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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.



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.

  • January 25 — El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel García Márquez                                                                           
  • February 29 — Así es como la pierdes by Junot Díaz                                                                          
  • March 28 — El prisionero del cielo by Carlos Ruiz Zafón                                                                        
  • April 25 — La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende                                                                       
  • May 23 — El libro de los americanos desconocidos by Cristina Henríquez
  • June 27 — Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago                                                     
  • July 25 — De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento by Julia Alvarez                                                              
  • August 29 — Los reyes del mambo by Oscar Hijuelos

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
Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m.


1988 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830
Meets Tuesday evenings once per month at 6:30 p.m.

Pelham Parkway-Van Nest

2147 Barnes Avenue (near Pelham Parkway South), 718-829-5864
Meets Mondays at 12 p.m.


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.

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.


58th Street

127 East 58th Street (between Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-759-7358
Meets the second Wednesday of every month.

67th Street

328 East 67th Street (near First Ave.), 212-734-1717
Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

96th Street

112 East 96th Street (near Lexington Ave.), 212-289-0908
Meets Thursdays at 6 p.m.

115th Street

115th Street Library 203 West 115th Street, 212-666-9393
Harlem Heights Reading Circle meets Wednesdays


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
Meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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
Meets Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

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
Book Discussions meetsthe third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Hamilton Grange

Hudson Park

66 Leroy Street (off Seventh Ave. South), 212-243-6876
Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.


4790 Broadway (near Dyckman St.), 212-942-2445
Meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Seward Park

Washington Heights

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


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

St. George Library Center

5 Central Avenue (near Borough Hall), 718-442-8560
Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

South Beach

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