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.

  • Shopkins Fun Fair
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop in for for crafts and more. Bring your Shopkins to show or trade! Grades 1-5.
  • Bead to the Beat
    When: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Don't get the Spring Break Blues! Design your own beaded key chains and jewelry to our feel-good playlist. Grades 1-4. Registration starts March 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 24 for nonresidents.
  • Hansel and Gretel (Sensory-Friendly)
    When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Improv Playhouse presents this interactive retelling of the classic tale. This performance is intended for children with special needs and their families. Registration starts March 18 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 25 for nonresidents.
  • Hansel and Gretel
    When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Improv Playhouse presents this interactive retelling of the classic tale. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 8 tickets per family.
  • Kids' Library Council: Meet a Therapy Cat
    When: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Meet Max, the reading therapy cat! A representative from pet therapy group Love on a Leash will introduce you to this amazing feline and explain how their program works. Also, help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Sign-up starts March 20 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 27 for nonresidents.
  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. Grades K-4. Registration starts March 22 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, March 29 for nonresidents.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.
  • Youth Chess Drop-In
    When: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.
  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
    When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, grades 1-5. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Sign-up starts February 22.
  • STEAM Lab: Fractals (Gr. K-2)
    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Explore the never-ending patterns of fractals using straws and pipe cleaners! Grades K-2. Sign-up starts March 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 6 for nonresidents.
  • 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.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett and Jory John. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Sign-up starts March 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 4 for nonresidents.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, by Julie Sternberg. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration starts March 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 5 for nonresidents.
  • 2nd Grade Book Club
    When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Toys Go Out, by Emily Jenkins. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grade 2 with an adult. Registration starts April 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 13 for nonresidents.
  • Día de los Niños Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join Wilmette Language Stars staff for stories and songs in Spanish in celebration of Día de los Niños, Children's Day. Ages 2-5.

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