Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups


Our Book Groups welcome all readers; copies of books are usually available at the New Canaan Library. Come!


Literary Ladies Book Club

3rd Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m., Free

December 21: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
January 18: My Antonia by Willa Cather
February 18: TBA

Aggie Aspinwall leads this popular book discussion.


Irish Authors Book Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. Free

November 16: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
December 14: Transatlantic by Colum McCann
January 18: TBA
February 15: TBA

NED MONAGHAN his group read and discuss books by Irish authors.


War is Murder

8 Thursdays, January 5 – February 23, 10:00 a. m., 10:00 a.m.

Concentrating on mysteries set in around World War II, our main authors will be Jacqueline Winspear (the Bess Crawford and Ian Rutledge series.) We will also look into John Lawton, Susan Ella MacNeal, and miscellaneous others (plus maybe a different war or two). Leader Rita England will provide a list of other readings.
All are welcome for interesting opinions and discussions.


Traveling to the Lighthouse:

An exploration of Virginia Wolf’s beloved novel

6 Thursdays, January 12 – February 16, 12:15 p. m. – 1:30 p. m., FREE

Please come and join us as we read — or reread — Virginia Woolf’s renowned classic, To the Lighthouse. Throughout this six-week course, we will be examining the novel’s complex structure, style, and story, as we determine the work’s meaning and significance in contemporary society.
Our informal weekly discussions will invite all participants to share their ideas and insights into this eminent author’s work. Stephanie Stiles, novelist and former British literature professor, will guide discussions.


Stamps, Coins & Paper Currency Club

Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m., Free

January 10¬†–¬†Scandinavia
February 14 РAustralia + New Zealand

Anyone with an interest collecting stamps or money is welcome to attend these meetings.