Library Book Clubs

Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | Mather Readers | Cookbook Book Club | League of Women Voters | Novels @ Night

Family Book Clubs

The Library hosts several book clubs for children to attend with a special adult. Child and adult participants read the chosen selection and then meet with other families to enjoy discussion, snacks, and activities. Clubs include 2nd Grade Book Club, Mother-Daughter Book Club (adult may be of any gender), and Boys and Books. For information about upcoming book club events, view our calendar.

Classics and Contemporary

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


Tuesday, July 9th, 10:30

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Through twenty-three connected short stories, the author looks into the lives of the inhabitants of a small town in the American heartland. In a simple and intense style, these psychological portraits of the sensitive and imaginative of Winesburg's population are seen through the eyes of a young reporter-narrator, George Willard.

Winesburg Ohio


Tuesday, September 10th, 10:30 (No meeting in August)

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Returning to his childhood home in the English countryside for a funeral, the unnamed middle-aged narrator of this haunting, lyrical fable finds himself drawn to an ordinary-looking farmhouse that's anything but. As long-buried memories surface, he recalls events that occurred at Hempstock Farm when he was seven.

Ocean at the end of the Lane

Mather Readers

This book group meets at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, on the first Wednesday of the month and is open to the public.

Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, this novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present.

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Wednesday, September 4th, 7:30 (No meeting in August)

Plot Against America by Philip Roth

Award winning author Roth takes on alternative historical fiction: what happens when Franklin D. Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.

Plot Against America

Cookbook Book Club

Registration is required for every attendee; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.

Saturday, July 13th at 12 pm

Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams

The Kinfolk Table explores a variety of rustic, comfort favorites by international home cooks.                                                                                                             

Kinfolk Table

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

No meeting in July or August. This group will resume in September.

Wednesday, September 25th at 11 am

Mueller Report by Robert S. Mueller

A discussion of the Mueller Report - Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election. Available for download at the Justice Department website.

Mueller Report

Novels @ Night

Monday, August 12th at 7 pmmeet us at Valley Lodge Tavern, 1141 Central Ave., Wilmette

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an 11-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of technology and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self.

  Washington Black


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