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Kids' Summer Reading Pizza Party

We're sad to say that our kids' summer reading club is coming to an end...but on Saturday, July 30th at noon we will be having a pizza party to celebrate! Everyone who participated in the One World, Many Stories reading club is invited to celebrate the end of another successful summer of reading. Join us for pizza and fun!

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Social Security: When and How to Take It

When and how you take Social Security may seem like a straightforward decision but it is not.  The wrong decision may cost you tens of thousands of dollars.  Even if you’ve made a decision, you may still be able to receive more money.  Join us on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:30 when Adam Stock of The Next Level Planning Group presents Social Security: When and How to Take it to Maximize Your Benefit. He will teach you the ins and outs of your Social Security, including how one Wilmette resident received an additional $45,120. 

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Wordplaygrounds Wraps Up

This summer, teenagers have been writing and reading poetry at our Wordplaygrounds program. You can see the delightful results at the Wordplaygrounds blog. Thanks to John O'Connor, Bob Boone and all of our young poets for making this program such a tremendous success! Also, thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this great new program.

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Michelangelo: Evolution of a Renaissance Sculptor

Join us on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. when art historian Dr. Michelle Mishur returns to the library to present a program about Michelangelo's sculptures. Examples of early works by Michelangelo, including La Pietà and David, will be considered, as well as later examples such as the Tomb of Julius II in Rome. Dr. Mishur also will discuss in detail Michelangelo’s process for making sculpture and provide historical context for the works. The Vatican will be loaning an official copy of Michelangelo’s Pietà to a Chicago area church, making our Michelangelo: Evolution of a Renaissance Sculptor program particularly topical.

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Changes to Children's Programming Schedule

Due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to make a number of changes to our children's programming schedule.

Chat & Chew - The June 22nd session was cancelled due to a power outage and we are not rescheduling. Please sign up for our July 27 meeting.

Puppet Performance - The June 22nd session was cancelled due to power outage. Children from this session are invited to participate in July sessions (July 7, July 14, July 21) and/or be part of the performance on July 21.

Explore with Stories and More - Kerri Ringel and Kim Bloomberg have rescheduled the June 27 program (Deep Sea Divers) for August 3rd. All children from the June program are invited!

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Teen Movie Night

Why not come by the library on Monday, July 11 and hang out with your friends, while watching a great movie? We'll order some pizza and show Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Part 2 will be released on July 15th so this movie night will get you ready! Teen Movie Night is for 6th - 12th graders - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can provide enough food for everyone. The movie will start at 6:00, is rated PG-13 and runs for 146 minutes.

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