Book Discussions

Book to Art | Contemporary Books | True Story | New Moms | Biz Books

Contemporary Books

  • First Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and on the second Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration is not necessary
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Karen Schreck at 630-868-7533 or by email at kschreck@wheatonlibrary.org

January - Circe by Madeline Miller
February - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
March - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
April - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
May - There There by Tommy Orange

Previous discussion books

True Story: Nonfiction Book Discussion

True Story is Wheaton Public Library’s nonfiction book club. Each month we pick books that are the most interesting, captivating, and entertaining true stories that our world has to offer. If you want adventure, history, science, and a stimulating conversation about the human experience, then please join us for our book discussion.

  • Last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration is not necessary
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Bari Ericson at 630-868-7529 or by email at bericson@wheatonlibrary.org

January - Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
February - The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
March - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
April - The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
May - Educated by Tara Westover

New Moms Book Club

Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us and make some new mom friends!

  • Meet at Emmett's Brewing Company, 121 W Front St, Wheaton
  • 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Courtney Tedrick at 630-868-7526 or by email courtney@wheatonlibrary.org

January - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
February - Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Marie Semple
March - Educated by Tara Westover
April - Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
May - More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena B. Miller

Book to Art Club

This new quarterly book discussion group provides a creative way to engage with literature. Read and then create something at home inspired by the book. (The only artistic expectation is that you enjoy making it!) We will discuss the novel and share our projects.

  • Meets quarterly at 10:00 a.m. in Room H, 2nd Floor
  • Registration is not necessary
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Bari Ericson at 630-868-7529 or by email at bericson@wheatonlibrary.org

Saturday, Jan. 18 - The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Biz Book Review

Business and career coach Vickie Austin highlights business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs, from the hottest bestsellers to time-honored classics. She’ll share each book’s essence to give you new ideas and insights for your own business and career and include you in a lively discussion, whether you’ve read the book or not.

  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in meeting room H on the 2nd floor of the library.
  • Please register online or call the Reference Desk 630-868-7520.
  • Co-sponsored by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and CHOICES Worldwide.

January 21 - Mindset: The New Psychology for Success by Carol Dweck
February 18 - Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
March 17 - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
April 21 - Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make by Julia Tang Peters
May 19 - Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven

Book Group Guides

Let us help your group!

We can supply information about new titles, book discussion guides, tips and Web sites to help you make your book club selections. We can also give you information on how to start a new club. Please let us know how we can help! Call Courtney Tedrick at 630-868-7526 or send an email to courtney@wheatonlibrary.org.

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We can supply up to 10 copies of a single title for your group. One member of the group must have a WPL library card and be willing to take responsibility for keeping track of the copies.