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

August - The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
September - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
October - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
November - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

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

August 26 - The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
September 30 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susa Cain
October 28 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

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!

  • August 27 meeting is at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W Front St, Wheaton. Future meeting sites TBD.
  • 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

August 27 - The Lake House by Kate Morton @ Emmett's Brewing Co., 121 W Front
September 24 - Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins
October 22 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
November 26 - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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.

August 20 - The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture So People Love Coming to Work and Accomplishing Great Things Together by Matthew Kelly
September 17 - Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
October 15 - Atomic Habits: an Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
November 19 - Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
December 17 - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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

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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.