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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- 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 email@example.com for details.
- November 30
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
- January 25
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
- March 28
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- May 30
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
- Sept 26
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Dec 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- October 5
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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 email@example.com and put “Wallingford Mystery Book Club” in the subject line.
Fall 2023: The Game’s Afoot
“The game’s afoot” is a phrase often used by Sherlock Holmes to Watson to mark the start of a crime-solving adventure. In the books for this fall, we’ll read about crimes that involve actual games: basketball, football and tennis.
- November 1
A Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett
- December 6
Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- October 19
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
- November 16
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- December 21
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan