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.

Date Title Author
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. 

2018 Schedule

January 31 Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause Tramontane Cafe
February 28 Eleanor and Park Rainbow Rowell Tramontane Cafe
March 28 American Gods Neil Gaiman Tramontane Cafe
April 25 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Wanna Play Cafe
May 30 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky Cafe Domenico
June 27  Shutter Island Dennis Lehane Utica Brews
July 25 Ubik Phillip K Dick Papa Charlies
August 29 Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie TBA
September 26 I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Caitlin Alifrenka TBA
October 24 John Dies at the End David Wong TBA
November 28 Watchmen Alan Moore TBA

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