Literary Events

Novels @ Night

Thursday, June 5, 7:00 pm, Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Avenue, Wilmette

A discussion of Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie,  led by an Adult Services librarian. Snacks will be provided, and wine will be available for purchase.  Registration required.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Monthly Book Club that meets on the second Tuesday of the month.  Newcomers welcome.

House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 am – Noon; Auditorium


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party

On Saturday, June 15, WPL’s Summer Reading Club will blast off with concerts and fun activities for the whole family! Sign up for Summer Reading and join WPL for some spacey fun in the Youth Services Department from 10:00 am-noon. Enjoy a concert with ScribbleMonster in the Auditorium at 11:00 am or 1:30 pm. Free tickets are required for the concerts and will be available in the Youth Services Department starting the morning of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 8 tickets per family.

Sensory-Friendly Performance: 12:30-1:00 pm, Auditorium.  Registration required, beginning Saturday 6/1 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Saturday 6/8 for non-residents.


Stories in the Park

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, 10:30-11:00 am, For the whole family

Join WPL  for stories and activities on Wednesdays at Vattmann Park! Check WPL online event calendar for July and August dates.

In case of rain or extreme heat, meet in the Youth Program Room.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime 

Friday, June 21 @ 4:00-4:30 pm, All ages; Youth Program Room

Saturday, June 22, 10:30-11:00 am, All ages; Youth Program Room

Join WPL for stories, songs, and fun in Mandarin and English.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Outer Space Storytime: Space Travel

Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-4:45 pm, Grades 1-4, Youth Program Room

Explore books and activities related to outer space. Topics will include the sun, moon, stars, planets, astronauts, and aliens. Registration begins Tuesday 6/11 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Tuesday 6/18 for non-residents.  Call  847-256-6945 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Summer Reading Club 2019 A Universe of Stories

Adult Summer Reading

Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, August 31

Visit the Recent Arrivals Desk beginning Tuesday, May 28 for your sign-up gift and reading log. Read or listen to any six books and receive a completion prize – select a book from a variety of new and popular titles to take home and keep. For more details, visit wilmettelibrary.info/summerreadingclub or call 847-256-5025.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Teen Summer Reading Club

Starting Tuesday, May 28, pick up your reading log and sign-up gift at the Recent Arrivals Desk. You can get started right away.  Read 10 hours before the end of the summer to receive a free book of your choosing. You can read anything for this club: books, comics, magazines, online articles, fanfiction, and even audiobooks. Also, be on the lookout for WPL’s space and galaxy-themed teen programs coming in July and August.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Youth Summer Reading Club

Pre-readers and independent readers through Grade 9 can pick up a reading log in the WPL Youth Department between Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, July 31.  Visit WPL’s cosmic reading station to tell staff about your favorite books, add to the stellar mural, and earn free books to keep.

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