Book Groups

For Seniors

Senior Literary Society at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace. First Wednesday of each month from 11am to noon. Join Linda Quinn for a lively discussion of fiction and non-fiction books. Please email Linda Quinn at or call 203-256-3063 for more information.

September: Salt House – Duffy
October: March Vol. 1 – Lewis
November: Last Days of Night – Moore
December: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  – Baum
January: Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Ryan
February: Stars are Fire – Shreve
March: Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Capote
April: Saints for All Occasions – Sullivan
May: Small Great Things – Picoult

For Adults

Check the calendar of events for full details, dates and times of all book groups.

NAMI Book Group: The Library co-sponsors this book group with NAMI- the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For three decades NAMI has supported people living with mental illness and their families. It provides educational programs for the community and promotes healthy living. It meets once every two months, usually the third Thursday of the month at 7PM in the Jennings Room, Main Library.

September 14:  Vanishing Act of Esmee Lennox Maggie O’Farrell
November 9: I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
January 11: The Dinner Herman Koch
March 8: 72-Hour Hold Bebe Moore Campell
May 10: No One Cares About Crazy People Ron Powers

International Authors Book Club – second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00pm at the Main Library.

Since its inception many different authors have been chosen, either by the leader or suggested by members of the group. All are welcome to join at any time.
This is a book group for those who enjoy informal discussion and hearing the different viewpoints of the members. You don’t need to preregister and you are welcome whether or not you were able to finish the book.

Sept 13: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage By Haruki Murakami
Oct 11: The Ghosts of Belfast By Stuart Neville
Nov 8: The Sound of Things Falling By Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Dec 13: The God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy
Jan 10: The Sympathizer By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Feb 14: A Closed Eye By Anita Brookner


Books and Banter – meets varied Thursdays, depending on the month. We meet at the Fairfield Woods Branch at 1:00pm. We are a drop in group, with great research, discussion and banter about varied titles. We have discussed everything from memoirs and nonfiction to prose and fiction.  We welcome our regulars and first timers with open arms even if you have not finished our current title. Join Us!

May 31:  The Book That Matters Most   (Hood)
June 21:  My Dear Hamilton   (Dray)
July 19: Silver Sparrow  (Jones)
August 23:  The Lilac Girls  (Kelly)
September 27:  A Piece of the World  (Kline)

Woods Book Group – meets the last Wednesday of most months at 2 pm in the Small Meeting Room.  As a group, we have mainly read historical fiction along with some contemporary literary fiction titles.