Library Book Clubs

Wilmette Public Library offers several book discussion series through the Adult Services and Youth Services Departments.  Please see details below. 

Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | Mather Readers | Cookbook Book Club
League of Women Voters | Recommended titles for Book Clubs

 

Family Book Clubs

The Library hosts several book clubs for children to attend with a special adult. Child and adult participants read the chosen selection and then meet with other families to enjoy discussion, snacks, and activities. Clubs include Second Grade Book Club, Mother-Daughter Book Club (adult may be of any gender), and Boys and Books. For information about upcoming book club events, view our list of Kids' Events.

 

Classics and Contemporary

Second Tuesday of the month in the Small Meeting Room, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.

  

 

November 14, 10:30

Echo House by Ward Just 

An epic chronicle of three generations of Washington power brokers and the women who loved them (except when they didn’t), complete with a family curse.

Echo House

  

 

December 12, 10:30

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 

When a shady London shopkeeper becomes involved in a plot by anarchists to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, things go disastrously wrong. Conrad’s 1907 masterpiece has been hailed as the world’s first political thriller.

 Secret Agent

 

Mather Readers

This book group meets at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, on the first Wednesday of the month and is open to the public.

November 1, 7:30

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Jiles delivers a taut, evocative story in this drama of a captive of the Kiowa tribe on her return journey to “civilization.”  A National Book Award finalist for fiction, this slim Western novel set in the tumultuous era of Reconstruction Texas, is simultaneously brief and expansive.

newsoftheworld

 

December 6, 7:30

Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

O’Brien is considered one of Ireland’s finest novelists. Her latest work of fiction is a book about love, and the endless search for it. It is also a book about mankind's fascination with evil, and how long, how crooked, is the road towards Home.

littleredchairs

 

 

Cookbook Book Club

Pick a recipe, let Librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know what you'll bring, make or bake, eat and share with the group!  Registration is required and space is limited!  Call the Library to reserve a copy of the cookbook.  *Please note that everyone who registers is required to bring a dish to share.  

  

 

Saturday, December 9 at 12:00 in the Auditorium 

Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

In our next cookbook book club we’ll be whipping up recipes from this quirky and original cookbook.  

 Home Made Winter

 

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This book group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

 

October 25, 11:00

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks

Churchill and Orwell made enduring cases for the necessity of moral and political fortitude in the face of authoritarianism. Each played a different and enduring role in a modern world; both important not just to understanding their times but also to understanding our own.

book cover Churchill and Orwell

 

November 29, 11:00

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s classic dystopian novel, written in 1985, has struck a nerve in today’s political discourse. The current, award winning television series based on the book has brought renewed attention to the novel.

book cover

 

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