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.

September 3: The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
October 1: The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman
November 5: Gravity of Birds: A Novel by Tracy Guzeman
December 3: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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.

September 18 :The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Anderson
November 20: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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 18 : Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by Rachel Joyce
October 16:  Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
November 20: The Banks of Certain Rivers  by Jon Harrison
December 18:  The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton

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

September 24:  Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
October 29: Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
November 19:  Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel  by Naomi Wood

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. 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 10: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
October 8: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
November 12: When Will There Be Good News: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
December 10: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

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 Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  We welcome our regulars and first timers with open arms even if you have not finished our current title. Join Us!

September 18:  The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
October 16 : The Pink Suit by N.M.Kelby
November 20:  The Phantom of Fifth Avenue  by Meryl Gordon
December 18:  You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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.