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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

Battle of the Books – 7th & 8th Grade
East Liberty
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM
James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:05 PM
Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 AM
LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: The Interestings
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 PM
West End Book Ends Book Club
West End
Thursday, March 12 at 1:00 PM
3 Poems by Galway Kinnell . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: The Old Man and the Sea
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, March 13 at 2:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, March 16 at 6:00 PM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 PM
Genre Book Club- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM
Books in the Afternoon: The Bees
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: The Bees
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 PM
Red Herring Book Club: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, March 20 at 1:00 PM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The Incidental Steward
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 PM
Book Discussion Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war by Helene Thorpe
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, March 26 at 1:00 PM
Brookline Book Buzz
Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 PM