Library Book Discussions Groups 

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

Classics & Contemporary Evening Readers Online LWV Book Club Picks


Classics and Contemporary

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

March 8, 10:30 in the Media Room

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

Join us for a discussion of "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata. In the story of the complicated and doomed love affair between a wealthy dilettante and a lowly geisha, the Nobel prize winning author has created a passionate tale set against the beauty of western Japan.


Snow Country

April 12, 10:30 in the Media Room

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Join us to discuss "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Hetty "Handful" is a slave in Charleston in the early 1800s, but yearns for a life beyond the walls that trap her. Her owner, wealthy Sarah Grimke, has always known that she was meant for greater things but also feels hemmed in by her circumstances. Kidd explores their interwoven journeys in this remarkable novel.

 Invention of Wings

Evening Readers

Third Thursday at the Wilmette Wine Cellar!

All discussions will take place at the Wilmette Wine Cellar at 1100 Central Ave. in Wilmette.  Appetizers will be served.  Registration is required as space is limited, and will open four weeks before each discussion date. Call the Library or register via the online calendar.

February 18, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Join us for a lively discussion of "Furiously Happy," by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson "as she explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best." ~via the pubilsher


March 17, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

Rising Stong by Brené Brown

"With her 2010 TED talk on the power of vulnerability (over 18 million views), her bestselling books on the transformative gifts of shame and vulnerability, and her inspiring call for wholehearted living, Brene Brown has changed the cultural conversation. For Brene, the conversation about vulnerability and shame naturally evolves into a discussion of bravery--its origins, its catalysts, its chemistry." ~via the publisher

 Rising Strong

April 21, 7:00 at the Wilmette Wine Cellar

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail; her early exposure to social activism in India, and the decades spent organizing ground-up movements in America." ~via the publisher

My Life on the Road

 Online Book Club

Great for commuters and anyone who prefers a book club without meetings.  Create an account at search "Groups" for "Wilmette Public Library" and post your comments at any time.  Here's your chance to share your thoughts on what you're reading with the Wilmette Public Library community

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

Wednesday, February 24, 11:00legacyofashes

Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner

Pulitzer prize winning New York Times journalist, Tim Weiner, gives a no-holds barred critique of the CIA through both Republican and Democratic administrations.

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