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. 

No Meeting Will Be Held in August


September 13, 10:30

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Join us to discuss "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf.  Addie and Louis, both widowed and long time neighbors, embark on a tender relationship to ward off loneliness.  But their nightly visits provoke local gossip and their grown children’s disapproval creates further complications for their growing love.

Our Souls at Night


 October 11, 10:30

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Join us for a lively discussion of "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro. A couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.  This is one of the prize-winning novelist’s most intensely moving works, with themes of lost memories, love and revenge.

 Buried Giant

Evening Readers

Meet in the Small Meeting Room, 7-8:00 p.m.

August 24, 7:00

Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann 

Join us to discuss Colum McCann's latest novella, "Thirteen Ways of Looking." An aged judge of failing body but nimble mind is assaulted on the street after having dinner with his boorish son. In a unique and surprising story, McCann compares the detectives' investigation of the crime with literary critics interpreting a poem.

 Thirteen Ways of Looking

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

No meeting in July and August

 September 27, 11:00
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The Highest Glass Ceiling by Ellen Fitzpatrick
Why has it taken so long for a woman to be taken seriously when she runs for President of the United States? There are stories to be told about that and Presidential historian Ellen Fitzpatrick does so superbly in The Highest Glass Ceiling. Her account of the women who did, in fact, go for the top job makes for great reading as well as a much-needed filling of important gaps in American political history. This is a terrific book that is chock full of small tidbits that add up to important surprises for anyone who thinks they already know everything about presidential politics. (Jim Lehrer, former Executive Editor, PBS NewsHour)

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