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 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 or call 203-255-7310 for more information.

January 8:  The Beekeeper’s Apprentice  (King)
February 4: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: a Novel  (Zevin)
March 4:  Station Eleven  (St. John Mandell)
April 1:  Poetry MonthBring your favorite poems to share
May 6: The Bees: A Novel  (Paul)
June 3:  The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories  (Keegan)
July 1:  The Lobster Kings: A Novel  (Zentner)

For Adults

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

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.

January 15:  The Memory Palace: A Memoir  (Bartok)
March 19: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness  (Cahalan)
May 21: Sharp: A Memoir  (Fitzpatrick)

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 15: Await Your Reply: A Novel  (Chaon)
February 19:  A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir  (Gorokhova)
March 19:  Station Eleven  (St. John Mandel)
April 16:  Hello from the Gillespies  (McInerney)
May 21:  Burial Rites  (Kent)
June 18:  We Are all Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel  (Fowler)
July 16:  Amy Falls Down: A Novel  (Willett)

Woods Book Group – meets the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 3pm at the Branch Library. (No meeting in December)

January 28:  The Lowland  (Lahiri)
February 25: The Garden of Letters  (Richman)
March 25:  Station Eleven  (St. John Mandell)
April 29:  Ordinary Grace: A Novel  (Krueger)
May 27:  Euphoria  (King)
June 24:  Everything I Never Told You: A Novel  (Ng)

International Authors Book Club – second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:30pm at the Main Library, except July & August.

Since its inception many different authors have been chosen, either by the leader or suggested by the 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 14: Death in Summer  (Trevor)
February 11: Raja Rao  (Kanthapura)
March 11: Love in the Time of Cholera  (Garcia Marquez)
April 8: Bird Song: A Novel of Love and War  (Faulks)
May 13: Corelli”s Mandolin: A Novel  (Bernieres)
June 10:  Effi Briest  (Fontane)

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.  We welcome our regulars and first timers with open arms even if you have not finished our current title. Join Us!

January 15:  You Should Have Known  (Korelitz)
February 19: The Sweetness: A Novel  (Berger)
March 12:  Station Eleven  (St. John Mandel)
April 30: National Poetry Month Celebration – Come and share your favorite poem or poet
May 14: And the Dark Sacred Night (Glass)
June 18:  The Pecan Man (Selleck)
July 30:  The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
August 27:  Nora Webster (Toibin)

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.