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 Nancy Coriaty 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 Linda Quinn for a lively discussion of fiction and non-fiction books. Please email Linda Quinn at or call 203-256-3063 for more information.

September: Salt House – Duffy
October: March Vol. 1 – Lewis
November: Last Days of Night – Moore
December: TBD
January: Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Ryan
February: Stars are Fire – Shreve
March: Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Capote
April: Saints for All Occasions – Sullivan
May: Small Great Things – Picoult

For Adults

Check the calendar of events for full details, dates and times of all book groups.

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 in the Jennings Room, Main Library.

September 14:  Vanishing Act of Esmee Lennox Maggie O’Farrell
November 9: I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
January 11: The Dinner Herman Koch
March 8: 72-Hour Hold Bebe Moore Campell
May 10: No One Cares About Crazy People Ron Powers

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.  New members are always welcome!

September 27, 2017
The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore

October 25, 2017
Yaa Gyasi

November 29, 2017
German Girl
Armando Lucas Correa

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.

Sept 13: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage By Haruki Murakami
Oct 11: The Ghosts of Belfast By Stuart Neville
Nov 8: The Sound of Things Falling By Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Dec 13: The God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy
Jan 10: The Sympathizer By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Feb 14: A Closed Eye By Anita Brookner

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)