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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

The Buzz
Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM
Karen Russell's “Haunting Olivia” - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, September 3 at 12:05 PM
Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 AM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, September 9 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 PM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 PM
3 Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: Ellen Foster
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, September 12 at 2:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, September 15 at 6:00 PM
Comics Decoded Book Club - Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
Large Print Room - Main
Monday, September 15 at 6:30 PM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 PM
Book Ends - West End Book Club
West End
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM
Genre Book Club-Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM
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
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, September 26 at 10:30 AM