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:

March 12 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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:

February 20 – Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam by Gregory Daddis

March 20 – War By Other Means: Geonomics and Statecraft by Robert D. Blackwill

April 17 – Destined For War: Can American and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap? by Graham Allison

May 15 – Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

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:

March 13 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

April 10 – Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

May 8 – Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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:

March 1 – An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

April 5 – The Value of Science on War and Death by Henri Poincare

May 3 – Thoughts for the Times by Sigmund Freud

June 7 – The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

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:

March 7 – The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

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:

March 8 – Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

September – June, meets on the second Tuesday at 3:45 pm to discuss contemporary titles.

Upcoming Titles:

March 13 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Meets every third Tuesday at 5:00 pm. International Book Club is in association with Alliance Française of Greenwich.

Upcoming Titles:

February 20 – The Color of Water by James McBride

March 20 – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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

February 15 – Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time

March 15 – Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time

Cos Cob Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

March 19 – Restart by Gordon Korman

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

Upcoming Titles:

February 21 – Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

March 21 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

April 18 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May 16 – Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor

June 20 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saungers

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:

March 10 – Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline

April 14 – In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

May 12 – Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

June 9 – Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller

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:

March 1 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

April 5 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

May – Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

June – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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