Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

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

  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Maker Monday: Summer Supplies
    When: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Get ready for the warm months by screen-printing aprons for summer barbecues, making beach bags, creating outdoor seat cushions, and more. All supplies provided. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: The Storybook Mom
    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    It's "Sit Down Stand Up" fun! Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Movin' and Groovin' in the Morning: Urban Yoga Chicago’s Sacred Playground
    When: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Stories, movement, and mindfulness. Ages 0-6 with an adult. Space is limited. Free day-of tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • "Let's Play!" Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Come early to meet friends old and new for unstructured play time. We'll join you at 11:00 for stories and songs. In partnership with the "Let's Play!" initiative of The Alliance for Early Childhood.
  • Intergenerational Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Off-site

    We're bringing Storytime on the road! Meet us at Mather Place of Wilmette (2801 Old Glenview Road) to brighten up the residents' morning with stories, songs, and fun. All ages.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Classic Rhymes
    When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 6 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Eric Carle
    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore tissue paper collage in the style of Eric Carle. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts May 31 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 7 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Movie
    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    A koala stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater. Rated PG.
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party: Justin Roberts
    When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Start Summer Reading right with Grammy nominee and six-time Parents' Choice Gold Award winner Justin Roberts! Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner beginning at 6:00. There will be face painting and free ice cream from Homer's from 6:00-6:45. The performance starts at 7:00. In case of rain or extreme heat, the show will take place in the Library Auditorium.
  • Wobblebots
    When: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make your own robot that can wiggle, dance, and jump! Grades 2-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 2 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 9 for nonresidents.
  • Maker Sunday: Tie Dye Extravaganza
    When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Library Lawn

    Tie dye t-shirts and more! We'll supply the t-shirts and other materials, you bring the ideas. In case of bad weather, we will tie dye indoors. All ages. To register, call 847-256-6945 or 847-256-6930, or go online to the Library events calendar.
  • Stories in Maple Park
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Can't stop singing along to Moana? Come make plans for our interactive showing of Moana, which will be held on Thursday, July 27. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-9. Sign-up starts June 5 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 12 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Three Billy Goats Gruff
    When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts June 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 13 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Lauren Thompson
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore printmaking in the style of Lauren Thompson. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kids with special needs and their families are invited to this sensory-friendly, up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles
    When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this up-close, live, hands-on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Scratch Jr.
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Take the very first steps towards learning computer programming by trying out this iPad app, a version of the digital media design program Scratch designed for younger kids. We'll make games and animations. Participants must be able to read. Grades 2-4. Registration starts June 8 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 15 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem, by Betty Birney. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts June 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 8 for nonresidents.
  • Family PlayLab: Cardboard Build
    When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come build and play in a huge cardboard creation. Building ends at 10:45, but the creation will remain in the Youth Program Room until 3:00 for play and exploration. All ages.
  • Stories in Thornwood Park
    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Emperor's New Clothes
    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts June 13 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 20 for nonresidents.
  • Boys and Books (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts June 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 13 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Hervé Tullet
    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore dots and lines in the style of Hervé Tullet. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 21 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Movie
    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this movie based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, orphaned Sophie meets a big friendly giant, and together they explore a magical world and collect dreams. Rated PG.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club (Gr. 3-4)
    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Seaglass Summer, by Anjali Banerjee. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts June 7 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 14 for nonresidents.
  • Andertoons Cartooning: Alphabet Animals
    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Learn to draw 26 adorable cartoon animals using only the alphabet and simple shapes. Grades 1-3. Registration starts June 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and June 22 for nonresidents.
  • Andertoons Cartooning: Creative Cartooning
    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Make your own cartoons with expressive faces, bodies in motion, and more! Grades 4-8. Registration starts June 15 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and June 22 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Emma Garcia
    When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore using cut paper shapes in the style of Emma Garcia. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 21 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 28 for nonresidents.
  • Summer Movie
    When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this movie based on the classic Dick King-Smith novel, a pig raised by sheepdogs learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. Rated G.
  • WeDo
    When: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Experiment with Lego robotics! Program and build your own cool contraptions. Grades 3-5. Registration starts June 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 29 for nonresidents.
  • Book Buddies
    When: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week's program is full.
  • Summer StoryWalk
    When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: July 13.
  • Summer StoryWalk
    When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: July 13.
  • Writing by Design
    When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Create stories, poems, and comics for the Youth Literary Magazine. Kids must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-6. Registration starts May 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 5 for nonresidents.
  • Storytelling by Design: Three Little Pigs
    When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Help some of your favorite stories come alive by acting them out! Together, we will read a fairy tale, folktale, or other popular story. Then we will act the story out, using dialogue, movement and props. Grades K-3. Registration starts June 27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • Storybook Art: Ezra Jack Keats
    When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Share stories and create art using the techniques of a featured illustrator. This week, explore using stamping and spatter painting in the style of Ezra Jack Keats. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.
  • "See the Show! Become the Pro!" with Jason Kollum
    When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Balls, clubs, rings, giant beanbag chairs, and much more will all be sent flying through the air. Then, it's the total-participation, hands-on workshop where kids of all ages get to actually try out the skills they got to see in the show! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • "See the Show! Become the Pro!" with Jason Kollum (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kids with special needs and their families are invited to this fun show with juggler Jason Kollum. Balls, clubs, rings, giant beanbag chairs, and much more will all be sent flying through the air. Then, it's the total-participation, hands-on workshop where kids of all ages get to actually try out the skills they got to see in the show! Registration starts June 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 5 for nonresidents.

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