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





Evening Readers

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

July 27, 7:00

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Join us to discuss Elizabeth Strout's latest novel, "My Name is Lucy Barton." Hospitalized for nine weeks, Lucy is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. As her mother talks of local gossip, Lucy recalls her difficult early life, how she escaped to college and a successful career, and the unexpressed love between her and her mother. A lyrical story about relationships.

 My name is lucy barton

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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