The Irondequoit Public Library hosts three book discussion groups. New members are always welcome! Attend whichever session best fits your schedule. Books are available on the shelves across from the first floor circulation desk for a month-long checkout.
The Historical Fiction Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday at 2:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.
The Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday at 3:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.
The Classic Book Discussion Group meets on the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.
2017 Titles for the Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
March 7 at 7:00 PM and March 16 at 2:00 PM: March by Geraldine Brooks
April 4 at 7:00 PM and April 13 at 2:00 PM: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
May 2 at 7:00 PM and May 11 at 2:00 PM: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
June 6 at 7:00PM and June 15 at 2:00 PM: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
July 13 at 2:00 PM and July 18 at 7:00 PM: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
August 1 at 7:00 PM and August 10 at 2:00 PM: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
September 5 at 7:00 PM and September 14 at 2:00 PM: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
November 7 at 7:00 PM and November 16 at 2:00 PM: The Fall of Giants (second half) by Ken Follett
December 5 at 7:00 PM and December 14 at 2:00 PM: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2017 Titles for the Contemporary Book Discussion Group
January 10 at 7:00 PM and January 12 at 3:00 PM: Purity by Jonathan Franzen
May 9 at 7:00 PM and May 11 at 3:00 PM: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (through chapter 6)
June 13 at 7:00 PM and June 15 at 3:00 PM: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (chapter 7 through end)
July 11 at 7:00 PM and July 13 at 3:00 PM: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi or Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
August 8 at 7:00 PM and August 10 at 3:00 PM: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thomson Walker
(2015 Writers & Books If All Rochester Reads the Same Book selection)
September 12 at 7:00 PM and September 14 at 3:00 PM: Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
October 12 at 3:00 PM and October 17 at 7:00 PM: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
November 14 at 7:00 PM and November 16 at 3:00 PM: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
December 12 at 7:00 PM and December 14 at 3:00 PM: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
2017 Titles for the Classical Book Discussion Group
February 22 at 3:00 PM and February 23 at 3:00 PM: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
March 29 at 3:00 PM and March 30 at 3:00 PM: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
May 24 at 3:00 PM and May 25 at 3:00 PM: Dubliners (second half) by James Joyce
July 26 at 3:00 PM and July 27 at 3:00 PM: Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
September 27 at 3:00PM and September 28 at 3:00 PM: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
November 29 at 3:00 PM and November 30 at 3:00PM: Middlemarch (second half) by George Eliot
*No meeting in December