Literary Events

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.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Big Kid Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Tuesdays, March 3, 10 and 31, 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, March 4, 7:30-8:30 pm

‘There There’ by Tommy Orange


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 10, 10:30-11:30 am, Auditorium

‘The Good Soldier’ by Ford Madox Ford

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, March 11, 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

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime

Saturday, March 14, 10:30–11:00 am, Ages 3+, Youth Program Room

Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with stories and activities about leprechauns, pots of gold, and the color green.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Book Discussion:  ‘The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate’

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00-8:30 pm, Auditorium

Explore Peter Wohlleben’s magical book, The Hidden Life of Trees, as Cindy Anderson and attendees discuss the unknown world of trees, how similar they are to human families, and how they communicate in ways that we can only imagine. Cindy E. Anderson, Ph.D. Candidate, faculty member at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master Gardener Volunteer from the Chicago Botanic Garden will be present to lead the book discussion. 


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

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

Thursday, March 19, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2/Grade 3 with an adult, Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘The Show Must Go On!’ by Kate Klise (Three-Ring Rascals #1).  After you sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get a copy of the book to keep. Registration required, beginning Thursday, Feb. 27 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; March 5 for non-residents.  

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


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

League of Women Voters of Wilmette & WPL Book Group

Wednesday, March 25, 11:00-12:30 pm, Small Meeting Room

LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group

‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote’ by Elaine Weiss 


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30–7:00 pm, Ages 3+; Youth Program Room

Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, March 28, 10:30-11:00 am; For the Whole Family; Youth Program Room

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


 

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