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.

  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, June 28, 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.
  • Walking Meditation with Full Bloomed Lotus
    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Exercise your mind and body as Katie Kolbe from Full Bloomed Lotus teaches the basics of mindfulness meditation. The workshop will open with a sitting or slow walking introduction to the topic, and then the group will be led in a mindful walk. Program may take place in the auditorium in the chance of inclement weather. Open to adults and teens; registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar. Meet in the auditorium.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Visit Brussels via a video tour.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 05, 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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 06, 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 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.
  • Visit the Library at Wilmette's French Market
    When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Off-site

    Staff librarians will be signing adults, teens and kids up for the Summer Reading Club at Wilmette's French Market! Everyone who signs up at the market will be entered into a drawing to win a bag of produce and other goodies from the market.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, July 11, 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, July 11, 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Classics and Contemporary Book Club
    When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, the first title in her popular Neopolitan novels series. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets, Elena and Lila learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, they remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous changes.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 12, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 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.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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, July 14, 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
    When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 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.
  • Keeping Organized and Planning Ahead-Family Caregivers
    When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Being a family caregiver is hard work. What legal docs and medical records must you have? What are your reasonable or legal responsibilities and limits? Being organized and having a sense of what might be needed next and some resources available can help save time, trouble and maybe even some sleepless nights. Presented by Charlotte Bishop, a certified Geriatric Care Manager. Part of SASI's Family Caregiver 101 series.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, July 18, 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, July 18, 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.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 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.
  • Yoga on the Lawn
    When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Join yoga instructor Jenny Klein as she leads the group in a relaxing and rejuvenating session of yoga on the Library grounds! All levels of experience welcome; please bring a mat or a towel if you don't have one, and water. Yoga will take place in the auditorium if weather does not permit. Registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar; this event is open to teens and adults. Meet on the lawn if not raining.
  • My Fitness Pal App Class
    When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn to use the fitness app, My Fitness Pal to help you track calories and exercise on your phone or computer for gaining, maintaining or losing weight, with Virtual Services Coordinator, Steve K. Registration required by calling the Library or via the online calendar.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 19, 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.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 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 Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Marsha Peterson-Maass will share a wealth of helpful tools on topics such as: Research Strategies, Brick Wall Solutions, CyndisList Tools, County Boundaries, Hiring a Professional Genealogist, Timelines, Health Predisposition Results Sheet, Blogs & Podcasts, Maps, and "Rounding Up the Usual Suspects." Topics are from her new textbook, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used. Books will be distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture. They will be available for purchase.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 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.
  • Adult Show & Tell
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Remember how much fun it was to participate in “Show and Tell”? This program reignites the pleasure of sharing treasured possessions, including memorabilia or a special photograph. “Show and Tell” is part of the new interest in sharing one’s personal history. Betsy Storm, writer, author and a member of the Association of Personal Historians, will lead participants in a completely interactive morning. Registration required. Sign up online via the Library events calendar or call 847 256-6930.
  • 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.
  • 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
    When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 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: 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.
  • Writers Group
    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.
  • Korean/Vietnam Veteran's Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 03, 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 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: Monday, August 08, 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 09, 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.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 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, August 11, 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
    When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 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 15, 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 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.
  • World War II Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 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.
  • Armchair Travels
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 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.

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