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.

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January 13 – Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

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.

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January 21 – Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline by Darrell Bricker & John Ibbotson

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.

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January 14 – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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.

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January 2 – Guests of the Nation by Frank O’Connor

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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January 8 – Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

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.

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January 9 – Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Byram Shubert Library Book Groups

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

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January – TBA

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

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December 17 – Adèle 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 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:

December 19

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.

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January 7 – TBA

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.

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TBA

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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January 15 – The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald & Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

February 19 – One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

March 18 – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

April 15 – Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

May 20 – Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

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

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December 14 – IQ by Joe Ide

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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January 2 – 84, Charing Cross RoadDuchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helen Hanff

February 6 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

March 5 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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