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Book Discussion Groups in Neighborhood Libraries


Neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island host regular book discussion groups led by trained facilitators. The groups are open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books. Locations and dates (most groups meet monthly) are listed here. Please call the individual library to verify this information. Pre-registration is required for most groups.

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2049 Asch Loop North (at Bartow Avenue entrance to Co-op City) 718-379-6700

Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), 718-579-4244

  • Book Lovers Circle meets last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tertulia Literaria meets last Monday of each month at 6–7:30 p.m. / Participar en una Tertulia Literaria lunes a las 6–7:30 p.m.

Morris Park

985 Morris Park Avenue (between Radcliff and Colden Aves.), 718-931-0636

  • Meets Mondays at 6 p.m.


291 West 231st Street, 718-548-5656


1988 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830

  • Meets Tuesday evenings once per month at 6:30 p.m.
  • See Titles


5540 Mosholu Avenue (at W. 256th St.), 718-549-1212

  • Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m.


660 Soundview Avenue (at Seward Avenue)

Spuyten Duyvil

650 W. 235th St. (at Independence Ave.), 718-796-1202

  • Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m.


1866 Washington Avenue (at E. 176th St.), 718-299-5177

  • Meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Van Nest

2147 Barnes Avenue (near Pelham Parkway South), 718-829-5864


58th Street

127 East 58th Street (between Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-759-7358

  • Meets the second Wednesday of every month.
  • See Titles

67th Street

328 East 67th Street (near First Ave.), 212-734-1717

96th Street

112 East 96th Street (near Lexington Ave.), 212-289-0908

115th Street

115th Street Library 203 West 115th Street, 212-666-9393

  • Harlem Heights Reading Circle meets Wednesdays
  • See Titles


150 West 100th Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 212-222-8030

  • Meets Thursdays

Chatham Square

33 East Broadway (near Catherine St.), 212-964-6598

  • Meets Saturdays at 2 p.m.


742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.), 212-586-5098

Countee Cullen

104 West 136th Street (near Lenox Ave.), 212-491-2070

  • Book Chat meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m.
  • Teen Book Discussion Group Meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m.


228 East 23rd Street (near Second Ave.), 212-679-2645

Fort Washington

535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas and Audubon avenues) 212-927-3533

Grand Central

135 East 46th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.), 212-621-0670

  • Midday Book Discussion meets the first Monday of every month (except September, when it meets on the second Monday) from 1-2 p.m. 

Hudson Park

66 Leroy Street (off Seventh Ave. South), 212-243-6876


4790 Broadway (near Dyckman St.), 212-942-2445

Jefferson Market

425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.), 212-243-4334

  • Meets Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Kips Bay

446 Third Avenue (at E. 31st St.), 212-683-2520

  • Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Morningside Heights

2900 Broadway (at W. 113th St.), 212-864-2530

  • Meets the second Thursday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • See Titles

Mulberry Street

10 Jersey Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry streets) 212-966-3424


209 West 23rd Street (near Seventh Ave.), 212-924-1585

  • Meets Thursdays at 6 p.m.

New Amsterdam

9 Murray Street (between Broadway and Church streets) 212-732-8186


127 Amsterdam Avenue (at W. 65th St.), 212-870-1810

  • Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
  • See Titles

Roosevelt Island

524 Main Street, 212-308-6243

St. Agnes

444 Amsterdam Avenue (near @. 81st St.), 212-621-0619

  • Meets the last Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
  • See Titles

Washington Heights

1000 St. Nicholas Avenue (at W. 160th St.), 212-923-6054


1465 York Avenue (near E. 78th St.), 212-288-5049

  • Meets Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Westchester Square

2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436

Woodlawn Heights

4355 Katonah Avenue (at E. 239th St.), 718-519-9627

  • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.


222 East 79th Street (between Second & Third Aves.), 212-744-5824

  • Meets every third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Staten Island

Great Kills

56 Giffords Lane, 718-984-6670
  • Book Discussion on the first Saturday of every other month at 11 a.m.

New Dorp

309 New Dorp Lane, 718-351-2977

  • Book Discussion on Fridays 2:30 p.m.
  • Spanish "Grupo de Lectura y Discusión" on Mondays 4:30 p.m.
  • See Titles

St. George Library Center

5 Central Avenue (near Borough Hall), 718-442-8560