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.

  • Foreign Film Showing: The Iran Job, Iran
    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 -- South Africa
    When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of South Africa.
  • Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists
    When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    The internet can be an overwhelming place for beginning genealogists. Which websites are reliable? Which will help you discover when great-grandpa was born or how he came to the United States? Genealogist Ginger Frere will introduce novice genealogists to several websites that will launch their cyberspace searches in the right direction.
  • 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.
  • Ondas Ensemble
    When: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Ondas is a classical chamber group playing music from throughout the Americas. Since their first concert in 2007 as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Ondas Ensemble has been delighting audiences with its inventive and unique programming of new and historic works. Ondas, which means "waves" in both Spanish and Portuguese, also means "cool" or "latest trend." Ondas works closely with contemporary composers, developing new works for the ensemble.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, January 22, 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.
  • Going Into Business: Evaluate Yourself
    When: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This workshop helps you assess your prospects, giving you the initial direction needed and the inspiration to move forward to realize your dream. Presented by SCORE Chicago. Register here or call 847 256-6935.
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, January 25, 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. Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz is this month's choice.
  • FAQS from the Computer Room
    When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This lecture class will cover basic questions that have many patrons stumped including single spacing text, taking screen shots, and general file organizing.
  • 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 -- Frank Lloyd Wright
    When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, one of Chicago's best known architects, with travel pro Bill Helmuth.
  • Digital Magazines
    When: Thursday, January 26, 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.
  • Score Counseling
    When: Thursday, January 26, 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.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join The Wilmette Library and The Family Service Center (FSC) for a 6-week evening series of "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Techniques for Retraining Your Brain: with Professor Jason M. Satterfield, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Built on a solid foundation of neurological and behavioral research, CBT is an approach almost anyone can use for promoting greater mental health and improving quality of life. This course will utilize videos featuring Dr. Satterfield and group discussion facilitated by FSC staff. You will learn practical tools to evaluate your own needs and to begin a tailored approach towards reaching your personal goals.

    This is the second running of this workshop. If you attended the fall series, the content will be the same.
  • Pianist George Rasosavljevic Concert
    When: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Pianist George Radosavljevic is a well-known pianist in the Chiacgo area. He has appeared on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, and in many concerts broadcast live on WFMT radio. His playing has been called "polished and elegantly shaped" by the Chicago Tribune and "consistently enchanting" by the Pioneer Press.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, January 29, 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.
  • Maker Monday: DIY Spa
    When: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Has winter got you down? Relax away the cold-weather blues at our spa night! You'll make balms and lotions to keep your body and mind healthy, happy, and calm.
  • Social Media Q&A Session
    When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This class is intended for experienced users of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, February 01, 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, 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 -- London
    When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    World traveler Lindy Rubin will take you on a tour of London.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This is a session in a 6-week series. To register for the series, please visit the calendar entry for the first class on Jan. 26 or call the Library at 847.256.5025.
  • Friday Night Jazz with Roy McGrath
    When: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Talented young tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath will be performing a variety of jazz pieces with his quartet. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and Northwestern University, McGrath transcribes, arranges, and composes music for a variety of ensembles, in addition to performing throughout the city. This performance is in partnership with WDCB Jazz, spotlighting performers from the Chicago area and beyond.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 05, 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, February 06, 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, 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.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    When: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Friends Mtg.
  • iPad Q & A Session
    When: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    This session is for intermediate and advanced users of iPad. Bring your questions about iPad to share with the class and gain insight from your classmates and the facilitator.
  • 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 -- Arizona
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore beautiful Arizona with pro traveler Nancy McCulley.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This is a session in a 6-week series. To register for the series, please visit the calendar entry for the first class on Jan. 26 or call the Library at 847.256.5025.
  • Intro to Excel 2010
    When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Small Meeting Room

    Learn basic MS Excel functions and formulas. Some knowledge of previous version of MS Office required. Click here to sign up or call 847.853.6566 to register.
  • The Three Groundbreakers: Sullivan, Burnham & Wright
    When: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Architectural historian Tim Wittman returns to the Library for another program.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 12, 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, February 13, 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, 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.
  • Veterans Roundtable
    When: Wednesday, February 15, 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.
  • Picasso at the Nanoscale: Using Cutting-Edge Science to Undestand Art
    When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Scientists are using high-energy X-ray instruments to solve mysteries behind art masterpieces, including artwork by Picasso. Learn how Dr. Volker Rose, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, is working with major art institutions, such as The Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian Institute, to unlock groundbreaking information about art, the artist, and our cultural heritage.
  • Foreign Film Showing: Second Coming, United Kingdom
    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 -- Rhine & Moselle
    When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Take a video tour of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Switzerland and Germany.
  • Cognitive Behavorial Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This is a session in a 6-week series. To register for the series, please visit the calendar entry for the first class on Jan. 26 or call the Library at 847.256.5025.
  • Finding Grandma’s Ancestors
    When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Genealogist Steve Szabados will focus on how to find the vital records for your ancestors in the “old country.” He will discuss in detail how he found the Polish records for his grandmother’s ancestors and tips he used to translate them. The examples will cover many European countries. He will also share resources that go beyond the traditional that enabled him to gather documents, pictures and information that enriched his understanding and knowledge of his heritage. The presentation will be applicable for researchers of most European backgrounds.
  • Violin Prodigy Masha Lakisova
    When: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Explore stunning classical compositions with 14-year-old violin prodigy Masha Lakisova. As a passionate chamber and orchestra musician, Masha enjoys playing at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory where she is a concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the first violinist of the Diamant string quartet.
  • Writers Group
    When: Sunday, February 19, 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.
  • Current Events Roundtable
    When: Monday, February 20, 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.
  • E-Books
    When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 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.
  • WPL Board Mtg.
    When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Staff Room

    Wilmette Public Library Board Meeting
  • LWV Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, February 22, 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. Carla Power's If the Oceans Were Ink is February's book choice.

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