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Lovely library book discussion groups

I know, I know, you don’t have any free time–what with all of the homework, extracurricular activities and whatnot, there is absolutely no time for something like a book group, right? After all, you have tons to read for school as it is. Well, I’m not going to dispute that you’re busy. Being a teenager is kind of a full-time job.

But…if you can make time you should check out some of the library’s awesome book discussion groups. Here are just a few (and their locations) :

Out of the Gutter: I help run a group all about graphic novels (“comics” to their friends). It’s for adults and teenagers, and we talk to local comic authors and artists as well as discussing the comics we’re all currently reading. It’s fun and laid back and you should definitely come if you’ve got a pentient for comics of any kind–from indie stuff to zines and superhero comcis. (Every third Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Main library in Oakland.)

Bound Together Book Club: In this collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, take a fresh look at art through the lens of literature! Each month brings a new book selection related to an exhibition on view. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections. You can get the books at the library or in the museum store. (Every first Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Meet in the Museum of Art lobby; Free Space is limited; call 412.622.3288 to register.)

3 Poems by… Poetry Discussion Group: The 3 Poems group discusses three poems by a selected poet or about a selected topic. Check it out for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Discussions are free and open to the public. (Every second Thursday of the month except July, August and December. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Main library, Oakland – Museum Education – Classroom A.)

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: A Popular Science Book Club: Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history, or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a popular science book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years. (Sundays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Main library, Oakland – Director’s Conference Room, First Foor. See book club page for exact dates.)

PALS Intergenerational Book Club: 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker: Come discuss Cami Walker’s 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life with readers of all ages. Pizza and beverages will be served. (Saturday, March 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Beechview.)

Teen Reading Discussion Group: What interesting books or comics have you been reading? Come to the library to talk about whatever it is that you are currently reading; be it books, comics, magazines, or blogs. We will also talk about the possibility of starting a bookclub. Snacks Provided (Wednesday, March 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Downtown & Business.)

For all book groups, go HERE.

Corey W.
Main library

2 Responses

  1. Hey Corey,

    Nice post! I didn’t knwo about the Graphic novel discussion, and since I’m kind of a massive Iron Man and Star Wars comic fan, as well as a partaker of the wonders of Image, I believe I will be attending. Some time soon. Probably.

    • Daniel,

      You should definitely check it out! Local comics creators stop by to talk about their craft, and, of course, we talk about the comics we love, too.

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