Visual Arts

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Lab

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Youth Program Room; All Ages

Adults, kids, and teens, drop by this pop-up Maker space to use WPL’s vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and jewelry making tools. Make stickers, key chains, pet tags, or wacky inventions of your own devising. WPL will have supplies for introductory projects.


Wilmette Historical Museum

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

Museum Hours:  Sunday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

Picture Postcards: The Happy Invention

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm

 

The first picture postcards in America were printed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago– making Illinois the birthplace of the American picture postcard. Katherine Hamilton-Smith, founding curator of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives now at the Newberry Library, will provide an interesting look at the documentary power and significance of picture postcards. Bring postcards from your own personal collection to the program and Ms. Hamilton-Smith can comment on their value and rarity.


Wilmette Historical Museum

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

New Exhibit:  ‘Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950’

Exhibit on display through July, 2020

Museum Hours:  Sunday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

This exciting new exhibit explores a century of photographs of Wilmette people and places.  Antique cameras, glass photographic plates, tintypes, stereo cards, and other unusual artifacts from the Museum’s collection join dozens of rarely seen photos in the main gallery to illustrate how developments in camera technology, and the emergence of fads like the “real photo postcard” craze, resulted in a treasure trove of images that have forever captured the look of everyday life in one small Midwestern town.

For more information, visit wilmettehistory.org, emailmuseum@wilmette.com, or call 847-853-7666.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium; Drop-In Program

Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored.  WPL has plenty of coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. This is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. No registration required.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wilmette Public Library Fall Community Art Show:  True Colors, featuring local artists

Opening reception Friday, November 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, Auditorium


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Lab

Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:00-8:00 pm, Youth Program Room; All Ages

Adults, kids, and teens, drop by this pop-up Maker space to use WPL’s vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and jewelry making tools. Make stickers, key chains, pet tags, or wacky inventions of your own devising. WPL will have supplies for introductory projects.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

 

Growing Neighbors

Friday, Nov. 15, 3:00-4:30 pm, For the whole family; Youth Program Room

Join WPL for a television visit to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood followed by a discussion and service project or activity inspired by what we saw there.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker After Dark:  Introduction to Felting — Adults Only

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:30 pm, Auditorium

Learn the basics of felting and make a pin or hair clip using needle felting, then a felted bar of soap using wet felting. Led by Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber Studio. Registration opens Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Tuesday, Nov. 12 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Kindness Club

Friday, Nov. 22, 2:30-4:00 pm, Auditorium

Create a warm, fuzzy blanket for Project Linus, which distributes handmade blankets to children who are sick or in need of comfort. No sewing skills required.  Registration opens Friday, Nov. 18 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Friday, Nov. 15 for non-residents.   Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Metal Stamping:  Teen Only Program (ages 13-18)

Monday, Dec. 2, 7:00-8:00 pm, Youth Program Room

Learn the basics of metal stamping and take home a personalized key chain, jewelry or decoration.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium

Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored.  WPL has plenty of coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. This is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. No registration required.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker After Dark:  Alcohol Ink Trivets – Adults Only

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00-8:00 pm, Youth Program Room

Make a unique trivet for your table (or to give away as a gift) using vibrantly colored alcohol ink.  Registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 20 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Wednesday, Nov. 27 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Everyone Makes!  Garlands Galore

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:00 pm, Auditorium, All Ages

Adults, kids and teens, learn how to festoon your living space for the festive season.  String together garlands using a variety of decorative materials.  Registration starts Thursday, Nov. 21 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents.

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