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.

  • Kids' Movie
    When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    In this film adaptation of the popular Jeff Kinney series, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes to survive middle school. Rated PG.
  • Scratch Jr.
    When: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    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. Grades 1-4. Registration starts June 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, June 24 for nonresidents.
  • Alice in Wonderland
    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join Three Brothers Theatre of Waukegan for this all-ages adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter, by Richard Platt. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-5 with an adult. Sign-up starts June 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and June 23 for nonresidents.
  • Stories in Vattmann Park
    When: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Kids' Library Council
    When: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Make important decisions about the look of WPL's new junior high area! Also, make bristlebots, robots assembled from toothbrushes, pager motors, and batteries. Snacks will be served. Grades 5-8. Registration starts June 29 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 6 for nonresidents.
  • Fun with Cartoons, with Gene Myers (Gr. 2-4)
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come to a hands-on class conducted by Myers, a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in Family Circle, Reader's Digest, McCall's, and many other publications. Grades 2-4. Registration starts June 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 7 for nonresidents.
  • Fun with Cartoons, with Gene Myers (Gr. 5-8)
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come to a hands-on class conducted by Myers, a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in Family Circle, Reader's Digest, McCall's, and many other publications. Grades 5-8. Registration starts June 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 7 for nonresidents.
  • PicoBoards with Scratch
    When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Do you like to do digital media design with Scratch? You'll like it even more when you use a PicoBoard! Using PicoBoards, hardware that connects Scratch projects to the real world, we'll experiment with sound and light. Grades 5-8. Registration starts July 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 8 for nonresidents.
  • Kids' Movie
    When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    This 2000 version of the classic Disney film features animated interpretations of great works of music. Rated G.
  • Summer StoryWalk
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our 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: Thursday, July 23.
  • Summer StoryWalk
    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our 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: Thursday, July 23.
  • Music and Stories of New Orleans
    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Come on down to the Bayou with Kidworks Touring Theatre. This spicy program is loaded with audience participation and will leave you dancing out the door. All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department the evening before the program starting at 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel, by Ruth McNally Barshaw. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-5 with an adult. Sign-up starts July 1 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and July 8 for nonresidents.
  • Stories in Maple Park
    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 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, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Current Periodicals Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories and songs. Ages 3 and up.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Join us for this special evening storytime for you and your favorite stuffed pal. We'll listen to stories and do a craft before we tuck our friends in for the night. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and find out what the animals did in the Library while you were sleeping. Ages 4-7. Registration starts July 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 23 for nonresidents.
  • Stories in Thornwood Park
    When: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 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, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
  • Boys and Books
    When: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, by James Howe. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-5 with an adult. Sign-up starts July 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and July 21 for nonresidents.

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