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

Classics Book Club

First Monday of February, June & October at 7:00 p.m. virtually 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.

  • October 4
    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

SCOW Presenta: Club de Lectura en Español! (Spanish Book Club)

Se anunciará la próxima fecha de reunión.

Únase a Daisy Lopez de la Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford para una discusión de lectura, totalmente en español!

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).

 

Mystery Book Group

First Wednesday (September-June) at 3:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom. To participate, contact Carole Shmurak at cshmurak@gmail.com. No meeting in January.

This book group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

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.

  • September 1
    Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
  • October 6
    Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
  • November 3 (snow date: Thursday, November 4)
    Devil May Care by David Housewright
  • 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. virtually 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.

  • July 15
    Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls

 

Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Discussion moderated by Library Enthusiast Will Minter.

Truth Be Told will be returning soon. Check back for updates.