Book Groups

Book Clubs are a great way to explore new books, express your ideas, and meet new friends. Free and open to all, we hope to see you there!

Main Library Book Groups

This group meets on the second Monday of every other month, from 6-7:30 p.m. Discussion leaders Joanne Gaither and Robin Terzi will guide participants through the exciting world of contemporary fiction.

Upcoming Titles:

November 14 – American Rust by Philipp Meyer

This group meets monthly on the third Tuesday from September–June. Facilitator John Dolan leads participants on a discussion of recent nonfiction titles related to foreign affairs and economics.

Upcoming Titles:

October 18 – Spain In Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939 by Adam Hochschild

November 15 – Dark Territory: the Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan

December 13 – The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline B. Glick

Sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, this group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1pm, September–June. Facilitator Susan Boyar leads participants through both classic and contemporary literature. Open to all.

Upcoming Titles:

November 8 – Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
January 10 – Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Great Books meets monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 9am–11:30am in the Jewel to discuss the classics. Facilitator: Steve Boies: (203) 554-5785

Upcoming Titles:

November 3 – Homer: The Iliad

December 1 – Montesquieu: The Principles of Government

January 5 – Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

The Next Chapter Book Club offers people with developmental disabilities (DD) to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. The club currently meets at the Community Center ( on 61 E Putnam Avenue in Greenwich with occasional meetings at Greenwich Library, as well as occasional field trips. Meetings are usually the first Monday of the month between 7-8 pm. Facilitator: Ed Morrissey

Monthly on Wednesdays 4-5pm, November 2, December 7
Children’s Constellation Room

A pre-registered program for children in grades 2 and 3 who are reading independently. Join us for a book discussion, fun activities and a snack. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Room desk.

For more information call 203-622-7940.

November 2 – The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans

Previous Bookworms Reading

Monthly on Thursdays 4:30–5:30 PM September 8, October 6, November 3, December 8

A pre-registered program for grades 4 to 6. Join us for a book discussion, snacks and activities. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Room desk.
Greenwich Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room

November 3 – The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman

For more information, please call 203-622-7940.

Previous Book Club Reading

Middle School Book Club is for literature fans in grades 6-8. Register for the program and pick up a copy of this month’s book at the 2nd floor reference desk.

Thursdays,  October 20, November 17, December 22

October 20 – Nothing but the Truth by Avi

November 17 – The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

September – June | Meets on the second Tuesday to discuss contemporary titles.

Upcoming Titles:

October 25 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

November 8 – The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

September – January | Meets every third Tuesday at 5pm. International Book Club is in association with Alliance Française of Greenwich.

Upcoming Titles:

October 18 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

November 22 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nine George

September – January | Meets every second Thursday from 5:00-6:15. The Proust Group is co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise, Greenwich

Presenter: Fereshteh Priou

Cos Cob Library Book Groups

Book Wizards is a book club for 4th-6th graders and meets one Monday each month from 5:30-6:30pm, pizza included! Registration required. Facilitator: Jeanne Altman.

Upcoming Titles:

November 14 – Schooled by Gordon Korman

December 20 – Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas

Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at Noon. Join us at our longest running book club. Each month we read books that warrant special merit and discussion. Facilitator: Susan Boyar.

Upcoming Titles:

October 19 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

November 16 – Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Usually meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1pm, year round. The Cloak and Dagger group reads enticing and mysterious titles. Facilitator: Cindy Zizzi

Upcoming Titles:

November 12 – Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews

December 10 – Blackhouse by Peter May

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm year round. The group discusses popular fiction and nonfiction. Facilitator: Judy Berg.

Upcoming Titles:

November 3 – When I Found You by Catherine Hyde

December 7 – Sisters-in-Law by Linda Hirshman

January 5 – Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

February 2 Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton

March 2 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

April 6 – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

May 4 – Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

June 1 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

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