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. 

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


November 8, 10:30

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Join us for a lively discussion of Ernest Hemingway's first and most poignant novel, "The Sun Also Rises." The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, it is a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. The theme is the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, explored through the story of a group of expatriates who go to Spain for the running of the bulls ritual.


Evening Readers

Will return in 2017


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

 September 28, 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)

 October 26, 11:00

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
From the thegenePulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of "The Emperor of All Maladies" a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information? The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

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