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Library Book Discussions Groups 

Wilmette Library offers four book discussion series through the Adult Services Department.  Please see details below.

Classics & Contemporary        Monday Night Readers        Online Book Club


Classics and Contemporary

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

On December 9, we'll be discussing E.M. Forster's classic, A Room with a View .  This delightful Edwardian social comedy begins with charming Lucy Honeychurch fainting into the arms of a fellow Brit when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza.  What follows is a classic story of romantic intrigue and stifling propriety among an eccentric cast of characters.  Room with a View
On January 13, we'll discuss Charming Billy by Alice McDermott.  Billy Lynch's friends and family have gathered to mourn his death.  As they recall Billy's charm and his troubles, including an addiction to alcohol and the tragedy of "that Irish girl," the mysteries of love, fate and the terrible results of lies told emerge.  McDermott won the National Bok Award for his compassionate and nuanced novel.  Charming Billy


Monday Night Discussion Group - Explore the World of Jane Austen

 Book Discussions


Monday, November 24, 7:00
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Baker takes us below stairs area in the Austen households. While the lords and ladies dine, the staff that serves them has a rich life of their own.


Monday, December 15, 7:00
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Austen’s last completed novel features an older heroine who navigates the complex social world of the landed gentry with a sadder, yet wiser eye.




Online Book Club

Great for commuters and anyone who prefers a book club without meetings.  Create an account at www.goodreads.com search "Groups" for "Wilmette Public Library" and post your comments at any time.

For November and December, we will be reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbø!  "In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake.  As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally." ~Provided by publisher.

Pick up print copies at the Library, or for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, search for short stories and download at www.mymediamall.net.

Snowman by Nesbo 

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