Book Discussions

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
  • Free coffee provided by Café on the Park
  • For more information contact Courtney Tedrick at 630-868-7526 or by email at

October - A Painted House by John Grisham
November - Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

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.
  • Please register online
  • Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation desk. For more information please contact Matt Binder at 630-868-7529 or
  • Missed a meeting? Check out the blog for more information on each month's discussion True Story Book Club Blog

August 28-Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates the group will be discussing the audiobook version
September 25-When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi
October 30-The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought The World to War by Tim Butcher

Great Books

The Great Books method of Shared Inquiry discussion encourages a personal approach to literature. Participants engage in a search for the author's meaning. There are no right or wrong answers and no examinations. The sharing of individual interpretations results in a greater understanding for all.

  • Second Wednesday of each month, September through June, at 7:30 p.m.
  • For more information contact Courtney at 630-868-7526 or

2017-2018 Schedule
September 13 - The Man from Mars by Margaret Atwood
October 11 - Why Look at Animals by John Berger
November 8 - Our Town by Thornton Wilder
December 13 - Poetry TBA
January 10 - Selected essays by Brian Green
February 14 - Up Front (selections) by Bill Mauldin and Ernie Pyle
March 14 - Leviathan (selections) by Thomas Hobbes
April 11 - The Tempest by William Shakespeare
May 9 - Gorgias by Plato
June 13 - Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

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 B in the lower level 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.

September 19- You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
October 17- A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink
November 21- Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Book Group Guides

Online Groups

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