Upcoming Literary Events
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, WIlmette
100th Anniversary of World War I
World War I Series
The Library continues a series on “The Great War.” Register for programs via the Library’s online calendar or call 847-256-6930.
Myths and Realities of World War I
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium
The Great War left a profound impression on the generation that fought it and those that followed. In the popular imagination, WWI consisted of repeated attacks by neat rows of infantry against trenches defended by barbed wire and machine guns, which resulted in the slaughter of a generation of young men. The reality of this war was far more complex. Thomas Mockaitis, Ph.D., Professor of History at DePaul, will examine both the nature of trench warfare and consider the significance of the war in historical context.
Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10:30-11:30 am, Small Meeting Room
In Forster’s delightful Edwardian social comedy, Lucy Honeychurch faints into the arms of a fellow Brit when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza. What follows is a classic story of romantic intrigue and stifling propriety among an eccentric group of characters.
Fourth Monday Readers Explore Jane Austen
'Persuasion' by Jane Austen
Monday, Dec. 15, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
This series wraps up with a book discussion of Austen’s last completed novel, which features an older heroine who navigates the complex social world of the landed gentry with a sadder, yet wiser, eye. Copies of the book are available in the Recent Arrivals area.
WPL Events for Youth:
K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6:00-7:00 pm, WPL Youth Department, Grades 1-5
Sign up for one 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. Registration required. Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.