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Book Discussions

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Let's READ English: Death of a Salesman

Friday, August 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Mystery & More Book Discussion: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Join us for a lively discussion of Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks...

Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. The potential for hallucination is present in us all and an enduring part of the human condition.


Red Herring Book Club: Trigger City

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is Trigger City by Sean Chercover. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Take part in engaging conversation about Moloka’i by Alan Brennert...

Rachel is torn from her big, loving Hawaiian family when a tell-tale mark appears on her skin and she is sent to the Kalaupapa leprosy settlement.


Comics Decoded Book Club - Building Stories by Chris Ware

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Genre Book Club-Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
6:30 PM
Directions to this location: Squirrel Hill

Summary: Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for a literary adventure as we explore and discuss different genres.

Time Out Book Club

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run

Summary: Relax and join us for a little adult time! Toys, games and books will keep the little ones engaged while the adults discuss this month's selection. Ask a staff member for this month's book selection.

Reading Social Book Group

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is The Returned by Jason Mott

Mt. Washington Book Group

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Mt. Washington

Summary: This monthly book discussion includes classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction works. New members are always welcome.

The Buzz: A book discussion where the location's a little different.... and so are the books.

Thursday, August 28, 2014  
6:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Our newest, hippest book group will be discussing I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman at Brookline's newest eatery, Bama's. Every 4th Thursday of the month (with changes to Nov and Dec); locations will vary monthly.

Karen Russell's “Haunting Olivia” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Mystery & More Book Discussion: Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Join us for a lively discussion of Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers...

A jury seems determined to convict Harriet Vane of murder, but Lord Peter Wimsey is equally determined to prove her innocent and make her his wife.


3 Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Let's READ English: Ellen Foster

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Take part in engaging conversation about Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson...

Nonny belongs to two feuding families: the Fretts who stole her and raised her right, and the Crabtrees, who won’t forget how they were done wrong.


Comics Decoded Book Club - Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Red Herring Book Club: The Wrong Girl

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Reading Social Book Group

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Book Discussion One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Thursday, September 25, 2014  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Squirrel Hill

Summary: Please join the Squirrel Hill Adult Book Group in our discussion of One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Time Out Book Club

Friday, September 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run

Summary: Relax and join us for a little adult time! Toys, games and books will keep the little ones engaged while the adults discuss this month's selection. Ask a staff member for this month's book selection.

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Sunday, September 28, 2014  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Join us for a discussion of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri's “Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Mystery & More Book Discussion: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Join us for a lively discussion of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger...

Julia and Valentina inherit a London flat from their recently deceased aunt and meet their new neighbors - at home and next door at Highgate Cemetery.


3 Poems by Alice Notley . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Alice Notley. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Let's READ English: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Red Herring Book Club: A Question of Honor

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is A Question of Honor by Charles Todd. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Take part in engaging conversation about My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier...

Philip feels an irresistible draw to Rachel, but wonders if she could be responsible for his cousin Ambrose’s – and now his own – illness and death.


Comics Decoded Book Club - Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Reading Social Book Group

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is The Returned by Jason Mott

Time Out Book Club

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run

Summary: Relax and join us for a little adult time! Toys, games and books will keep the little ones engaged while the adults discuss this month's selection. Ask a staff member for this month's book selection.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Daniel Orozco's “Orientation” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Mystery & More Book Discussion: The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Join us for a lively discussion of The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin...

Daniel Pecan Cambridge is a young man whose life is rich and full, provided he never leaves his Santa Monica apartment.


3 Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Naomi Shihab Nye. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Take part in engaging conversation about Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell...

Frederick is so lost to the world, he must remind himself he’s alive until Harriett turns up decades after he last saw her demanding that he fulfill an old promise.


Comics Decoded Book Club - The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Caanan White

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Red Herring Book Club: The Expats

Friday, November 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is The Expats by Chris Pavone. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Reading Social Book Group: The Burgess Boys

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout.

Time Out Book Club

Friday, November 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run

Summary: Relax and join us for a little adult time! Toys, games and books will keep the little ones engaged while the adults discuss this month's selection. Ask a staff member for this month's book selection.

Truman Capote's “A Christmas Memory” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Mystery & More Book Discussion: The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM
Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Join us for a lively discussion of The Snowman by Jo Nesbø...

Jonas' mother is gone. Out his window he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day, his mother's pink scarf around its neck.


Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Directions to this location: Brookline

Summary: Take part in engaging conversation about The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr...

Mary Karr’s father is the champion mythmaker at the local Liar’s Club, but there are other lies, darker and more hidden, at home.


Comics Decoded Book Club - Captain America, Vol. 1: Castaway in Dimension Z by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr.

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Time Out Book Club

Friday, December 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run

Summary: Relax and join us for a little adult time! Toys, games and books will keep the little ones engaged while the adults discuss this month's selection. Ask a staff member for this month's book selection.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Comics Decoded Book Club - Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Monday, January 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Saturday Book Club

Saturday, June 6, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Saturday Book Club

Saturday, July 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Woods Run


Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Woods Run