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
League of Women Voters | Previous Book Club Picks


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.


There will be no C&C discussion in August; see you in September!



September 12, 10:30

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Ramsay has returned from the hell of WWI decorated with the Victiorian Cross but feeling trapped between memories, history, and myth-making.  He is a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is really another aspect of truly living.



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.


There will be no Mather discussion in August; see you in September!


September 6, 7:30

Howards End by E. M. Forster

Howards End, first published in 1910, is a novel about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England. Howards End is considered by some to be Forster's masterpiece.



League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This book group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month beginning Sept. 27.


September 27, 11:00

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Many people know Noah as the current host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show but he has also written a compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of his coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Born a Crime
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