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Sat:  9 am - 5 pm

Sun:  1 pm - 9 pm

Home Readers Services WPL Book Clubs

Library Book Discussions Groups 

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

Classics & Contemporary Monday Night Readers Online Book Club Power & Politics Senior Book Talks


Classics and Contemporary

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

On May 13, we'll be discussing Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.  Two couples meet in the 1930s at the University of Wisconsin and become lifelong friends.  In this powerful story of demands, triumphs, and tragedies that life brings their way, from the depression era to the mid 1970s, Stegner's writing brims with compassion and quiet majesty.  Crossing to Safety
On June 10, join us for a discussion of Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr. When Richard and Sara Everton move to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to restart the copper mine abandoned by Richard's grandfather, they find a place where they are happy to live, even when tragedy strikes. This story of a loving and valiant couple and the villagers whose lives are entwined with theirs is told with quiet wisdom and affection. Winner of the 1984 National Book Award.  Stones for Ibarra


Monday Night Discussion Group

Meet in the Auditorium from 7-8:00; refreshments served.

On Monday, April 28, a staff librarian will lead a discussion of this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection, Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.
all of Paris is in shock following the ghastly murder of two women - See more at:
 Clair of the Sea Light
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

The death of a weathy widow is believed to be an accident until her future husband is killed. The police bring in Hercule Poirot to help with the investigation. - See more at:


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.

For March and April, we will be reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman offers us yet another book full of mythology, magical worlds, family fueds, dark prophecy and Gods on earth.  Pick up a print copy at the Library, or for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, download it at Anansi Boys


Power and Politics

Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters.  Meet on the first Thursday of the month in the Auditorium, 9:30 - 11.

No book discussions currently scheduled.  Check back for more information.



Senior Book Groups at Mather & Meskill

Now introducing quarterly books talks with a theme!
April: Favorites from the Past
Meet from 10:30 -11:30; open to all.

  • Thursday, April 10 - Mallinckrodt, 1041A Ridge Rd.
  • Monday, April 14  - Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Rd.