Library Book Discussions Groups 

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

Classics & Contemporary Evening Readers League of Women Voters Book Club Picks

 

Classics and Contemporary

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

March 14, 10:30; Small Meeting Room

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

Through the mind of a slave, Styron has re-created an historic event. The novel dramatizes the miseries, frustrations, and hopes which caused this extraordinary man to rise up from the chains of history and strike down those who held his people in bondage.

Confessions of Nat Turner

 

Apri 18, 10:30; Auditorium 

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Join us to discuss this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection, "Mischling" by Affinity Konar. With lyricism and historical sweep, this spellbinding story of survival and resilience centers around twin sisters facing the ultimate Nazi evil.



 Mischling
 

Evening Readers

Winter Reading Club Book Club Discussion, Meet in the Small Meeting Room 

Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00

Gulp by Mary Roach 

Join us for a lively discussion of Mary Roach's fascinating, sometimes gross but always entertaining analysis of the digestive system.

Gulp

 

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

Wednesday, February 22,  11:00

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey Into the Heart of the Quran by Carla Power

Carla Power sets out with Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi on a yearlong journey through the Quran to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. Power’s book was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, National Book Award Finalist, and was Named A Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Denver Post.

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Wednesday, March 22, 11:00

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, this book follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.

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