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 2nd 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 calendar.

Classics and Contemporary

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


Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 (Note: No meeting in August!)

 The Plague by Albert Camus

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

  The Plague



Tuesday, October 9, 10:30

 Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

A horrifying creature stalks the bombed-out streets of postwar Baghdad, seeking vengeance. Man Booker International Prize finalist and winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

  Frankenstein in Baghdad



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.

The group will take a break in August.

Wednesday, September 5, 7:30

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.  Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

  AGIM with shadow



Cookbook Book Club

Registration is required for every attendee; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.



Saturday, July 28, 12:00 or Tuesday, July 31,12:00

Deepa’s Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine by Deepa Thomas

Join us for our next cookbook book club as we create dishes from this delectable Indian cookbook, which includes vegan, vegatarian and gluten free recipes.

 Deepas Secrets


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This book group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am. The group does not meet over the summer (June, July, August).

The group will resume meeting on Wednesday, September 26.  Check back for selected title.


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