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Library Book Discussions Groups 

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

Classics & Contemporary        Monday Night Readers        Online Book Club


Classics and Contemporary

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

On November 11, we will discuss The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Laurel, a widow who returns to Mississippi when her father falls ill, must confront his death while trying to make sense of the loss of her mother many years earlier. She embarks on a deeply personal journey to explore her past and family in order to understand where her future lies.  Optimists Daughter
On December 9, we'll be discussing E.M. Forster's classic, A Room with a View .  This delightful Edwardian social comedy begins with charming Lucy Honeychurch fainting into the arms of a fellow Brit when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza.  What follows is a classic story of romantic intrigue and stifling propriety among an eccentric cast of characters.  Room with a View


Monday Night Discussion Group - Explore the World of Jane Austen


Afternoon Tea with Jane AustenJaneParasol

Saturday, November 15, 2:00
Jane Austen takes center stage when actress Debra Ann Miller portrays Austen at her most vibrant and hopeful time. Tea and refreshments served.  Register beginning October 27 through the online calendar or call 847-256-6930.




 Book Discussions

Monday, October 27, 7:00

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Austen gives love and marriage a run for their money in this country novel of manners set in Georgian England.  Written over 200 years ago and still one of the most popular works of English literature. 


Pride and Prejudice
Monday, November 24, 7:00
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Baker takes us below stairs area in the Austen households. While the lords and ladies dine, the staff that serves them has a rich life of their own.


Monday, December 15, 7:00
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Austen’s last completed novel features an older heroine who navigates the complex social world of the landed gentry with a sadder, yet wiser eye.




Online Book Club

Great for commuters and anyone who prefers a book club without meetings.  Create an account at www.goodreads.com search "Groups" for "Wilmette Public Library" and post your comments at any time.

For November and December, we will be reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbø!  "In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake.  As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally." ~Provided by publisher.

Pick up print copies at the Library, or for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, search for short stories and download at www.mymediamall.net.

Snowman by Nesbo 

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