Book Groups

For Adults

Check the calendar of events for full details, dates and times of all book groups.
We currently have seven adult book clubs and one for teens and new adults!

Exploring Genres & Authors Book Club
First Monday of each month, 6:30 PM
contact Philip Bahr: pbahr@fplct.org
Meets Virtually
We focus on a single genre or author each month. Librarians lead the discussion: history, popularity, seminal works, adaptations. You are asked to read anything from that genre or author and then share your book, or sit back and listen. Go home with a new list of books to read..

      • January 8, 2024 – Author: Stephen King
      • February 5, 2024 – Authentic Voices – indigenous, BIPOC authors and topics
      • March 4, 2024 – Irish Authors – Binchy, Boyne, Donoghue, French, Joyce, McCourt, and Tóibín
      • April 1, 2024 – Gilded Age – Historical fiction during this time period, biographies of Titans etc, Titanic anniversary

Little Pub and Literature Books Book Club (A partnership between Fairfield Public Library, and Little Pub Fairfield) Formerly Hitting the Books Book Club
Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
contact Nancy Sweeney: nsweeney@fplct.org
Meets at Little Pub Fairfield – 2133 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Join us at Little Pub Fairfield for evenings of books, banter, good food and good company.

      • January 31, 2024: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
      • February 28, 2024 The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
      • March 27, 2024: TBA
      • April 24, 2024: TBA
      • May 29, 2024: TBA
      • June 26, 2024: TBA
      • July 31, 2024: TBA
      • September 25, 2024: TBA
      • October 30, 2023: TBA
      • November 27, 2023: TBA

International Authors Book Club
Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM
contact Philip Bahr: pbahr@fplct.org
Meets at the Main Library, Jennings Room
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 13, 2023: Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad
      • October 11, 2023: Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer
      • November 8, 2023: The Promise by Damon Galgut
      • December 13, 2023: Every Day Is Mother’s Day by Hilary Mantel
      • January 10, 2024: Foster And Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
      • February 14, 2024: Diary of A Void by Emi Yagi *
      • March 13, 2024: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
      • April 10, 2024: An Immigrant’s Love Letter To The West by Konstantin Kisin
      • May 8, 2024: Snow by John Banville
      • June 12, 2024: Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas LLosa (Some of the author’s names have diacritical marks which are not shown)

Literature & Libations Book Club
Second Wednesday of the month 6:30 PM
Contact Claudia Silk: csilk@fplct.org
Meets at J.B. Percival’s – 63 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
The Fairfield Public Library and J.B. Percival team up for a unique experience: book talk, cocktails, nosh, and laugh.

      • January 10, 2024: Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
      • February 7, 2024: Woman in the Castello by Kelsey James (author will be joining us!)
      • March 13, 2024: No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister
      • April 10, 2024: The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok
      • May 8, 2024: The Whispers by Ashley Audrain
      • June 12, 2024: The General and Julia by Jon Clinch (author will be joining us!)

Main Book Club
Last Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM
Contact Claudia Silk: csilk@fplct.org
Meets in the Rotary Room at the Main Library.

      • January 31, 2024: The General and Julia by Jon Clinch
      • February 28, 2024: Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok
      • March 27, 2024: The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
      • April 24, 2024: Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning
      • May 29, 2024: An Inconvenient Wife  by Karen Olson (author will be joining us!)
      • June 19, 2024: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (not the last Wednesday of the month!)

Next Chapter Book Club
Tuesdays Bi-weekly, 4:00 PM
contact Jennifer Laseman: jlaseman@fplct.org
Meets at the Main Library
The Next Chapter Book Club is an inclusive, community-based book club for neurodivergent and differently-abled teens (16 and up) and adults. Our goal is to enjoy books, share stories, make friends, and engage with the community. There is no homework with this book club! We share the book at the meetings and start with a recap so new participants can always join! This book club meets bi-weekly and welcomes participants of all reading abilities ages 16 and up. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

The Senior Literary Society
Third Wednesday of each month, 11:00 AM
contact Bigelow Senior Center at 203-256-3166
Meets at the Bigelow Senior Center – 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield, CT 06824

      • January 17, 2024: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
      • February 21, 2024: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
      • March 20, 2024: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
      • April 17, 2024: Horse by Geraldine Brooks
      • more titles to come!

Woods Book Buzz Club
Second Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM
Contact Mary Coe: mcoe@fplct.org
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Woods Branch Reference Librarian Mary Coe facilitates a book club focusing on titles that have been listed as “most anticipated” with lots of buzz!

      • January 11, 2024: All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley
      • February 8, 2024: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
      • March 14, 2024: OBOT selection TBA
      • April 11, 2024: No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister
      • May 9, 2024: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters
      • more titles to come!