Library Book Clubs

Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | D-Word Book Club | Greener Choices | 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, March 10, 10:30

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham who, from the outside, appear to be the perfect couple. Lying beneath the surface, however, is something far more sinister. When Edward and Leonara lead John into a tragic situation, everything he holds dear threatens to be destroyed. Set on the eve of WWI, this psychological novel is considered a classic of British literature.

Good Soldier

 Tuesday, April 14, 10:30

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

A stirring and timely story about a Mexican woman and son who are forced to flee their home in Acapulco after drug cartel traffickers kill the rest of their family. The novel follows the pair’s treacherous journey as they attempt to migrate to the United States. The subject of much controversy, this book warrants discussion on a number of topics. We look forward to having a valuable dialogue.

Note: Additional discussions of American Dirt will be held on Tuesday, April 21st, 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 26th, 2:00 pm

American Dirt

D-Word Book Club

Join us for a book club discussion where we’ll discuss death, dying, mortality and grief through the exploration of both fiction and non-fiction titles.

 Wednesday, April 15 7:00

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Discuss the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries, which tell the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.


Greener Choices

 Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben

Join us for a discussion as we delve into the unknown world of trees, how similar they are to human families and how they communicate in ways that we can only imagine.

Hidden Life

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, March 4, 7:30

There There  by Tommy Orange

In a brilliant portrait of the urban Native American, twelve characters from Native communities travel to the Big Oakland Powwow, connected in ways they may not yet realize.

There there

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30

The Library Book  by Susan Orlean

The author weaves her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of a devastating fire at the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. Along the way, she delivers an enthralling book that tells a broader story of libraries while revealing how these beloved institutions remain an essential part of our nation’s heart, mind, and soul.

Library Book

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.

Sunday, February 23, at 2:00 in the Auditorium

Afternoon Tea at the Cutter and Squidge Bakery by Annabel Lui and Emily Lui

Join us for tea! Registration is required by calling 847-256-6952 or emailing Jill M. Each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call Jill M. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.

Afternoon Tea

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group


Wednesday, February 26, 11:00

Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil by Susan Neiman

As an increasingly polarized America fights over the legacy of racism, Susan Neiman, author of the contemporary philosophical classic, Evil in Modern Thought, asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past.

Woman's Hour


Wednesday, March 25, 11:00

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

The moving story of how women in America fought to win their freedom and began the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights..

Woman's Hour


Wednesday, April 22, 11:00

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

In a new gilded age, the rich and powerful fight for equality-except when it threatens their position atop the social order. In this groundbreaking investigation, the author calls on everyday citizens and elites to take on the work to solve this problem.

Winners Take All

Novels @ Night

Please note we are not have our usual Novels @ Night Discussion at Wilmette Wine Cellar in March. Instead, we will be discussing American Dirt at the library in April. Check back for our May date and title choice.


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