Readers' groups

Readers' groups have monthly meetings at each of our libraries on the dates shown below. There is also a monthly online readers group. If you'd like to join one of the readers' groups, or would like more information, email librarynews@trafford.gov.uk.

Altrincham Library

Morning group

First Tuesday of the month at 10:00am

  • 7 February – Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  • 7 March – Grown Ups by Marion Keys
  • 4 April  – Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
  • 2 May – The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 6 June – American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins
  • 4 July - 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
  • August – No meeting
  • 5 September – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  • 4 October – Still Life by Sarah Winman
  • 7 November – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • 5 December -  The Survivors by Jane Harper 

Evening group

One Tuesday a month at 7:30pm. As there are no meetings in January and June, two books have been selected for the following month.

  • 7 February – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle and Exit Music by Ian Rankin
  • 7 March – Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 4 April – Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
  • 2 May – The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
  • June – No meeting
  • 11 July – Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket by Hilma Wolitzer and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • 8 August – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  • 5 September – Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • 3 October – The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • 14 November – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • 12 December – Stoner by John Williams

Coppice Library

Monday group

First Monday of the month at 11:00am

  • 6 February – Stoner by John Williams
  • 6 March - Assembly by Natasha Brown
  • 3 April – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • 8 May – Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller (change of date due to Bank Holiday on 1st)
  • 6 June - Carol by Patricia Highsmith
  • 4 July – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 1 August – The Code of Woosters by PG Wodehouse

Tuesday group

Last Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 28 February - The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
  • 28 March - Toby’s Room by Pat Barker
  • 25 April - The To Do List by Mike Gayle 
  • 30 May - A Life Like Other Peoples by Alan Bennett 

Wednesday group

Second Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 8 February – Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
  • 8 March – Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka
  • 12 April –  Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 
  • 10 May – Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
  • 14 June – The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah Harris
  • 12 July – I let you go by Clare Mackintosh
  • 9 August – The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes 

Old Trafford Library

Morning group

Last Thursday of the month 10:30am – 12:00pm at Limelight

  • 23 February - The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
  • 23 March - The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • 27 April - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • 25 May - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  • 29 June - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
  • 27 July - Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  • 31 August – A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

Online readers' group – via Zoom

The group meets online via Zoom. To request a link to the sessions email sale.library@trafford.gov.uk

Afternoon group

First Friday of the month at 12:00pm

  • 3 March – Engleby by Sebastian Faulks (via Zoom)
  • 14 April – Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (via Zoom)
  • 5 May – Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (via Zoom)
  • 2 June – Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (via Zoom)
  • 7 July – Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada (via Zoom)
  • 4 August – Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (via Zoom)
  • 1 September – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (via Zoom)
  • 6 October – The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (via Zoom)
  • 3 November – A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson (via Zoom)
  • 1 December – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (via Zoom)

Partington Library

Afternoon group

Last Monday of the month at 2:00pm

  • Events TBC

Sale Library

Evening group

Second Monday of the month at 6:00pm

  • 12 February – The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune
  • 13 March – Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
  • 17 April – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 8 May – The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill by C.S Robertson
  • 12 June – The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard

Stretford Library

Morning group

Last Saturday of the month at 11:00am

  • 25 February - A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  • 25 March  - Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer
  • 29 April - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck  
  • 27 May – TBC
  • 1 July - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (change of date from 24 June)
  • 29 July - Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine
  • 26 August – The Awakening by  Kate Chopin
  • 30 September – The Thursday Murder Club byRichard Osman
  • 28 October – Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
  • 25 November – The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  • December – TBC

Timperley Library

First Monday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 6 February - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • 6 March - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  • 3 April - The Woodlanders by  Thomas Hardy 
  • 15 May - The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier
  • 5 June - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  • 3 July - The Threat Level Remains Severe by Rowena Macdonald
  • 7 August - My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • 4 September - The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
  • 2 October - Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn
  • 6 November - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • 4 December - The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Urmston Library

Afternoon group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 23 February - The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • 23 March  -The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
  • 27 April - Carole by Patricia Highsmith
  • 25 May - Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • 22 June - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • 27 July - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 24 August - The Girls by Lisa Jewell
  • 28 September - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • 26 October - Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
  • 23 November - The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
  • 28 December - What Maisie Knew by Henry James

Afternoon Crime Time

Last Friday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 24 February – Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill by Craig Robertson
  • 31 March – Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
  • 28 April – The Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson
  • 26 May – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  • 30 June – The Birdwatcher by William Shaw

Evening Page Turners

Third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm

  • 21 February – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  • 21 March –  This Lovely City by Louise Hare
  • 18 April - American Dirt by Jeanne Cummins
  • 16 May – TBC
  • 20 June - A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

LGBT+ readers' group

Last Tuesday of the month 5:30pm – 6:30pm for more details email Urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk

  • 28 February – Matrix by Lauren Groff
  • 28 March – The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • 25 April – The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
  • 30 May – Public Library (and other stories) by Ali Smith

Woodsend Library

Afternoon group

Third Monday of the month at 2:00pm

  • 20 February - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • 20 March - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • 17 April - A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
  • 15 May - Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • 19 June - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee