Book Groups

Virtual Book Discussion: Lady Clementine, Friday June 5 @ Noon

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from discussing a great book with your neighbors! Download Lady Clementine, by Marie Benedict, on Hoopla (free with your Blackstone Library card), then meet up with us via zoom for a live book discussion.

In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Click here to register.

2nd Tuesday Book Group, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

June 9 – The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

July 14 – TBA

August 11 – TBA

Meetings will be held via Zoom. Interested in joining the Zoom chat? Email

Books & Brews – last Wednesday @ 6 p.m., held at Thimble Island Brewing Company

June 24: TBA

We’re temporarily switching to a genre study format. Check out our Meetup page for details!

Choose one (or both) titles to read, then join that table discussion the night of the group. Books are available for loan in advance of discussion. Ask at Reference about getting a copy. Group meets at Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405.


Book groups meet in the Lucy Hammer Room and new members are always welcome.  Call the Reference Department at 203.488.1441, ext. 318, if you need help placing a book on hold.

The above book clubs are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. Any updates will be posted here.