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:

March 11 – Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar

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 19 – Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism by Robert Kuttner

March 19 – Who Lost Russia: How the World Entered a New Cold War by Peter Conradi

April 16 – On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

May 21 – China’s Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle by Dinny McMahon

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:

February 12 – What Maisie Knew by Henry James

March 12 –  Florida by Lauren Groff

April 9 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

May 14 – Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

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:

February 7 – The Poems of John Donne

March 7 – Meditations 1 by Rene Descartes

April 4 – The Nose by Nikolai Gogal

May 2 – The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky

June 6 – The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe

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:

February 6 – Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

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:

February 7 – A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

February 12 – Red Notice by Bill Browder

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

Upcoming Titles:

January 22 – 1984 by George Orwell

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 Remembrance of Things Past, 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:

February 14 – Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Cos Cob Library Book Groups

Book Explorers is a book club for 2-3 graders and the first Tuesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm. Join us for a great discussion, fun activity, and snack. Registration required.

Upcoming Titles:

February 5 – Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay

March 5 – The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: The Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller

April 2 – Sydney and Simon: Go Green! by Paul A. Reynolds

May 7 – Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

June 4 – Danny’s Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment by David A. Adler

July 2 – Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows

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.

Upcoming Titles:

February 4 – Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

March 4 – Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee

April 1 – Tumble and Blue by Cassie Beasley

May 6 – Greenglass House by Kate Milford

June 3 – Song from Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

July 1 – Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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:

February 20 – Less by Andrew Sean Greer

March 20 – Stay With Me by Ayobami Adelbayo

April 17 – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

May 15  – Circe by Madeline Miller

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:

February 9 – Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick

Usually 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:

February 7 – Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover

March 7 – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

April 4 – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

May 2 – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolu Imbue

June 6 – The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

July 11 – The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan

August 1 – The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

September 5 – Georgia by Dawn Tripp

October 3 – The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

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