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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

Let's READ English: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Squirrel Hill
Monday, May 4 at 6:00 PM
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Headstrong Historian" - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, May 6 at 12:05 PM
Let's READ English: The Last Lecture
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, May 8 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday Book Club
Woods Run
Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00 PM
Book Ends Book Club
West End
Thursday, May 14 at 11:00 AM
3 Poems by W. D. Snodgrass . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 PM
Red Herring Book Club: A Test of Wills
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, May 15 at 1:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, May 18 at 6:00 PM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, May 20 at 12:00 PM
Genre Book Club- Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 PM
Books in the Afternoon: Boy, Snow, Bird
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, May 21 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: Boy, Snow, Bird
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, May 22 at 10:30 AM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, May 28 at 1:00 PM
Brookline Book Buzz
Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 PM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Gulp
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, May 31 at 3:30 PM
Let's READ English: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Squirrel Hill
Monday, June 1 at 6:00 PM