Upcoming Literary Events
Please visit the Wilmette Public Library's Website, www.wilmette.lib.il.us, for upcoming Book Discussions and Literary Events.
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
847-256-6925 (Community Services)
One Book, Everybody Reads 2014
The 2014 One Book, Everybody Reads program features 'Claire of the Sea Light' by National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat. The novel tells the stunning and magical story of a 7-year-old Haitian girl who disappears on the night her father gives her away in the hopes of securing a better life for his only child. In telling the tale, the book explores the roles of parent, child, neighbor, and friend, as well as the themes of love, loss, and redemption.
For more information, please visit www.wilmettelibrary.info/onebook
'Claire of the Sea Light' Book Discussions:
Classics and Contemporary Book Group - Tuesday, April 8, 10:30 am
Fourth Monday Book Discussion - Monday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Trees That Feed: Making a Difference in Haiti and Beyond
Tuesday, April 22, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Auditorium
Local residents and founders of Trees that Feed, Mary and Michael McLaughlin, discuss the mission of their organization, which plants breadfruit trees in Haiti and other countries to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. An Earth Day program, co-sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.
The Real Vodou: A Haitian Classical Music Concert
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm, Auditorium
Experience Haiti through music with Crossing Borders Music Collective, which will present string quartets by Haitian composers and, through narrative, images, and video, explore the rich culture of Haitian Vodou that has inspired their music.
A Taste of Haiti
Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Leonie’s Delice Bakery presents the flavors of Haiti with tastings of sweet and savory treats. Registration required by phone (847-256-5025) or via the Library’s online calendar.
Author Edwidge Danticat Visits to Discuss 'Claire of the Sea Light'
Sunday, May 4, 2:00, pm, Wilmette Junior High School Auditorium, 620 Locust Road
A book signing will be held following the program; books will be available for purchase on site from The Book Stall at Chestnut Court.
Wilmette and Kenilworth residents may pick up a maximum of 2 free tickets at the Library’s Recent Arrivals desk beginning Saturday, April 26. Any remaining tickets will be available to non-residents beginning Thursday, May 1. Ticketed seats will be held until 5 minutes before the event; at that time, all unfilled seats will be open to the public.
Meet Author James W. Graham
Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm
Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette
Meet Wilmette author James W. Graham as he talks about his new book, "Victura: The Kennedys, A Sailboat And The Sea" at the Michigan Shores Club on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm.
Many families sail, but the Kennedy relationship with Victura, a 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. Joe Jr., Jack, Bobby, Ted, Eunice and the others spent summers racing, shaping a family dynasty that changed history. Graham charts the progress of America's signature 20th century family dynasty in a narrative both stunningly original and deeply gripping.
Admission is free and open to the public. The Michigan Shores Club is located at 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette. For information, call 847-251-4365 or visit the website: thevictura.com.