Book Groups

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 chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org 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 chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.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 chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org 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 cshmurak@gmail.com and put “Wallingford Mystery Book Club” in the subject line.

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  • 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 chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org 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