Literary Events

Mather Readers

This group meets at Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7:30 pm

Written in 1910 by E.M. Forster, ‘Howards End’ won international acclaim for its insightful portrait of English life during the post-Victorian era.


Fall StoryWalk 

Monday, Sept. 11, Vattmann Park. Walks begin at 4:00 and 4:30 pm.  Rain date: Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Enjoy the outdoors, read the new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. WPL 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.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Club Discussion

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Small Meeting Room

Join WPL Staff to discuss Fifth Business’ by Robertson Davies. 

Ramsay has returned from WWI decorated with the Victoria Cross but feeling trapped between memories, history, and myth-making.

Refreshments will be served.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:00-10:30 am, Youth Program Room, All ages


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:00-7:45 pm; Youth Program Room; Grades 3-4 with an adult

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘The Year of the Book’ by Andrea Cheng.  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.  Registration begins Sept. 6 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Sept. 13 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Boys & Books

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:00-7:45 pm; Grades 3-4 with an adult; Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘CatStronauts: Mission Moon’ by Drew Brockington.  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 to register.  Registration begins Sept. 5 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Sept. 12 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

2nd Grade Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2 with an adult; Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about ‘Mrs. Noodlekugel’ by Daniel Pinkwater.  Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.  Registration begins Sept. 7 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Sept. 14 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

League of Women Voters of Wilmette and WPL Book Group

‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Small Meeting Room

Join The Wilmette League of Women Voters and the Library for a book discussion. This month’s choice is ‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah.

The current host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, Noah’s compelling, comic memoir explores his childhood in the waning days of Apartheid.