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 Monday nights every six weeks 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 12 – The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

This group meets monthly on the third Tuesday from September – June at 7:00 pm. Facilitator John Dolan leads participants in a discussion of recent nonfiction titles related to foreign affairs and economics.

Upcoming Titles:

September 20 – This is How They Tell Me The World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race by Nicole Perlroth
October 18 – The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century by Bruce Dickson
November 15 – The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah
December 20 – Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power by Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck
January 17 – Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy by Francis Gavin
February 21 – Russia Upside Down: An Exit Strategy for the Second Cold War by Joseph Weisberg
March 21 – To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change by Alfred McCoy
April 18 – Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela by William Neuman
May 16 – Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China by Desmond Shum
June 20 – Humane: How The United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War by Samuel Moyn

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 13 – The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
October 11 – Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
November 8 – The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
January 10 – Trust by Hernan Diaz

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 ( 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:

September 7 – Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo

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:

September 15 – One Last Shot by John David Anderson

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

Upcoming Titles:

September 12 – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

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

Upcoming Titles:

September 20 – Violeta by Isabel Allende

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:

September 21 – Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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:

August 13 – Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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:

September 1 – The Bohemians: A Novel by Jasmin Darznik
October 6 – Greenwich Reads Together Selection
November 3 – The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
December 1 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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