The Library offers several book clubs catering to a wide range of reading interests. The titles listed below are available from the Information Desk.
Discussion Group Schedule
Hibernation Book Club: Long Reads for Short Days
Every other Tuesday from January through March at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room and via Zoom
We will tackle one long classic novel every winter, dividing it up into shorter sections and meeting six times over the course of three months to work our through it.
This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Contact Cindy at email@example.com for details.
- January 9 – March 19
The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Watson translation)
Truth Be Told: Nonfiction Book Group
Thursdays every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom
Join Educator Susan Gomes to discuss popular and timely nonfiction books. Contact Readers’ Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- March 28
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- May 30
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
- September 26
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- December 5
Educated by Tara Westover
Classics Book Club
First Thursday of February, June & October at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom
Join Readers’ Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken to discuss classics of literature. Contact Cindy at email@example.com for details.
- June 6
Watership Down by Richard Adams
- October 24
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Mystery Book Group
First Wednesday (September-December, February-June) at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room and via Zoom
Join author Carol Shmurak to discuss mystery books with a new theme each season. To participate, contact Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Wallingford Mystery Book Club” in the subject line.
Spring 2024: Overcoming the Challenges
Detective work can be difficult, but it’s even more so when the detective has his/her own personal difficulties. Here are five detectives who must deal with extraordinary challenges, mental or physical, in order to solve crimes.
- March 6
The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
- April 3
Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham
- May 1
Come to Grief by Dick Francis
- June 5
Lost by Michael Robotham
Thursday Night Book Club
Third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom
Join Readers’ Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken to discuss popular literature. Contact Cindy at email@example.com for details.
- March 21
We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman
- April 18
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
- May 16
A River Runs through It by Norman Maclean
- June 20
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
- July 18
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J.Ryan Stradal
- August 15
A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
- September 19
11/22/63 by Stephen King
- October 17
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
- November 21
Trust by Hernan Diaz
- December 19th
Silverview by John le Carré