Book Discussion Groups at Your Neighborhood Library

Meet new people in your neighborhood! Join a local book discussion group.

Book groups are hosted at libraries throughout the city and facilitated by New York Public Library staff.

Book groups are open to everyone! They're  a great opportunity to...

  • Discover new genres or titles
  • Meet new people in your community
  • Have good conversation in a relaxed setting
  • Get to know your local library

See below for an updated list of book discussion groups. Click here for a complete listing of book discussion groups. Find one in your neighborhood or visit one in another neighborhood! Questions? Contact specific libraries listed below. Happy reading!

The Soundview Online Book Club

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12:30 - 2 PM
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Book Discussion: Clark and Division

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 1 - 2:30 PM
Join the Pelham Bay Library Book Club as we read and discuss Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara.Read More ›

Hudson Park Online Book Discussion: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2 - 3 PM
Join staff at Hudson Park Library for a virtual discussion of "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides Read More ›

Kid's Online Animal Book Discussion

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 4 - 5 PM
Join your friends virtually from the Dongan Hills Library and New Dorp Library for an online animal book discussion. We will learn about a different animal at each book discussion. Learn about all of NYPL'S resources. This program is suitable for children ages 4 - 8 years old.Read More ›

Book Discussion Group: Klara and the Sun

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Join us for an in person book discussion of Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.Read More ›

Online Book Discussion WITH the Author: "You Don't Need to Be a Bitch to Be a Boss" by Mindie Barnett

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6 - 7 PM
Join the staff of the Mulberry Street Library for an online book discussion of "You Don't Need to Be a Bitch to Be a Boss" with a special appearance by the author, Mindie Barnett!Read More ›

WNYC Book Club: Trust by Hernan Diaz

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 12 - 1 PM
Join us for an online discussion of 'Trust' by Hernan Diaz with staff from the South Beach Library.Read More ›

Virtual What Are You Reading?

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 3 - 4 PM
What have you been reading? Join us and share selections with other readers.Read More ›

Monday Morning Book Discussion: "Beautiful Country" by Qian Julie Wang

Monday, May 23, 2022, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a virtual, and in-person, Book Discussion! Where we will discuss "Beautiful Country" by Qian Julie Wang. All are welcome! Please register in advance.Read More ›

Book Discussion: "American Spy"

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3 - 4 PM

KIDZ BOOK CLUB: Hilda and The Midnight Giant

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Join in on the graphic novel fun of "Hilda and The Midnight Giant"Read More ›

Online Book Discussion : To Paradise

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 4 - 5 PM
This is an online event. Join us at 58th Street Library on May 28, 2022 for a discussion on "To Paradise" by Hanya Yanagihara. Read More ›

Hybrid Book Discussion: Open Book Format

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

Athena's Book Club: Olive Kitteridge

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 5 - 6 PM

The Night Readers Book Club: The Stationery Shop

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6 - 7 PM
Join staff from the South Beach Library for an online discussion of 'The Stationery Shop' by Marjan Kamali. Read More ›

Latinas Book Club

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6 - 6:45 PM

Hybrid: Craft Circle

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

Book Club: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6 - 7 PM
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Dominic Smith’s The Electric Hotel, which is available from NYPL.Read More ›