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, June 11, 10:30

House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore. A New York Times Notable Book from a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

House of Broken Angels

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, June 5, 7:30

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Written with the austere clarity that has made J. M. Coetzee the winner of two Booker Prizes, Disgrace explores the downfall of one man and dramatizes, with unforgettable, at times almost unbearable, vividness the plight of a country caught in the chaotic aftermath of centuries of racial oppression.


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, May 18, 12:00

Southern Living Party Cookbook by Elizabeth Heiskell

Join us for this spunky and fun all-diets cookbook!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Southern Living Party Cookbook


League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

Wednesday, May 22nd, 11:00

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life by Theda Skocpol

The threat posed by lack of participation in the institutions of democracy is serious, and the author of this hard-hitting, insightful examination of the problem traces the problem back to the 1960s, offering solutions for how to reverse the trend.

  Diminished Democracy

Novels @ Night

Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm, meet at the Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Ave.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Given a chance to resume a deferred dream years after raising her troubled siblings, Isma worries about the influence of a powerful politician's son who drives the family to choose between love and loyalty, with devastating consequences. Winner of the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Appetizers will be served. Wine available for purchase.

  Home Fire


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