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Upcoming Literary Events

Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
www.wilmettelibrary.info for additional literary events
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Was Mr. Darcy Really that Rich?
Monday, September 22, 7:00 pm
Wilmette resident and Jane Austen scholar Diane Capitani offers a lively presentation on how the landed gentry in Austen's time got all that money when they never seemed to work. Dr. Capitani lectures in the U. S. and Canada and has published on Austen and has done considerable work on the economics of Austen's time.
100th Anniversary of World War I
August, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, and this fall the Library will explore this period of our history with a series on “The Great War.” Register for programs via the Library’s online calendar or call 847-256-6930.
World War I – How and Why the US Got Involved
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7:00-8:15 pm, Auditorium
Dr. Paul Herbert, Executive Director, First Division Museum at Cantigny, will discuss the U.S. entry into the war. Using materials from the McCormick Research Center at Cantigny, he will cover the experience of Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick during these years, and the organization and deployment of the first combat troops sent to France.
Military Genealogy: Finishing the Story
Saturday, Sept. 27, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, Auditorium  
Tracing the life of a World War I or II soldier can be challenging. Jennifer Holik, author of the new book “Stories of the Lost” will guide you through using genealogical records and numerous military resources to learn more about the lives of military men and women.
Events for Kids
Fall StoryWalk
Monday, Sept. 22, Vattmann Park, walks beginning at 4:00-4:25 pm and 4:30-4:55 pm
Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The StoryWalk® Project was adapted for use in Wilmette by the Wilmette Public Library, the Friends of the Wilmette Library, and the Wilmette Park District.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7:00-7:45 pm, Youth Program Room, Grades 3-4 with an adult
Enjoy snacks, activities and discussion about 'Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream', by Jenny Han. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Registration required. Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945

Banned Books Week Display
September 21-27, Youth Services Department
Censorship is not just a thing of the past. Did you know that over 300 books are formally challenged in United States libraries each year? Celebrate your freedom to read when you check out banned children’s books from WPL's display.


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