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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

Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 PM
The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, October 23 at 1:00 PM
The Buzz
Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 PM
Big Read: Intergenerational Film & Book Discussion of Fahrenheit 451
Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, October 24 at 10:30 AM
Big Read Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451
Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 AM
Book Discussion
Hill District
Saturday, October 25 at 1:00 PM
Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 AM
Daniel Orozco's “Orientation” - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, November 5 at 12:05 PM
Book Discussion
Woods Run
Tuesday, November 11 at 11:30 AM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
3 Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: Fahrenheit 451
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, November 14 at 2:00 PM
Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Sunday, November 16 at 3:30 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, November 17 at 6:00 PM
Comics Decoded Book Club - The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Caanan White
Large Print Room - Main
Monday, November 17 at 6:30 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 PM
Read It and Weep
East Liberty
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 PM
Genre Book Club-American Rust by Philipp Meyer
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM