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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.


Bronx Library Center

Meets the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM
Tertulia Literaria meets last Monday of each month at 6 PM / Participar en una Tertulia Literaria lunes a las 6 PM


Meets Wednesdays at 6 PM

Morris Park

Meets on selected dates at 11 AM​

  • March 13 & 17 — Indelible by Adelia Saunders  
  • April 10 & 14 — An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
  • May 8 &12 — The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • June 12 & 16 — The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
  • July 10 & 14 - The Children Act by Ian McEwan


Meets Tuesday evenings once per month at 6:00 PM

Pelham Bay

Meets on third the Thursday of every month at 1 PM​​

  • March - A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
  • April - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • May - The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth

Pelham Parkway-Van Nest

Meets Mondays at 12 PM​


Meets Wednesdays at 1 PM

Spuyten Duyvil

Meets Tuesdays at 1 PM​


Meets Tuesdays at 6 PM

Woodlawn Heights

Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 PM

Westchester Square

Meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM


58th Street

Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM​

67th Street

Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 PM

96th Street

Meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 PM from September through June

Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library

Meets Wednesdays at 5:30 PM


Meets Thursdays at 5:45 PM


Meets Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

Countee Cullen

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 PM


Meets Tuesdays at 3 PM

Fort Washington

Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 11 AM

Grand Central

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM 

Hamilton Grange

Meets Mondays at 5 PM

Hudson Park

Meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM​


Meets Wednesdays at 6 PM

Jefferson Market

Meets Thursdays at 4:30 PM

Kips Bay

Meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Morningside Heights

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM


Meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:15 PM


Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM

Roosevelt Island

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM

St. Agnes

Meets the last Monday of the month at 4:30 PM

Seward Park

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 2 PM​


Meets Thursdays at 6 PM


Meets every third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM​


2018: January — Family Life by Akhil Sharma | February — All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren | March — Before the Fall by Noah Hawley | April — The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan | May — The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan | June — When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi | July — Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple | August — The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck | September — Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann | October — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | November — My Antonia by Willa Cather | December — The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Staten Island

Great Kills

Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 11 AM

New Dorp

Meets Fridays at 2:30 PM
Spanish "Grupo de Lectura y Discusión" meets Mondays at 4:30 PM

Port Richmond

Meets the last Thursday of the month at 4 PM

St. George Library Center

Meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM

South Beach

Meets Wednesdays at 11 AM and 6 PM