Book Groups

Librarians on Loan

Does your book club seem to be in a slump, or is your group looking for a different spin on your discussions? Librarians on Loan can help. One of our librarians on staff will visit and lead one of your book discussion meetings. Book could be chosen by your club or the librarian. At least a month’s notice is needed. Email Town Librarian Karen Ronald with your request.

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 Town Librarian Karen Ronald and Deputy Town Librarian Nancy Coriaty for a lively discussion of fiction and non-fiction books. Please email Nancy Coriaty at or call 203-255-7310 for more information.

Jan. 4: The Oregon Trail (Buck)
Feb. 1:   Laika (Abadzis)
March 1: Books for Living (Schwalbe)
April 5: Our Souls at Night (Haruf)
May 3: My Own Words (Ginsburg)
June 7: A Gentleman in Moscow (Towles)
July 5: News of the World: A Novel (Jiles)

For Adults

Check the calendar of events for full details, dates and times

Purls of Wisdom Club  Bring a bag lunch and any handiwork you may be working on. One Thursday a month, noon-1:00PM, at Branch Library.

January 19: The Swams of Fifth Avenue (Benjamin)
February 16: Rules of Civility (Towles)
March 16: Books for Living (Schwalbe)
April 20: Bull Mountain (Panowich)
May 18: The Last Pilot (Johncock)
June 15: News of the World: A Novel (Jiles)

Woods Book Group – meets Wednesdays once a month from 2pm to 3pm at the Branch Library. (No meeting in December).  New members are always welcome!

January 25:   Salt to the Sea  (Sepetys)
February 22 :  Last Bus to Wisdom (Doig)
March 29:   Books for Living  (Schwalbe)
April 26:  Everybody’s Fool (Russo)
May 24:  Miracle at Midlife  (Tower)
June 28:  Commonwealth  (Patchett)

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.

January 11: Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (Flanagan)
February 8: A man Called Ove: A Novel   (Backman)
March 8: My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Family’s Past(Sabar)
April 12: The Door (Szabo)
May 10: Headlong: A Novel (Frayn)
June 14: The Children Act (McEwan)

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!

January 26:  The Japanese Lover   (Allende)
February 23:  Maiden Flight   (Haskell)
March 23:  Books for Living  (Schwalbe)
April 13: Ways to Disappear  (Novey)
May 25:  The Woman in the Photo  (Hogan)
June 22:  Behold the Dreamers  (Mbue)