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.

Sept. 7: Brooklyn (Toibin)
Oct. 4: American Housewife (Ellis)
Nov. 2:  The Nightingale (Hannah)
Dec. 7: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Smith)

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.

September 15: Days of Awe (Fox)
October 20: Orphan #8 (van Alkemade)
November 17: Stepdog (Galland)
December 15: Luckiest Girl Alive (Knoll)

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!

September 28:  Circling the Sun  (McLain)
October 26 : Rent Collector: A Novel (Wright)
November 30:  West of Sunset  (O’Nan)

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.

September 14: The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell (Hashimi)
October 12: The Last Brother  (Appanah)
November 9: TBA
December 14: TBA

Books and Banter – meets varied Thursdays, depending on the month. We meet at the Fairfield Woods Branch at 1:00pm (new starting time). 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!

September 22:  Hanging Mary: A Novel  (Higginbotham)
October 20:  The Turner House  (Flournoy)
November 17: America’s First Daughter: A Novel  (Dray)
December 15: Our Souls at Night (Haruf)

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.