Library Book Discussions Groups 

Wilmette Library offers four book discussion series through the Adult Services Department.  Please see details below. 

Classics & Contemporary Evening Readers League of Women Voters Book Club Picks

 

Classics and Contemporary

Second Tuesday of the month in the Small Meeting Room, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.

May 9, 10:30

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

 A fourteen-year-old boy discovers the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront church in Harlem in the 1930s.  In this classic novel from 1953, Baldwin writes beautifully of the struggle for self-invention and self-knowledge.

Go Tell it on the Mountain Baldwin

 

June 13, 10:30

Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine

 

Young Andrei spends impressionable evenings with his grandmother in the Siberian village of Saranza, listening to stories of her life in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century and how she came to Russia and fell in love with his grandfather who died during World War I.


 

 Dreams my russian summers

 

 

Evening Readers

Not Your Average 9-5: Three Perspectives on Working in the Medical Field

Discussions will be held off-site at the Rock House in downtown Wilmette, located at 1150 Central Ave.

 

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30

A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramediac's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard

 "A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe."


Thousand Naked Strangers

 Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin, MD

Come and discuss one of the nation's most fascinating public hospitals through the eyes of its Director of Intensive Care, Dr. Cory Franklin. Dr. Franklin recalls a litany of unusual medical cases and unforgettable patients from his 30-year career.

 Cook County ICU

 

 

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

Wednesday, April 26, 11:00

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of      America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic        beverages. Okrent looks at life under prohibition, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.

hillbilly

 

Wednesday, May 24, 11:00

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of      America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic        beverages. Okrent looks at life under prohibition, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.

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