Literary Events

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Winter Reading Clubs

Winter Reading Clubs for Adults & Teens:  Jan. 2 – March 1

Beat your cabin fever this winter at the library.  Visit the Recent Arrivals Desk for your sign-up gift and reading log to track your completed books. Read or listen to three books, return your log, and then select a book to keep from our winter reading cart loaded with a wide selection of new titles.

The adult and teen Winter Reading Clubs are funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Healthy Teeth Storytime

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30-11:00 am, Youth Program Room; Ages 3 and up

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!  Hear stories from a real dentist and learn about how to keep your teeth healthy and strong.  Presented by Grins on Green Bay.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Big Kid Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4:00-4:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids only.


 

Mather Readers

This book group normally meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette.  

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30-8:30 pm

‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:30-11:30 am, Auditorium

‘Go, Went, Gone’ by Jenny Erpenbeck

Monthly book club that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Newcomers welcome.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, Grades 1-5, Youth Program Room

Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. Register in person or call 847-256-6945.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

The D-Word Book Club Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm, Small Meeting Room

Join WPL to discuss death, dying, mortality and grief through the exploration of both fiction and non-fiction titles.

‘Rabbit Cake’ by Annie Hartnett


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Speak Up: Slam Poetry Festival

Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:00–8:00, Auditorium

Sign up for a spot on the mic during WPL’s first teen poetry showcase. Practice your material for Chicago’s Louder than a Bomb, or try out totally new stuff. No scores, no pressure, just pure poetry. Teens have the mic, but adults and teens are welcome as audience members. Spots are first come, first served; light refreshments will be served.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

 

Beach Party Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30–7:00 pm, Ages 3 and up; Youth Program Room

Dig your beach towel and sunglasses out of the closet.  Join WPL staff to keep out winter’s chill with summer-inspired stories and songs.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Parent-Child Book Club for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2/Grade 3 with an adult, Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘How to Save Your Tail’ by Mary Hanson.  After you sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get a copy of the book to keep. Registration required, beginning Thursday, Jan. 30 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Feb. 6 for non-residents.  

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30-11:00 am; For the Whole Family; Youth Program Room

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


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

League of Women Voters of Wilmette & WPL Book Group

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11:00-12:30 pm, Small Meeting Room

‘Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil’ by Susan Neiman


 

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Rd. (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Fairy Tale Fest – sponsored by Wilmette Park District & Wilmette Public Library

Tuesday, March 3, 4:00-5:00 pm – For the Whole Family

Join Wilmette Public Library and Wilmette Park District in celebrating ScreenBreak Week with fun and games related to fairy tales from around the world.

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