E.g., Jun 24 2019
JUN
24

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, Jun 24   1:30 pm to 2:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults book club book discussion

Our book discussion takes place on the last Monday of every month.

Titles for discussion soon to be announced.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Adult Book Club/Discussion : A Place for Us

Mon, Jun 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Homecrest, Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day,...

Adult Book Club/Discussion : A Place for Us

Book Discussion: Give Me Your Hand

Mon, Jun 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults book club book discussion summer reading

You told each other everything. Then she told you too much.

Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her.

But now someone else is standing in...

Book Discussion: Give Me Your Hand

Book Discussion: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries

Mon, Jun 24   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults book discussion

Please join our book discussion group on the last Monday of each month, at Dyker library. This month, we will be discussing The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries.

Book Discussion: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries

JUN
25

Great Short Stories: Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Tue, Jun 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning book discussion

For the June session, we will read in advance and discuss the short story Cathedral by Raymond Carver.

For a copy of the short story, please come to the customer service desk.

Bring your insights and questions for a great...

Great Short Stories: Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Reading Circle. Book Discussion: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

Tue, Jun 25   2:00 pm to 3:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults book discussion

Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world.

Reading Circle. Book Discussion:  Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

JUN
26

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Wed, Jun 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Kids book club book discussion kids explore summer reading

Come join us for this Summer Reading’s best Tween Graphic Novels Book Discussion! We will gather to discuss the books, eat snacks, and design our very own comics!

Please sign up and pick up your book at the reference desk!

Kids...

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Adult Book Club/Discussion: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Wed, Jun 26   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults book club book discussion lgbtq pride month one book one new york

This month we will be reading the One Book, One NY winner Just Kids by Patti Smith. This memoir chronicles her time with Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970s New York.

Adult Book Club/Discussion: Just Kids by Patti Smith

JUN
27

Book Discussion: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Thu, Jun 27   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Bay Ridge Library

Adults book club book discussion

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, by Sarah Vaughan

“An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Sophie’s husband James is a loving father, a...

Book Discussion:  Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

CookBook Club: Get Your Bake On by Brian Emmett

Thu, Jun 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults book discussion cooking

Do you want to start the summer off with some tasty treats? Awesome! Come join us on June 27th at 2pm. This month we're doing Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, a recipe from Get Your Bake On by Brian Emmett ( on page...

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CookBook Club: Get Your Bake On by Brian Emmett

Leonard Library Classics Book Club Presents for Discussion: Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet

Thu, Jun 27   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard, Upstairs Adult's

Adults book club book discussion

Please join us on June 27th @ 6:30 PM as we discuss Mamet's great play about a bunch of ordinary guys sucked into a very ordinary capitalistic nightmare.

Leonard Library Classics Book Club Presents for Discussion: Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet

Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group: The House of Mirth

Thu, Jun 27   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion business career

Spirited Lily Bart possesses beauty, honor and debts galore.

A timeless, tragic heroine of American Literature, Lily Bart journeys up and down the social ladder trying to maintain her nobility and moral nature...

Business & Career Center Book Discussion Group: The House of Mirth

Books and Brews: Census

Thu, Jun 27   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults book club book discussion

Do you like beer and talking about books? Join us as we discuss:

Census by Jesse Ball

June 27th at 7 PM

@The Gather Inn Again
2718 Gerritsen Ave.

Books are available at the Gerritsen Beach Library...

Books and Brews: Census

Book Discussion in Domino Park: The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King

Thu, Jun 27   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults book discussion

We're partnering with Domino Park and taking the book group out of the library!

Join us near the site of the old Domino Sugar Refinery for a discussion of The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King by local historian Geoffrey Cobb. The...

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Book Discussion in Domino Park: The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King

JUN
29

Brower Park Book Club

Sat, Jun 29   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brower Park Library, Meeting/Auditorium Room

Adults book club book discussion conversations

For February, we will be discussing Paul Beatty's Man Booker Prize-winning The Sellout. Please visit Brower Park Library if you'd like to attend, and we can get you a copy. Ask for Tom Angelo.

Brower Park Book Club

JUN
30

Book Discussion: "Convenience Store Woman" by Sayaka Murata

Sun, Jun 30   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Adults book club book discussion

The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura.

Book Discussion: "Convenience Store Woman" by Sayaka Murata

JUL
2

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Jul 2   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

JUL
9

Book Discussion: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Tue, Jul 9   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults book club book discussion one book one new york

2019’s One Book, One New York city-wide book club selection is National Book Award-winning Just Kids by famed musician and icon Patti Smith! At once an honest and moving story of youth and a portrait of two young artists ascent to fame and a...

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Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Jul 9   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Book Discussion: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Tue, Jul 9   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults book club book discussion one book one new york

2019’s One Book, One New York city-wide book club selection is National Book Award-winning Just Kids by famed musician and icon Patti Smith! At once an honest and moving story of youth and a portrait of two young artists ascent to fame and a...

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Book Discussion: Just Kids by Patti Smith

JUL
11

Central Library Cookbook Club

Thu, Jul 11   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion cooking

Do you like to cook, talk about cooking, learn new techniques, try a variety of cuisines, share recipes and more? Join us at the Cookbook Club for lively discussion.

July's theme is Summer salads

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Central Library Cookbook Club

JUL
15

Anime & Manga Club

Mon, Jul 15   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon, Meeting Room

Teens anime and manga book discussion teen time

Interested in anime and manga but don't know where to start? Looking for people to argue with about your favorite series? Join us for Anime & Manga club! Once a month we talk about what we're reading, what we're watching, and then watch 1-2...

Anime & Manga Club

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Age of Napoleon)

Mon, Jul 15   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

Age of Napoleon (volume 11 of The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant)

We will survey some key events of the French Revolution and the life of Napoleon. We will also discuss Beethoven and his musical creativity....

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History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Age of Napoleon)

JUL
16

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Jul 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

JUL
17

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Wed, Jul 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Kids book club book discussion kids create kids explore

Come join us for this Summer Reading’s best Tween Graphic Novels Book Discussion! We will gather to discuss the books, eat snacks, and design our very own comics!

Please sign up and pick up your book at the reference desk!

Kids...

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

JUL
18

Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon

Thu, Jul 18   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults book club book discussion

Join the Flatbush Book Club Thursday, July 18th for a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann. A limited amount of copies will be available at the branch. ...

Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon

JUL
23

Book Discussion: Educated by Tara Westover

Tue, Jul 23   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Adults book club book discussion

Join us at the Mill Basin Library to discuss Educated, by Tara Westover.

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PD from Cambridge University.

Book Discussion: Educated by Tara Westover

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Jul 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

JUL
24

Book Discussion: 1984 by George Orwell

Wed, Jul 24   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults book discussion

What comes after 1984? Is our 1984 the same as Orwell's? Is our dystopian future or present Orwell's too?

Book Discussion: 1984 by George Orwell

JUL
25

Book Discussion: TBA

Thu, Jul 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands, Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

Flatlands book discussion held in the Flatlands meeting room at 2pm on the last Thursday of the month. Book To.Be.Announced.

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Book Discussion: TBA

Book Discussion for Adults

Thu, Jul 25   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Marcy, Meeting Room

Adults adult learning book club book discussion

Join our new monthly book club! For July, we'll be reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Killers of the Flower Moon is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American...

Book Discussion for Adults

Adult Book Discussion: Saints for All Occasions (Sullivan)

Thu, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults book club book discussion

For our July book discussion, we will discuss the novel Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.

Adult Book Discussion: Saints for All Occasions (Sullivan)

JUL
29

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, Jul 29   1:30 pm to 2:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults book club book discussion

Our book discussion takes place on the last Monday of every month.

Titles for discussion soon to be announced.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Book Discussion: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Mon, Jul 29   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults book discussion

Please join our book discussion group on the last Monday of each month, at Dyker library. This month, we will be discussing The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. We will also screen Mira Nair's 2006 film adaptation to compliment the discussion...

Book Discussion: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

JUL
30

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Jul 30   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

JUL
31

Book Discussion: It Can't Happen Here

Wed, Jul 31   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy.  Written during the Depression, it is a shockingly prescient novel that's as fresh as today's news.

The novel is uniquely important. ...

Book Discussion: It Can't Happen Here

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Wed, Jul 31   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Kids book club book discussion kids create kids explore

Come join us for this Summer Reading’s best Tween Graphic Novels Book Discussion! We will gather to discuss the books, eat snacks, and design our very own comics!

July 31st: CatStronauts

Please sign up and pick up your book at the...

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

AUG
6

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Aug 6   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

AUG
8

Central Library Cookbook Club

Thu, Aug 8   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion cooking

Do you like to cook, talk about cooking, learn new techniques, try a variety of cuisines, share recipes and more? Join us at the Cookbook Club for lively discussion.

August's theme is Apples

Central Library Cookbook Club

AUG
13

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Aug 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

AUG
14

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

Wed, Aug 14   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

Kids book club book discussion kids create kids explore

Come join us for this Summer Reading’s best Tween Graphic Novels Book Discussion! We will gather to discuss the books, eat snacks, and design our very own comics!

August 14th: Pashmina

Please sign up and pick up your book at the...

A universe of stories: graphic novel edition!

AUG
19

Anime & Manga Club

Mon, Aug 19   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon, Meeting Room

Teens anime and manga book discussion teen time

Interested in anime and manga but don't know where to start? Looking for people to argue with about your favorite series? Join us for Anime & Manga club! Once a month we talk about what we're reading, what we're watching, and then watch 1-2...

Anime & Manga Club

AUG
20

Book Discussion: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

Tue, Aug 20   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults book club book discussion

This semi-autobiographical novel features the author herself as the main character in search of her identity. Sheila finds herself in a quandary of self-doubt, questioning how a person should be in the world. Inspired by her friend...

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Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Aug 20   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Book Discussion: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

Tue, Aug 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 4

Adults book club book discussion

This semi-autobiographical novel features the author herself as the main character in search of her identity. Sheila finds herself in a quandary of self-doubt, questioning how a person should be in the world. Inspired by her friend...

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Book Discussion: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

AUG
26

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, Aug 26   1:30 pm to 2:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults book club book discussion

Our book discussion takes place on the last Monday of every month.

Titles for discussion soon to be announced.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

AUG
27

Book Discussion: There There by Tommy Orange

Tue, Aug 27   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Adults book club book discussion

Join us at the Mill Basin Library to discuss There There, by Tommy Orange.

Tommy Orange’s novel tells the plight of the urban Native American through twelve characters from Native communities all traveling to the Big Oakland...

Book Discussion: There There by Tommy Orange

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

Tue, Aug 27   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Washington Irving Library

Kids book club book discussion reading is fundamental summer reading

Bring whatever you’re reading to share with other kids and the library staff. We will talk about our books and do fun activities that celebrate our own creativity. If you’re not reading anything, don’t worry – come without a book, and we’ll make...

Bring-Your-Own-Book Club (with RIF)

SEP
16

Anime & Manga Club

Mon, Sep 16   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon, Meeting Room

Teens anime and manga book discussion teen time

Interested in anime and manga but don't know where to start? Looking for people to argue with about your favorite series? Join us for Anime & Manga club! Once a month we talk about what we're reading, what we're watching, and then watch 1-2...

Anime & Manga Club

SEP
17

Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Tue, Sep 17   11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Mill Basin, Program Room

Adults book club book discussion

Join us at the Mill Basin Library to discuss Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of two Ghanaian half-sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of...

Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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