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The Library offers several book clubs catering to a wide range of reading interests. Please join us. Check our online calendar for specific dates. The titles listed below are available from the Information Desk.

Discussion Group Schedule

Mystery Book Club
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Fall 2016: An Inspector Calls​
An Inspector Calls, a play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley and first performed in 1946 in the UK, is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th-century English theatre. Priestley’s inspector had a supernatural, socialist agenda, but our four inspectors — Wexford, Jury, Morse, and Slider — have no agendas other than discovering the truth, bringing the criminal to justice, and entertaining the reader.

  • December 7 (snow date: Thursday, December 8)
    Dear Departed by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Spring 2017: The Time Machine
The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. The term "time machine" was coined by Wells, who is generally credited with popularizing the concept of time travel. This spring, our time machine will be the detective novel, as we travel through nearly two thousand years of crime and detection.

  • February 1 (snow date: Thursday, February 2)
    Two for the Lions by Lindsey Davis
  • March 1 (snow date: Thursday, March 2)
    Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
  • April 5 (snow date: Thursday, April 6)
    Heresy by S.J. Parris
  • May 3
    The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
  • June 7
    The Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly

Thursday Night Book Club
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

  • December 15
    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • January 19
    Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Wallingford Reads YA
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
Open to all teens and adults

  • January 26
    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys


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