Join the discussion at any one of these locations. All groups are open to everyone and do not
require registration (except where noted), so stop in anytime for some lively "book-centric" conversation!
Noah Webster Library
Third Tuesday, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Board Room, Mezzanine Level
New members are always welcome in this lively staff-led conversation about great books and what makes them so!
September 17, 2019 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- 2019 WH READS author, visiting West Hartford, October 24, 2019.
Early Birds 2019-2020 Theme: Works by graduates or professors of the Iowa Writers Workshop
October 15, 2019 - Faith by Jennifer Haigh
November 19, 2019 - The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
December 17, 2019 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
January 21, 2020 - Little Faith by Nickolas Butler
February 18, 2020 - Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin
March 17, 2020 - The Road to Wellville by T. C. Boyle
April 21, 2020 - Cider House Rules by John Irving
May 19, 2020 - The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
June 16, 2020 - Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Noah Webster Library
First Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Board Room, Mezzanine Level
Night Owls -Join us for a library-hosted, volunteer-led discussion group. Please come with your suggestions for possible future selections. New members are always welcome!
August 6, 2019 - Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan
September 3, 2019 - The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
October 1, 2019 - I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
November 5, 2019 - Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo
December 3, 2019 - Bring Your Own Book Discussion
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.—Lower Level
Sept. 5, 2019 - The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
As England enters WWII's dark early days, professor Primrose Trent, emboldens the women of the Chilbury to defy the Vicar's edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing.
Oct. 3, 2019 - The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan
After her kind mentor is arrested because of his Jewish heritage, a young baker's apprentice in Normandy engages in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry.
Nov. 7, 2019 - The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
In New York City in 1883, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie--both graduates of the Woman's Medical School--treat the city's most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they've strived for in jeopardy.
Dec. 5, 2019 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
In London covering the Blitz with Edward R. Murrow, Frankie Bard meets a Cape Cod doctor in a shelter and promises that she'll deliver a letter for him when she finally returns to the United States.
Jan. 2, 2020 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s. Through struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together as they face enduring questions of faith and identity.
Feb. 6, 2020 - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Living with his grandparents on a farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
Mar. 5, 2020 - The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani
Nothing prepares Jaya for the heartbreak of her 3rd miscarriage and the unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family's past.
Apr. 2, 2020 - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
Paroled after 7 years in prison, Wolf Hadda's returns to his family home in rural Cumbria. But there was a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth, and revenge.
May 7, 2020 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone--a recluse in her NYC home. When Anna, gazes out her window one night and sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
Jun. 4, 2020 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land by Lisa See
Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple.
Jul. 2, 2020 - Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former First Lady describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private.
Bishops Corner Branch
Fourth Tuesday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Senior Center at Bishops Corner
This Bishops Corner Senior Center discussion group is facilitated by library staff. Books are available at the Bishops Corner Library. Library Contact: Nancy Pedersen.
September 24 - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Captivating story about the woman who chaperoned
actress, Louise Brooks, in New York City, 1922.
October 22 - Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
After a night of drinking, Flight Attendant,
Cassandra Bowden, discovers the man she spent the night with has been murdered
in her bed.
November 26 - Remarkable Creatures by Tracey
The story of Mary Anning, who has a talent for
finding fossils and transcends class and social prejudice to make important
December 24 - Wilde Lake by Lara Lippman
A psychologically complex story about a long ago
death in the tight-knit family.