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.


Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 (Note: No meeting in August!)

 The Plague by Albert Camus

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

  The Plague



Tuesday, October 9, 10:30

 Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

A horrifying creature stalks the bombed-out streets of postwar Baghdad, seeking vengeance. Man Booker International Prize finalist and winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

  Frankenstein in Baghdad



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.

The group will not meet in August.

Wednesday, September 5, 7:30

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.  Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

  AGIM with shadow


Wednesday, October 3, 7:30

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

The relationship of landscape to personality is a familiar theme, especially in western literature, but it may never have been explored with as much sensitivity and as fine an eye for detail as Watson manages in this stunning coming-of-age novel, the winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.



Cookbook Book Club

Registration is required for every attendee; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.



Saturday, September 1st or Tuesday, September 4th, noon both days

Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul by Jenne Claiborne

Join us for a vegan take on southern classics!

 Sweet Potato Soul Final 600


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

This book group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am. The group does not meet over the summer (June, July, August).


Wednesday, September 26, 11:00

Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin

Call Me American presents the incredible story of Iftin’s childhood in war-torn Somalia, when American movies and music provided him with an escape from a harrowing life. Years later, in a dream-come-true miracle, Iftin won a place in the American Green Card Lottery, and his escape to America became a reality. Now a proud and legal resident of Maine and on his path to citizenship, Iftin’s dramatic and stirring account truly is a modern-day story.



Go to top