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

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

February 14, 10:30

A Single Man by Chrisopher Isherwood

Join us as we discuss A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood.  George is a middle-aged professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner.  As a moving portrait of a gay man in maturity, the novel shocked readers when it was first published, but it now stands as a classic meditation on life as an outsider.




March 14, 10:30

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

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.



League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

January 25, 11:00

Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz

Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.



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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