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

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 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.


 

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.  For January, the group meets on the second Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30-8:30 pm

‘Out Stealing Horses’ by Per Petterson


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Family Storytime

Friday, Jan. 10, 9:30-10:15 am, For the Whole Family; Youth Program Room

Join WPL for songs, stories and a craft.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10:30-11:30 am, Auditorium

‘All Passion Spent’ by Vita Sackville-West

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


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Big Kid Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 4:00-4:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids only.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30-11:00 am; For the Whole Family; Youth Program Room

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


 

Novels @ Night

Wilmette Wine Cellar

1100 Central Ave., Wilmette

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:00-8:00 pm

‘Sadness Is a White Bird’ by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Registration required.

Appetizers will be served, and wine will be available for purchase.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

League of Women Voters of Wilmette & WPL Book Group

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:00-12:20 pm, Small Meeting Room

‘Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions’ by Valeria Luisella


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:30-7:00 pm, Youth Program Room; Ages 3 and up

Pajama Storytime

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

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

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2/Grade 3 with an adult, Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘Please Write in This Book’ by Mary Amato. After you sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get a copy of the book to keep. Registration required, beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Jan. 9 for non-residents.  

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

 


 

 

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.

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