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.

  • Maker Sunday: Games Galore
    When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    While away the cold December hours with family, friends, and fun games. Make and play card, board, and computer games.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, December 11, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Monday, December 12, 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, December 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM - 8:45 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, December 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us for a lively discussion of Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. Hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. In the book, three fictional families cross paths with Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other famous figures.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Streaming Media
    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Excel: Using functions to identify trends
    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 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.
  • Vinyl Cutter 101
    When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Using our Silhouette vinyl cutter, we can make custom stickers, decals, or stencils. Great for scapbooking or customizing decorations. Open to Adults and Teens; computer/mouse experience required.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, December 14, 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.
  • Foreign Film Showing: Das Fraulein, Switzerland
    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 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-- Art of the Riviera
    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a DVD tour of the art of the Riviera.
  • E-Books
    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, December 18, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, December 19, 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.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Veterans' Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 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.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, December 22, 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-- Prague, Warsaw, & Vilnius
    When: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a tour of Jewish Prague, Warsaw, & Vilnius with Lindy Rubin.
  • Armchair Travels-- Mediterranean Magic
    When: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a dvd tour of Mediterranean Magic: Italy & Greece
  • New Year's Eve Eve Concert: Bobby Lewis Jazz Trio
    When: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join Evanston local Bobby Lewis and his jazz trio as we ring out 2016. Considered a master trumpeter/flugelhorn player, Lewis is famous for his lyrical style and warm sound, especially on the flugelhorn. He has appeared around the world with his own bands, Dixieland bands, traditional combos, big bands and avant garde experimental groups. Bobby's career has spanned more than five decades as he has played with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Sarah Vaughn.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, January 02, 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.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, January 04, 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.
  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, January 04, 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, January 05, 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 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, January 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss Anita Desai's novel that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Clear Light of Day. Set in India's Old Delhi, this is a tender, compassionate story about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the path to understanding. Refreshments will be served.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, January 11, 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, January 12, 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, January 12, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, January 16, 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.
  • Before the Flood Documentary Screening
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette in a viewing of actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s necessary and thought provoking documentary as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the present and future dangers of climate change, how it affects everyone’s life on this planet, and what we can do to change it.
  • Before the Flood Documentary Screening
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join the Wilmette Public Library and Go Green Wilmette in a viewing of actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s necessary and thought provoking documentary as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the present and future dangers of climate change, how it affects everyone’s life on this planet, and what we can do to change it.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • Foreign Film Showing
    When: Thursday, January 19, 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, January 19, 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.
  • Origami Workshop
    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Adults and kids, come together to learn about the Japanese art of folded paper from some local origami experts. Sign-up starts January 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, January 14 for nonresidents.
  • Fiber Arts
    When: Thursday, January 26, 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, January 26, 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.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

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  • ADHD Support Group
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 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, February 02, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, February 06, 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.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
    When: Wednesday, February 08, 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, February 09, 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, February 09, 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.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
    When: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 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, February 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood. George is a middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. As a moving portrait of a gay man in maturity, the novel shocked readers when it first was published, but it now stands as a classic meditation on life as an outsider.

    Refreshments will be served.
  • Foreign Film Showing
    When: Thursday, February 16, 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, February 16, 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.

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