Literary Events

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Big Kid Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4:00-4:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids only.


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. 4, 7:30-8:30 pm

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and heart the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:30-Noon, Auditorium

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

In the aftermath of World War II, an English soldier and the daughter of an Australian commander attempt to reclaim their lives in occupied Japan. National Book Award winner in 2003.

Monthly book club that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Newcomers welcome.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 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. Register in person or call 847-256-6945.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Parent-Child Book Club for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2/Grade 3 with an adult, Youth Program Room

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic’ by Emily Jenkins.  After you sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get a copy of the book to keep. Registration required.  

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30-11:00 am

For children of all ages; Youth Program Room

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


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Frosty Tales

Saturday, Dec. 21, 10:30–11:00 am, Ages 3+; Youth Program Room

Welcome winter with seasonal stories, songs, and activities.

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