Library Book Clubs

Wilmette Public Library offers several book discussion series through the Adult Services and Youth Services Departments.  Please see details below. 

Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | Mather Readers | Cookbook Book Club
League of Women Voters | Recommended titles for Book Clubs


Family Book Clubs

The Library hosts several book clubs for children to attend with a special adult. Child and adult participants read the chosen selection and then meet with other families to enjoy discussion, snacks, and activities. Clubs include 2nd Grade Book Club, Mother-Daughter Book Club (adult may be of any gender), and Boys and Books. For information about upcoming book club events, view our calendar.


Classics and Contemporary

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



February 13 at 10:30

Stoner by John Williams

Often heralded as one of the great rediscovered novels of the 20th century, it is the story of a poor farm boy who is sent to univerity to study agriculture but gets sidetracked by a love of literature


March 13 at 10:30

Sula by Toni Morrison

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal--or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.




Mather Readers

This book group meets at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, on the first Wednesday of the month and is open to the public.




February 7 at 7:30

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Barnes elegantly imagines Dimitri Shostakovich's career within Stalinist Russia, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society.

noise of time


March 7 at 7:30

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress.




Cookbook Book Club

Pick a recipe, let Librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know what you'll bring, make or bake, eat and share with the group!  Registration is required and space is limited!  Call the Library to reserve a copy of the cookbook.  *Please note that everyone who registers is required to bring a dish to share.  



Saturday, January 27 at 12:00 in the Auditorium 

Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon 

Join us in our next cookbook book club as we "detox" from holiday eating with the plant-based cookbook "Oh She Glows," by New York Times best-selling author Angela Liddon.  Registration is required; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call Jill M. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.

 Oh She Glows


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This book group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The group will not meet in December.


January 24, 11:00

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court--with the fierce dissents to match--get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah

book cover


February 28, 11:00

Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

Lewis explores behavioral economics through the lives and theories of two gifted Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. Their intellectual synergy produced provocative and groundbreaking theories about the workings of the human mind, including the origin of biases and the mechanisms responsible for mental errors and for formulating judgments.

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