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One Book Everybody Reads
The Library is delighted to announce that the 2016 selection is Richard Russo’s 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, along with its sequel, Everybody’s Fool. The latter will be published in early May. Mr. Russo will speak about both books when he visits Wilmette on Saturday, May 14. The One Book program is funded by Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Watch for details at www.wilmettelibrary.info/onebook.

 
Author Richard Russo Discusses Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool
Saturday, May 14, 2:00 pm
Wilmette Jr. High School Auditorium, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will discuss his novels, Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool, this year’s One Book, Everybody Reads selections. No tickets necessary. A book signing will follow the program. Copies of Mr. Russo’s books will be available on site for purchase from The Book Stall.
 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Film Screening: Nobody’s Fool
Friday, April 29, 6:45 pm, WPL Auditorium
Enjoy a viewing of the 1994 film Nobody’s Fool, based on Richard Russo’s book. The film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and stars Paul Newman in a role that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Other cast members include Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
 
Turning Novels Into Films
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm, WPL Auditorium
Local film studies professor and author Michael Glover Smith will discuss the challenges of adapting literature for the big screen. The presentation will feature films from Hollywood’s golden age through the present day, including clips from such acclaimed films as Nobody’s Fool, The Grapes of Wrath, and Wise Blood, focusing on how the art of adaptation has evolved through the decades.
 
Everybody's Fool Book Release Party
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Avenue, Wilmette
Celebrate the release of Everybody’s Fool, Richard Russo’s latest novel, with a glass of wine and tasty snacks. The Book Stall will have copies of Everybody’s Fool as well as some of Mr. Russo’s other titles available for purchase.
 

 
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Boys & Books
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00-7:45 pm; Youth Program Room
Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult.  Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

 
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Wednesday, May 11, 7:00-7:45 pm; Youth Program Room
 
 Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult.  Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

 
2nd Grade Book Club
Thursday, May 12, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2 with an adult; Youth Program Room 
Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult.  Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

Spring StoryWalk
Monday, May 16
Vattman Park, Wilmette (15th St. @ Lake St., west of Green Bay Road)
4:00 - 4:20 pm and 4:30- 4:50 pm
Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with WPL librarians, and finish up with a treat. StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring.
 
 

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