Literary Events

Novels @ Night 

Meet at Gusto of Wilmette Restaurant in downtown Wilmette, 1146 Wilmette Ave.

Appetizers will be served. Drinks and other food available for purchase.

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 pm

A stunning debut from a rising literary star, ‘Asymmetry’ is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Family Book Club

Wednesday, Dec. 5:  ‘From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’, by E.L. Konigsburg

7:00-7:45 pm, Grades 3-8 with an adult. Siblings welcome.  Youth Program Room

Registration required.  Call 847-256-6945 or stop by the Youth Desk.   

Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Desk.


Mather Readers

This book group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm

Washington Square by Henry James

Named for the upscale area of New York in which the novel is set, Washington Square is a classic examination of social class in mid-nineteenth-century New York.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime 

Friday, Dec. 7 @ 4:00-4:30 pm, and Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30-11:00 am, All ages

Youth Program Room

Join WPL for stories, songs, and fun in Mandarin and English.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Monthly Book Club that meets on second Tuesday.  Newcomers welcome.

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 am – noon; Auditorium

Writing under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, Louisa May Alcott crafted this gothic thriller to help pay the bills. However, it did not see the light of day until it was discovered in the 1990’s.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore 

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, Grades 1-5

Youth Program Room

Sign up for a 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.  Call 847-256-6945 or stop by the Youth Desk.   No online registration.

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