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)

1/16/20 “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
2/20/20 “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid
3/19/20  “Waiting for Eden” by Elliot Ackerman
5/21/20 “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King  – Click here to find this title on Hoopla

6/18/20 “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout

7/16/20 “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar

8/27/20 “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

9/24/20  “Room” by Emma Donoghue

10/15/20 “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

11/19/20 “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd


Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7 pm, first Tuesday of the month
1/7/20 “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips
2/4/20 “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
March – No Meeting
4/7/20 “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh
5/5/20 “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez – Click here to find this title on Hoopla
6/2/20 “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King – Click here to find this title on Hoopla

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

1/21/20 “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh
February – No Meeting
3/24/20 “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
4/21/20 “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips
5/19/20 “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez – Click here to find this title on Hoopla
6/16/20 “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King – Click here to find this title on Hoopla

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

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