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Book Groups


Book Groups At Main


Branch Book Groups

  • Book Buzz: A Book Discussion With a Twist
    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh wants to connect with you, where you are. This summer, join us for a new kind of book discussion: Book Buzz.
  • Genre Book Club
    Join us for a literary adventure as we explore and discuss a book from a different genre each month. Meets at CLP-Squirrel Hill on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm.
  • Smithfield Critics
    Join the Smithfield Critics, our popular Downtown & Business book discussion group, on the third Wednesday of every month for cookies, coffee and lively discussion of interesting and diverse books that span multiple genres. You never know how smart you can become! Sign up for our newsletter.
  • Squirrel Hill Adult Book Group
    The group reads primarily nonfiction (biographies, histories, witty commentaries) with a few fascinating novels and short story collections to round out the conversation each year. It generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

Book Group Connections

In existence since 2001, Book Group Connections is a service offered by the New & Featured Department that provides book groups with information packets designed to enhance book discussions. Check it out!


CLP Book Discussions

Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, April 25 at 10:30 AM
The Buzz Book Club
Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 AM
Teen Reads for Everybody
East Liberty
Monday, April 28 at 7:00 PM
Books and Brew Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 AM
LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 PM
Mark Twain's “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, May 7 at 12:05 PM
3 Poems by Anthony Hecht . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, May 9 at 2:00 PM
Book Discussion @the Library
Hill District
Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, May 13 at 11:30 AM
Book Buzz Discussion: CLP-Lawrenceville
Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, May 14 at 12:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: How It All Began
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, May 15 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: How It All Began
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, May 15 at 6:00 PM
Red Herring Book Club: Blacklist
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, May 16 at 1:00 PM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The Sports Gene
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, May 18 at 3:30 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, May 19 at 6:00 PM
Comics Decoded Book Club - Hip-Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor
Large Print Room - Main
Monday, May 19 at 6:30 PM
Genre Book Club-Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM
Book Discussion The Searchers by Glenn Frankel
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, May 22 at 1:00 PM