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 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.

  • October 6
    Dubliners by James Joyce

 

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 (dlopez@scowinc.org) o llamando a la Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford (203-265-5866).

  • TBD

 

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 and put “Wallingford Mystery Book Club” in the subject line.

Fall 2022: Digging for Clues
Archeologists attempt to solve mysteries from the past, but sometimes they become involved in contemporary mysteries as well. Agatha Christie, whose second husband was the British archeologist Max Mallowan, once said, “An archeologist is the best husband any woman can get. Just consider: The older she gets, the more he is interested in her.” Of course, in Christie’s day, most of the professional archeologists were male; not so in this series.

  • September 7
    Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  • October 5
    The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  • November 2
    Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • December 14
    The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

 

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.

  • August 18
    So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  • September 15
    The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • October 20
    Writers & Lovers by Lily King
  • November 17
    The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder
  • December 15
    Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

 

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.

  • September 29
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot