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 email@example.com with your request.
Senior Literary Society at the Fairfield Senior Center, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-255-7310 for more information.
September 11: Flight Behavior (Kingsolver)
October 2: The Pyramid: The First Wallander Cases (Mankell)
November 6: Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Staples)
December 4: Heidi (Spyri)
Check the calendar of events for full details, dates and times
NAMI Book Group: The Fairfield Public Library and National Alliance on Mental Illness are offering a book group exploring aspects of mental health and the brain. It meets once every two months, usually the third Thursday of the month at 7PM.
September 19, 2013: Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith
November 21, 2013: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
January 16, 2014: Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robinson
March 20, 2014: A First Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi
May 15, 2014: Wave by Sonya Deraniyagala
Purls of Wisdom Club Bring a bag lunch and any handiwork you may be working on. One Thursday a month at Branch Library.
September 19 : The House of Tyneford by Solomons
October 17: The Art Forger by Shapiro
November 21: 11/22/63 by King
December 19: The Aviator’s Wife by Benjamin
Woods Book Group – meets the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 3pm at the Branch Library. (No meeting in December)
September 25: The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Joyce
October 30: In the Country of Men by Natar
November 20: The Chaperone by Moriarty
Since its inception many different authors have been chosen, either by the leader or suggested by the members of the group. Some of books read this past year were by authors from Korea, Japan, India, South Africa, Scotland, Mexico and Russia.
All are welcome to join in at any time. This is a book group for those who enjoy informal discussion and about enjoying the different viewpoints of each of the members. You don’t have to preregister, come to every session nor even worry about whether you were able to finish the book. Just come and learn something about it.
September 11, 2013: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
October 9, 2013: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
November 13, 2013: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
December 11, 2013: The Road Home by Rose Tremain
January 8, 2014: Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Books and Banter – meets varied Thursdays, depending on the month. We meet at the Fairfield Woods Branch at 1:30pm. 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. Our last title was The Lake of Dreams: A Novel by Kim Edwards. We welcome our regulars and first timers with open arms even if you have not finished our current title. Join Us!
September 26: The Light Between Oceans (Stedman)
October 17: In the Sea There are Crocodiles (Geda)
November 21: The Ambassador’s Daughter (Jenoff)
December 12: Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt (Hoffman)
For Children & Teens
Beyond the Book for parent/caregiver and child (grades 3 and 4). Check the children’s calendar for dates and times.
Bookworms is a book discussion group for children ages 8 to 13 at the Main Library.
Book Group for Grades 6-8 = Book Blast! A partnership with the Teen Services, this new book group encourages our older readers to transition from the Children’s Room and venture into Teen Services.