Book Clubs


The library offers fiction and nonfiction book clubs. For information on joining and to check availability, please contact Janet Lindsley at 203-453-8282 or (fiction book club), Lauretta Lyons at 203-453-8282 or (fiction), or  Lisa Coady at 203-453-8282 or (nonfiction book club).

Fiction Book Club Schedule

Fiction Book Group 1: Meets at 1 pm, third Thursday of the month

(for more information, please contact Lauretta Lyons in the Reference Department at 203-453-8282)

12/17/20 “A Single Thread” by Tracy Chevalier

1/21/21  “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi

2/18/21  “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam

3/18/21 “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende

4/22/21 “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

5/20/21 “We Begin at the End” by Chris Whitaker

6/17/21 “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by by Abi Daré


Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7 pm, first Tuesday of the month
9/7/21 The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
10/5/21 The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Fiction Book Group 3: Meets at 3 pm, third Tuesday of the month

7/20/21 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
9/21/21 The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
10/19/21 The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
11/16/21 The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Nonfiction Book Group: 3rd Wednesday of the Month- 2 pm

1/15/20 No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2/19/20 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
3/18/20 Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic by Matt McCarthy
4/15/20 Six Months in 1945: FDR, Truman and Churchill – from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs
6/23/21 “Minor Feelings” by Cathy Park Hong
8/18/21 “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman (no meeting in July)

Get Lit: A YA Book Club for Adults – 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm. (Meets at KC’s Pub.)
Please contact Sara Martone at smartone@guilfordfreelibrary for more information!

1/14/20 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
2/11/20 Dry by Neal Shusterman
3/10/20 People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Science Fiction Book Group: Meets at 7 pm, third Tuesday of the month
Please contact Tim Smith at for more information or to reserve a book for this club.

March 5th – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
April – Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
May – Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
June – Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
July – The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber