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Upcoming Literary Events

Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
www.wilmettelibrary.info for additional literary events
 
 
Booked on Crime!
Adult Summer Reading Club
Booked on Crime includes all that is mystery, suspense, and true crime. Sign up and receive a suggested reading list, reading log sheet for completed books, and a gift. For every three books listened to or read, you’ll receive a completion prize and a chance to win the grand prize of a 15-disc Alfred Hitchcock DVD box set. Turn in your completed log by Sunday, August 3 to receive the completion prize. For more details, visit www.wilmettelibrary.info/summerreadingclub or call 847-256-6930.
 
Haunted By H.H. Holmes!
Saturday, July 19, 2:00 pm
 
Dig deeper into the story of H.H. Holmes, a former Wilmette resident and the serial killer featured in the book The Devil in the White City. Holmes expert Adam Selzer, author of the recent Ghosts of Chicago, will discuss the fascinating history of one of Chicago’s greatest criminals.
 
 
Events for Kids:
 
 
Paws to Read! Summer Reading 2014
 
Take a “paws” this summer to read!  Summer Reading Clubs provide readers of all ages with fun and prizes, while helping kids develop reading skills and a life-long love of books.
 
Paws to Read! is for independent readers up to grade 9. Those who read and report on at least 8 books will win a free book.
 
Read-to-Me Club allows younger readers and their families to get in on the summer reading fun, too, as they win a free book for reading together on at least 15 different days.
Sign up between now and Sunday, August 3 in the Youth Services Department. The Summer Reading Celebration will be held Tuesday, August 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm, and will feature ice cream and The Great Scott Comedy and Illusion Show.
 
Reading Clubs are open to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents and to non-residents who attend Wilmette and Kenilworth schools.  The Clubs are funded through the generosity of the Friends of the Wilmette Library. 
 
Paws to Write
Mondays, July 7 – July 21, 3:30-5:00 pm , Youth Program Room, Grades 4-9
 
Let your imagination run wild! Create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year’s Youth Literary Magazine. Participants must attend at least two meetings. Registration required for all dates.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.
 
Reading Clubs are open to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents and to non-residents who attend Wilmette and Kenilworth schools. The Clubs are funded through the generosity of the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.
 
Park-a-Day Challenge
Monday, August 18: Maple Park
Wednesday, August 20: Townley Park, Kenilworth
 
Join us for an outdoor storytime from 11:30 am-noon when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children’s unstructured play.  In partnership with The Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.
 
Stories in the Parks
Mondays, July 7 and July 14, 10:30-11:00 am
 
Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians in local parks: Vattmann Park, July 7 and Thornwood Park, July 14.  Please gather near the tennis courts at each park. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytimes will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Co-sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.
 
Stories in the Library
Our Summer Storytime session continues through Friday, August 1. These 30-minute programs are held in the Youth Program Room. Registration is not necessary. Note: We will not meet on Friday, July 4.
 
Babytime (ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15 am
Rhymetime (ages 18 months and up): Fridays at 9:30 am or 10:30 am
Storytime (ages 3 and up): Tuesdays at 10:30 am
 
 
 
 


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