Library Book Discussions Groups 

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

Classics & Contemporary Evening Readers League of Women Voters Book Club Picks


Classics and Contemporary

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

December 13, 10:30

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Join us for a lively discussion of Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. Hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. In the book, three fictional families cross paths with Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other famous figures.



January 10, 10:30

Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

Join us to discuss Anita Desai’s novel that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Clear Light of Day. Set in India’s Old Delhi, this is a tender, compassionate story about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the path to understanding.

 Clear Light of Day

Evening Readers
Will return in 2017


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

January 25, 11:00

Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz

Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.



Wednesday, February 22, 11:00

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey Into the Heart of the Quran by Carla Power

Carla Power sets out with Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi on a yearlong journey through the Quran to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. Power’s book was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, National Book Award Finalist, and was Named A Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Denver Post.

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