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:

May 13 – The Tenth of December by George Saunders

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:

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:

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:

May 2 – The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

July 11 – Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

August 1 – Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

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:

May 1 – Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch

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 2 – The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

May 14 – Tin Man by Sarah Winman

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

Upcoming Titles:

April 23 – Germinal by Émile Zola

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 Dates:

April 18

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:

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:

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:

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:

April 13 – Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

May 11 – Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

June 8 – The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sowell and Per Wahloo

July 13 – August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

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:

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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