UPL Book Groups

Book Group Selections 2018-2019

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. 4 2018 Invisible Man (1947) Ralph Ellison
Oct. 2 A Man Called Ove (2014) Fredrik Backman
Nov. 6 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017) Lisa See
Dec. 4 The Woman in the Window (2018) A. J. Finn
Jan. 8, 2019** The Husband's Secret (2013) Liane Moriarty
Feb. 5 Georgia: a novel of Georgia O'Keefe (2016) Dawn Tripp
Mar. 5 Nomadland (2017) Jessica Bruder
Apr. 2* The Unexpected President: Chester A. Arthur-his life and times (2017) Scott S. Greenberger
May 7 The Road to Wellville (1993)  T. C. Boyle
 June 4 Mohawk (1986)  Richard Russo

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

**Note that in January, we will meet on the second Tuesday.

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 Tiny's Grill
September 26 I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Caitlin Alifrenka Tony's Pizzeria
October 24 John Dies at the End David Wong Woodland Farm Brewery
November 28 Watchmen Alan Moore Wanna Play Cafe

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