the Butterflies" Film Screening and Discussion
    When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Butterflies are Coming! Spring is here, and our most charismatic insect neighbors will soon be here as well. Come to the library to learn about monarchs and much more, including how you can create habitat in your yard to support butterflies and other pollinators. Kids and adults are welcome.

    This is a Greener Choices program, co-hosted by the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette
  • Streaming Media
    When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 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.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes meets the second Wednesday of the month. The group is facilitated by Wilmette resident Merle Gleeson.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 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, April 13, 2017 - 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.
  • Maxwell Street Klezmer Quintet in Concert
    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The Maxwell Street Klezmer Quintet performs a concert led by founder Lori Lippitz, who created the band to bring back to life the lost art and culture of the community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. The band was named in tribute to the spirit of Chicago's early immigrants, whose music uniquely blended folk songs from their eastern European roots with early American jazz and swing. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads series. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 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.
  • Maker Monday: Word Art
    When: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Try calligraphy, block printing, and more as you turn words into all kinds of art! To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us to discuss this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection, Mischling by Affinity Konar. With lyricism and historical sweep, this spellbinding story of survival and resilience centers around twin sisters facing the ultimate Nazi evil.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • E-Books
    When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Meet with fellow veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam to enjoy coffee and conversations. Newcomers are welcome.
  • SCORE Counseling
    When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 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.
  • Foreign Film Showing: Colors of the Mountain, Colombia
    When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The third Thursday of the month brings foreign film showings. Films begin at 9:30am.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 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.
  • The Creation of 1776 Talk
    When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Long before Hamilton, this remarkable 1969 show depicted our country's early days dramatically, melodically-and even accurately! See the inspiring story behind this unusual achievement, the brainchild-and only musical-of a man with a dream, a pop songwriter named Sherman Edwards, who had never even written lyrics before! Presenter Charles Troy is a musical theatre historian, graphic designer and former theatre lyricist.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
    When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Participants should have basic knowledge of computers. Some knowledge in a previous version of Microsoft Word is required.
  • Women and Money: Twelve Months to Take Charge of Your Finances
    When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Get your financial house in order by focusing on one part of your financial life each month. Personal finance educator Karen Chan will introduce you to her Money Calendar. Following the calendar, you’ll do just a few tasks each month. Before you know it, you’ll learn where your money goes, evaluate your debt, estimate your income in retirement, know where to get help when you need it, and more. Bring a friend so that you can team up and support each other through this enlightening, year-long process. Men also welcome!
    Register for this Money Smart Week event through the Library calendar or call 847 256-6935
  • A Survivor Remembers - Agnes Schwartz
    When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Holocaust survivor Agnes Schwartz shares her memories of life under Nazi occupation. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Ms. Schwartz was forced to move into a Jewish star house and later spent months in hiding underground. This event is part of the One Book, Everybody Reads series. Funding provided by Friends of the Library. (This year's book - Mischling by Affinity Konar.)
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 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.
  • What Are Your Coins Worth?
    When: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    How do you know what your collections are worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher will offer a presentation on Coin collecting and their values. You will have an opportunity to have your coins appraised for free after the presentation. The number of items will be limited to three due to time constraints. Register for this Money Smart Week event through the Library calendar or call 847 256-6935.
  • Evening Readers Book Discussion - Mischling by Affinity Konar
    When: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us to discuss this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection, Mischling by Affinity Konar. With lyricism and historical sweep, this spellbinding story of survival and resilience centers around twin sisters facing the ultimate Nazi evil.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • What Do I Read Next?
    When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn how Goodreads and Novelist can help you browse reading interests, discover new authors, rate and review your reads, and choose your next literary adventure.
  • How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of College
    When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Each year, the price of college tuition rises higher than the annual inflation rate. With these steep increases, how can college bound families afford to pay for college? Thomas J. Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will share his expertise to break down the cost of college, explain changes to the financial aid process and how to find scholarships. This program is designed for both parents and students to help maximize their dollar for college.
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for a book discussion. April's choice is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Basics
    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Take the first steps to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. This program will discuss how to select the correct person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf when you cannot. The importance of updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances will also be reviewed. Register for the Money Smart Week event through the Library calendar or call 847 256-6935.

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