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Book Groups


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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, March 27 at 10:30 AM
Vladimir Nabakov's "Symbols and Signs" - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, April 1 at 12:05 PM
Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 AM
LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: Want Not
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 PM
Let's READ English: The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
Squirrel Hill
Monday, April 6 at 6:00 PM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 PM
3 Poems by Joy Harjo . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, April 10 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday Book Club
Woods Run
Tuesday, April 14 at 11:30 AM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 PM
Genre Book Club- The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 PM
One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 PM
One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 PM
Red Herring Book Club: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, April 17 at 1:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Monday, April 20 at 1:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, April 20 at 6:00 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 PM
Brookline Book Buzz
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, April 24 at 10:30 AM