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.

May 14 – The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
June 11 – Mosquitoland by David Arnold
July 9 – Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
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.

April 30 – One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
May 21 – The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

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.

April 11 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
May 9 – Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
June 13 – Luncheon
July 11 – The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald
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.

April 20 – Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Louis Gerstner, Jr.
May 18 – Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John Maxwell
June 15 – The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy by Leigh Gallagher

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

April 10 – The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
May 8 – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
June 12 – A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meisner

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

April 12 – The Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
May 10 – Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
June 14 – Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
July 12 – Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
August 9 – A Trick of the Light (#7) by Louise Penny

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

April 19 – Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
May 17 – Defending Jacob by William Landry
June 21 – The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
July 19 – A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
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.