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

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

June 13, 10:30

Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine

Young Andrei spends impressionable evenings with his grandmother in the Siberian village of Saranza, listening to stories of her life in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century and how she came to Russia and fell in love with his grandfather who died during World War I.

Dreams my russian summers

July 11, 10:30

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Join us to discuss The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson’s classic “ghost” story.  Four travelers arrive at a rambling old mansion.  At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with strange phenomena. But Hill House has powers—and soon it will choose one of the visitors as its own.



Evening Readers

Not Your Average 9-5: Three Perspectives on Working in the Medical Field

Discussions will be held off-site at the Rock House in downtown Wilmette, located at 1150 Central Ave.


 Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin, MD*

Come and discuss one of the nation's most fascinating public hospitals through the eyes of its Director of Intensive Care, Dr. Cory Franklin. Dr. Franklin recalls a litany of unusual medical cases and unforgettable patients from his 30-year career. 

 *This discussion will be led by a staff librarian; the author will not be present.


Cook County ICU

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group


Wednesday, May 24, 11:00

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of      America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic        beverages. Okrent looks at life under prohibition, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.


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