Author Talks

The Library connects readers to books—and their writers—with these great series. 

One Book, Everybody Reads

Each year, the Library hosts a community-wide reading and programming series on a selected book. We invite you to read the book, take part in concerts, lectures, and book discussions, and meet the author in a culminating event. OBER is a highlight of the Library’s programming each year, and we invite you to take part. The next selection will be announced in January 2020. Visit our OBER page to learn more about the 2019 selection, The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown. One Book, Everybody Reads is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library. Ms. Brown visited Wilmette in May to discuss her book and the craft of writing.

Meet the Author Events

What’s better than reading a great book? Meeting the author who wrote it! The Library brings in best-selling authors as part of the Meet the Author series. Previous speakers in this series include Susan Orlean, Abdi Nor Iftin, Anthony Doerr, Nathan Hill, Ron Suskind, and Lee Child.

The next Meet the Author Event is TBD! Check back for forthcoming details!

Local Authors

The Library has a variety of ways to showcase local authors, including author talks and a local author book fair. To learn more, please visit our local author information page


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