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 kschreck@wheatonlibrary.org

May - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
June - The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
July - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Instead of July 4, meets July 11)
August - The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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 cboyer@wheatonlibrary.org

May 20 - The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
June 24 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
July 29 - H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
August 26 - The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

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 Muldoon’s, 133 W Front St.
  • 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

May 28 - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 25 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
July 23 - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
August 27 - The Lake House by Kate Morton

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.

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

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.

Request multiple copies for your book group
Request a title for your group.
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.