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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

Books in the Afternoon: Beautiful Ruins
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, September 18 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: Beautiful Ruins
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 PM
Red Herring Book Club: The Wrong Girl
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, September 19 at 1:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, September 24 at 12:00 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 PM
The Buzz
Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, September 26 at 10:30 AM
Mysterious Reads
Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 AM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, September 28 at 3:30 PM
Earl McDaniel Book Talk and Signing
East Liberty
Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30 PM
Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri's “Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri” - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, October 1 at 12:05 PM
Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, October 4 at 10:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 8 at 1:00 PM
The Big Read
South Side
Wednesday, October 8 at 5:00 PM
Big Read: West End Book Ends Book Club reads Fahrenheit 451
West End
Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM
Big Read: Fahrenheit 451
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 PM
3 Poems by Alice Notley . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, October 10 at 2:00 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, October 14 at 11:30 AM