The Library connects readers to books—and their writers—with these great series.
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.
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 Abdi Nor Iftin, Anthony Doerr, Nathan Hill, Ron Suskind, and Lee Child.
The next Meet the Author event will take place on October 19 at 2 pm in the Wilmette Junior High School Auditorium featuring New Yorker staff writer and author of The Library Book, Susan Orlean. Visit our Meet the Author page for more information.
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.