Book Groups

YA Lit Lovers Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Monday of each month.

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books? It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. Refreshments provided. Led by Laura Horn, Director of Operations.

August 13 – Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
September 10 – The Memory Book by Lara Avery
October 15 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
November 12 – Scythe by Neal Shusterman
December 10 – Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Farmington Reads Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 4th Monday each month.

Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. All are welcome. Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management.

August 27 – 84, Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff
September 24 –  Neverhome by Laird Hunt
October 22 – Brick Lane by Monica Ali
November 26 – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
December 17 – The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
January 28 – Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

Novel Ideas Book Group
Meets at 1:15 at the Barney Library the last Tuesday of each month.

Titles are chosen on a monthly basis and available at the conclusion of each book group session. New members are always welcome! For more information, call 860-673-6791. Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management & Amy Rosenfield, Library Assistant.

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF THIS MONTH’S BOOK? A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own!


Library-Sponsored Book Groups

Book Circle | Business | Farmington Woods | Mystery | Senior Center

Book Circle
Meets at 9:30 AM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

August 8 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Business Book Group
Meets at 12:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 3rd Friday of each month.

August 17 – Stop Workplace Drama by Marlene Chism
September 21 – Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest by Adam Lashinsky
October 19 – Hard Things about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
November 16 – Zero to One: Notes on Startups by Peter Thiel
December 21 – Apes and Angels by Ben Bova

Farmington Woods Book Group
Meets at 10:30 AM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

September 11 – Mao’s Last Dancer by Cunxin Lee
October 9 – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
November 13 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
December 11 – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
January 8 – Traitor’s Wife by Allison Partaki
February 12 – Eleanor and Hick by Susa Quinn

Mystery Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

August 9 – A Trick of the Light (#7) by Louise Penny
September 13 – The Dry by Jane Harper
October 11 – The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
November 8 – Dying to Live by Michael Stanley

Senior Book Group
Meets at 1:00 PM at the Community & Senior Center on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

August 16 – Orphan’s Tale by Mark Sullivan
September 20 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
October 18 – Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
November 15 – Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly
December 20 – The Late Show by Michael Connelly

WE CAN GET YOUR BOOKS FOR YOU! The Farmington Library announces that book groups in Farmington and Unionville can contact the library with a title and an author of your next book club read and we will get enough copies for your entire book club. We will gather your books and call when they are ready for pick-up. Please call us at 860-673-6791 x200 to register for the service and to facilitate the process of obtaining the books. New and popular books are excluded, book clubs must be registered to obtain this service.

For more information, please contact the Information Services Department at 860-673-6791 x200.