Upcoming Literary Events
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, WIlmette
Community Presentation about Library Renovation
Thursday, Jan. 15, 7:00-8:30 pm
Meet with Library director Ellen Clark and members of the construction team. Following an overview of the project, there will be an opportunity for questions from the community.
Library Renovation Informational Drop-In Session
Saturday, Jan. 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ellen Clark and members of the Library Board will be answering questions outside the Computer Room.
Wilmette Writers Host Open House
Sunday, Jan. 25, 7:00-8:45 pm, WPL Auditorium
Join the Wilmette Writers' Group for a reading of some of their latest works. Friends, family and the general public are invited. Refreshments will be served.
This group meets on Sunday evenings to share their writing and receive peer reviews. New members welcome. Julie Johnson facilitates the group.
Winter Reading Club
Escape the Ordinary! The Adult and Teen Winter Reading Club runs from January 2 through March 1. Pick up your sign-up packet at the Recent Arrivals Desk and read any three books to receive your completion prize. All completed log sheets will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
Fourth Monday Readers Joins the Winter Reading Club
Read about extraordinary women and discuss these selections at The Rock House, 1150 Central Avenue.
'The Good Girls Revolt' by Lynn Povich, Monday, Jan. 26, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Rock House
'I Am Malala'. by Malala Yousafzai ,Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Rock House
Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion
'Charming Billy' by Alice McDermott
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 10:30-11:30 am, Small Meeting Room
Billy Lynch’s friends and family have gathered to mourn his death. As they recall Billy’s charm and his troubles, including an addiction to alcohol and the tragedy of “that Irish girl”, the mysteries of love and fate and the terrible results of lies told are revealed. McDermott won the National Book Award for this compassionate and nuanced novel. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Small Meeting Room
Join the League and the Library for a discussion of 'An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964' by Todd S. Purdum.
K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 & Feb. 11, 6:00-7:00 pm, Youth Program Room, Grades 1-5
Read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only, sign up for ONE 15-minute slot for January OR February. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:00-7:45 pm, Youth Program Room, Grades 3-4 with an adult
Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about 'Sunny Holiday' by Coleen Paratore. Registration required starting Wed., Jan. 7.
Copies of all youth reading group books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk.