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.
- 2024 dates and title TBA
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 30
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
- May 25
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
- September 28
The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff
- November 30
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
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 1
My Antonia by Willa Cather
- October 5
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
SCOW Presenta: Club de Lectura en Español! (Spanish Book Club)
Únase a Daisy Lopez de la Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford para una discusión de lectura, totalmente en español! Se reúne en Gouveia Vineyards, 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd, para el vino y la conversación.
Si quisiera pedir prestada una copia de la biblioteca, favor de contactar a Daisy Lopez al correo electrónico (firstname.lastname@example.org) o llamando a la Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford (203-265-5866).
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.
Spring 2023: Down These Mean Streets: The Urban Detective
According to Raymond Chandler, the urban detective is a special breed: “He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor… He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.” In these books, we will meet some very unusual men (and a woman) in their worlds of San Francisco, Los Angeles and, of course, New York City. Are they people of honor? You decide.
- April 12
Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain
- May 3
The Promise by Robert Crais
- June 7
Family Business by S.J. Rozan
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.
- April 20
Now Is Not the Time To Panic by Kevin Wilson
- May 18
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- June 15
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
- July 27
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
- August 17
Zorrie by Laird Hunt
- September 21
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
- 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