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 Linda Quinn:
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

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

      • January 11, 2023: Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang
      • February 8, 2023: The Girl With the Louding Voice vAbi Dare
      • March 8, 2023: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
      • April 12, 2023: Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq
      • May 10, 2023: Where You Come From by Sasa Stanisic
      • June 14, 2023: People From My Neighborhood by Hiromi KawakamiSome 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

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

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 (partnership with Bigelow Center for Senior Activities)
Third Wednesday of each month, 11:00 AM
contact Linda Quinn:
Meets at the Bigelow Senior Center – 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield, CT 06824
Join Linda Quinn for a lively discussion of fiction and non-fiction books.

      • January 18, 2023: Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel
      • 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

Woods Book Buzz Club
Seconds Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM
Contact Mary Coe:
Meets at the Woods Library
Woods Branch 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