Regular Monthly Programs

Monday Night Book Club

Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

We take care of your holds so you don’t have to remember the next book! Let the library know that you are interested and join in on the discussion!

Knitting Club

First Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Interested in perfecting your knitting and crocheting skills? The Wilmington Public Library District is looking for people who would like to meet on a monthly basis to work on knitting and crocheting projects. A knitting and crocheting instructor will be on hand to help you get started on a project, or answer questions.

Genealogy Club

First Monday of the Month
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Interested in finding out more about your family history? The Wilmington Public Library District is looking for people who would like to meet on a monthly basis to share stories, research strategies, and learn about new resources!

Bridge Group

Every Tuesday
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 P.M.

We invite you to join Bridge Buddies, our Bridge group, that meets at the Wilmington Public Library each Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 P.M. Players of all levels are welcome in our friendly group from any town in the area. No commitment is needed. Just come and play the great game of bridge! For more information call Dee deGroh at 815-458-6891

Special Programs

Career Online High School

The Wilmington Public Library District is now offering adult learners a second chance to earn their high school diploma and become career and college ready!

Career Online High School is an accredited online program where adult learners can earn an actual high school diploma, as opposed to a GED, as well as a career certificate in one of eight career areas.  This free, no-cost program is being made available through a limited number of scholarships.


Computer Sessions

Computer Questions?

Just Starting out and need a basic class? Want to learn more about Excel or Power Point? Schedule an appointment with our Reference staff, and we will get you started on Universal Class a free resource that offers you online courses you can take at your own pace! To schedule an individual appoint-ment, please call the library at 815- 476-2834 and ask to speak to the reference desk.

Book News

NextReads LogoNext Reads – Don’t have the time to spend perusing the book shelves for that perfect next read? Let the experts choose for you! Kids, tweens, teens and adults –all enjoy the convenience of our free NextReads service. Just subscribe online, and soon you’ll be receiving great reading lists delivered right to your inbox! New books—and older gems you might have missed. Every newsletter comes with suggestions of recently released titles as well as recommendations of older books grouped by theme or author. Easy and convenient – for your busy life. Because every newsletter includes links directly to our library catalog, you can be at home in your slippers or taking a lunch break at the office while placing holds on the books you want! Signing up is so easy! Just click on the Next Reads logo.

Bestseller’s Book Club

bestsellersclubJoin our Bestseller’s Club! Now you can let us know who your favorite author is, and whenever they publish a new novel we’ll automatically put a hold on this item for you!

Check it out!

Online Book ClubGo directly to our online book clubs. Sign up for a variety of genre and every weekday morning, this online book club emails you a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. After reading two or three chapters, you can finish a book by checking it out of the library. Each Monday, we’ll feature new books. Sign up today and start reading with us tomorrow.