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JUL
17

Book Discussion: Second Street Station

Tue, Jul 17   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library

book club book discussion

Mary Handley is a not your typical late-nineteenth century lady. She's fiery, clever, daring—and she’s not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior,...

Book Discussion: Second Street Station

JUL
18

Teen Book and Movie Club

Wed, Jul 18   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

book discussion Movies at the Library summer reading

Discuss a popular YA book and watch a movie based of the book! Please have part of the book read before attending the first program. The book will be: Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Teen Book and Movie Club

JUL
19

Reading Circle: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Thu, Jul 19   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Reading Circle: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Book Club/Discussion for Adults

Thu, Jul 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Marcy Library

adult learning book club book discussion

Join our new monthly book club!

H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald – After her father dies unexpectedly, Helen Macdonald decides to train a goshawk to focus her grief. But in her mourning, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral...

Book Club/Discussion for Adults

Adult Book Club / Discussion: Gratitude

Thu, Jul 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

book club book discussion

In Gratitude by Joseph Kertes, war's darkest period descends upon Hungary's Jews. By the time it ends, over half a million Jews will have been murdered. Gratitude tells the story of that period, through a group of people whom terrible...

Adult Book Club / Discussion: Gratitude

1984/48 (#18): A Book Discussion

Thu, Jul 19   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

1984 book club book discussion

BPL is hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months. Groups began to form in January 2017.

Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. The...

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1984/48 (#18): A Book Discussion

JUL
21

Hispanic Book Club: War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis

Sat, Jul 21   11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

book club book discussion

Join us for Williamsburgh Library's new Hispanic Book Club! The first book discussion will be on Nelson A. Denis's War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony, the dramatic and shocking...

Hispanic Book Club: War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis

JUL
23

Red Hook Book Club: Hunger Edition

Mon, Jul 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Red Hook Library

book club book discussion

Join us at the Record Shop at 360 Van Brunt for the next installment of the Red Hook Book Club!

Roxane Gay's Hunger is a New York Times best seller, a winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and is listed as one of the best...

Red Hook Book Club: Hunger Edition

JUL
24

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Tue, Jul 24   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

book discussion

Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West – a New York TimesTen Best Books of 2017 title and a Man Booker Prize Finalist – tells the story of two young people that fall in love as their (unnamed) country teeters on the brink of a civil war.

With violence...

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Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

JUL
25

Adult Book Club/Discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Wed, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

book club book discussion

This month's pick is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. Please join us for a discussion of the book.

Adult Book Club/Discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Wed, Jul 25   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

book discussion

Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West – a New York TimesTen Best Books of 2017 title and a Man Booker Prize Finalist – tells the story of two young people that fall in love as their (unnamed) country teeters on the brink of a civil war.

With violence...

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Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

JUL
26

Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Thu, Jul 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

book club book discussion

Looking for a new book to read? Here's a suggestion, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Read the book and come to the discussion on July 26th at 2pm. Loved it? Great! Hated it? Come tell us why! Book discussion for adults in the Flatlands Branch meeting...

Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Books and Brews: The Magpie Murders

Thu, Jul 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

book club book discussion

Do you like beer and talking about books? Join us as we discuss The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

@The Gather Inn Again
2718 Gerritsen Ave.

Books are available at the Gerritsen Beach Library Information Desk. This...

Books and Brews:  The Magpie Murders

JUL
30

Adult Book Club/Discussion

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

book club book discussion

Please join our July book discussion group.

This month we will discuss:

"When breath becomes air" by Paul Kalanithi

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Book Discussion: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Mon, Jul 30   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 216

book club book discussion

James Baldwin's moving story of love in the face of injustice mixes the sweet and the sad. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child. Tish and Fonny have pledged...

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Book Discussion: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

AUG
1

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Wed, Aug 1   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   New Lots Library

book discussion bpl literary prize summer reading

Join us for a book discussion of Exit West - Brooklyn Public Library's 2017 Literary Prize winner for Fiction. Food and drinks will be provided. Pick up a copy at the New Lots branch or online.

In a country teetering on the brink of civil...

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

AUG
2

Book Discussion: The Fountainhead

Thu, Aug 2   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

book discussion

Here is the story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a...

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Book Discussion: The Fountainhead

AUG
15

Teen Book and Movie Club

Wed, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

book discussion Movies at the Library summer reading

Discuss a popular YA book and watch a movie based of the book! Please have part of the book read before attending the first program. The book will be: Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Teen Book and Movie Club

AUG
16

Reading Circle: There you Heart Lies by Mary Gordon

Thu, Aug 16   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

"There Your Heart Lies" by Mary Gordon

Reading Circle: There you Heart Lies by Mary Gordon

Adult Book Discussion: Carnegie's Maid

Thu, Aug 16   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

book club book discussion

For August, we will discuss the book Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

Adult Book Discussion: Carnegie's Maid

AUG
23

Adult Book Club / Discussion: Autobiography of Malcolm X

Thu, Aug 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

book club book discussion

This week we are reading and discussing the classic by Alex Haley, the Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Pick up a copy of the title at the circulation desk or join us for a lively discussion. 

Adult Book Club / Discussion: Autobiography of Malcolm X

AUG
27

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, Aug 27   1:30 pm to 2:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

book club book discussion

Please join our July book discussion group.

This month we will discuss:

"What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky" by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

AUG
29

Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Wed, Aug 29   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Room 214

book club book discussion

Ghana, 18th century: Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the notorious Cape Coast Castle. The other will be...

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Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

AUG
30

Book Discussion: We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories By Stephanie Powell Watts

Thu, Aug 30   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

book club book discussion

Looking for a new book to read? Here's a suggestion, We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories By Stephanie Powell Watts. Read the book and come to the discussion on August 30th at 2pm. Loved it? Great! Hated it? Come tell us why! Book discussion...

Book Discussion: We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories By Stephanie Powell Watts

SEP
20

Reading Circle: "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George; translated by Simon Pare

Thu, Sep 20   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

"The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George; translated by Simon Pare

Reading Circle: "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George; translated by Simon Pare

OCT
18

Reading Circle: "I'll Take You There" by Wally Lamb

Thu, Oct 18   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

"I'll Take You There"  a novel by Wally Lamb

Reading Circle: "I'll Take You There" by Wally Lamb

NOV
15

Reading Circle: "Time's a Thief" by B.G. Firmani

Thu, Nov 15   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

"Time's a Thief" by B.G. Firmani

Reading Circle:  "Time's a Thief" by B.G. Firmani

DEC
20

Reading Circle:A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

Thu, Dec 20   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

book club book discussion

" A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

Reading Circle:A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

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