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 6:00 pm. Discussion leaders Joanne Gaither and Robin Terzi will guide participants through the exciting world of contemporary fiction.

Upcoming Titles:

May 8 – The Girls by Emma Cline

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

Upcoming Titles:

May 16 – Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important For America and the World by Clyde Prestowitz

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:

May 9 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

June 13 – Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (Rescheduled from Tuesday, March 14 due to the inclement weather.)

Great Books meets monthly on the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 am in the Jewel to discuss the classics. Facilitator: Steve Boies (203) 554-5785.

Upcoming Titles:

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 ( 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:

May 3 – The Magician’s Boy by Susan Cooper

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:

May 4 – The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

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 at 3:45pm to discuss contemporary titles.

Upcoming Titles:

May 9 – Still Life by Louise Penny

June 13 – My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry 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:

May 23 – Silence by Shusaku Endo

June 20 – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laurie Kamoie.

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

Upcoming Titles:

May 11 – 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:

Eddie Red Undercover by Marcia Wells

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm. Join us at our longest running book club. Each month we read books that warrant special merit and discussion. Facilitator: Susan Boyar.

Upcoming Titles:

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 1:00 pm, year round. The Cloak and Dagger group reads enticing and mysterious titles. Facilitator: Cindy Zizzi.

Upcoming Titles:

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:

May 4 – Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

June 1 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

July 5 – The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

August 2 – The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson

September 7 – Old School by Tobias Wolff

October 5 – Greenwich Reads Selection

November 2 – Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

December 7 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles

January 2018 – Norwegian By Night by Derrick B. Miller

February 2018 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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