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

Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

This book group is moderated by Parul Kapur Hinzen, a journalist and literary critic whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Esquire, GQ, New York Newsday, The American Book Review, Guernica, and Slate. She is a longtime member of the National Book Critics Circle.

  • June 25
    The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu


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 2019: Don’t Bury the Lede

The word “lede” was once an alternative spelling of lead; now it’s mainly journalistic jargon for the introductory portion of a news story–the first part of an article that gives the gist of the story and contains the most important points readers need to know. One should never “bury the lede” or begin a news story with nonessential details. This fall, we’ll follow some female journalists as they solve mysteries and try to avoid being buried themselves.

  • September 4
    Bloodlines by Jan Burke
  • October 2
    Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
  • November 6
    Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • December 11
    Hard Christmas by Barbara D’Amato


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 20
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • July 18
    Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • August 15
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • September 19
    Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • October 17
    Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • November 21
    Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  • December 19
    Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford


Wallingford Reads YA

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

  • June 27
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer