Library Book Discussions Groups 

Wilmette Library offers four book discussion series through the Adult Services Department.  Please see details below. 

Classics & Contemporary Evening Readers Online LWV Book Club Picks


Classics and Contemporary

Meet in the Media Room, second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served. 

December 8, 10:30 in the Media Room

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

Join us for a lively discussion of "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. Nathan Coulter almost never spoke about his memories of the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war and the lives of others were mourned. Now in her seventies, Nathan's wife, Hannah, tells of the years since the war. In Berry's unforgettable prose, we learn of the Coulter's children, of the Feltners and Branches, and how survivors "live right on."

Hannah Coulter

January 12, 10:30 in the Media Room

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Join us to discuss this National Book Award finalist with a post-apocalyptic plot and a tender heart, "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. After a devastating flu epidemic nearly wipes out everyone on Earth, a roaming band of Shakespearean actors tries to retain some connection to their past lives, keeping alive the vanished world through art and memory.

 Station Eleven

Evening Readers

Third Thursday at the Wilmette Wine Cellar!

All discussions will take place at the Wilmette Wine Cellar at 1100 Central Ave. in Wilmette.  Appetizers will be served.  Registration is required as space is limited, and will open four weeks before each discussion date. Call the Library or register via the online calendar.

February 18, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Join us for a lively discussion of "Furiously Happy," by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson "as she explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best." ~via the pubilsher


March 17, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

Rising Stong by Brené Brown

"With her 2010 TED talk on the power of vulnerability (over 18 million views), her bestselling books on the transformative gifts of shame and vulnerability, and her inspiring call for wholehearted living, Brene Brown has changed the cultural conversation. For Brene, the conversation about vulnerability and shame naturally evolves into a discussion of bravery--its origins, its catalysts, its chemistry." ~via the publisher

 Rising Strong

April 21, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail; her early exposure to social activism in India, and the decades spent organizing ground-up movements in America." ~via the publisher

My Life on the Road

 Online Book Club

Great for commuters and anyone who prefers a book club without meetings.  Create an account at search "Groups" for "Wilmette Public Library" and post your comments at any time.  Here's your chance to share your thoughts on what you're reading with the Wilmette Public Library community

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This group will resume early next year.

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