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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

Red Herring Book Club: The Apostate’s Tale
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, April 18 at 1:00 PM
Déjà Vu Book Club: Weetzie Bat - CANCELLED
Quiet Reading Room - Main Library First Floor
Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 AM
Teen Reads for Everyone
Saturday, April 19 at 12:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, April 21 at 6:00 PM
The Buzz Mondays: Lit Night
Squirrel Hill
Monday, April 21 at 6:30 PM
Comics Decoded Book Club - Hawkeye, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Javier Pulido
Large Print Room - Main
Monday, April 21 at 6:30 PM
Book Buzz: Pairings
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, April 23 at 12:00 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, April 24 at 1:00 PM
Reading Social Adult Book Club
Thursday, April 24 at 1:00 PM
The Buzz
Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 PM
Bound Together Book Club - Library & Museum Collaboration
Carnegie Museum of Art
Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, April 25 at 10:30 AM
The Buzz Book Club
Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 AM
Teen Reads for Everybody
East Liberty
Monday, April 28 at 7:00 PM
Books and Brew Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 AM
LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 PM
Mark Twain's “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” - Light Literary Lunch Club
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, May 7 at 12:05 PM
3 Poems by Anthony Hecht . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 PM