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 Northanger Abbey (1817) Jane Austen
Apr. 7* Lost In Shangrila (2011) Mitchell Zukoff
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. 

2020 Schedule

January 29 V for Vendetta  Alan Moore Wanna Play Cafe
February 26

Choose a romance novel written by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Kathleen Woodiwiss Cafe Florentine
March 25 The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton Woodland Farm Brewery
April 29 Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George Beer Hub
May 27 Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil Tom Mueller Olive Garden
June 24 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Lotus Garden
July 29 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann 69 Steakhouse
August 26 They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera Bonomo's Dari Creme
September 30 The Hunting Party Lucy Foley North End Pizza & Tap
October 28 Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice Gerber's 1933 Tavern
November 18 The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Shawn Levy Tiny's Grill

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