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 Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
September - The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard
October - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
November - The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

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 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

June 25 - Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
July 30 - Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
August 27 - Underground in Berlin by Marie Jalowicz Simon
September 24 - Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
October 29 - Vacationland by John Hodgman

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 Emmett’s Brewing Co., 121 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

September 25 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
October 23 - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
November 27 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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.

August 21 - Big Potential by Shawn Achor
September 18 - Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
October 16 - The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
November 20 - Unleash the Power of Storytelling by Rob Biesenbach
December 18 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

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.