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.

*WPL is closely monitoring the current public health situation, and may require masking during meetings or for them to be held virtually. You will be notified of our final decision no later than one week in advance. Refreshments will not be served at in-person meetings at this time. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Farrell at (203)284-6425 or lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

Discussion Group Schedule

Classics Book Club

First Thursday of February, June & October at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom*

This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org for details and to find out how to access the book online.

  • February 3
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

 

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 SCOW, 284 Washington St, Wallingford.

Si quisiera pedir prestada una copia de la biblioteca, favor de contactar a Daisy Lopez al correo electrónico (dlopez@scowinc.org) o llamando a la Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford (203-265-5866).

  • 30 de Noviembre
    En el Tiempo de las Mariposas por Julia Alvarez
  • 30 de Marzo
    El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera por Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

Mystery Book Group

First Wednesday (September-December, February-June) at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room and via Zoom*

This book group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University. To participate, contact Carole Shmurak at cshmurak@gmail.com.

Fall 2021: Land of 10,000 Lakes
The stereotypical behavior of people from Minnesota (courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered) is popularly known as “Minnesota nice.” The cultural characteristics of “Minnesota nice” include polite friendliness, an aversion to open confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a direct fuss or stand out, apparent emotional restraint, and self-deprecation. But clearly, not everyone in Minnesota behaves that way — as these four novels illustrate.

  • December 8 (snow date: Thursday, December 9)
    Dark of the Moon by John Sandford

 

Thursday Night Book Club

Third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom*

This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org for details and to find out how to access the book online.

  • December 16
    The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

 

Truth Be Told: Nonfiction Book Group

Thursdays every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room and via Zoom*

Moderated by Educator Susan Gomes. To participate and for details about meeting virtually or in-person, contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org.

  • December 2
    Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
  • January 27
    The Soul of America by Jon Mecham