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Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month. Celebrate by checking out these fantastic books by Filipino authors:

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

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Great Mystery Series

The first week of October is Mystery Series Week. To celebrate, here are some great mystery series I suggest checking out:

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Aunties #1)

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World No Alcohol Day

Been thinking about cutting down or stopping drinking? Curious about the history and concepts of not drinking? Want to make some fantastic alcohol free cocktails? Check out these library books!

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A Question of Intellectual Freedom

When Wilmette librarian Carly Stauss was in the sixth grade, her class read Christopher Paul Curtis’s The Watson’s Go to Birmingham. She recounts, “We were always excited when the teacher handed out new books for us to read, but this time was different.

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Treat Yourself to Dumpling Delicious

September 29th is National Dumpling Day! Dumplings are a dinner staple in a large number of culinary cultures. Support a local restaurant or make your own dumplings using one of these books. Yum!

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Bi Visibility Day

September 23rd is Bisexual Visibility Day! Here are some fantastic books with bisexual characters to celebrate:

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Hobbit Day!

September 22nd is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins so it's known as Hobbit Day! Expand your understanding of Middle Earth & J.R.R. Tolkien with these titles:

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World Alzheimer's Day

September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day. Here are some titles for caregivers, patients, and general understanding.


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Celebrate Wilmette's 150th!

This weekend is Wilmette's big event to celebrate our 150th anniversary! This year, the Village is commemorating this important anniversary with a block party in downtown Wilmette with music, food, performances, and kids activities.

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Classical Music Appreciation Month

September is Classical Music Appreciation Month. Here are some of my absolute favorites. You can find more great albums and books featuring classical music on our display in the Recent Arrivals room.

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