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 at 6pm. Discussion leaders Joanne Gaither and Robin Terzi will guide participants through the exciting world of contemporary fiction.

Upcoming Titles:

March 13 – World’s Fair by E.L. Doctorow

This group meets monthly on the third Tuesday from September–June at 7:00pm. Facilitator John Dolan leads participants on a discussion of recent nonfiction titles related to foreign affairs and economics.

Upcoming Titles:

January 17 – The Euro: How Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph E. Stiglitz

February 21 – 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:

February 14 – The Sellout by Paul Beatty

March 14 – Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

April 11 – The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich

May 9 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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

Upcoming Titles:

February 2 – Agamemnon by Aeschylus

March 2 – The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

April 6 – The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

May 4 – The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

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 (http://ccigreenwich.org) 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

Meets monthly on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. 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.

Upcoming Titles:

February 8 – Hilo: the Boy Who Crashed To Earth by Judd Winick

Meets monthly on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. 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. For more information, please call 203-622-7940.

Upcoming Titles:

February 9th – A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

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.

Starting in 2017, the Middle School Book Club is taking a break. Check back this summer for more details. Call Margaret Walsh at 203-622-7915 for more information.

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

September – June, meets on the second Tuesday to discuss contemporary titles.

Upcoming Titles:

February 14 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

September – January, meets every third Tuesday at 5:00 pm. International Book Club is in association with Alliance Française of Greenwich.

Upcoming Titles:

January 17 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

February 21 – The Red & the Black by Stendahl

March 21 – The Pen and the Brush by Anka Muhlstein

September – January, meets every second Thursday at 5:00pm. The Proust Group is co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise, Greenwich. Presenter: Fereshteh Priou.

Upcoming Titles:

February 9 – Vol. 5: “The Captive & the Fugitive”: In Search of Lost Time”

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:

January 23 – Powerless by Matthew Cody

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12pm. Join us at our longest running book club. Each month we read books that warrant special merit and discussion. Facilitator: Susan Boyar.

Upcoming Titles:

January 18 – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

February 15 – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

March 15 – Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

April 19 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

May 17 – Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

June 21 – Nutshell by Ian McEwen

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:

February 11 – Starvation Lake by Bryan Gurley

March 11 – Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

April 8 – Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron

May 13 –Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

June 10 – Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler

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:

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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