Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group

When: Third Thursday of the month, 7 pm

Why: Enjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book led by Adult Services Librarian Erin Driscoll. Please register on the Calendar of Events.

2020 Titles

  • January: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  • February: All the Ugly and Beautiful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  • March: The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg
  • May: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • June: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • July: Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
  • September: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • October: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
  • November: The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
  • December: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

*Book Talkin’ with Eileen precedes Novel Ideas once every quarter, 6:30 – 7 pm
A great way to hear about new titles!

Well Read Wednesday Book Group

When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10 am

Why: This a book group discussed contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Please register on the Calendar of Events.

2020 Titles

  • January: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  • February: Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson
  • March: Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • April: Eaarth by Bill McKibben
  • May: The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • June: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
  • July: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • August: Home by Toni Morrison
  • September: Say I’m Dead by E. Delores Johnson
  • October: Becoming by Michele Obama

Pints + Pages: 20s & 30s Book Group

When: First Thursday of every other month 7 pm

Why: A social book group geared towards readers in their 20s and 30s hosted by librarians from the Wilmington and Reading public libraries. Location rotates between restaurants in both towns. Please register on the Calendar of Events.

2020 Titles

  • January: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • June: Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  • September: Emma by Jane Austen
  • November: Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Cookin’ the Books: Cookbook Book Club

(Cookin’ the Books is currently not meeting. Catch Lisa’s Cookin’ the Books show on WCTV the 4th Monday at 2 pm)

When: Last Monday of the month 12:00 pm

Why: If you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online) and sign up for a recipe on the Calendar of Events. Click on the event date and use the Sign Up Genius link to enter your recipe.

If you have any questions email Lisa Crispin ( Bring your dish to the meeting

2020 Titles

  • January Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music
  • February Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman
  • May Bon Appetit (website)
  • June Serious Eats (website)
  • July See You on Sunday by Sam Sifton
  • August Indianish by Priya Krishna
  • September Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin
  • October Dinner in French by Melissa Clarke
  • November Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten
  • December Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz

Social Justice Book Group

When: The fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Why: This group continues the work started with the library’s antiracism series ( Instead of discussing the entire book, the group will read a select number of chapters per month to allow for more in depth conversation. Copies of the book will be available at the library’s main desk. You may pick up a copy during open hours or curbside hours.

Please register via Zoom.

2021 Title- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi.

  • January will cover Chapters 1-4
  • February will cover Chapters 5-8
  • March will cover Chapters 9-12
  • April will cover Chapters 13-17
  • May will cover Chapters 18-21
  • June will cover Chapters 22-25
  • July will cover Chapters 26-30
  • August will cover Chapters 31-34
  • September will cover Chapters 35-38
  • October will cover Chapters 39-43