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.



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



January 9, 10:30

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler 

The “grande dame” of science fiction and Nebula award winner writes a hopeful tale set in a dystopian, dysfunctional future America where 18-year-old Lauren has hyperempathy—if she sees another in pain, she literally feels their pain too.

 Parable of the Sower


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.


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.




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. The group will not meet in December.


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.

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