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Main Library:
Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun.: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Book Discussions & Literary Events

A variety of book discussion groups are open to adult readers, as well as poetry readings and other literary events. New participants are always welcome, so please consider joining us.


2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway, Newburgh

This program is open to anyone looking for a great book discussion. We will meet at 2 Alices Coffee Lounge in Newburgh for discussion and beverages. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch one month prior to the event. Please call 845-563-3632 for details. The discussion will be led by Librarian Heather Gorman.

Thurs., Dec. 21 ● 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lilac Girls: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly
Thurs., Feb. 15 ● 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Devil in the White City by Erick Larson



French (language) Book Club; beginners level. Enjoy a lively discussion of books written in French with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.

Sun. Dec. 3, Jan. 7 & Feb. 4 ●1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Please check calendar for additional dates.


jess book-discussion-leader1SCHOLAR’S PICKS BOOK DISCUSSION
Main Library

Scholar-led by Dr. Jessica Gerson.

Scholar’s Picks meets from September-November, March-June usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Registration is suggested but not required; register here or call 563-3618. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

On Winter Recess. Join us again in March 2018!


Town Branch

Tuesday at Two is led by librarian Patty Sussmann and usually meets the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Town Branch in the Newburgh Mall. Registration is suggested, but not required. Register here or call 845-563-3618. Books are available at the Town Branch one month before the discussion.

Tues., Jan. 23 ● 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova
Tues. Feb. 27 ● 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith


Main Library

Our Great Book Discussion Group focuses on carefully selected reading and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the foundation. New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting. For more information and to register, please call 845-563-3629.

Fri., Jan. 26 & Feb. 23 ● 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
No meetings in Nov. or Dec.
To find out more about the selected book, the Shared Inquiry Method or to register,
call 845-563-3629.
New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting.



Main Library
Thurs., Dec. 28, Jan. 25 & Feb. 22 ● 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Listen to local poets or bring a poem to share. New and emerging poets are always welcome! Contact or the Library at (845) 563-3629.



The Library offers a variety of literary events during the year, such as poetry readings, author readings & receptions, and community reads.