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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

Saturday Book Club
Woods Run
Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 AM
LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: Everything I Never Told You
Main Library Director's Conference Room
Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday Book Club
Woods Run
Tuesday, June 9 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday Night Book Club
Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 PM
Mystery & More Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 PM
Book Ends Book Club
West End
Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 AM
3 Poems by Linda Pastan . . . Poetry Discussion Group
Classroom A - Main Library
Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 PM
Let's READ English: The Wave
Large Print Room - Main
Friday, June 12 at 2:00 PM
Between the Lines Book Discussion
Monday, June 15 at 6:00 PM
Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, June 17 at 12:00 PM
Genre Book Club- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Squirrel Hill
Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 PM
Books in the Afternoon: Small Blessings
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, June 18 at 1:00 PM
Books in the Afternoon: Small Blessings
Large Print Room - Main
Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 PM
Red Herring Book Club: No Graves as Yet
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)
Friday, June 19 at 1:00 PM
Reading Social Book Group
Downtown & Business
Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00 PM
Mt. Washington Book Group
Mt. Washington
Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00 PM
Book Discussion How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson
Squirrel Hill
Thursday, June 25 at 1:00 PM
Brookline Book Buzz
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 PM
Time Out Book Club
Woods Run
Friday, June 26 at 10:30 AM
Mysterious Reads
Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM