Book Discussions

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

February - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March - TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
April - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
May - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

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 Carolyn Boyer at 630-868-7529 or by email at

February 25 - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
March 25 - The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
April 29 - The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Norberg
May 20 - The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

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!

  • All discussions meet at Dry City Brew Works, 120 N. Main St. (21+ only)
  • 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

February 26 - Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
March 26 - The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
April 23 - The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
May 28 - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Biz Book Reviews

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.

February 19 - The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last by Tom Peters
March 19 - Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
April 9 - Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins
May 21 - Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
June 18 - Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley
July 16 - The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback by Nigel Travis

Book Group Guides

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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

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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.