Book Discussion Groups

NEW! Hold your own book discussion group with our Book Discussion Kits.

The Irondequoit Public Library hosts two book discussion groups:

The Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday at 3:00 PM at the Helen McGraw Branch (2180 E. Ridge Road). Attend whichever session is most convenient. New members always welcome!

The Classic Book Discussion Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM at the Pauline Evans Branch  (45 Cooper Road). Check out our upcoming titles below.

Book copies are available at both the Pauline Evans and Helen McGraw Branches

2015 Titles for the Contemporary Book Discussion Group

WildJanuary 14 at 7:00 pm and January 15 at 3:00 pm: Wild by Cheryl Strayed



Sense of an endingFebruary 11 at 7:00 pm and February 12 at 3:00 pm: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes




StorytellerMarch 11 at 7:00 pm and March 12 at 3:00 pm: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult




One summerApril 8 at 7:00 pm and April 9 at 3:00 pm: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson




Unlikely PilgrimmageMay 13 at 7:00 pm and May 14 at 3:00 pm: The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce




SeabiscuitJune 10 at 7:00 pm and June 11 at 3:00 pm: Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand




All the lightJuly 8 at 7:00 pm and July 9 at 3:00 pm: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr




Mom and meAugust (no dates yet): Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou





Tiger's WifeSeptember (no dates yet): The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht




Tipping pointOctober (no dates yet): The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell




Secret PlaceNovember (no dates yet): The Secret Place by Tana French




Me before youDecember (no dates yet): Me Before You by Jojo Moyes






Upcoming Titles for the Classical Book Discussion Group

January 29 at 3pm: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

February 26 at 3pm: Selections about the life of Harriet Tubman (various authors)

March 26 at 3pm: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

April 30 at 3pm: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

May 28 at 3pm: Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

June 25 at 3pm: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

July 30 at 3pm: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Cervantes (first half)

August 27 at 3pm: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Cervantes (second half)

September 24 at 3pm: Selections by Pearl S. Buck

October 29 at 3pm: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Tergenev

November 19 at 3pm: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

*No meeting in December