UPL Book Groups

Book Group Selections 2016-2017

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

Sept. 6, 2016 Frankenstein (1818) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Oct. 4 Pictures At An Exhibition (2010) Sara Houghteling
Nov. 1 The Light in the Ruins (2013) Chris Bohjalian
Dec. 6 The Widow of the South (2005) Robert Hicks
Jan. 3, 2017 Everything I Never Told You (2014) Celeste Ng
Feb. 7 Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X (2003) Deborah Davis
Mar. 7 Before I Go To Sleep (2011) S. J. Watson
Apr. 4* The Fortunate Pilgrim (1964) Mario Puzo
May 2 Elizabeth Street (2010) Laurie Fabiano
 June 6 The Boys in the Boat (2015) Daniel James Brown

*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 TBA
October 25 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery TBA
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.