Upcoming Maker/STEM Events
Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Mon, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Socialize and snack as you make a collaborative work of art for the Youth Department based on our summer reading... more
Socialize and snack as you make a collaborative work of art for the Youth Department based on our summer reading theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere. Please dress for mess.

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Mon, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
What can you make with wine corks? From cat toys to table decorations, there will be something for everyone.
This event is full

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn VLookUp functions to find things in a table. Basic knowledge of MS Excel and functions and formulas.

Wilmette Public Library - Media Room
Tue, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Thu, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E-Books and E-Audiobooks are available to download to your device for free from the library. Registration required.

To be determined
Tue, Jul 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sat, Jul 07, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sun, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Wed, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some... more
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some feathered friends in person! Free ticket required.

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Wed, Jul 11, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some... more
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some feathered friends in person!
Registration opens Wednesday, June 27 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Wed, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some... more
Join Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation to learn all about Illinois raptors. You’ll even get to see some feathered friends in person! Free ticket required.

Wilmette Public Library
Thu, Jul 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Create your own pom-poms out of yarn and use them to make key chains and other fun creations.
Registration opens Thursday, June 28 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Thu, Jul 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Pair up with younger kids to share technology fun. Arrive at 6:30 for an introduction to some of our favorite tech... more
Pair up with younger kids to share technology fun. Arrive at 6:30 for an introduction to some of our favorite tech toys. Younger buddies will arrive at 7:00 for tech playtime.
Registration opens Thursday, June 28 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Services
Thu, Jul 12, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Pair up with a teen for tech playtime with some of our favorite tech toys.
Registration opens Thursday, June 28 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Fri, Jul 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Come and prep for the ACT for free! Session provided by Revolution Prep. Register

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Jul 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
You’ll be able to make the most of your summer nights after you make a lantern for your backyard or porch. For adults.
Registration opens Friday, June 29 2018 at 9:00am

New venue The Warming House
Sat, Jul 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tiny tacos? Petite pies? Miniscule meatballs? Snack-size sliders? Tiny Food isn’t just cute; it’s tasty, too.... more
Tiny tacos? Petite pies? Miniscule meatballs? Snack-size sliders? Tiny Food isn’t just cute; it’s tasty, too. Come cook tiny dishes and then sit down for a tiny dinner party at The Warming House.

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Mon, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Start with dangerous dinosaurs and radical robots, and then see where you go from there!
Registration opens Monday, July 2 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Mon, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Make your own cartoons with expressive faces, bodies in motion, and more!
Registration opens Monday, July 2 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Teen Room
Mon, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come make a customized book to document your summer travels (or your Wilmette staycation). We’ll provide supplies... more
Come make a customized book to document your summer travels (or your Wilmette staycation). We’ll provide supplies to make anything from hand-bound journals to cute, Instagram-size photo books.

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Thu, Jul 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
There’s life for cardboard tubes outside the recycling bin! See what amazing arts and crafts you can make with... more
There’s life for cardboard tubes outside the recycling bin! See what amazing arts and crafts you can make with tubes from toilet paper, paper towels, and more.
Registration opens Thursday, July 5 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Mon, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Have you always wanted to take apart your computer, but your parents won’t let you? Do it together! Crack into... more
Have you always wanted to take apart your computer, but your parents won’t let you? Do it together! Crack into computer components and other machinery to see what’s inside. No re-assembly required!
Registration opens Monday, July 9 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Thu, Jul 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Pair up with younger kids to share technology fun. Arrive at 6:30 for an introduction to some of our favorite tech... more
Pair up with younger kids to share technology fun. Arrive at 6:30 for an introduction to some of our favorite tech toys. Younger buddies will arrive at 7:00 for tech playtime.
Registration opens Thursday, July 12 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Services
Thu, Jul 26, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Pair up with a teen for tech playtime with some of our favorite tech toys.
Registration opens Thursday, July 12 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Come and prep for the SAT for free! Session provided by the Revolution Prep. Register

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sat, Jul 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sun, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Aug 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Design your own glassware! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll create a stencil and use it to etch... more
Design your own glassware! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll create a stencil and use it to etch your own mug, wine glass, or pint glass. For adults.
Registration opens Friday, July 20 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Aug 03, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Design your own glassware! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll create a stencil and use it to etch... more
Design your own glassware! Using our vinyl cutter and special software, you’ll create a stencil and use it to etch your own mug, wine glass, or pint glass. For adults.
Registration opens Friday, July 20 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sat, Aug 04, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sun, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Mon, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
From decorative objects to stamps, there’s so much to make with discarded plastic bottles and bottle caps!
Registration opens Monday, July 23 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Tue, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Back-to-school is coming soon! Create fun and original pens using a variety of techniques.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 24 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Fri, Aug 10, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sat, Aug 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Sun, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Come build and play with our big blue blocks!

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Mon, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
What happens when the words disappear from your book, leaving only pictures? You get to decide! Make up a new story... more
What happens when the words disappear from your book, leaving only pictures? You get to decide! Make up a new story for an old book you'll get to keep.
Registration opens Monday, July 30 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in... more
This group serves as a creative writing workshop in which participants read and critique each other’s work, in addition to learning about useful literary techniques.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Thu, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Take the first steps towards learning computer programming with this iPad app. We’ll make games and animations.... more
Take the first steps towards learning computer programming with this iPad app. We’ll make games and animations. Participants must be able to read.
Registration opens Thursday, August 2 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit... more
Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Both parents are encouraged to attend.

Wilmette Public Library - Youth Program Room
Tue, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Decorate dazzling crystallized beach rocks with liquid watercolors.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 7 2018 at 9:00am

Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginners and experts alike are welcome for this modern twist on a classic silhouette portrait.