Visual Arts

Enter the Wilmette Public Library’s new art show, Night and Day

 

The summer public art show opens Friday, July 5, 6:30-8:30 pm.

The Library’s summer community art show will explore the theme of Night and Day. Artists in Wilmette, Kenilworth, and beyond may submit works that they feel fits the theme—the interpretation is up to you.  WPL will accept up to 35 pieces on a first come, first served basis. In order to be entered in the show, you must pre-register your work online.

The first 35 entrants to pre-register online will be accepted to the show.  Pre-registration begins Monday, June 3rd at 10 am. 

https://www.wilmettelibrary.info/events/spotlight/art-show


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Night Sky in a Jar

Thursday, June 6, 4:00-4:45 pm, Grades 3-6; Youth Program Room

Join WPL to make your own constellation jar lamp and see the stars in your own space! Registration required.  Call  847-256-6945 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Kindness Club

Friday, June 7, Drop in 2:30-4:30 pm, All ages and abilities; Youth Program Room

Create a fun birthday calendar to help you remember your loved ones’ special days year after year.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Flower Arranging for Beginners

Wednesday, June 12, 2:00-4:00 pm; Auditorium

Ginny Noyes, a master flower arranger, will present tips and easy ways to incorporate simple household items into striking flower arrangements for your home. Some participants will receive Ginny’s demonstration arrangements to take home after the presentation.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Out-of-This-World Art

Friday, June 14, Drop in 3:00-4:30 pm, All ages; Youth Program Room

Experiment with different media to decorate stars, planets, and more for WPL bulletin boards in honor of WPL’s Summer Reading theme, ‘A Universe of Stories’. Dress for mess.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Hometowns to Hollywood: Judy Garland

Tuesday, June 18, 2:00-3:00 pm; Auditorium

This June marks the 50th Anniversary of Judy Garland’s death. Join film historian Annette Bochenek for a presentation about Garland’s early years in Minnesota, her time in Hollywood, and her legacy today. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Star Painters

Monday, June 24, 3:30-4:30 pm, Grades 5-8; Youth Program Room

Using books as your inspiration, paint a wooden star to decorate the Junior High area, in honor of WPL’s Summer Reading theme. Dress for mess. Registration required, beginning Monday 6/10 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Monday 6/17 for non-residents.  Call  847-256-6945 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Everyone Makes!

Adults, kids, and families, do it yourself at WPL’s all-ages Maker programs! Everyone is invited to create arts, crafts, technology projects, and more. Registration required.

Space Crafts

Monday, June 24, 6:30-8:00 pm, Auditorium

3, 2, 1, craft off! You’ll explore a universe of space-related projects, from constructing your own constellation to painting galaxy crafts. Registration opens Monday, June 10 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Monday, June 17 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Armchair Travels Presents
Masterpieces of the Hermitage Museum

Thursday, June 27, 1:00-2:30 pm, Adults; Auditorium 

Join us in exploring masterpieces of the famed Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Art Historian Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions will discuss a selection of treasured paintings and will also give a brief summary of the institution’s history, which was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Maker Program:  Basket Making Workshop

Saturday, June 29, 1:00-4:00 pm; Teens and Adults; Auditorium

Registration required. Funding provided by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Learn the basics of basket weaving from instructors from Drake Baskets and weave your very own wooden-bottom fruit basket. This class is for teens and adults of any skill level. All materials will be provided. Registration begins Sat. 6/15 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Sat. 6/22 for non-residents.

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