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 14 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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 15 – Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

June 19 – Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring by Bassem Youssef

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:

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:

May 3 – Thoughts for the Times by Sigmund Freud

June 7 – The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

July 5 – The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

August 2 – The Stages of Life by Carl Jung

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 on the first Monday of the month between 7-8pm with occasional meetings at Greenwich Library, as well as occasional field trips.

The group also partners with Abilis and meets one Thursday evening a month on the second floor of Greenwich Library.

Facilitator for both programs is 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 2 – The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

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 3 – Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

May 8 – The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

June 12 – TBA

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

Upcoming Titles:

May 15 – The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

June 16 – A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

September – January, meets every second Thursday at 5:00 pm. The Proust Group is co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise If you have vowed to read the entirety of Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” this group is for you. This is clearly a book that requires time. Page by page, chapter by chapter, book by book, the group will deepen their understanding. Led by Proust expert Fereshteh Priou.

Upcoming Titles:

May 17 – Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time

June 14 – 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:

May 7 – Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt

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:

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:

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:

May 10 – Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

June 7 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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