UPL Book Groups

Book Group Selections 2017-2018

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

Sept. 5 2017 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) Annie Dillard
Oct. 3 Commonwealth (2016) Ann Patchett
Nov. 7 Miller's Valley (2013) Anna Quindlen
Dec. 5 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (2014) Gabrielle Zevin
Jan. 9, 2018 What We Keep (1998) Elizabeth Berg
Feb. 6 Stolen Beauty (2017) Laurie Leco Albanese
Mar. 6 A Gift From the Sea (1955) Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Apr. 3* Exit West (2017) Mohsin Hamid
May 1 The Orphan's Tale (2017) Pam Jenoff
 June 5 Shadow Divers (2004) Robert Kurson

*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. 

2017 Schedule

May 31 Pet Sematary Stephen King Cafe Domenico
June 28 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Tramontane Cafe
July 26 Jurassic Park Michael Crichton Wanna Play Cafe
August 30 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle Tramontane Cafe
September 27 1984 George Orwell Tramontane Cafe
October 25 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery Tramontane Cafe
November 29 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque TBA
December 27 Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause TBA

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