A book group co-sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host its first book discussion this fall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Jennings Room of the main library, 1080 Old Post Road.

The group, which meets on the third Thursday of every other month, will discuss "The Glass Castle: A Memoir," written by Jeannette Walls.

The alliance, which supports people and their families living with mental illness, provides educational programs for the community and promotes healthy living, according to a news release.

Advance registration is required. For information and to register, call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.