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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

Meet the Author: Justin Scott Parr
Homewood
Saturday, December 27 at 2:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Monday, December 29 at 12:00 PM
Let's READ English: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Squirrel Hill
Monday, January 5 at 6:00 PM
3 Poems by Seamus Heaney . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: The House on Mango Street
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, January 9 at 2:00 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, January 13 at 11:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Brookline
Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00 PM
Book Ends Book Club
West End
Wednesday, January 14 at 6:30 PM
Books in the Afternoon: A Voyage Long and Strange
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, January 15 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: A Voyage Long and Strange
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion @ the Library
Hill District
Saturday, January 17 at 1:00 PM
Genre Book Club- Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 PM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, January 21 at 12:00 PM
Book Discussion Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, January 22 at 1:00 PM
Brookline Book Buzz
Brookline
Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 PM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Drunk Tank Pink
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, January 25 at 3:30 PM
Comics Decoded Book Club - Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Large Print Room - Main
Monday, January 26 at 6:30 PM
Let's READ English: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Squirrel Hill
Monday, February 2 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, February 10 at 11:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Brookline
Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00 PM