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:

July 10 – Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

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:

June 20 – The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi

Sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, this group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm from September – June. Facilitator Susan Boyar leads participants through both classic and contemporary literature. Open to all.

Upcoming Titles:

June 13 – Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

September 12 – The Odyssey by Homer (Robert Fagles translation)

October 10 – News of the World by Paulete Jiles (Greenwich Reads Together selection)

November 14 – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

January 9, 2018 – After Rain by William Trevor

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:

June 1 – The Epic of Gilgamesh

July 6 – Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

August 3 – Of Friendship and Of Solitude by Michel de Montaigne

September 7 – Pensees by Blaise Pascal

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:

June 7 – Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde

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:

June 8 – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

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 3:45 pm to discuss contemporary titles.

Upcoming Titles:

June 13 – My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
July 11 – The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

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:

June 8 – Vol. 5: “The Captive & the Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time”

July 13 – 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.

June 12 – Wrap-up Party

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:

June 21 – Nutshell by Ian McEwen

September 20 – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

October 18 – News of the World by Paulete Jiles (Greenwich Reads Together selection)

November 15 – Moonglow by Michael Chabon

December 20 – Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

January 17, 2018 – The Odyssey by Homer

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:

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:

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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