Book Groups

Book Groups 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 Gene Hayes and Siobhan Schugmann 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 27 – How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper

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:

October 19 – 2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman & Adm. James Stavridis
November 16 – Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict by Ibrahim Fraihat
December 21 – The Shadows of Empire: How Imperial History Shapes Our World by Samir Puri
January 18 – Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe by Rep. Jane Harman
February 15 – Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
March 15 – T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power by Michael Kanaan
April 19 – How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
May 17 – The Emperor’s New Road: China and the Project of the Century by Jonathan Hillman
June 21 – Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital by Kimberly Clausing

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 12 – Deacon King Kong by James McBride
November 9 – Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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.

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 6 – Trouble at Table 5: The Candy Caper by Tom Watson

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 7 – The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

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

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.

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.

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, August, and December. Join us at our longest-running book club. Each month we read books that warrant special merit and discussion. Facilitator: Susan Boyar.

Upcoming Titles:

Brown Bag Book Club will return in Fall 2021!

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 9 – The Truants by Kate Weinberg
November 13 – The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman
December 11 – The Good Detective by John McMahon
January 8 – The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett
February 12 – The Forger’s Daughter by Bradford Morrow
March 12 – Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
April 9 – Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day
May 14 – Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
June 11 – In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
July 9 – The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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

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