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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  League of Women Voters


Classics and Contemporary

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

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
On February 10, join us to discuss Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.  A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor, an independent young woman named Holly Golightly who strives to be a carefree, high-climbing socialite. But he soon uncovers her deep vulnerability. An enduring classic by a true American original.  Breakfast at Tiffanys


Monday Night Readers-Women Doing the Extraordinary!

All discussions for the Adult and Teen Winter Reading Club: Women Doing the Extraordinary! series will be held at the Rock House coffee shop on 1150 Central Ave. and will run from 6:30-7:30.

Monday, January 26, 6:30 at the Rock House

Good Girls Revolt! How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich. 

Come and discuss the "untold story of an uprising that transformed Mad Men culture, the bittersweet impact of the women involved and what has, and hasn't changed." 

Please come having read the book and ready to discuss!

Good Girls REvolt

Monday, Feburary 23, 6:30 at the Rock House

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  

Come and discuss the extraordinary true story of Malala, the young girl who was uprooted by the Taliban and was encouraged by her father to attend school in a society that values the education of men over women. 

Please come having read the book and ready to discuss! 

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 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 

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

Wednesday, January 14, 11

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S. Purdum

Booklist writes "...As we approach the golden anniversary of this landmark equal-rights and public-accommodations bill, veteran journalist Purdum painstakingly details how its passage came about. In short, not easily. Contributing editor of Vanity Fair and former White House correspondent for the New York Times, Purdum is well qualified to retell this epic from a fresh angle."

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