Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups


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


NEW: Visiting Washington Square:
An Exploration of Henry James’ Beloved Classic

6 Thursdays, March 16 – April 27 (No April 13), 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Free

Please join us as we get acquainted with Henry James’ most rousing short novel, Washington Square. Throughout this six-week course, we will be examining the structure, style, and story of the novel, as we move toward a clearer understanding of the meaning and significance of the work and its enduring influence today. Our informal weekly discussions invite all participants to share their ideas and insights into this eminent author’s work.

Stephanie Stills, novelist and former British literature professor, will guide discussions.


Literary Ladies Book Club

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

February 15: South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
March 15: Euphoria by Lily King
April 12: A Gentleman in Moscow by A. Towles
May 17: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Aggie Aspinwall leads this popular book discussion.


Irish Authors Book Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. Free

February 15: Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor
March 15: Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
April 19: Master and Commander by O’Brien
May 17: TBA

Ned Monaghan and his group read and discuss books by Irish authors.


Stamps, Coins & Paper Currency Club

Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m., Free
March 14 – Singapore
April 11 – Polynesia
May 9 – China

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