Literary Events

Mather Readers

Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 pm

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

 The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Faith and science, two marvelling perspectives on the world, coexist in a fine balance in this elegant, startling book.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classics and Contemporary Book Discussion

‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ by Amor Towles

Tuesday, April 10, 10:00-11:30 am, Auditorium

A discussion of  ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ by Amor Towles will be led by local book club leader and book reviewer Nancy Buehler.  Part of the 2018 One Book, Everybody Reads series.

Refreshments will be served.


Author Amor Towles Discusses A Gentleman in Moscow’ 

Wilmette Jr. High School Auditorium, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette 

Sunday, April 22, 3:00-4:45 pm

Mr. Towles discusses his best-selling novel. A signing will be held following the program; copies of Mr. Towles’s books will be available on site for purchase from The Book Stall.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group will discuss

‘The Gatekeepers’ by Chris Whipple

Wednesday, April 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Small Meeting Room

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore 

Wednesday, April 11, 6:00-7:00 pm, Grades 1-5; Youth Program Room

Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read 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 Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Saturday, April 21, 10:30-11:00, All ages, Youth Program Room

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime 

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


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Kids Book Groups

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion. Copies of the books 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.


Mother-Daughter Book Club 

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grades 3-4 with an adult; Youth Program Room

‘I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens’, 1980, by Lauren Tarshis 

Registration required.  Wilmette/Kenilworth residents starting 4/4; non-residents 4/11.


2nd Grade Book Club

 Thursday, April 26, 7:00-7:45 pm, Grade 2 with an adult; Youth Program Room  

‘Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society’, by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey & Laurie Myers  R 4/5

 Registration required.  Wilmette/Kenilworth residents starting 4/5; non-residents 4/12.