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

Mystery Book Group

First Wednesday (September-June) at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room
This book group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

Fall 2018: Crime-Solving Clergy

Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, was probably the first clergyman/detective in 1911, but there have been many since then. The following are some of the most popular. Hallelujah!

  • September 12
    Ash Wednesday by Ralph McInerny
  • October 3
    The Day the Rabbi Resigned by Harry Kemelman
  • November 7 (snow date: Thursday, November 8)
    In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • December 5 (snow date: Thursday, December 6)
    Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie

 

Thursday Night Book Club

Third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian.

  • June 21
    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • July 19
    A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • August 16
    Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
  • September 20
    A Widow For One Year by John Irving
  • October 18
    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • November 15
    The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  • December 20
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

Wallingford Reads YA

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Open to all teens and adults

  • June 28
    The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • July 26
    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez