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 Book Club  (formerly A Different Kind of Book Club)
First Monday of each month, 6:30 PM
contact Philip Bahr:
Meets Virtually
Join us for a genre book club. We focus on a single genre each month. Librarians lead the discussion: history, popularity, seminal works, adaptations, and best selling authors of that genre. Share your favorite books from the genre, or sit back and listen. Go home with a new list of books to read.

      • January 9, 2023: Blast From The Past – Historical Fiction and History
      • February 6, 2023: Screen Gems – Books turned into movies and series
      • March 6, 2023: Back to Nature
      • April 3, 2023: Short Stack – Poetry and Short Stories
      • May 1, 2023: Music in May – Books about musicians, bands, music and singers. Fiction or non-fiction
      • June 5, 2023: Famously Social – Books mentioned in social media or in celebrity book clubs
      • July 3, 2023: Fun in the Sun – Beach Reads and Grilling Cookbooks
      • August 7, 2023: Podcast Picks
      • September 4, 2023: Challenged and Banned Book
      • October 2, 2023: Thrills and Chills – horror, creepy or cozy mysteries
      • November 6, 2023: Armchair Traveler – Books by international authors or with an international setting
      • December 4, 2023: Dazzling Debuts – Any book by a first time author

Hitting the Books Book Club (A partnership between Fairfield Public Library, CardioKick Studio of Fairfield and Little Pub Fairfield)
Last Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
contact Nancy Sweeney:
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.

      • February 22. 2023: Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel
      • March 29, 2023: The Measure by Nikki Erlick
      • April 26, 2023: The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan
      • May 31, 2023: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
      • June 28, 2023: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
      • July 26, 2023: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
      • September 20, 2023*: Prom Mom by Laura Lippman  (not the last Wednesday of the month)
      • October 25, 2023: California Golden by Melanie Benjamin
      • November 29, 2023: What Remains by Wendy Walker

International Authors Book Club
Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM
contact Philip Bahr:
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 LLosaSome 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:
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.

      • February 8, 2023: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
      • March 8, 2023: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
      • April 12, 2023: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
      • May 10, 2023: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult
      • June 14, 2023: Stars in an Italian Sky by Jill Santopolo
      • July 12, 2023: The Senator’s Wife by Liv Constantine
      • September 13, 2023: Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
      • October 11, 2023: Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
      • November 1, 2023: The Spectacular by Fiona Davis

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

      • January 25, 2023: Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
      • February 22, 2023: Horse by Geraldine Brooks
      • March 29, 2023: I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye by Ivan Maisel, OBOT selection
      • April 26, 2023: I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkei
      • May 31, 2023: Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
      • June 28, 2023: The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane
      • July 26, 2023: The Spectacular by Fiona Davis
      • September 20, 2023* Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan Stradal (not the last Wednesday of the month!)
      • October 25, 2023 First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
      • November 29, 2023 All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby

Next Chapter Book Club
Tuesdays Bi-weekly, 4:00 PM
contact Jennifer Laseman:
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

      • February 15, 2023: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
      • March 15, 2023: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
      • April 19, 2023: Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
      • May 17, 2023: Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
      • June 21, 2023: Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
      • July 19, 2023: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
      • September 20, 2023: The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland
      • October 18, 2023: Mad Honey by Jody Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan
      • November 15, 2023: Next Ship Home by Heather Webb
      • December 20, 2023: The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer

Woods Book Buzz Club
Second Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM
Contact Mary Coe:
Meets at the Woods Library
Woods Branch Reference Librarian Mary Coe begins a new FPL book club focusing on titles that have been listed as “most anticipated” with lots of buzz!

      • January 12, 2023: Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
      • February 9, 2023: Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
      • March 9, 2023: I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye by Ivan Maisel, OBOT selection
      • April 13, 2023: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
      • May 11, 2023: Dust Child by Nguyen Que Mai Phan
      • June 8, 2023: All That Is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay
      • July 13, 2023: The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Henry, Patti Callahan
      • September 14, 2023: The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland
      • October 12, 2023: The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman
      • November 9, 2023: Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom
      • December 14. 2023: The House Keepers by Alex Hay