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Walking Book Club: Summer Reading Club Edition!

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

2024-06-24 09:30:00 2024-06-24 10:30:00 America/Chicago Walking Book Club: Summer Reading Club Edition! Walk around Wilmette as we discuss this charming non-fiction title. Wilmette Public Library - Library Lawn

Monday, June 24
9:30am - 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-06-24 09:30:00 2024-06-24 10:30:00 America/Chicago Walking Book Club: Summer Reading Club Edition! Walk around Wilmette as we discuss this charming non-fiction title. Wilmette Public Library - Library Lawn

Walk around Wilmette as we discuss this charming non-fiction title.

This book was chosen in honor of the summer reading club theme: Read, Renew, Repeat. Read, walk, and experience the restorative nature of walking, the outdoors, and community. 

"In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own place in the world. Intrigued by the snail’s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, offering a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal." ~From the Publisher

Registration is requested; meet at the flagpole in front of the library. In case of rain, the book club will be held in the Auditorium.

Obtain a copy of the book at the Library, or as an ebook. For those who would like to purchase a copy of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, please support our local independent bookstore, The Book Stall at 811 Elm Street in Winnetka.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Community | Book Group |

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
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About the branch

From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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