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. Here’s a list of books read by the group in previous months.

Upcoming Titles:

September 10 – TBA

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:

September 25 – Sea PowThe the History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans by James Stavrides

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

Upcoming Titles:

September 11 – Portrait of a Lady by Henry James & Mrs. Osmond by John Banville

October 9 – Code Girls by Liza Munday

November 13 – The Door by Magda Szabo

January 8, 2019 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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:

August 2 – The Stages of Life by Carl Jung

September 6 – Tell Me A Riddle by Tillie Olsen

October 4 – Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

November 1 – The Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

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 on the first Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm with occasional meetings at Greenwich Library and other 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:

August 1 – Ada’s Violin: the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood

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:

August 2 – Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

Will return in September 2018

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

Upcoming Titles:

July 24 – Picnic In Provence: A Memoir with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard

August 14 – The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

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:

August 16 – 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.

Meets the third 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:

September 19 – The Dubliners by James Joyce

October 17 – Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win WWII by Liza Mundy (2018 Greenwich Reads Together selection)

November 21 –  Autumn by Ali Smith

January 16, 2018 – Sabbath’s Theater by Phillip Roth

Typically meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm year round. The Cloak and Dagger group reads enticing and mysterious titles. Facilitators: Claudia Compagnoni Gibb and Sandra Walker

Upcoming Titles:

July 14 – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

August 11 – Defector by Joseph Kanon

September 8 – The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

October 13 – The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

November 10- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

December 8 – Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm year round. The group discusses popular fiction and nonfiction. Facilitator: Judy Berg.

Upcoming Titles:

August 2 – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

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