UPL Book Groups

Book Group Selections 2019-2020

The Utica Public Library Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Music Room at 11:00 AM.

Date Title Author
Sept. 10, 2019 Orphan Train (2013) Christina Baker Kline
Oct. 1 Educated: A Memoir (2018) Tara Westover
Nov. 5 Midnight in Peking (2012) Paul French
Dec. 3 Plainsong (1999) Kent Haruf
Jan. 7, 2020 Go Set a Watchman (2015) Harper Lee
Feb. 4 Gilead (2006) Marilynne Robinson
Mar. 3 Lost In Shangrila (2011) Mitchell Zukoff
Apr. 7* Zuleikha (2019) Guzel Yakhina
May 5 Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) Delia Owens
 June 2 Straight Man (1997) Richard Russo

*All meetings begin at 11:00 A.M. except for April when the meeting starts at 10:30 A.M.

Questions? E-mail or call Sara Billman at (315) 735-2279.

New Members Are Welcome.

The Next Chapter Book ClubThe Next Chapter Book Club is a book club for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities established by the Nisonger Center of Ohio State University in 2002. Our local affiliate is a partnership between the Utica Public Library and area disability organizations.

Learn more about The Next Chapter Book Club.

For more information, e-mail or call Heidi McManus at (315) 735-2279.


Cafe Chats Official Logo  Cafe Chats is a Utica Public Library book club that meets in local cafes on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This book group is geared towards millennials, but all are welcome to join. 

2019 Schedule

January 30 Tenth of December: Stories George Saunders Tiny's Grill
February 27 The Nightingale Kristin Hannah Cafe Florentine
March 27 I Kill Giants Joe Kelly Apsara Restaurant
April 24 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Susan Cain Cafe Florentine
May 29 The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The "Good Parts" Version, Abridged William Goldman Wanna Play Cafe
June 26 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Becky Albertalli Cafe Domenico
July 31 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Bonomo's Dari Creme
August 28 Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama Yayoi Kusama Brimfield Farm Winery
September 25 The Woman in the Window A. J. Finn Tony's of Washington Mills
October 30 The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux Apsara Restaurant
November 20 I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream Harlan Ellison TBD

For more information or to register, e-mail or call Sarah Schultz at (315) 735-2279.