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:

November 5 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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 Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans by James Stavrides

October 23 – War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow

November 27 – The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell

December 11 – The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson

Jan 15, 2019 – Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal by Ken Bensinger

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:

October 9 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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:

October 4 – Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.

November 1 – The Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

December 6 – Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

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:

October 3 – The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler

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:

October 4 – Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

September 25 – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

October 9 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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

Upcoming Titles:

September 25 – The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

October 16 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

November 13 – 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:

October 4 – Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time

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:

October 2 – Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell

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:

October 1 – Hello, Universe by Erin Entrade Kelly

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 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:

October 13 – The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

November 10- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

December 8 – Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

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:

October 11 – The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

November 1 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

December 6 – Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

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