Literary Events

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

‘Summer Reading Finishing Party: Danny Orleans Magic’

Thursday, August 3, Library Lawn, All Ages

Picnic begins at 6:00 pm; Performance 7:00-8:00 pm

Danny Orleans brings magic to enchant both the young and the young-at-heart.  Audience participation and laughter abound as young volunteers join Danny on stage to hold a wand or a jumbo crayon, or to see what’s inside his black magic hat.  Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner beginning at 6:00 pm.  There will be face painting and free ice cream from Homer’s on the lawn from 6:00-6:45 pm.  The performance starts at 7:00 pm.  In case of rain or extreme heat, the show will take place in the Library Auditorium.


‘Stories at the Village Green’

Village Hall Front Lawn, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Monday, August 14, 10:30-11:00 am

Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather on the Village Green in front of Village Hall.  In case of rain or extreme heat, the event will take place at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Co-sponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Village of Wilmette.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

YIVO Summer Series:  ‘Yiddishkayt: Rabbis, Angels, Fools … and Me’

Tuesday, August 15, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

What does the Rabbi of Nemerov have in common with Shloime, the shammas of the synagogue?  They both have important roles in the stories told by award-winning professional storyteller, Susan Stone.