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 leader 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.

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December 12 – Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

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.

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December 20 – Blood and Oil by Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck
January 17 – Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy by Francis Gavin
February 21 – Russia Upside Down by Joseph Weisberg
March 21 – To Govern the Globe by Alfred McCoy
April 18 – Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse by William Neuman
May 16 – Red Roulette by Desmond Shum
June 20 – Humane 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:

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 (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.

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December 14 – Miles Lewis: Whiz Kid by Kelly Starling Lyons

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:

December 8 – Operation Do-Over by Gordon Korman

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

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December 12 – It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

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

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December 13 – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafon

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.

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TBA

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:

December 10 – Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

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:

December 1 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
January 5 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
February 9 – Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
March 16 – The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
April 20 – A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
May 11 – Random Harvest by James Hilton
June 2 – On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
July 6 – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
August 3 – Fight Night by Miriam Toews

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