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:

January 8 – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

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:

December 19 –  Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause by Tom Gjenten

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:

January 9 – After Rain by William Trevor

February 13 – Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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:

January 4 – Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

February 1 – An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

March 1 – The Value of Science on War and Death by Henri Poincare

April 5 – Thoughts for the Times by Sigmund Freud

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:

January 3 – My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec

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:

January 4 – Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

January 9 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

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

Upcoming Titles:

December 12 – The Lover by Marguerite Duras

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

Cos Cob Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

December 11 – Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari

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:

December 20 – Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

January 17 – The Odyssey by Homer

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:

January 13 – His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

February 10 – The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen

March 10 – Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline

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

May 12 – Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

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:

January 4 – Norwegian By Night by Derrick B. Miller

February 8 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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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